Support Services

Student Services offer  a range of services. Please visit the relevant webpages (below) for details or browse our Student FAQs

Access Centre

Current registered full-time Mature Students

  • Coffee with Mature Students Officer - an email will be sent weekly regarding coffee times with your Mature Students Officer (MSO) - Kathleen Hartigan
  • Appointments can be scheduled with your MSO, please email Kathleen at

HEAR / Access / FE Undergraduates

Please contact us with any concerns,

Staff are back on campus to assist and support students and prospective students where possible. If you need to contact a member of staff in the Access Centre, please email

Diploma in Foundation Studies Students SFD1 & SFD8

  • Details of coffee times will be put up on Blackboard and emailed to all Mature Registered Students.

Queries from Prospective Mature Students interested in Full-time Undergraduate Study

Accommodation Advisory Service

  • The Accommodation Advisory team assist you to find advice and support on accommodation and financial matters.
  • To contact us, please click here.
  • We are available from Monday – Friday (10.00 – 16.00)

Career Guidance

The Career Development Centre aim to provide a quality career guidance and information service focused on facilitating and empowering you to manage your own career development and make effective career transition

For all general queries email


  • The Chaplaincy service offers pastoral care, welfare support and spiritual guidance to the students and staff of NUI Galway.
  • The Chaplaincy Service is available to support students and staff during normal working hours and outside of working hours, when required. We can be contacted as follows:

Fr Ben Hughes, Chaplain


T: 091 492168

Jimmy McGovern, Seas Suas Manager


T: 091 492164 


  • You can consult with a member of the NUI Galway counselling service for any issue. We provide skilled listeners who have experience dealing with all the challenges students encounter
  • NUI Galway Student Counselling is continuing to operate, remotely online or by phone. For all current users of the Student Counselling Service we are continuing to offer counselling online.
  • For enquiries or to set up an online/phone assessment please email:

Disability Support Service

•  If you are a student who is already registered with the Disability Support Service, you can email your Disability Advisor (as detailed on your LENS report)

•  If you are a student who is already registered with the Disability Support Service, and you require assistive technology support, you can email your Assistive Technology Officer

•  If you are a student who wishes to register with the Disability Support Service, you can complete our online registration form

•  For all other disability support related queries, please email  Please note that there may be delays in responding to emails, as we are receiving a high volume of emails at present. However, we will do all that we can to keep such delays to a minimum.


SocsBox Virtual Help Desk Monday – Thursday, 2pm - 5pm & 6pm - 8pm at

All society activity on campus is suspended until Áras na Mac Léinn reopens. However, Societies are running virtual events. The SocsBox is contactable by email:

Áras na Mac Léinn rooms, The Hub and Hub Central are currently closed.

Student Health Unit

  • Students are not permitted to enter the Student Health Unit at present without first contacting the practice.
  • Arrange an appointment online now via this online form.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please read the advice HERE.
  • This service is monitored from Monday to Friday ONLY. For Urgent queries please phone (091) 492604.

Safe Campus

The Safe Campus initiative is designed to raise awareness about maintaining a safe campus and raising awareness of personal safety wherever we are.

Active* Consent

NUI Galway are leading a national conversation on sexual consent training. Students are welcome to participate in research, workshops and engage with a fantastic programme that is helping to transform our relationships. 

Success Quiz

NUI Galway have designed the ultimate First Year quiz.