Support Services in NUIG

It is very important to enjoy your time with us at NUIG in order to get the most out of your student experience. Having problems and not knowing who you can talk to can make college more challenging than it needs to be. Checkout our support services so you have support and advice no matter what campus you are on.

NUI, Galway Students’ Union is situated on the first floor of Aras na Mhic Leinn (beside the College Bar). It is an autonomous body which represents its members’ interests in the University and elsewhere. Every student who registers at NUI, Galway automatically becomes a member of the Students’ Union on payment of the Student Levy – a total of over 15,000 members. Members are entitled to numerous benefits including representation and advice from the Students’ Union officers, membership of the Students’ Union Club (College Bar) and access to a wide range of Students’ Union commercial services.

We know college can be challenging so if you need help or advice click here.

Or if need you support now please contact the Student Welfare Officer:

Phone: 086 3853659


Student Counselling are in 5 Distillery Road. When coming into college from Newcastle Road (Distillery Road entrance by AIB), they are on the right hand side in a two storey house.

University is a big step with many potential rewards. However there can also be challenges and it can be very stressful at times. You may be experiencing personal difficulties which are affecting your studies. These can also affect your ability to take full advantage of the opportunities available to you at NUIG. This is where they can help. They are a team of qualified and experienced counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists. The service operates within the Code of Ethics and Practice agreed by the Irish Association of University and College Counsellors. There is also a Drug and Alcohol counsellor available to assist students.

For more information checkout our website.

Student Counselling Service

Phone: 091 524411 ext. 2484



Helplink Support Services (HSS)

Helplink Support Services (HSS) provides award winning, not-for-profit social support services nationwide (online/by phone) and Galway (Face-to-face).

Counselling Service: HSS provides affordable counselling appointments online (Skype) or by phone nationwide (also face-to-face in our Galway City).

Our qualified, Garda vetted counsellors are available 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday and 12 to 6 pm Sat/Sun.

Please Talk Rate: Staff and Students of Universities/Colleges/ITs/Schools can avail of the discounted rate of €30 per appointment student/staff id. required.

The Student Health Unit is situated on the first floor of Aras na Mhic Leinn.The Student Health Unit provides on campus confidential primary health care for registered students of the University.

Checkout here for more details

Services Provided:

General Practice Care, Psychiatry, Contraception, Shared ante-natal care, Sports Medicine, Asthma Management , Meningitis and MMR Vaccination, Medical Certification (Boxing, Diving, Etc), Driving Licence Medicals, Phlebotomy, Audiometry, Minor Surgical Procedures, Childhood Vaccinations, Health Education, Travel Advice and Vaccinations and Hepatitis Vaccinations.

Student Health Unit,

Aras na Mac Leinn.

National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)91 750451 Ext. 2604

The Chaplains (known officially in the University as Deans of Chaplaincy Services) are appointed by the Governing Body of the University to support and give expression to the University’s commitment to the development of the whole human person.

Inspired by the Christian vision of life, the Chaplains strive to promote respect for the dignity of each individual person within the University community. Within University structures, they report to the Vice-President for the Student Experience

The Chaplains in NUI Galway strive to…


Call 091-495055 for an appointment or
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The Student Information Desk is a one stop shop for students & Graduates wishing to access the following services in NUI Galway. We strive to provide the ultimate customer service experience and ease of access to student services to our student customer throughout their student life in NUI Galway.

Services Provided:

* Re Replacement ID Cards
* Transcript Requests (One weeks notice required) 
* Validation and stamping of forms e.g. social welfare, medical card, drug payment, USIT visa
* Change of Name/ Change of Address requests
* Statements e.g. letters of attendance
* Prospectus pick up
* Thesis Submission, registration, Exams and Admissions queries

The Student Information Desk is located on the ground floor of Áras Uí  Chathail (right-hand side).

For more details visit our website.

Opening Hours:

  • 9:00am-4:00pm (September only)
  • 9:00am-12:30pm & 2:00-4:00pm (effective 1st October)

Phone: 091 495999
(Phone line open 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm)


The Access Centre helps individuals realise their educational potential irrespective of their educational background, age or personal health circumstances.  It provides support for students participating on access programmes,  students with disabilities and mature students.

The Disability Support Service is located on the first floor of Áras Ui Chathail, Room 216.

To find out more details or if you wish to contact us, please click here.

Welcome to the Student Connect Mentoring Website
The mission of student connect is to provide a friendly and caring introduction to NUI Galway for first-year students through the facilitation of student-to-student help and encouragement. Student Connect is a simple programme aimed at speeding up the rate at which first year students make friends.

What is Student Connect? 

Student Connect is the University’s mentoring programme for 1st year students. It is a student-led programme whereby Mentor Leaders (experienced mentors) advised and train mentors who in turn mentor the University’s new first year students.  Mentor Leaders and mentors are volunteers and are happy to spend time with new students to help them settle into the University.

How Does Student Connect Work?
You and a group of other first year students will be introduced to your mentor at Orientation. The aim of the programme is two-fold, ie. students have an experienced student to contact if they encounter any difficulties and they also meet a new group of friends.

For further information please contact Una McDermott, Manager, Student Connect.
Phone: 091 495282


Student Welfare Officer

Phone: 086 3853659



Student Counselling Service

Phone: 091 524411 ext. 2484