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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.
Colleges & Schools
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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.
- Business & Industry
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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.
START DATE: Orientation Week
The start date for 1st year students for 2017/2018 is on Tuesday, 29th August - Friday 1st September
Starting University Checklist
This helpful Checklist will support you throughout your first few weeks at NUI Galway.
The Student Guide Book
First year students should familiarise themselves with our useful Student Guide Book 2016 - this guidebook provides information on all aspects of student life at NUI Galway.
Will the University send me information before I start?
Yes, you will receive an orientation booklet by email with the schedule of events for your first week. Please read carefully all of the literature sent to you by the University.
Who can I talk to before I arrive?
If you have any questions prior to your arrival you can contact our designated first year student hotline on 091 493999. The hotline will be available from 17 August until the 30 September - Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, and on Saturday 20 and 27 August, 9am to 1pm.
Alternatively you have the opportunity to Ask Us a question via email.
You will be emailed the name, email address and contact phone number for your student mentor before you start college. Your mentor is a 2nd or 3rd year student who will be able to tell you about starting University, your studies and what to expect - they are fully trained to answer your queries and if they are unable they will refer you to the appropriate person.
How do I activate my Campus Computer Account?
Where do I find out about support for my disability?
If you filled in the Disability section on your CAO Form, the University Disability Support Service will contact you.
How will I find my way around campus?
You will be given the opportunity to part-take in a Campus Tour during your first week. Also please see campus map for assistance.
Where do I get information about fees, grands and scholarships?
Where can I get books, academic materials, etc.?
You will get information in your College Handbook. The handbook will either be sent to you in the post or given to you during orientation. There is a bookshop on campus and the Student Union operate a Second-hand Bookstore.
Can students park on campus?
Student parking is available on campus for all registered students who have a valid parking permit. Please also note that there are specific parking zones for students.
Find out more information on parking and parking permits here.
Information for students who require a temporary disability permit.
Please note that clamping is in operation throughtout the campus.
Are there any banks on campus?
There are two banks servicing the campus. Bank of Ireland is on campus (in the Arts/ Science building) and AIB is located at the top of the Distillery Road entrance to the campus. Branches of other banks are located in the city centre.
Student Guide 2017/2018 PDF (3.32 MB)
Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, Orientation Week PDF (2.35 MB)
Business, Public Policy & Law, Orientation Week PDF (2.69 MB)
Engineering & Informatics, Orientation Week PDF (1.98 MB)
Medicine, Orientation Week PDF (1.73 MB)
Science, Orientation Week PDF (2.61 MB)