Frequently Asked Questions

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Protocol for Student Absences 2021 2022

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you haven't yet received your free COVID-19 vaccine, now is your chance! Visit a walk-in centre, register online or book an appointment with a pharmacy, including ours on campus.

Campus Pharmacy: Our campus pharmacy will provide a limited number of vaccinations on a pre-booked basis only, telephone  087 1993336   

Vaccines will be available from Tuesday, November 23rd  but an appointment must be booked in advance

Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

Please register online for a COVID-19 test. Galway currently have 3 testing centres including an on-campus test centre at the following address: 

COV19 19 Community Testing Centre, NUI Galway Campus, 9 Distillery Road, H91 TF1P

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE

When is the library open? 

See Library Opening Hours here

Please note that booking is not required for general Library seats. Please use the Library booking system for the Group Study Rooms and the Mini Recording Studio.

 

How do I find out about activities/events taking place for students? 

Students can view upcoming activities/events on the NUI Galway student calendar and by following #NUIGWhatsOn. You can also find details on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

What is currently open on campus? 

See an up-to-date list of on-campus services like cafés, shops and sports on the Campus Services section for students and staff. 

How do I get forms stamped/validated by the University at this time?

The Student Registry Helpdesk can stamp and complete a range of forms electronically, including:

  • Medical card application forms
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Benefit
  • Back to Education Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Pension-related
  • Family Income Supplement
  • TUSLA

Find out more: Student Registry website.

 

Important Contacts

Contacting your Programme Coordinator or College/School Office

  • Query about how your programme (course) is being delivered this semester? You should email your programme coordinator directly (see details below)

  • General enquiries about student administration, attendance, leave of absence, etc.? Please email or phone your College, School or Discipline Office.

COLLEGE OF ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND CELTIC STUDIES

  Find an email address for your Programme Coordinator here

  • College Office - general enquiries to collegearts@nuigalway.ie
  • Location: Room 1019 (Tuesdays & Thursdays) and Room 2041 (Wednesdays) in the Arts Millennium Building
  • College Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.30pm - 4pm (during COVID-19)

The College Office deals primarily with student academic matters. Students contact us if they find they are struggling with their studies seeking advice, are unable to attend lectures/tutorials due to medical/personal circumstances or if they require extensions on assignments.

 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW

  Find an email address for your Programme Director here: College of Business, Public Policy and Law Programme Director contacts, Oct 2020

  • College Office - undergraduate student enquiries should be directed at School Offices below. All other College enquiries - cbppl@nuigalway.ie / (091) 492988
  • J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics Office - general enquiries to business@nuigalway.ie / (091) 492612
  • School of Law Office - general enquiries to law@nuigalway.ie / (091) 492389
  • Shannon College Office - general enquiries to adrian.sylver@nuigalway.ie / (091) 497205

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

  Find an email address for your Programme Coordinator here

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

  Find an email address for your Programme Director and Coordinator here: College of Science & Engineering Programme Coordinators, Oct 2020

Our College Staff are here to support your academic journey and learning experience, as well as your mental health and welfare needs, throughout the COVID-19 restrictions. We encourage a virtual-first approach. Where essential and in support of your needs, our office staff are available to meet with you on a one-to-one basis in-person on campus, by prior appointment.

  • College Office hours (during Level 5 restrictions): 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri.

See below a list of our contact details / email addresses.

College Office - for general enquiries, student attendance and leave of absence, contact Olive Mills at science-engineering@nuigalway.ie / (091) 492182; for undergraduate affairs, contact claire.mitchell@nuigalway.ie / (091) 493700 or olive.mcgrath@nuigalway.ie / (091) 493026

Contacting Student Services and Supports

  • Remote services: You can contact most student services via email or phone at this time. See full list of contacts below.

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ACADEMIC WRITING CENTRE:

For updated information on the Academic Writing Centre click here
 

 

ACCESS CENTRE: remote service, contact via email / phone / MS Teams

Current registered full-time Mature Students:

HEAR / Access / FE Undergraduates

Please contact us with any concerns that you may have as we approach exam time.

Please be reassured that the access team are here to help where possible. Staff are still working remotely to ensure that students are assisted and supported where possible. We are not in a position to monitor voice messages and please be aware that staff have limited access to emails. We will respond to your query as soon as is possible. If you need to contact a member of staff urgently in the Access Centre, please email access@nuigalway.ie

Diploma in Foundation Studies Students SFD1 & SFD8

  • Details of virtual coffee mornings and contacts are available on your Announcements on Blackboard Collaborate.

