Galway Exams 101 

This semester we have developed a new programme of exam supports to help you prepare for your upcoming exams. Galway Exams 101 offers a series of Podcasts, Library WorkshopsCoffee Mornings an Exams Webinar, and additional online resources to ensure you have everything you need ahead of semester 2 exams. 

The Semester 2 examination session will run from April 17th to May 4th. You can find a link to your exam timetable here. Check the amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam.

For further details on exams why not take a look at the exams FAQ page. If for any reason you need to defer an exam, you can find more information here.  

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Exam Jam 

Exam Jam is a series of 9, short podcasts, to prepare you for exam success. Hosted by Barry Ó Siochrú, Students Union Vice President for Irish, and joined by guest speakers each episode has everything you need to be exam ready. Listen in today on SoundCloud and Spotify.

Podcast 1 -     Your First Year Exams Survival Guide 

AnnMarie Gilchrist, Student Advisor with the College of Medicine, Nursing+Health Sciences and the School of Law provides practical tips on sitting your first university exams. Listen here. Transcript available here

Podcast 2 -    Destress for Success 

Jimmy McGovern, Support Worker with the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Centre gives us some fantastic tips on managing and reducing stress in the run up to exams. Listen here. Transcript available here

Podcast 3 -   Sleep Well, Study Well 

Nóirín Mannion, Mental Health Support Worker in the University of Galway student health unit, reminds us that it is ok to allow time for self care, particularly during stressful times. Listen here. Transcript available here

Podcast 4 -   Study Skills

Luke O' Donnell, Researcher with the School of Education provides tips and insights on how to develop good study skills and habits. Listen here. Transcript available here.

Podcast 5 -   Accommodations, Adapting for You

Catherine Dufficy, Assistant Disability Support Officer provides information on how students registered with the Disability Support Service can avail of additional exam supports. Listen here. Transcript available here

Podcast 6 -   Take a Breath with Ecotherapy 

In this episode Fiona Roche, Student Counsellor in the University of Galway, explains how ecotherapy focuses on using nature and the outdoors to improve our wellbeing. Listen here. Transcript available here

Podcast 7 -   Tarraing d'anáil le hÉiciteiripe 

Sa chlár seo míníonn Fiona Roche, Comhairleoir Mac Léinn, conas a úsáideann éiciteiripe an dúlra agus an saol amuigh faoin aer chun ár bhfolláine a fheabhsú.  Anseo

Podcast 8 -   Regulations Do's and Don'ts

Joe Mee, Student Union VP for Education gives some practical advise on what you should do ahead of sitting your exams, as well as what to expect on the day of the exam. Listen here. Transcript available here

Podcast 9 -   Debrief - What Happens Next?

Teresa Lydon Student Advisor with the School of Business talks about what you can do if you need to repeat an exam. She reminds us that failing an exam is part of university life, and not to panic. Listen here. Transcript available here.

Library Workshops

Smart Searching for Your Assignment

 Not sure where to find the right information to be successful with your assignment? Check out this quick library skills session, where you'll find out; 

  •  how to find a book and a journal article on the library website / catalogue
  •  finding scholarly sources
  •  using key words in the library catalogue and in a database

Online: 7 March, 12pm. Register here.
Online: 15 March, 2pm Register here.

Library Nursing PC Suite: 8 March, 12pm. Register here.
Library Training Room PC Suite: 16 March, 2pm. Register here.

 Referencing the Basics

This session will include information on how to cite and reference sources (including in exams), how to paraphrase without plagiarising, tools to help cite faster and more accurately, as well as information on contract cheating.

Library Training Room: 7 March, 10am. Register here.

Online: 13 March, 10am. Register here.

Take a Break - Coffee Mornings

FREE Tea + Coffee

Join us for FREE tea, coffee, a sugar hit and meet staff who can help with exam questions.

20 March, 11-1pm. Career Development Centre

27 March, 11-1pm. Student Enquiry Centre

11 April, 11-1pm. Student Enquiry Centre

Additional Online Resources


Mindfulway - Friday mornings at 8am

Sleep Workshop

Academic Supports

Stella Cottrell's Study Skills Handbook is a great resource and has a chapter specifically on revision and exam strategy. You can be find the book online here as well as in the library here 

The Library Academic Skills Service is open Monday - Friday from 10-12pm, and 2-4pm 

Online Resources and Guides

Citing and Referencing

Referencing and Citing with Endnote, by Gabriel Bourke

How to Edit and Format MS Word document for Essays or Reports 

The Library and Reading Room opening hours are available here

The Academic Skills Hub has lots of information on how to develop the key skills required for academic success. 


Eating Well


Exams Webinar


When: 28 March, 11am
Where: Online 

Join the exams office and learn everything you'll need to know about exam timetables, late arrivals, regulations, sitting your exams and more. 

Join here.

Study Spaces on Campus

Available from 3 April to 4 May, 8 - 10am 

SC002 Larmor Theatre, Arts Science Building

AMB-G007 classroom, Arts Millennium Building

AMB-G008 classroom, Arts Millennium Building

TB301 classroom, Arts Science Building

TB302 classroom, Arts Science Building

TB303 classroom, Arts Science Building 

TB307 classroom, Arts Science Building     

Group Study Rooms

IT202 classroom, Computer Science Building

IT203 classroom, Computer Science Building

ENG2034 classroom, Alice Perry Engineering Building

ENG2035 classroom, Alice Perry Engineering Building

CA240 classroom, Cairnes Building

CA241 classroom, Cairnes Building

CA116 classroom, Cairnes Building (behind reception)

AMB-G034, ground floor, Arts Millennium Building * Available from 12th April

James Hardiman Library

View Library and Reading Room opening hours here.

Main Library (James Hardiman)

Library basement reading room

Quiet Study Spaces

Chaplaincy Study Rooms are available from 9.30 - 5.30pm during term time. More information here
AMB1005 - Upstairs in the Arts Millenium Building. Rooms are available from 9 - 5pm (Monday to Friday) from 20th March - 4th May.

General Study Spaces

There are multiple study spaces available on campus all year round. Find out more here.

General PC Suites are also available and you can find more information here.

Medical Library 

To faciltate Semester 2 Exams, the following PC Suites are closed for general use from 2pm, 14th April until 7pm, 5th of May:

  • Alice Perry Engineering Building - ENG2016 PC Suite  
  • Alice Perry Engineering Building - ENG2017 PC Suite  
  • Alice Perry Engineering Building - G046 Eng PC Suite 
  • Arts & Science Building - Arts Faculty Suite - First Floor – Room ISS229 
  • Arts & Science Building - Arts Science Suite – Ground Floor – Room ISS105 
  • Arts Millenium Building - AMB1024 
  • Block E - Finnegan PC Suite – Room 2012