Societies provide the ideal way to make new friends who share your interests. They are also a great way to learn new skills and broaden your university learning experience. They organise trips, events, guest speakers, workshops, classes, parties and the glamorous gala balls. With over 110 student-led societies, all tastes and interests are catered for on campus. Societies have contributed almost €2 million to charity in the last 12 years and each year they actively engage with local and international communities. They provide important volunteering opportunities and forge valuable links with the wider world.

Our societies are officially the best in the country and are top of the leader board for society wins at the BICS National Society Awards.

The societies’ dedicated facilities are the best in Ireland and comprise of performance spaces, meeting rooms, acoustic rooms, editing suites, an art room and a dark room, plus a dedicated team of support staff in the SocsBox who not only support the work of the societies but will answer all your questions. Check out our webstore for tickets and merchandise at

YourSpace is a dedicated website which allows the students and staff to manage their own contact information, join clubs and societies and much more. You can sign up for the ‘What’s Happening Guide’, your weekly list of what’s on in the campus, at

For the full list of NUI Galway Student Societies go to