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in and around campus

Your SU Card

Having a Students' Union account puts a wealth of services at your finger tips.

With the SU Card, you can now earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any of the Students’ Unions businesses. Students’ Union businesses are spread thought out the campus, so your SU Card will quickly start to clock up the points.


Make the Most of Your Time Here


Make your idea happen


EXPLORE is where NUI Galway students and staff partner up and deliver their innovative ideas. Partnership is central to the culture of EXPLORE, which itself is a partnership between NUI Galway Students’ Union and the University. Since EXPLORE was launched in January 2012, we have delivered innovative ideas, new skills, new knowledge, new relationships and new inventions. EXPLORE is a proven model for co-creation, co-design and co-delivering.


Academic Peer Support for 1st Year Students


CÉIM is an academic peer-led support scheme for 1st year Engineering students and 1st year Legal Studies students. Groups of 1st years meet with trained 2nd year Student Leaders to learn from each other for one hour once a week or once every two weeks. Sessions are student led and are about working in small groups to gain a greater understanding of coursework, prepare for exams, develop new skills and become successful university students.

Bar & Cafés

Food and Coffees


Located in the new Sports Centre, at the back of the climbing wall hence it’s name. The perfect place to grab a healthy sandwich, smoothie, panini and much more.


Bia Léinn is located in Áras na Gaeilge and is a café provides a dining experience through Irish. All staff converse through Irish and customers have the opportunity to come and interact as Gaeilge.


Smokey’s is a popular coffee dock on the Concourse of the Arts/Science Building, serving a full range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and fresh juices and smoothies.


Sult is the main social and entertainments venue on campus and offers students the best in DJ’s, live bands and big screen sport in a safe and friendly environment.