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. 

Settling Into University:

To help you settle into University and discover what services and experiences are open to you, we have designed a comprehensive schedule of virtual events and activities for you to get involved in over the coming 4 weeks. Full details on these themed weeks can be found here or by logging into yourspace.nuigalway.ie.

Connect with Student-Led Support

Peer-to-peer support is available to all students and comes in many different forms. Here are some of the ways that you can get the support of your peers throughout the academic year:

CÉIM Academic Peer Support

Weekly peer learning sessions for 1st-year students studying Engineering, Law, BA Law, Psychology, Geography, and Political Science & Sociology
Log into YourSpace www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the CÉIM tab in the left sidebar to find out what group you are in and to join your online peer learning session.


ATS Mentoring Programme aims to provide peer mentoring and appropriate support services that will enable participating 1st year students to successfully complete their educational objectives while making college life exciting, fulfilling and successful. Log into YourSpace www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the ATS Mentoring tab in the left sidebar to join as a mentee.

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Emma at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.

To find out your Class Rep got Log into YourSpace www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the Class Rep tab in the left sidebar.

Election of Undergraduate Student Class Reps:

Step 1: Nominations close 12pm, Wednesday 14th October.

Step 2: Voting Wednesday, 14th October to Monday, 19th October.

Election of Postgraduate Student Class Reps: 

Step 1: Nominations open 12pm, Monday 12th October to 12pm, Friday 16th October.

Step 2: Voting Monday 19th October to Friday 23rd October.

Academic & Digital Support

We offer a range of targeted academic and digital supports designed to enhance your University experience:

SUMS - Your Mathematics Support Centre

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to first and second-year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses. Here you can receive extra mathematics or statistics tuition during our online service hours. Find out more here.

Academic Skills Hub

The Academic Skills Hub aims to support all NUI Galway students especially first-years to develop the key skills required for academic success. It provides brief introductions to, and top tips on, eight key academic skills. Find out more here.

ISS – Information Solutions and Services

ISS delivers, develops and supports a wide range of IT services and applications for Students. Our tailored Student website http://www.nuigalway.ie/iss4students/ summarises how to avail of these IT services and where to get IT advice and support.

James Hardiman Library

The James Hardiman Library has reopened to staff and students, to study in the Library you must reserve a seat in order to gain access, further information can be found here. To learn more about our service watch the Library Orientation video here.

Your University Experience

Find everything you need to get started with your academic year:

President's Welcome

NUI Galway President Professor Ciarán Ó hOgartaigh welcomes you to the University for the new academic year

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Stay Informed:

Keep up-to-date and find the information you need by downloading the University Apps, exploring useful how-to videos and connecting with the University team.

Quick Links:

Select below to find out what to expect from your University experience and the key supports and resources available to you this year.