Welcome to Student Services

Our Vision for our Students

To ensure that our students are empowered to discover their true potential, to direct their own futures, and to articulate clearly how their university experience has made them distinctive and well-rounded global citizens.

Students Services aim to make your time in Shannon College of Hotel Management a rewarding, personal and professional experience. We provide a high quality and comprehensive non-academic support and wellbeing services for students.

Please take time to explore the many services on offer to you in this section.

Your Societies & Sports

Societies at Shannon College give students the opportunity to meet new people, discover new interests and try something new whilst having fun. 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. Our Clubs & Societies include, Choir, GAA, Soccer, Yoga, Basketball, Badminton, Wine Appreciation, Running Club, Charity Society, Dress Dance Society & Chinese Students & Scholars Association.
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Shannon College has a long established charity committee which holds various fundraising events throughout the year such as Quiz nights, Karaoke, Bake Sale, Christmas Jumper Day, Sleep Out, Skydive & Games Night. Our chosen charity this year is Clare Crusaders.

Volunteering is a big part of life at Shannon College and to reward all the time and effort that students put into societies, sports clubs, campaigns, committees, mentoring, Class Reps and all other activities that are not degree-related, Dr. Philip Smyth, Head of College with Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President NUI Galway are delighted to reward and celebrate Shannon College students with a jointly accredited Award of Volunteering; the ALIVE Certificate.

Shannon College wants to offer you a chance to balance your academic study with a wide range of sporting activities. Our students have access to specially discounted rates for membership at Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre http://www.shannonleisurecentre.ie/

On Tuesday & Thursday evenings the college runs a complimentary bus service for students from Bunratty to the Leisure Centre. Pick up Bunratty at 6.30pm and return to Bunratty at 9.00pm.

Student Services Officer

April Whelan
Ph: 00353 61 712003
Email: april.whelan@nuigalway.ie

Your Welfare

Your welfare is a priority at Shannon College of Hotel Management. This section provides information on accommodation, financial aid, disability support, and the college doctor.

Starting college is a very exciting time but can also be very stressful and it may take time to adjust to a new stage in your lives. Here in Shannon we encourage all our students to take responsibility for their mental and physical well being and actively support student’s endeavors in this regard through our student welfare service.

Student Welfare Officer

Ms. Orla Cullinane
Ph: 061 712362
Email: orla.cullinane@nuigalway.ie

  • Accommodation

All Year 1 students are allocated a place in college organised student housing located in Castle Gardens at Bunratty Village. Three students share each house which comprises three en-suite bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and garden.  Bunratty Village is located approximately 8 km from Shannon College and the College organises a bus to transfer students to class each morning.

The Shannon College of Hotel Management and NUI Galway Accommodation Office are providing assistance to their Year 3 and Year 4 students in their search for appropriate accommodation in houses, apartments or flats around the Shannon area and environs from September to May. If you have a room in a single property or owner occupied accommodation, please upload the details at the below link or contact the accommodations office on 091 492364.   

  • Financial Matters

Going to college is an exciting time whether you are staying at home or moving away but it can be tough financially if you don’t have a regular income and you are on a tight budget. With so many new costs and financial products to consider it can be hard to manage your cash. See more at http://www.consumerhelp.ie/going-to-college

  • Disability Support

We promote inclusive practices throughout the campus community and we are committed to the provision of an equitable learning environment that will enable you to become an independent learner and highly skilled graduate. Please contact Shannon College’s Assistant Librarian, Ms Gwen Ryan, for queries relating to learning & disability Supports.

Gwen Ryan
Assistant Librarian
Ph: 00353 61 712448
Email: gwen.ryan@nuigalway.ie

  • College Doctor

The college doctor is Dr. Peter Flynn, 9 Killian Park, Shannon, Co Clare. Phone 061 364 274. Shannon College provides a free medical service which includes prescriptions, advice on medical matters and house calls for students unable to come to college. If students need to see the doctor they should contact Administration 061 712 2316 between 9am and 9.20am and the doctor will be called. If the doctor is available he will see them at the airport, usually at 10am. Outside of that time his surgery is in Killian Park, Shannon: 10.30am to 11.30am and in the afternoon 2pm to 5pm (Closed Wednesday afternoons). There is no need to make an appointment to see the doctor just attend the surgery.

Emergency Hours Out of Hours Service
Please note there is a charge for this out of hours service.
If you need a doctor outside of normal surgery hours, Shannondoc can be contacted at 1850 212 99 

Your Wellbeing

University is a big step with many rewards, but also challenges. Counselling can be helpful for all kinds of difficulties, both academic and personal.  Student Counsellor, Mike Ward is here on campus every Monday from 2pm onwards. Our counselling sessions will take place in a private and in a secure location where your privacy will be entirely guaranteed. You can call or text Mike anytime on 087-2678610 or email mike.ward@nuigalway.ie

If you are in crisis outside of counselling hours please call your GP or your GP out of hours service. Shannondoc can be contacted at 1850 212 99. The Samaritans can be contacted at 116 123.