NUI Galway is committed to playing a vital role in the local community. Our community activities are diverse and involve the entire university across the staff and student body.
ALIVE student volunteering programme
ALIVE co-ordinates and develops student volunteering, and puts local charities and community groups in touch with NUI Galway students. Over 1,000 students and staff volunteer with over 120 organisations, charities and schools.
Educational OutreachThe Access Programme activities are devised to advance the social, economic, educational and cultural needs of the Western region.
- Schools Programme
- Third Level education opportunities
Find out more about our Access Schools Programme
Science and Engineering OutreachWe have an international reputation for excellence in research, and make meaningful contributions regionally and internationally. Our network of dedicated science and engineering outreach programmes promote science and research at NUI Galway and offer education programmes. Programmes are offered throughout the region via schools, public exhibitions and festivals by Outreach officers at the:
- Environmental Change Institute (ECI)
- Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI)
- National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES)
- Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
- Applied Optics Research Group (AO)
Computers for the Community
Over the last six years NUI Galway has cleared, updated and donated hundreds of computers and office equipment to over 60 schools, organisations and charities.