Our New and Returning Postgraduate Research Student's Guide is a very useful signpost document that directs you to relevant university services e.g. registration, fees, accommodation.

Welcome to University of Galway.

If you did not attend our September Postgraduate Research Orientation session, you are invited to attend our upcoming sessions.

Orientation seeks to welcome you and provide you with the necessary information as you start your research journey at University of Galway.

Orientation will be in three stages.

Stage 1 Pre-recorded Presentations

Up-to-date presentations are available below (Click on this link or scroll down the page)

Attendance at Stage 2 and 3 Orientation is obligatory. Your attendance will be recorded.

Orientation will give you the opportunity to learn more about

-the graduate research environment at University of Galway
-commencing your research programme
-services provided by the university 

Orientation also gives you the opportunity to meet staff and other students.

Orientation Stages

Stage 1 - Pre-recorded presentations

Up-to-date Pre-recorded presentations are now available below. Please review each of these presentations prior to Stage 2 and Stage 3.

To view subtitles (if not provided within presentation)

  • Google Chrome browser can generate captions for any audio or video file which you are watching/listening to in the browser (Settings > Advanced > Accessibility > Live Captions).
  • When going to each video presentation, if subtitles not available–select Watch on YouTube, you will have an option for closed captioning or to open a transcript for subtitles. Click on the cc icon in the bottom right of the video for closed captions or on the 3 small dots under email video and select Open Transcript..

Stage 2  - University level Orientation 

Hosted by Prof. Dónal Leech, Dean of Graduate Studies

Stage 3 - College Induction/Orientation 

This is organised by the Vice-Deans of Graduate Studies in your relevant College.

  •  College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
    Date/Time: Friday, 27th January  from 11:30 am-1:30 pm
    Organiser: Dr. Lindsay Reid lindsay.reid@universityofgalway.ie
    Platform: online via Zoom
    * access link was emailed on the 4th January 2023 providing access to the session. If you haven't received the link, please contact lindsay.reid@universityofgalway.ie.
    Your attendance will be recorded so you are requested to log in to the session using your full student name.
  • College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
    Date/Time: Wednesday, 25th January from 2-4 pm
    Organiser: Dr. Anna Arstein-Kerslake (College Contact cbppl@universityofgalway.ie)
    Venue: Whitaker Institute Room (CA110), Ground Floor, St Anthony’s part of Cairnes Building (Building 35 on Campus maps)

Further Supports for Incoming International Students

Please also see:

Looking forward to meeting you.

Dónal Leech
Dean of Graduate Studies

Key Links and Contacts (from Presentations below)


Postgraduate Research Orientation Videos

College Orientation Videos: