Welcome to NUI Galway’s online Academic Skills Hub. The Academic Skills Hub aims to support all NUI Galway students  - especially first-years - to develop the key skills required for academic success. The Academic Skills Hub:

  • Provides brief introductions to, and top tips on, eight key academic skills, as well as some information to help you get started (see the nine coloured boxes below).
  • Links to a range of additional sources of support for students, including Library resources and academic skills workshops (see the links at the bottom of this page).

Please dip in and out of these resources as you need to. We would love to hear your feedback - please click here if you have any ideas or suggestions for improving this resource. 

Student Support

There are many sources of student support at NUI Galway. If you have a query or concern about an academic, personal, social, or financial issue, figure out who might be able to help, and contact them without delay.

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Library Resources

The James Hardiman Library’s academic skills team can offer personalised assistance to help you to develop your academic skills and succeed in your studies at NUI Galway .


Skills Workshops

There are lots of training events happening on campus to help you to brush up on your academic skills. Investing an hour or two in developing your skills can save you hours of effort, and may help you to get the grades that you’re hoping for.


Supported by the NUI Galway Student Project Fund