Student Services

You can avail of a wide range of student support services as a part-time student. They are designed to help you in your writing and study skills, advise you on careers paths and assist you in finding sources of information for your studies. You are encouraged to avail of these services to enable you to make the most of your time at Adult Learning in University of Galway. Our services include:

Learning supports

‌There is a wide range of supports available to you as a part-time student at the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development. Our experienced course coordinators can advise you on the best course for your personal and professional learning needs. Once you are a registered student you can avail of many support services available, to assist you in your return to learning, such as:

These support services are integrated into your course of study and will assist you in preparing for continuous assessment assignments and end-of-semester examinations.

The Career Development Centre

You will be assisted in the management of your career development through a comprehensive range of guidance and information services.

The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development provides information on:

  • postgraduate study, further study and funding options
  • particular occupations and employer information
  • specific career areas and employability skills
  • focus group seminars for particular groups (e.g. mature students)
  • virtual careers library with career information and useful contact details
  • career events

An audio-visual section, career CD-ROMs, psychometric tests and photocopying facilities are also available at the Centre for all students. Visit the Career Development Centre webpage for more information.

James Hardiman Library

As a part-time student, you will have full access to the James Hardiman Library. It has a wide collection of books, academic papers and journals, many of which can be accessed online. This will be of particular interest to you if you are taking your course by blended or online learning. Through the library’s wide range of electronic resources and reference material, you can access all of this material from your home using an internet connection.

The library also has an expansive archive collection, a special collections area, microform/microfiche, photocopiers and computer suites. Books can generally be borrowed for two weeks with an opportunity to extend the load period. Other special collection books are on desk reserve and are available only for a shorter period (e.g. one hour, three hours or one day) and must be used in the library itself.

There are staff members on each floor of the library to assist you in your search and you will find study spaces on all floors and further study spaces in the basement reading room. Tours are also provided at the beginning of the academic year these will introduce you to all the facilities available. Further training opportunities on specific aspects of the library are available regularly throughout the academic year (i.e. carrying out research in the library and exploring the library catalogue).

Have a look at the library’s website for more information on the full range of its services to students.

Disability Support Services

The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development welcomes students with disabilities and a range of supports are offered. Please visit the Disability Support Service webpage for further information.

The full list of services available to all University of Galway students can be found here