Cois Coiribe

Cois Coiribe

Alumni Magazine


A Year of Change

In December 2019, Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh launched the University’s Strategic Plan 2020–2025, ‘Shared Vision, Shaped by Values’ at the outset of what was to become a challenging period for third-level education, shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now approaching a halfway point, Ciarán reflects on achievements and learnings thus far, exploring what it means for the University to be rooted in Galway, while always reaching outwards towards the horizon. READ MORE

Spotlight on ... Anna Rafferty, Director of Strategy at Johnson & Johnson

"Authenticity, self-awareness and resilience ...the key to successful leadership lies, not only in knowledge, but in how we encourage and mentor our teams to successfully navigate the workplace," says Anna Rafferty, BSc 1997 and Director of Strategy at Johnson & Johnson. READ MORE

Celebrating Excellence in our Alumni Community

The University of Galway Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among our 120,000 alumni worldwide. These awardees are leaders who have demonstrated impact and excellence in their fields on a local, national, and international level. Meet our extraordinary 2022 Alumni Award Winners. READ MORE

In Conversation with ... Stephen Dooley

Stephen Dooley, BE 2016, Engineering Manager at Spotify and one half of musical duo, Delac, discusses his thoughts on making music, studying at University of Galway and the influence of Spotify on the music industry today. READ MORE

Spin Out Success Stories 2022

The creation of companies whose purpose is to turn research into societal impact is one of the core activities of the Innovation Office at University of Galway. These companies create new jobs and wealth in the region, and bring new innovations, products and services to the market. In the last 3 years, there have been 12 companies spun out, reinforcing the region as an innovation ecosystem and a good place to do business now and in the future. READ MORE

In Conversation with ... Brendan Smith, BA 1978, HDipEd 1980

“Most graduates will tell you that their time at university was very special, unique and influenced the direction of their future lives. I am no different. The campus of my youth shaped me greatly and made me what I am today". Brendan Smith, Education and Public Engagement Officer, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. READ MORE

An Eventful Year

We were delighted to extend a welcome to hundreds of you who returned to campus for in-person events again this year. We look forward to meeting you for in 2023 in Ireland and abroad. We will keep you informed of our events as they happen so update your details with this link to ensure that you'll receive our email updates. Here is a taste of some of our 2022 events. READ MORE