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Each year more than 4,000 choose University of Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at University of Galway is all about here.
About University of Galway
About University of Galway
Since 1845, University of Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at University of Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at University of Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Surveys in NUI Galway
A number of surveys are completed across University of Galway, eliciting Staff and Student perspectives, perceptions, satisfaction and feedback on any number of matters across the University with a view to informing internal dialogue and decision making. Staff and students' time and opinions are both valuable to University of Galway. We encourage you to take part in surveys but understand that you may be asked to take part in a number of surveys throughout the year. Always read the invite to participate and check that you understand what the survey is for, and how your feedback will be used; prioritise those surveys which specify how they will use your feedback to make life at University of Galway better.
Student surveys are an important tool for students to provide feedback on university experiences, educational quality, institutional effectiveness and student satisfaction, and play an important role in the involvement of students in university management and governance at University of Galway.
In addition to the Student Evaluation of Teaching where students give feedback on modules and programmes during the semester, University of Galway participates annually in the national student survey carried out across all institutions in Ireland. This survey benchmarks the students' experience on various levels of engagement throughout their study in First year, Final year and Postgraduate years, see more below.
Student Survey in Ireland -StudentSurveyIE
StudentSurveyIE (formerly known as The Irish Survey of Student Engagement or ISSE) has been running every year since 2013. The central aim of this national survey is to develop a valuable source of information about students’ experiences of higher education in Ireland. The survey seeks to collect information on student engagement across all aspects of university life, with a particular focus on how students engage with their learning environments. Students are ultimately responsible for their own learning but this depends on institutions and staff creating an environment that encourages and promotes student involvement in educationally-relevant activities. The results from the survey help institutions celebrate and enhance areas of strength and identify and address areas of weakness.
The development of the ISSE was informed by experiences gained from other countries where similar surveys are already in place. In particular, the ISSE is closely related to the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE, in operation since 2007), which has formative links with the US National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE, in operation since 2000). The ISSE is a comprehensive, sophisticated, internationally validated and robust survey instrument designed to elicit feedback on multiple complex themes that are pertinent to monitoring the experience of the students enrolled in our higher education institutions.
Find out more about the Student Survey in Ireland including results from other institutions.
6th April 2022
QS Subject Ranks show Unversity of Galway achieved a rank in 22 subjects, up 3 from last year. Hospitality & Leisure Management ( Shannon College ), Physics & Astronomy and Archaeology all achieved a rank this year.