Important: University Statement - Tuesday, 29th September 2020

The scenes involving students and other young people in some parts of Galway city on Monday night were deplorable. NUI Galway has repeatedly appealed to the better judgment of our students and reminded them of their responsibilities under the Student Code of Conduct. The University has also worked to ensure this year's experience of university life is safe, supportive and enjoyable, despite the limitations that the pandemic places on us.

NUI Galway leadership is this morning meeting with the Gardaí and Galway City Council about these incidents. While the vast majority of our students are doing their utmost to stay safe and helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we will not hesitate in dealing with any breaches of public health guidelines in line with our Student Code of Conduct (which has penalties up to and including expulsion).


In line with a Government direction on Friday 25 Sep 2020, NUI Galway, along with all universities in the country, introduced enhanced public health protection measures from Monday, 28 September 2020 until Friday, 9 October 2020.

We at NUI Galway are aware that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a huge impact on the lives of our students as we continue to adapt to our new, shared reality. Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students, as we are navigating this new landscape. Please continue to adhere to the Health Service Executive’s advice on preventing the spread of Covid-19.

As a result of the Government direction, it has implications for teaching delivery and on-campus activity. Your timetable has not changed but the mode of delivery for your classes may well have. Staff across our Schools and Colleges have been amending student timetables and these will be shared with you on our online learning platform Blackboard and/or emails from your School. 

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