Queries from Prospective Mature Students interested in Full-time Undergraduate Study:

  • Please email trish.bourke@nuigalway.ie for a Zoom appointment or email for advice and information on applying for a full-time degree as a Mature Student. Mature Students Guide and Entrance assessment information at www.nuigalway.ie/mature

 

ACCOMMODATION & WELFARE: remote service, contact via email / phone

  • The Accommodation and Welfare team assist you to find advice and support on accommodation and financial matters.
  • The staff will continue to support students remotely during normal working hours. To contact us in Accommodation and Welfare please click here.
  • We are available from Monday – Friday (10 am – 12.30 and 14.30 – 16.00)

 

CHAPLAINCY: remote service, contact via email / phone 

  • The Chaplaincy service offers pastoral care, welfare support and spiritual guidance to the students and staff of NUI Galway.
  • The Chaplaincy Service is available to support students and staff remotely during normal working hours and outside of working hours, when required. The Chaplaincy Office on 6 Distillery Road is closed at present. However, we are available to continue to meet students to deal with an urgent or emergency situation. We can be contacted as follows:

Fr Ben Hughes, Chaplain

E: ben.hughes@nuigalway.ie

T: 087 203 7538

Jimmy McGovern, Seas Suas Manager

E: jimmy.mcgovern@nuigalway.ie

T: 083 062 6898

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: remote service via email / phone / MS Teams

The Career Development Centre aims to provide a quality career guidance and information service focused on facilitating and empowering you to manage your own career development and make effective career transition.

Staff from the Career Development Centre are available to talk to students via email and phone, and appointments are available via MS Teams. We recommend you contact us as follows: 

  • If you are a student (not on placement) log a query on Careers Connect and one of the team will get back to you
  • If you are a student on placement email your query to placement@nuigalway.ie and your Placement Officer will respond
  • For general queries email careers@nuigalway.ie
  • Register on Careers Connect to keep up-to-date on events including career, skills, Employability Award and Employer events

 

COUNSELLING: remote service, set up appointment via email

  • You can consult with a member of the NUI Galway counselling service for any issue. We provide skilled listeners who have experience dealing with all the challenges students encounter
  • NUI Galway Student Counselling is continuing to operate, remotely online or by phone.
  • For enquiries or to set up an online/phone assessment please email: counselling@nuigalway.ie
  • If you are in crisis or at serious risk of self-harm contact the following supports:

    • Your own GP or local A&E Emergency Department 
    • University Hospital Galway Emergency Department: (091) 544544  
    • The Samaritans: 116 123   
    • Pieta House: 1800 247 247  
    • Text 'NUIG' to 50808 to access 24/7 crisis text support: More info here 

 

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICE: remote service via email and MS Teams

Contact the Disability Support Service and access disability related support remotely via email and MS Teams.

•  If you are a student who is already registered with the Disability Support Service, you can email your Disability Advisor (as detailed on your LENS report)

•  If you are a student who is already registered with the Disability Support Service, and you require assistive technology support, you can email your Assistive Technology Officer

•  If you are a student who wishes to register with the Disability Support Service, you can complete our online registration form

•  For all other disability support related queries, please email disabilityservice@nuigalway.ie.  Please note that there may be delays in responding to emails, as we are receiving a high volume of emails at present. However, we will do all that we can to keep such delays to a minimum.

 

FEES OFFICE: remote service via email

The Fees Office reception desk is closed due to COVID-19 protective measures and we are working remotely.

For Fee information see www.nuigalway.ie/fees or to contact us please email fees@nuigalway.ie, including your CAO / NUI Galway student ID number

 

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE: remote service via email/phone

The International Office reception is currently closed due to COVID-19 protective measures.

Please find email and telephone contacts on the International Office website

 

ISS - INFORMATION SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES: remote service via email / phone / online ticketing system

ISS continue to support students and staff via all the usual channels:

 

LIBRARY:

Library Opening Hours

SOCIETIES OFFICE & SOCSBOX: remote service via email / phone

SocsBox Virtual Help Desk Monday – Thursday, 2pm - 5pm & 6pm - 8pm at https://bit.ly/3cCWc2B

All society activity on campus is suspended until Áras na Mac Léinn reopens. However, Societies are running virtual events. The SocsBox is contactable by email:

Áras na Mac Léinn rooms, The Hub and Hub Central are currently closed.

 

STUDENT HEALTH UNIT: full services continue to be provided; telephone and/or face-to-face consultation appointments via online booking, with initial phone triage

  • Students are no longer permitted to enter the Student Health Unit without first contacting to arrange a prior appointment.
  • New patients must first register online here
  • Appointment requests can be completed online here
  • If you are experiencing symptoms or have a query relating to COVID-19, please read our COVID advice here
  • Repeat prescriptions can be requested online here
  • For any URGENT medical issues or concerns during daytime hours, please phone 091-492604 to speak directly to a member of reception staff
  • Services are provided from 9.15am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday ONLY. For any Urgent/Emergency issues Out-of-Hours (OOH), please phone 091-492604 for details of out-of-hours arrangements.

 

STUDENT REGISTRY HELPDESK: remote service via email / phone

We are working remotely to assist students with Registration statements, Stamping of Forms, Address updates etc.

  • Student Registration Hotline: Contact us for all your registration queries at +353 91 493 999.
  • Email queries: Please email askregistry@nuigalway.ie
  • Getting Forms Stamped: The stamping of forms is organised electronically. Please see how to submit forms for stamping here.