Skip directly to content

Hello, and welcome to the Student Connect Website.

Interested in being a Student Connect Mentor in 2015?

on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:34
Blog Topic: 

We are currently recruiting volunteer mentors for NUIG’s Student Connect Programme. The key benefits of the programme to first years and to you are shown below:

The key benefits of this programme or 1st Years is that it provides:

Ø First-hand knowledge of university life from a current student who knows exactly the concerns of incoming First Years.

Ø A capable confidante with whom you can rely on and go to without any hesitation.

Ø The mentoring programme is aimed to foster and encourage friendship within a mentor group and aid in the successful integration into university life.

The key

Safe Talk Training Course

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:45
Blog Topic: 

Upcoming Safe Talk Suicide Prevention Training Course on 26th March, 6:30 – 9:30pm in the Hardiman Building, Moore Institute seminar room.  FREE!   Places are limited, please contact to book your place.

Free Online Magazine

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:41
Blog Topic: 

Check out Student Health 101, a FREE, online magazine covering a variety of college life issues including stress, sleep, nutrition, alcohol, safer sex, study tips, and more. Each monthly issue includes videos of cookery demonstrations, fitness ideas, and NUI Galway students expressing their opinions. There is also a chance to win €750 euro in every issue!

Could it possibly be week 7 already?!

on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:07
Blog Topic: 

I normally have a fairly good idea of what's going on, what date it is, basic things like that, but when my lecturer announced yesterday that this is week 7 it took me totally by surprise. The weeks are flying past and before we know it we're going to be up on top of exams again! I had a fairly quiet start to semester 2. I didn't have many assignments and not a huge work load. However that was just the calm before the storm because suddenly I've been bombarded with essays and projects that have fast approaching deadlines.

Looking after yourself

on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:20
Blog Topic: 

Hi everyone,

It's hard to believe but we're already around the half way point of semester two! Now, most of us know that this has been an eventful week in the life of a Galway student and it's not over yet, so all I will say is to look after yourself. Use your common sense, don't make a show of yourself or others and respect the residents of Galway. We're lucky to be studying in a city considered vibrant, cultured and beautiful, and it would be nice if it could keep that reputatation. So have fun, make some memories, but most of all, come home safe and sound.

Back to the books

on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 21:20
Blog Topic: 

Hi everyone,

Hope First Years and Mentors alike are settling in well to the new semester and have recovered from the post-Christmas food coma! Although we're in a new semester, it's important to ensure the Mentoring programme is not forgotten. Mentors are still there should First Years have queries or concerns, or simply need someone to meet for a chat. We are in the process of compiling feedback which was received from both groups over the past few months about the programme, and will be communicating with you all over the course of the next few weeks.

Clubs and Societies

on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:39
Blog Topic: 

The College is hosting its second set of clubs and societies days this week. The socs and volunteering day is on the Wednesday the 14th in the Baile Allen Hall and clubs day takes place on Thursday the 15th in the Kingfisher from 10am-5pm. Volunteering or joining a club or society is a great way to meet new people, to get fit and active and is also a great way to enhance your CV, so if you get the opportunity go have a look and see is there anything that may interest you.

Exams tips and tricks.

on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 13:17
Blog Topic: 

Firstly, well done on getting through your 1st of what shall be hopefully many, seismesters here at NUIG.


However this sense of achievement is probly being drowned out by the sense of "Oh dear god, these exams." However all is not lost, like the Leaving Cert, these exams seems unachieveable and vastly scarey, when in fact they are not.

I thought I'd give you a few hints and tips that helped me last year.


1) Check your Continuous Assestment grade, this can be extremely calming realising that you've got a fair chunk of the marks already in the bag, suddenly the exam isn't so daunting!

Stressless Exams

on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:57
Blog Topic: 

Hey everybody,

Exams are stress, pure hot, nasty stress! But it may not be so. This is for students who, shall we say, have not been regulars in college during semester 1 and especially if you have a lot of catching up to do. I say empatically, start now. If you have not been going into lectures, start now, i cannot STRESS how much exam info and hint-hints are given in these final weeks of lectures. Its never too late to start studing for modules, trust me, even if you have been taking it easy the last few weeks...or months.