Queries related to your employment are typically directed to your local (school or unit) Human Resources Business Partner. General queries related to staff ID cards, leave or employment letters can be directed to HR@nuigalway.ie. For school and unit HR contact information, see contacts list.


Staff may leave the University in a number of ways including retirement, resignation, the ending of a fixed term or fixed purpose contract or by virtue of dismissal.

The Retired Staff Policy applies to those staff of the university who retire from the University.


Academic Staff: You may resign from your position in accordance with the terms and conditions of your employment and shall not, except by special permission of the President, resign/retire from an appointment except by three months’ notice in writing to the Registrar and Deputy-President, such notice to expire on the last day of a lecture semester (i.e. 31st December or 30th June).

Please complete Resignation Form (Academic Staff)

Support Staff: You may resign from your position in accordance with your terms and conditions of employment providing at least one months notice to the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development. Please complete  Resignation Form (Support Staff)