Welcome to the Access Programmes Office

Welcome to the Access Programmes Office

NUI Galway is fully committed

to developing and promoting initiatives which seek to counter disadvantage. NUI Galway Access Programmes are devised to advance the social, economic, educational and cultural needs of the Border, Midland and Western Region and County Clare.


Office Details

Aras Ui Chathail
  • Email: access@nuigalway.ie
  • Opening Times: 9.30 am to 1pm, Tuesdays to Fridays Phone: 091-492106
  • First Floor Áras Ui Chathail

Applications are now invited for 2016 access school leavers and mature courses.


Information sessions will take place at the following centres:

 Date/Time:              Monday, 22nd of August 2016, 4.30 – 6.30 p.m.

Venue:                         Green Lecture Theatre, St. Angela’s College, Sligo

 Date/Time:              Thursday, 25th of August 2016, 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

Venue:                            Aughrim Suite, Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe

 Date/Time:              Déardaoin, 25 Lúnasa 2016 7.30 – 8.30 i.n.

Venue:                   Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua


In providing for students who for a variety of financial or social reasons are unable to access third level education the University sees provision of Access [granting direct Access by targeted groups] as a key approach to equipping all non-traditional students for entry to third-level studies. The activities managed by the Access Office include Access Courses for School-Leavers and Mature Students and UNI 4U and University Trail. 

These approaches enable the University to target effectively the most disadvantaged in the region, to work with all schools, to offer educationally sound preparation for entry into our own University programmes and to remain conscious of the sensitive to special concerns of rural and gaeltacht community. 

  • Make your Leaving Worth your While - A study guide for school leavers
  • Managing your learning - Mature Students Education

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