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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.
Student Services will continue to offer services via email, phone and online platforms during the Coronavirus closure period. Please visit the relevant webpages for details.Student FAQs
Accommodation and Welfare
The Accommodation and Welfare team assist you to find advice and support on accommodation and financial matters. The staff will continue to support students remotely during normal working hours. To contact us in Accommodation and Welfare please click here.
The Chaplaincy service offers pastoral care and spiritual guidance to the students and staff of NUI Galway.
The Chaplaincy Service is available to support students and staff remotely during normal working hours and outside of working hours, when required. The Chaplaincy Office on 6 Distillery Road is closed at present. However, we can be contacted as follows:
Fr Ben Hughes, Chaplain
T: 087 203 7538
Jimmy McGovern, Seas Suas Manager
T: 083 062 6898
You can consult with a member of the NUI Galway counselling service for any issue. We provide skilled listeners who have experience dealing with all the challenges students encounter
NUI Galway Student Counselling is continuing to operate, remotely online or by phone. For all current users of the Student Counselling Service we are continuing to offer counselling online.
For enquiries or to set up an online/phone assessment please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Access Centre provides support for students participating on access programmes, students with disabilities and mature students.
Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS) classes are now reorganised to a different format. We will deliver much of the remainder of this content through our online virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
Programme coordinators and tutors will be in contact with students with regard to accessing the remaining course content and any alternative assessments.
There is a dedicated MS Team for Mature Students to communicate with Trish Bourke should you need to chat. She is free for chats Monday mornings from 9.30am to 11am. You can download a MS Teams app to your smartphone or use the web. Just click here and request to join.
Trish will have a conversation with you one at a time. You may need to wait until one conversation is over so that she can then invite you to speak with her. You are not alone! You will by now have received information on exams and supports. Please refer to these for information that you need. Trish is here to support and listen, and can point you in the direction of help that you may need.
Please contact us with any concerns that you may have as we approach exam time.
- Access and FE undergraduates please email email@example.com
- HEAR Undergraduates please email HEAR@nuigalway.ie
Please be reassured that the access team are here to help where possible. Staff are still working remotely to ensure that students are assisted and supported where possible. We are not in a position to monitor voice messages and please be aware that staff have limited access to emails. We will respond to your query as soon as is possible. If you need to contact a member of staff urgently in the Access Centre, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Disability Support Service and access disability related support during the closure.
Please note that we will not be monitoring voicemails, but will endeavour to respond remotely to contact via the following:
• If you are a student who is already registered with the Disability Support Service, you can email your Disability Advisor (as detailed on your LENS report)
• If you are a student who is already registered with the Disability Support Service, and you require assistive technology support, you can email your Assistive Technology Officer
• If you are a student who wishes to register with the Disability Support Service, you can complete our online registration form
• For other disability support related queries, you can email email@example.com
All society activity on campus is suspended until the Áras na Mac Léinn reopens. However Societies are running virtual events. The SocsBox is contactable by email:
- SocsBox: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Societies Officer: email@example.com
Áras na Mac Léinn rooms, The Hub and Hub Central are currently closed.
You can join societies by logging into your student account on yourspace.nuigalway.ie
Society banking online will be facilitated remotely. Society information will be on www.socs.nuigalway.ie.
Socieites day will be Virtual this year on Tuesday 29th Sept 2pm -5pm, Wedensday 30th 11am -2pm & Thursday 1st October 5pm -8pm. You will have a chance to meet and talk to society members, find out about the societies and join them.
www.nuigstudents.ie will be updated regularly with wellness and healthy tips and advice
The Student Health Service provides medical care to registered students of the university in a professional, courteous, and confidential manner.
For any students who have pending appointments scheduled with the Student Health Unit in the coming weeks, our staff will be making contact with you and endeavouring to assist/facilitate you in whatever way that we can. To support those in our community most in need of assistance and to maintain the health and wellbeing of our frontline colleagues, details of the exceptional availability of the health unit for advice and support are given here
The Career Development Centre aim to provide a quality career guidance and information service focused on facilitating and empowering you to manage your own career development and make effective career transition
Staff from the Career Development Centre are available to talk to students, academics and employer partners via email and phone during standard working hours. We are not in a position to monitor voice messages but will respond to your contact as follows:
- If you are a student (not on placement) log a query on Careers Connect and one of the team will get back to you http://www.nuigalway.ie/career-development-centre/careersconnect/
- If you are a student on placement email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org and your Placement Officer will respond
- If you are an employer email email@example.com and a team member will get back to you.
For all general queries email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safe Campus initiative is designed to raise awareness about maintaining a safe campus and raising awareness of personal safety wherever we are.
NUI Galway are leading a national conversation on sexual consent training. Students are welcome to participate in research, workshops and engage with a fantastic programme, Smart Consent, that is helping to transform our relationships.
NUI Galway have designed the ultimate first year quiz.
Smart Study, Smart Life
A series of workshops freely available to support you. Full Schedule