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Getting Started in the Library: Supports for you

SUMS Centre

The SUMS Centre is a drop-in support centre for Mathematics where any NUI Galway student can work on their maths questions, run by expert tutors who can offer individual support, if necessary.

Where: Áras de Brun, Ground floor ADB-G023


CÉIM is an academic peer support scheme for 1st year students at NUI Galway. It is currently offered to Engineering, BA Law and Geography students. CÉIM will be piloted in the School of Political Science and Sociology during the 2018/19 academic year. 

Groups of 1st years students meet weekly throughout the academic year with trained 2nd/3rd year Student Leaders. CÉIM sessions are student led and are about working in small groups to develop independent learning skills, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills, and meet people studying the same course.

Writing without plagiarising

Find out more about plagiarisim and how to reference your work by visiting our Academic Integrity Library Guide

Academic Skills Desk

Need some personalized help? Visit our Academic Skills Desk located in the library foyer, where you can get one-to-one assistance with information skills. If you can’t stop by during our opening hours, be sure to reach us via our email address (, by logging a ticket or on Twitter (@nuig_acskills). Our desk opening hours are Monday-Friday 10-12pm and 2-4pm ...we look forward to seeing you!

Academic Skills Hub Online Support

 NUI Galway’s Online Academic Skills Hub aims to support all NUI Galway students  - especially first-years - to develop the key skills required for academic success. 

  • Provides brief introductions to, and top tips on, eight key academic skills, as well as some information to help you get started 
  • Links to a range of additional sources of support for students, including Library resources and academic skills workshops 

Digital Skills in Higher Education

All Aboard is a national project that aims to empower learners, teachers, and anyone who uses technology to support their work, their study, or other aspects of living in a digital age @allaboardhe or visit the website:

Digital Champions, is a staff and student partnership initiative at NUI, Galway aiming to improve the skills, confidence and knowledge of people in using digital technologies. Check out @DigiChampsNUIG or visit:

Academic Writing Centre

Do you need help with your writing? The AWC offers free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing for NUIG students. Everyone is welcome, regardless of level of experience or grade average.  AWC tutors work with new entrants, final year students, and postgraduates alike.  Drop in or make an appointment.  Visit the Academic Writing Centre on the 2nd Floor in the library


Computer DISC

DISC is a free, drop-in Computer Programming/ Software Development Support Centre for NUI Galway students enrolled in computer programming or software development courses. Supporting students with self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels, it is designed to complement lectures, tutorials, labs and other supports that are available to students.