About NUI Galway

Founded in 1845, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) was founded in 1845 and has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a wide range of disciplines, including the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Law, Science, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences.

Named as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2022 and situated in the heart of Galway City in the West of Ireland, our University has over 19,000 students, 18% of which are international students from 122 countries, thus contributing to the diversity and dynamism of our region and further afield. Our global network of 118,000 alums and links in industry, businesses and institutions worldwide, ensures that our students have access to world-leading researchers working at the forefront of their fields, which offers our students opportunities to collaborate internationally. Learn more at nuigalway.ie/strategy2025/

Survey Dates

Survey Live: 7 March - 28 March 2022

Each participating institution selects a specific three-week period during February and March to open the survey for their students. This allows the national survey to take account of local events and other demands on students’ time in order to increase the benefit of the survey at local level – “national survey, local impact“.

Meet the Survey Team

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Prof. Michelle Millar

Dean of Students

Prof Michelle Millar is the Dean of Students for NUI Galway and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: michelle.millar@nuigalway.ie

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Róisín Nic Lochlainn

SU President

Róisín Nic Lochlainn is the SU President for NUI Galway and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: su.president@nuigalway.ie


Response rate


Students responded in 2021


Would come to NUI Galway again


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Dr Kathy Reilly, School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway

Most impactful uses of the survey data for NUI Galway

Our Students Said…

You wanted improved communication from the university management

We Listened…

Communications Audit Enhancing student communication and collaboration at NUI Galway’

Our Students Said…

You wanted us to make useful information more easily available

We Listened…

Student Enquiry Centre – opened September 2021

Monday-Friday Drop-In Service

To date, 3,500 students have benefited from support in the centre in the 20 weeks since it opened... A very positive addition to the NUI Galway student experience!


Weekly Ezine – timely, informative, an attempt to reduce the volume of emails to students


Cara – The Bot – a digital assistant for students powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). This innovative service provides students with accessible information 24/7 and can provide answers to thousands of frequently asked questions covering campus facilities and support services as well as timely information based on the student journey

Our Students Said…

You wanted your University to improve mental health services

We Listened…

Roadmap Enabling Student Success Project: A project to map the NUI Galway student journey (supported by HEA funding) will help identify ‘pinch points’ and opportunities for student mental health support.


Mental Health Task Force


3 counsellors and an assistant psychologist have been recruited (funded from the 2020 HEA Mental Health and Wellbeing Funding Allocation)

Our Students Said…

You wanted your University to provide more Continuous Assessment

We Listened…

Academic Strategy

Develop a scoping tool/process for Colleges to undertake a review of assessment practices across their programmes


Colleges to review assessment practices and identify potential opportunities for enhancement or redesign


Pilot of student learning portfolio

Results Archive and Other Documents