President's Award

NUI Galway celebrates your commitment to extra-curricular activity and you can achieve the President's Award for engaging in a wide variety of activities. 

Applications are now open

Students may apply online at with your student id and student password.  Apply by Tuesday 14th March 2017, 5.00pm.  To connect with the Presidential Award organisers please email for advice and any questions.

About the Presidential Award for Volunteering

We are delighted to invite you to participate with the Presidential Award for Student Volunteering, a unique celebration at NUI Galway, as we are national leaders in student and community engagement.  Apply for the award in recognition of your extra-curricular activities. We are very keen at NUI Galway to celebrate all the voluntary work students contribute and the learning that emanates from that experience. Further information available on the ALIVE website.

A Special Ceremony of Celebration

You are most welcome to attend the ceremony, a positive day for the campus to acknowledge the yearlong commitment of students, staff, and community partners to civic engagement.

Tuesday 28th March at 11:30am

in the Bailey Allen Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn, NUI Galway

Presidential Award Ceremony Photos

ALIVE Certificate Ceremony 2016

Presidential Award Video

Quick facts

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NUI Galway has over:

  • 18,000 students.
  • 3,000 international students from 115 countries.
  • 2,400 staff members.
  • 120 links with universities across the globe.
  • 90,000 alumni in 107 countries.
  • 170 years experience of providing university education. 

NUI Galway is:

  • ranked among the Top 1% internationally according to the QS World University Rankings
  • Ireland's top university for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
  • the largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland.

NUI Galway is world leading for research in:

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering 
  • Web Science
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
    Humanities, in particular literature, Theatre and Irish Studies