Campus Activities

Study Facilities

NUI Galway is there for you beyond the classroom.  Find out what's on campus to help you with your studies.

Student Societies

NUI Galway has over 82 Student Societies, offering you great opportunities to meet people with similar interests, try new things and have fun.


Sport is central to life at NUI Galway and our excellent facilities offer you a chance to balance your academic study with a wide range of sporting activities.

Student Media

Let us entertain you (and keep you in the know) with NUI Galway's student newspaper, Sin and our college radio station, Flirt FM.

Arts on Campus

The arts programme at NUI Galway is a collaboration between the Arts Office, the Societies office, students and staff of the University, which results in a celebration of creativity and talent.

Students' Union

The Students' Union represents students' views and interests in the University and beyond.


Volunteering is an excellent way to gain new experiences, meet new people, give something back to society, expand on your learning, and best of all, to have fun!

President's Award

The President's Award is a unique student award on campus to recognise learning in student participation, engagement, training and volunteering, through an online reflection portfolio.

Student Calendar

Quick facts

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NUI Galway has over:

  • 18,000 students.
  • 3,000 international students from 115 countries.
  • 2,400 staff members.
  • 120 links with universities across the globe.
  • 90,000 alumni in 107 countries.
  • 170 years experience of providing university education. 

NUI Galway is:

  • ranked among the Top 1% internationally according to the QS World University Rankings
  • Ireland's top university for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
  • the largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland.

NUI Galway is world leading for research in:

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering 
  • Web Science
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
    Humanities, in particular literature, Theatre and Irish Studies