Research has shown that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Maintaining a level of physical fitness and a balanced diet during your time in University will prove to be hugely beneficial to both your physical and mental health.  Studies show that managing to incorporate even a couple of hours of decent exercise into a week helps in increasing not only our self-esteem and overall mood but also improves our mental alertness and ability to learn.  A balanced diet, rich in essential nutrients, when paired with regular exercise, will ensure that you maintain a healthy, happy sense of physical and mental wellbeing, even around stressful exam times and deadlines.

NUI Galway Cookbook 

Download your NUI Galway Student Cookbook , which has been compiled by the Health Promotion & Wellbeing Team, Student Services.

Clubs & Societies

Make Friends, try new physical activities and methods of exercise in any of NUIG’s 50 sport and fitness clubs.

We also have societies to promote physical activity and positive lifestyle choices such as Airsoft, Baking, Bike Gang, Cheerleading, Dauntless, Dog, Lotus, Organic Gardening, Rover, Skate, Sláinte, Sober, Students for Health Equality, Style, Zen. Check out their profiles here:

Sports Facilities

Make use of the state of the art facilities in NUIG’s Kingfisher Gym and Swimming pool. 

Outdoor sports facility just north of the campus, catering to all athletics and field sports. 

Off the Couch

Get motivated and get active with NUIG’s Off The Couch programme, learn about events, fun runs…