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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.
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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.
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How it operates
The Students' Union office has three full-time sabbatical officers and six part-time officers, who are elected by NUI Galway students every year in March. When you pay the student levy at registration, you automatically become a member of the Students' Union.
The Students' Union is the representative voice of the student body. If you have problems with grants, examination fees, lectures, the library or computer facilities, you can talk to the Students' Union Vice-President/Education Officer. The Education Officer works with the University management to improve academic services and is a member of the Academic Council.
The Students' Union looks out for student welfare. The Union Vice-President/Welfare Officer can help you with problems about accommodation, childcare, study, health, finances and social welfare. Where a problem cannot be dealt with using the resources available to the Union, the Welfare Officer will help you find the best outside assistance possible.
The Students' Union runs the Campus Shop, The Wall Cafe and Smokey Joe's snack bar, as well as the College Bar, where it regularly organises entertainment that is open to all students.
The Students' Union also offers commercial services, such as lockers, cloakroom facilities, a second-hand bookstore, a grinds register, and a health unit.