Welcome to SUMS - the mathematics support centre at NUI Galway

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to first and second year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses. 

SUMS is located on the ground floor in Aras de Brún, see here for a map. Here you can receive extra mathematics or statistics tuition during our drop-in or online service hours (see timetable below). You can attend during these hours to use SUMS as a study space – where you can work your own pace with a tutor available if you have any questions. Outside of these hours, SUMS is available for you to study on your own or with class mates.

SUMS-DROP-IN opens from 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and SUMS-ONLINE is available on Wednesdays 5-7pm during the academic year, with reduced hours in the beginning of the term. You can find more information including tutors on duty etc. on our Timetable.

SUMS offers IN-PERSON and ONLINE support, please read details below carefully!

SUMS Drop-In Service:

No booking is required.  Just walk in and seek help whenever the SUMS drop-in service is open.

SUMS Online Service:

Booking required.  To book an appointment:

View the SUMS Timetable to identify a suitable timeslot.

Click the ‘Book an Online-Session’ link underneath the timetable and select the time you wish to attend.

You will be contacted per email to arrange the session.

Please prepare for your visit as much as possible. Bring along all relevant course materials and try to identify a specific area of difficulty. If you are having difficulties in general with mathematics or statistics, you should attend SUMS regularly and as early in the academic year as possible. 

SUMS for Access/Foundation

Friday afternoons are specially dedicated to students taking Access/Foundation courses and Mature Students. If you are one of these students you are of course free to attend on any day but please be aware that the centre can be extremely busy and that you will receive more time with a tutor on Friday afternoons.


For additional support, we recommend to explore our Resources page.

You are very welcome to visit SUMS! The room is available to study at any time! Call in, bring your friends if you like. We are looking forward to your visit.

Latest News

Latest News

SUMS tutor Victoria won the prestigious UK and Ireland maths tutor award. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Also, SUMS reopens on Monday, September 18th 2023! Check our timetable for details.


Contact Information

SUMS Centre

School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences,

University of Galway,
University Road, Galway, Ireland.

E-mail: sums@nuigalway.ie