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National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

Overview of National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

The National University of Ireland Galway opened in 1849 as Queens College Galway. Since then the college has become one of Ireland’s most loved universities. Sited in the centre of Galway city, (population 72,000) on the west coast, the university, with a student population of over 17,000, has a huge influence on the atmosphere of the whole town which assumes a lively, vibrant buzz during term time. Galway is one of Ireland’s fastest growing cities, with a young population, and is famous ...Read More

What the students say

The craic with my friends the way you can go out on 10 and still have the same banter than if you had 100!! The way you can go for tea to a house and sit up laughing all night long-no alcohol needed!
1st year
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I would still hae picked Arts but I would have picked Arts with creative writing - the connect course. I did nto understand the difference between the two courses before I filled in my CAO. I assumed had I picked the creative writing that I would not get a full Arts degree. When I went to the open day I was very interested in the creative writing connect stand ...I enquired about the course, what I could get from it and how it was different from the regular Arts course. I must say, I came away very bemused by the whole thing. I was told I could not egt anything from the creative writing course and it was not explained to me fully the difference between the Arts and Arts with creative writing. I was told I couldn't really do much with my degree after I finished.
2nd year Currently in college
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A great college. Campus has everything you need - computer,internet,printing,scanning,study space, lockers, cloakroom, group study/music/society meeting rooms facilities. So many different societies and sports clubs - we're spoilt for choice. Great product range in SU shop with everything you'd need and good variety of food and drink available in cafes and restaurants. There's support available - college health unit, dentistry unit, counselling facilities. There's always scholarship and research opportunities cropping up throughout the year which is great to get experience. Christmas Market is lovely. Close to town for shopping, bowling, cinema, restaurants,nightlife and close to Salthill for a walk on the prom, the beach when it gots hot, swimming pool, cafes, rides in summertime. Bus-ride away from Cappagh Park which is joined to Barna Woods lovely during summertime for picnic or to go to the beach right beside Barna Woods - Silverstrand. There's not really much more you could ask for!!
2nd year Currently in college
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