Cultivating a Culture of Compassion

NUI Galway will host the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) annual conference on the 6th & 7th March, 2020. 
NUI Galway look forward to welcoming  over 500 Guidance Counsellors to Galway city.

The theme of this year’s conference is Cultivating a Culture of Compassion. The workshops address the concept of compassion in many different ways and range from Supporting students through the Junior Cycle wellbeing programme, addressing career decision-making head on to Mindfulness and building compassion in education and much more at the two-day event which also includes 65 exhibitors from all areas of Guidance support.

Bookings can be made directly through the IGC at: 

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Images captured from the launch of the National Institute of Guidance Counsellors Conference hosted by NUI Galway in 2020

Key Facts


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Galway has been dubbed the 'Most Charming City’ by the New York Times


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Reasons to Choose NUI Galway

Founded in 1845, NUI Galway is located in the West of Ireland, in Galway - the ‘City of the Tribes’. Uniquely located in a beautiful historic campus in the west coast of Ireland, on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way coastline and only 2 hours drive from Dublin.

Galway is a place like no other. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, Galway is as distinctive as it is beautiful.  From this position on the Atlantic edge of Europe, NUI Galway has a proud history of reaching out and connecting with the world. Galway casually combines the energy of a young and diverse population, with the authenticity of a place steeped in history and tradition. We are renowned as a place where arts and culture are celebrated, reinterpreted and shared with the world. 

Our Location

Set between Connemara and the Burren on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, Galway is as distinctive as it is beautiful.

What Sets Us Apart

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