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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
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
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
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.
NUI Galway has over 115 Student Societies, offering you great opportunities to meet people with similar interests, try new things and have fun.
Student Societies can be divided into a few broad categories. Within them, you will find societies that cover many subjects, interests and hobbies:
We have a wide array of societies linked to the various schools where you can find out more about the subjects, meet students and staff from the discipline and get involved in some great social opportunities and the Annual Balls.
The list: Archaeology, Astronomy, Bio-Med, Botany, Business, CCAFS, Chemistry, Classics, Cumann Staire, Energy, Engineering, Finance, French, Geography, G-eos, German, Hispano, Italian, Journalism, Law, Maths, Marine, Medicine, Microbiology, Neuro, Occupational Therapy, Physics, Psychological, Psychiatry, Speech & Language, Surgery, Zoological. Check out their profiles here.
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 Art, Choral, Comedy, Dansoc, DJ, Dramsoc, Film, Juggling, Music, Musical, Orchestra, Photography, Radio, Rock, Trad Soc, Writers. Check out their profiles here.
Lifestyle and Wellbeing
We also have societies to promote physical activity and positive lifestyle choices such as Airsoft, Baking, Bike Gang, Cheerleading, Dauntless, Dog, Lotus, Organic Gardening, Rover, Skate, Sláinte, Sober, Students for Health Equality, Style, Zen. Check out their profiles here.
Social Action and Political
Flex your political and debating muscles or if have a cause you want to promote at NUI Galway: you're sure to find a society that suits you. You can choose from Amnesty, Choice, Cumann de Barra (Fianna Fail), Ecology Feminist, Life, Misneach, Ógra Sinn Féin, Palestine Solidarity, Shoutout, Social Democrats, SSDP, Young Fine Gael. Check out their profiles here.
Social and Cultural
Some of our societies celebrate the diversity and culture of our campus and include African Caribbean, Chinese, Cumann Gaelach, Entrepreneurship, Erasmus Students Network, GIG (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender), India, International Student Society, Literary and Debating, Malaysian Society, Mature Students, Check out their profiles here.
Special Interest Societies
Some societies support students special interestes and encourage like minded people to pursue their passions and include American Football, Anime & Manga, , Chess, Comic Book, Computer, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fifa, Foosball, Game of Thrones, Poker, Potter, Radio Control, Time Lord, Victorian, Video Game. Check out their profiles here.
You can log in with your student number and password and join any of them here.
For full details on societies check out their dedicated website here
- Visit the NUI Galway Societies website for a full list of societies, information about how to join, how to create a new society 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. The dates for 2015/16 are September 7th 2016 and January 11th 2017.
Societies Office (SocsBox)
- Drop in to the SocsBox if you have any questions or suggestion about societies.
- Phone: +353 (0)91 492852
- Email: email@example.com
- For all your society tickets and merchandise check out socsbox.nuigalway.ie