Support Services in GMIT/ Castlebar

College is an exciting time but can also be very challenging at times. So below are a list of support services available to you on the Castlebar Campus.

College is an absolutely fantastic experience, and we want you to feel as comfortable here as possible! But it’s also a huge change for many people and we understand that can sometimes be really hard. As students we can understand the challenges you are facing, so come talk to us whether it is an issue about education, finances, accommodation or your general well-being.

We are hear to chat if you are ever in need of a helping hand, have any worries or questions or maybe you just want a wee chat and a cup of tea, please don’t hesitate to call down to our offices, which is located beside the Health Unit and Chaplain’s office. You can also checkout our website here.

If you need support now contact us on:

Phone: 094 9043109


The Counselling Services at GMIT offer a safe, open and non-judgemental place to discuss whatever your concerns are.

Talking it over with a trained professional can sometimes help students to see things more clearly, make choices and develop more effective ways of coping.

Whatever is on your mind, we are here to listen, and help you to achieve your full potential during your time spent at GMIT.  You may wish to explore academic, personal or mental health concerns.

You can speak with a Counsellor about any issue, no matter how big or small.

To make a counselling appointment please email, phone, or drop by the Counselling Office.

Drop in time: 11.15am – 12pm daily – appointments are not required during these hours.

Phone: 094 9043127


  • Invites students and staff to liturgical celebrations, opportunities for spiritual nourishment and expression
  • Responds to, intervenes and is present at times of trauma, crisis, illness, and bereavement
  • Offers pastoral counselling bridge to, and support for professional counselling
  • Provides Community Building Projects including opportunities to be involved in different aspects of college life and volunteer in the wider community

Located in Room 112.

Fr. Daniel Caldwel

Phone: 091 742226


We provide a range of supports and services for those applying to GMIT, and for students attending full-time and part-time courses in the Institute.

The Access and Disability Office welcomes students with Disabilities and Specific Learning Difficulties. Below are the ways which students may avail of our services, and more information about what we provide.

Information for students with disabilities

Access Scholarship Scheme
GMIT offers ten scholarships to the value of Euro 5,000 each to students entering GMIT from post-primary schools in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.  The scholarships are provided in increments over the duration of the programmes of study.

Read more on our Scholarships page

Supports and Services for Members of the Traveller Community or Other Ethnic Minority Groups
Members of the Traveller Community or other Ethnic Minorities or support workers or resource teachers should contact the Access Office.

Information for Mature Students
Coming to college for the first time as a mature student can be a daunting experience.

Information for mature students

New Programmes and Activities
The Junior Achievement Programme involves schools from Co Galway and Co Mayo and is focused on assisting young individuals realise their full potential.

For further information contact:

Phone: 091 742182


Student Union President

Phone: 094 9043109



Student Counselling Service

Phone: 094 9043127