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NUI Galway National University of Ireland

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NUI Galwayaims to provide students with a platform of security from which they can meaningfully engage with University life.

While the day to day life of a student is, to a large extent, focussed on academic work, there are many complimentary opportunities for personal development, for example through Sports Clubs and Student Societies.

The University was founded in 1845 as Queen's College Galway. It was one of the three Queen's Colleges founded under the Queen's Colleges (Ireland) Act, 1845, the others being located in Belfast and Cork. The College opened for students on 30th October 1849.By the Irish Universities Act (1908), Queen's College Galway became a Constituent College of the new National University of Ireland, and under a new Charter the name of the College was changed to University College, Galway.

In 1929, the College was given a special statutory responsibility under the University College Galway Act in respect of the use of the Irish language as a working language in the College.

Since the 1960's the University has experienced significant and continuous growth, both in its stock of buildings, facilities and physical resources and also in the numbers of its students and staff. Its total student enrolment during 1999/2000 academic year was about 12,500, with academically strong programmes of teaching and research throughout its seven Faculties, namley Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Celtic Studies, Medicine & Health Sciences, and Law.

The Student Services unit within the University structure endeavors to respond to students needs in a human and caring way, to try to help the student in his/her moment of need, whenever that might be, and to help the student realise his or her full potential during their years in the University. To that end the unit has developed an Outreach programme, designed to make access to the services that are available as easy as possible for the student who wishes to avail of them. The services cover the full range of student needs and are staffed by full-time professionals in their field.

National University of Ireland Galway,
University Road,

Phone: 353  0 91 524 411 Ext: 2199

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