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Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
Research & Innovation
Research & Innovation
NUI Galway’s vibrant research community take on some of the most pressing challenges of our times.
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Settling Into University
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Staying Social in Lockdown
Listen to our students share their top tips for staying connected with friends in socially responsible ways during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Connect with Societies
Societies are active virtually and offer numerous opportunities to learn new skills and meet new people to share your college journey with. From playing music & dancing, to honing your skills at game playing, personal development, volunteering and activism opportunities, with over 120 societies there is so much to choose from.
Your society events will be in your personal calendar in YourSpace with links to attend. Keep an eye on the student calendar and for the weekly 'What's Happening Guide' sign up here for upcoming events and if you would like to attend the event just join the society in YourSpace.
Note the links below bring you to a page which will go live with the link 15 minutes before the start time, you may need to be a member of the society to join, you can do this in YourSpace.
The Societies Office (SocsBox) hosts a virtual help desk from 2pm -5pm & 6pm - 8pm Monday to Thursday at this link https://bit.ly/3cCWc2B Pop in for all society related questions & support.
Student Crisis Text "NUIG50808" Service
NUIG 50808 is 24/7 free, confidential, anonymous text response service available to any NUI Galway student or staff member experiencing a crisis of any kind such as relationships, loneliness, job loss, money, assault, high anxiety or low mood.
By texting NUIG to 50808 you will receive a reply within 5 minutes from a highly trained and motivated volunteer who will provide a warm listening ear and signposting to local supports and services. So if you experience a crisis of any kind at any time of the day or night, there is no need to suffer in silence, immediate support is available by texting NUIG to 50808. Your family and friends can also avail of this service by texting ‘Hello’ to 50808.
Participate is a project to boost student participation and to tackle social anxiety problems. Click here for more information.
Don't Miss Out: See What's Happened Already
To ensure that you do not miss out on anything, this section will be periodically updated over the coming weeks with links to useful resources and virtual event details, so you can browse or watch these back in your own time.
- New undergraduate orientation took place on-campus and online from 21st - 25th September. All pre-recorded materials will be available to you here in the coming days.
- Activating your Campus Account
- Accessing your Email
- Online Learning
- Blackboard Explained
- Library Opening Guide (including information on booking a study space and click & collect).
- Library Orientation video (with up-to-date information on facilities and services).
- Week 1: Get Involved: 28th September - 2nd October - log into yourspace.nuigalway.ie to watch back & take the success quiz.
Select below to find the information you need to enhance your University experience:
NUI Galway student, Lynn Porter, bravely shares her personal and "awful scary experience" of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
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.
Select below to find out what to expect from your University experience and the key supports and resources available to you this year.