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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI 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
NUI 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.
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI 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.
Welcome to Alumni Relations at NUI Galway
WELCOME TO ALUMNI RELATIONS AT NUI GALWAY
NUI Galway Alumni are graduates or former students of NUI Galway/UCG. The Alumni Relations Team works in keeping NUI Galway alumni connected to their University through regular communications, social media, alumni links, alumni events and reunions. Our community here at NUI Galway stretches far beyond the campus, with our international links forged through our 90,000 alumni worldwide.
Click here to view interviews with the 2017 Alumni Award Winners.
Global Alumni NetworkPut yourself on the Map & join the NUI Galway Global Alumni Network or become a member of the NUI Galway Alumni Group with over 12,000 members. The purpose of the group discussion forum, exclusively for NUI Galway graduates, is to facilitate members to network, share resources, discuss issues and ideas and to seek and share advice.
Support NUI Galway
There are many good reasons to support NUI Galway. Visit www.guf.ie
NUI Galway/Bank of Ireland Affinity Card
Alumni can support the University by applying for a NUI Galway/Bank of Ireland affinity credit card. When you become a cardholder, Bank of Ireland will donate €40 and a percentage of the annual spend on your card to the Galway University Foundation, at no cost to you, and without disclosing any confidential account details. As well as contributing financially to your alma mater, you can also avail of a range of benefits, including online and phone shopping, credit limits to suit you and cash withdrawal from ATMs.
City Engineer of San Francisco, Michael O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934) and Alice Perry (1885-1969), the world’s first female engineering graduate (1906) are some of our most notable alumni. Performance artists including Mick Lally, Marie Mullen, Seán McGinley, Garry Hynes and Siobhán McKenna are also well known alumni.
In 2006, acclaimed actor and political activist Martin Sheen attended NUI Galway as a Visiting Student while in June 2003, Nelson Mandela, Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at the University. Other notable recipients of this award include Hillary Rodham Clinton, then First Lady of the United States of America, who was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in May 1999.
In November 2012, Michael D. Higgins, Adjunct Professor with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, was elected the ninth president of Ireland. Michael D. entered the University as a student in 1962; serving as President of the Student Council; and going on to become a highly regarded lecturer in Sociology & Politics for many years.
In political life, Enda Kenny was a student at NUI Galway, with Eamon Gilmore, Pat Rabbitte, Attorney General, Máire Whelan & Seán Sherlock graduates of the university.