NUI Galway Alumni are graduates or former students of NUI Galway/UCG. The Alumni Relations Team of Catherine Conroy and Aisling Nolan work in keeping NUI Galway alumni connected to their University through regular communications, social media, alumni links, alumni events and reunions. Our community here at NUI Galway stretches far beyond the campus, with our international links forged through our 90,000 alumni worldwide. 

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Our Alumni

Where in the world are you? We'd love to know. NUI Galway has over 90,000 graduates making waves in roles and locations worldwide. Connect with us and join us at our many national and international events around the world.  

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Global Alumni Network

Put yourself on the Map. Join the NUI Galway Global Alumni Network. Tag your location and connect to your NUI Galway global community with LinkedIn. nuigalway.ie/network

Support NUI Galway

There are many good reasons to support NUI Galway. Learn more about our capital development programme to be completed by 2015 and current funding priorities. Visit www.guf.ie 

NUI Galway/Bank of Ireland Affinity Card
Alumni can support the University by applying for a NUI Galway/Bank of Ireland affinity credit card. When you become a cardholder, Bank of Ireland will donate €40 and a percentage of the annual spend on your card to the Galway University Foundation, at no cost to you, and without disclosing any confidential account details. As well as contributing financially to your alma mater, you can also avail of a range of benefits, including online and phone shopping, credit limits to suit you and cash withdrawal from ATMs. 

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Notable Alumni

City Engineer of San Francisco, Michael O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934) and Alice Perry (1885-1969), the world’s first female engineering graduate (1906) are some of our most notable alumni. Performance artists including Mick Lally, Marie Mullen, Seán McGinley, Garry Hynes and Siobhán McKenna are also well known alumni. 

In 2006, acclaimed actor and political activist Martin Sheen attended NUI Galway as a Visiting Student while in June 2003, Nelson Mandela, Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at the University. Other notable recipients of this award include Hillary Rodham Clinton, then First Lady of the United States of America, who was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in May 1999. 

In November 2012, Michael D. Higgins, Adjunct Professor with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, was elected the ninth president of Ireland. Michael D. entered the University as a student in 1962; serving as President of the Student Council; and going on to become a highly regarded lecturer in Sociology & Politics for many years. 

In political life, Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore, Pat Rabbitte, Attorney General, Máire Whelan & Seán Sherlock are graduates of NUI Galway.

Connect with Us

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Connect to us on LinkedIn!
We have a dedicated NUI Galway Alumni page and numerous alumni groups which graduates can join and connect with fellow alumni. 

Do you Tweet? We do. 
Join us on twitter. 

We are on Instagram!
Follow us and use the ‪#‎nuigalwayalumni to share your photos with us. 

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