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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
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Your NUIG Student ID Card will be your official identification card for the duration of your course at NUI Galway. The card that will be issued to you in September is expected to see you through your course.
1st Year ID Card Collection Dates
- 1st Year undergraduate are distributed during Orientation, schedule will be available in August 2018
- Adult Education ID cards are distributed at Orientation / Opening Lectures
- Postgraduate ID cards are available at the Reghelp desks, 1st Floor, Áras Uí Chathail - dates to be confirmed.
- International Student ID cards ( 1OA1 / 1EM1) are distributed at International / Visiting Student Orientation.
What is student ID Card for?
Your Student ID card will serve as your official identification for all college related matters, while also giving you access to many of the facilities/services across the campus. You may need your Student ID when:
- requesting exam result transcripts from the Student Information Desk.
- presenting to sit a university exam. (Failure to show your Student Identity Card will result in a €20 fine)
- getting any forms or certification stamped in the Studetne Information Desk.
- accessing and borrowing books from the library.
- accessing certain buildings and rooms.
- availing of student services (Health Centre)
- signing up for clubs and societies.
Every student is issued with a Student Identity Card at Registration which he/she must carry while on University campus.
Upon receipt of your card, you (as a student) will:
- Sign and accept responsibility for your NUI Galway student card.
- Ensure that your NUI Galway student card is retained solely for
your own use.
- Always carry your NUI Galway student card while on the NUI Galway campus.
- Students are required to show their Student Identity Card at all examinations (View the examinations guidelines)
- Ensure that the photograph on your NUI Galway student card is an acceptable form of identification.
- Present your NUI Galway student card whenever requested to do so by a member of NUI Galway staff. A member of staff is also entitled to retain the card if they feel it necessary.
- Ensure that if you withdraw from the University during the course of an academic year, on either a permanent or temporary basis, you return your NUI Galway student card to the Student Information Desk.
- Be aware that if your NUI Galway student card is lost or stolen, you are obliged to inform the University immediately, so that the appropriate precautions can be taken to ensure that your card is not used without your consent.
It is essential that you report a lost or stolen student card immediately to the Student Information Desk.
A replacement card can then be issued to you at a cost of €20.
(Note: students will receive a replacement student card free of charge in cases of a reported crime e.g. assault, burglary.)
If your ID card has been stolen you must produce a copy of the Garda crime report. The report must contain theinvestigating Garda name, Garda Pulse Incident Number and be signed by the Superintendent in charge).
Students should be aware that the false reporting of a crime is a serious offence
Failure to notify the University places you at risk of serious allegations of collusion in the fraudulent use of your NUI Galway student card.
Please return found cards to the Student Information Desk.
Your NUI Galway Student ID Card will be your official identification card for the duration of your course at NUI Galway. The card that will be issued to you in September is expected to see you through your course.