Welcome to the Office of the Bursar

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Bursar zoom overviewThe Bursar is the Chief Financial Advisor to the President, the Governing Authority and its Finance Resource Committee and is responsible for the overall Financial Planning and Financial Management of the University.  The Bursar is a member of the University Management Team.

Mary Dooley (FCA, MBA), was appointed Bursar in 1994.  She previously held senior management positions in the entertainment, pharmaceutical, health and education sectors.  She has been a board and audit committee member of both public and private enterprises including commercial, cultural and charitable organisations.  Mary is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, and is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

Tel: +353-(0)91-492130  Email: bursar@nuigalway.ie or mary.dooley@nuigalway.ie

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NUI Galway Has Over:

  • 17,000 students.
  • 2,000 international students from 92 countries.
  • 2,400 staff members.
  • 120 links with universities across the globe.
  • 90,000 alumni in 107 countries.
  • 165 years experience providing university education.

NUI Galway Is:

  • Ireland's top University for student retention - Sunday Times 2011.
  • Irelands's top Univerisity for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
  • The largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland.

NUI Galway is world leading for research in:

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Web Science
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
    Humanities, in particular literature, Theatre and Irish Studies

NUI Galway was awarded the QS Five star rating - 2012