National University of Ireland, Galway
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WHY CHOOSE “National University of Ireland, Galway”
Galway really is ‘a University city’ – the campus is in the heart of the city centre, with all amenities on your doorstep and within walking distance. It is a vibrant place, with a year-long programme of cultural and sporting festivals. Did you know attendees make up 20% of the population in Galway? Our student community are an structural part of Galway life, and they add energy and colour to the city.
Galway is an exciting work place to be a student. It is big enough to contained everything – shopping facilities, theatres, restaurants, music venues, and sports services – while small enough to feel intimate and welcoming. Set between Connemara and the Burren, on the extensive sweep of Galway Bay, our location is as distinctive as it is beautiful. Galway casually combines the energy of a young and diverse population, with the authenticity of a work place steeped in history and tradition.
We are renowned as a work place where arts and theatre are celebrated. The city is a cultural hub, attracting thousands to its many festivals throughout the year including: Cúirt International Festival of Literature; Galway Comedy Festival; Galway Film Fleadh; Galway Arts Festival; Galway Races; and the Oyster Festival. That’s why Galway is bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2020. Galway is Ireland’s third largest city, and it’s easy to get around. Once you get to know our city, we’re sure you’ll grow to love it.
Moving away from home is a very big step. Finding the right work place to live is crucial to a happy and successful university experience. To help make this move easier for you, we are here to offer help and advice on making the right choice. You may wish to stay in one of the Student Residence or share a house, digs/lodgings, flat or apartment. You can call to our office, telephone us or check our website. There are a variety of accommodation options to choose from, and we advise you to consider all the options available before making your choice.
NUI Galway has a rich and varied student life offering a wealth of getting the point outside the classroom. With over 110 societies and over 50 clubs you can share your passion for your favourite sports, hobbies and interests with other students. Joining a Society will help you make friends, study new skills, pursue your interests, broaden your horizons and go on exceptional trips. Societies provide the best free/affordable entertainment in Galway. Our societies are officially the best in the country and are the top of the leader board for society wins at the BICS National Society Awards. If you don’t find what you are looking for we encourage attendees to set up their own new societies.
Students who get actively involved and participate in student life are happier and as a result more productive and successful in their studies. At NUI Galway, our student achievement charge is higher than any other university in Ireland, at 86%.
NUI Galway is Ireland’s best university for student volunteering, with more than 4,000 registered volunteers. Each year thousands of attendees sign up to the ALIVE programme, volunteering with over 450 organisations and availing of hundreds of community getting the point opportunities. Volunteering is about contributing time, potential and energy towards something bigger than you. You will net income new skills, make new friends, make a difference and also develop your work prospects.
We understand that there may be times when you need advice, help or a listening ear, and we contained a network of services available to cater for your needs. We want you to contained an excellent education getting the point and make the most of your time at university.
You can call in to see us in relation to personal, social or functional issues you may contained throughout the year. Learning at university is of training a very different getting the point to that of being at school. If you are experiencing difficulties or take ill please make sure that you contact your lecturer or the qualified person in your College or School. Please don’t hesitate in letting us know of any issues so that we can provide help where possible.