Message from the Chair

Dr Sean O’Rourke
BA ‘77, LLD (hc) ‘11

Dr Sean O’Rourke

The alumni relations team at NUI Galway are dedicated to maintaining a strong connection with alumni at home and across the globe. There is a year round schedule of events both nationally and internationally. Graduates celebrating a milestone anniversary of their conferring are always invited to return to campus to reconnect with former classmates and lecturers for a weekend of renewed friendships, a showcase of the University then and now and a tour of our newly enhanced campus.

We have strong growing engagement with alumni through social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and have over 40,000 graduates connected with us on LinkedIn. Gathering an up-to-date email address is really important so please do contact us at to update your details.

As we near the end of 2015, I look forward to meeting with some of you over the next 12 months at various alumni reunions or events and I thank you for your involvement with us throughout the year. And please do remember to contact us if you are interested in becoming involved or arranging an event for fellow alumni.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank those who have contributed in the past year – my fellow board members , volunteers, the President and University staff, Galway University Foundation and, in particular the alumni relations team.

If you and your classmates are planning your own reunion, please contact the Alumni Office at 091 493750 for help with administration, contacting your lost classmates, finding your old yearbook from the archives and much more.