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Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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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.
Cumainn na Mac Léinn
NUI Galway has over 82 Student Societies, offering you great opportunities to meet people with similar interests, try new things and have fun.
Societies at NUI Galway
Student Societies can be divided into a few broad categories. Within them, you will find societies that cover many subjects, interests and hobbies:
Debating and Political Societies
Flex your political and debating muscles at NUI Galway: you're sure to find a society that suits your political affiliations. You can choose among the award-winning Literary and Debating Society, Young Fine Gael and the Socialist Society, to name a few.
Social and Gaming Societies
There are societies that reflect student interests and hobbies, such as the Photography Society, Trad Society and Chess Society. Societies like the Chinese or India Societies can help international students get settled in a new country.
Artistic and Performing Societies
Galway is famous for its rich and vibrant artistic and social life. You can tap into this tradition by joining artistic or performing societies such as Drama Society, Film Society, Comedy Society, Dance Society and Music Society.
Joining a Society is often the first time a student has the chance to get involved with a cause or belief that is important to them. Societies like the Amnesty Society, the Voluntary Workers Abroad Society, the Feminist Society and the Atheist and Humanist Society can help you develop your sense of societal justice and put you in touch with like-minded people.
Subject-based societies like French, History, Chemistry, Business and Classics can complement your studies and give you a chance to delve deeper into your areas of interest.
And then there are the societies that are just for fun, like the Disney Society and the Juggling Society. Find one that's right for you, or start your own.
Societies Web site
- Visit the NUI Galway Societies website for a full list of societies, information about how to join and details of meetings.
- We hold a Societies Day at the beginning of the academic year, which gives you the chance to find out about all the societies and sign up.
- Drop in to the Societies Office if you have any questions or suggestion about societies.
- T +353 (0)91 492852
- E Societies Office