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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Staff ID Cards
It is the policy of NUI Galway to issue a Staff Identification card to all permanent and temporary employees of the University, who have been issued contracts of employment by the Human Resources Office. Where an employee is employed on a contract basis, the staff Identification card shall include an expiry date.
The Staff Identification card will prove that you are an employee of the National University of Ireland, Galway. The card must be produced on request. The Staff Identification card gives employees access to University facilities such as the Library, Sports facilities and ISS.
Staff Identification cards are issued by the Human Resources Office.
On receipt of your completed recruitment paperwork and passport photo, your payroll number will be generated by the Human Resources Office and a Staff Identification card issued to your new work address.
To request a new Staff Identification card , you must submit a request via firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject field as ’ID Request, Name, Personnel Number*’ and attach a jpeg passport photo. A card will issue to your work address normally within 5 working days. Alternatively you can drop a passport photo (with Name and Personnel Number noted on the reverse) to the Human Resources Office during normal office hours. Again your Staff Identification card will issue to your work address normally within 5 working days.
Permanent Staff are issued with a Staff Identification card which will expire on the date they cease employment with NUIG or on their retirement date. Temporary staff are issued with a Staff Identification card which will expire on the expiry date of their current employment contract.
*The personnel number is on the left-hand corner of the payslip or may be obtained from the Human Resources Office.
A Retired Staff ID card which will be issued by the Human Resources Office on request. The card may be used to access the following facilities of the University:
- The Library
- Computer Suites
- Staff Club
and enable Retired Staff to avail of the Staff discount scheme.
Lost or stolen ID cards
Staff Identification cards are the property of NUI Galway. Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Human Resources Office. Identification cards must be returned to the University when employment ceases. Staff Identification cards should not be left unattended on desks or carried in such a manner as to be susceptible to loss or theft. The Human Resources Office should be informed if the staff Identification card is lost or stolen. A Staff Identification card may be replaced if lost or stolen, a charge of €10 will apply. A staff member may have only one valid ID card in their possession. Duplication of a staff ID card is strictly forbidden.
Visiting academic and research staff of associated organizations with a sponsored research agreement or honorary appointment may request a temporary identification card by completing an Honorary Staff Appointment ID Card Form. The Human Resources Office will review all requests prior to the issuing of an identification card as appropriate.
The issuing of an NUI Galway Identification Card to visiting academic or research staff of associated organizations does not confer any rights on the user in relation to any services provided to staff by NUI Galway. It is only issued by NUI Galway at the request of the College/School concerned for the purposes of identification. Any liability occurring in relation to the misuse of the NUI Galway identification card resides with the requesting body and the staff member(s) concerned and the identification card is issued on that basis.
***Staff Identification Cards are issued Monday - Friday via internal mail.