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National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

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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

I would say that not only are there extremely good facilities within the college, a great social life, an amazing sense of community, a great array of ways to become more involved in college life but also that the college continuously strives to be a top class academic institute, always updating the campus and giving students the opportunity to give their feedback on courses and modules so as to improve them.
3rd 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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As a great place to meet friends, become involved in socieites and clubs, and great selection of college course, and overall great city with lots going on outside of the college.
4th year Currently in college
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