NUI Galway is committed to playing a vital role in the local community. Our community activities are diverse and involve the entire university across the staff and student body.
The annual gathering at the Bailey Allen Hall in September is a showcase of Galway's community and voluntary sector as well as national and international organisations.
ALIVE co-ordinates and develops student volunteering, and puts local charities and community groups in touch with NUI Galway students. Over 1,000 students and staff volunteer with over 120 organisations, charities and schools.
The Access Programme activities are devised to advance the social, economic, educational and cultural needs of the Western region.
We have an international reputation for excellence in research, and make meaningful contributions regionally and internationally. Our network of dedicated science and engineering outreach programmes promote science and research at NUI Galway and offer education programmes. Programmes are offered throughout the region via schools, public exhibitions and festivals by Outreach officers at the:
NUI Galway clears, updates and donates hundreds of computers and office equipment to over 60 schools, organisations and charities locally and internationally.
The Youth Academy at NUI Galway works with 4th, 5th and 6th class high ability primary school students to support their learning and development. Students from across the West of Ireland attend specially designed courses at NUI Galway on Saturday mornings. The courses on offer are outside of the primary school curriculum which allows students to explore different areas of study in a fun and interactive way