NUI Galway Research Office Support

The team at the NUI Galway Research office are vital to nurturing a vibrant campus research ethos. Professor Lokesh Joshi, Vice-President for Research at NUI Galway explains how: “We are very much a research-led university. There is a vibrant and exciting research ethos among students at undergraduate level, postgraduate and PhD level. This event provides a platform for students to share their work, and for other students and members of the public to learn and explore a number of concepts around research.”


NUI Galway's CKI office is focused on enabling student engagement in community.   Student participation in organising and presenting in the conference is a demonstration of a democratic academic community providing an avenue for the student voice. 

Staff Support

Students will gain valuable skills in presenting and communicating their research as well as experience in attending a research conference.

“Our objective is to nurture in undergraduates’ first-hand research dissemination opportunities for their educational, professional and career development. Early exposure for undergraduates to research, especially through a conference environment, will spark a growth in future postgraduate opportunities,” said Lorraine Tansey, NUI Galway Institute for Life-course and Society member.

“We not only aim to bring the students and staff of NUI Galway closer together but we also aim to bring the community of Galway together, inviting members of the public and community to engage with undergraduate research. Secondary schools will be invited to nominate two students to attend a special aspect of the conference to sow the seeds of research in the next generation of researchers.”

Steering Committee

Conference Internship: Nada Khaled-Abdo

Conference Organising Group:

Nada Khaled-Abdo
John Cunningham
Caolan McManus
Lorraine Lally
Nargis Dewji
Alison McDonagh
Maleeha Virk
Sinead Regan
Jessica Leung
Shang Yuin Chai
Eoghan Dunne
Sandie Laurent


Volunteer with the Organising Committee

We welcome undergraduate and postgraduate students to join the organising group and be part of the team 2017!

For all the details and to sign up see our Student Volunteering Website