Academic Support student services

As a student at University of Galway you are expected to be an engaged, independent learner. However, this can be difficult at any time and especially in the first year. If you feel you are at risk of falling behind academically, don’t be afraid to ask for help from your lecturers or tutors. Most College, School and Discipline offices are open during office hours and you can pop in or drop documents in without a prior appointment.

There are a number of academic supports at University of Galway to help with your academic studies. Some services offer a drop-in service while others need to be booked in advance, make sure to check availability first.

  • Academic Writing Centre - Providing one-on-one tutorials and email consultations on essay writing. 
  • Library - The Library provides a wide range of services to all students. Learn about these services, opening times and lots more on their webpage. 
  • Computer DISC - Drop-in support centre for those taking any programming or software development courses. 
  • SUMS - Offering online and in person mathematics support for first and second year students across all courses, as well as students in Access and Foundation courses. 
  • Academic Skills Hub - This online resources hub aims to support all students to develop the key skills required for academic success. Learn about IT and digital skills, workshops, assignments and exam techniques. 
  • Student Support Officers -  Available to meet with students who wish to discuss personal, academic, financial or any other issues that may arise while in University.
  • College/School Contacts - On this page you will find relevant contact details for all four colleges. 
  • Exams 101 - A programme of exam supports to help you prepare for your upcoming exams. Galway Exams 101 offers Library Workshops, Podcasts, Coffee Mornings an Exams Webinar, and aditional online resources.
  • Scholarships - Learn about the range of scholarships and funding opportunities that might be available to you.