Information for Incoming Students

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences at NUI Galway. We hope your time here will be both enjoyable and successful. You are joining a vibrant healthcare community in the College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences. Please take a moment to view the Dean's Welcome and College information here. To help you with starting out, you can find important information on the Starting University and the Student FAQs pages. If you are an international student, please view international information here.
You must first register as an NUI Galway student - please review the Registration Site for instructions.
Information on University Orientation for incoming Postgraduate Research Students is available on the Graduate Studies website.
Information on University Orientation for incoming Postgraduate Taught Students will be made available from your Programme Coordinators.
University Orientation for First-year Undergraduates in the College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences will take place online on Tuesday, 22nd September from 10:30am-1pm, and on-campus on Wednesday, 23rd of September from 9am to 7pm (staggered groups with 6 hours on campus). Information on attending these sessions will be sent to you via email.
You can sign-up to attend the ON-CAMPUS day on Sept 23rd via the YourSpace student platform (login using your student ID and password, or login as an un-registered student). Please download the first year orientation schedule here.
Your Programme Orientation for the full-time undergraduate programmes of Occupational Therapy, Podiatric Medicine and Speech and Language Therapy will take place separately as below:
Thursday, 24th September, 2020
Lecture Room 3 (Room 227) 1st Floor, Áras Moyola
Podiatric Medicine - 10:00 - 11:30am  
Occupational Therapy - 12:00 -1:30pm  
Speech and Language Therapy - 2:30 - 4:00pm   
If you are unable to attend this induction and wish to advise your relevant Programme Coordinator, you can do so as follows:
ProgrammeProgramme Coordinator
B.Sc. (Hons.) Occupational Therapy Prof. Agnes Shiel (
B.Sc. (Hons.) Podiatric Medicine Dr. Claire MacGilchrist (
B.Sc. (Hons.) Speech and Language Therapy Dr. Rena Lyons (
First year student timetables are available below.  Please note that these timetables may be subject to change if required.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Occupational Therapy: Year1 OT Timetable 20-21
B.Sc. (Hons.) Podiatric Medicine: Year1 PO Timetable 20-21
B.Sc. (Hons.) Speech and Language Therapy: Year1 SLT Timetable 20-21
Visit the interactive map of NUI Galway to find your Orientation venues.