The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Student Services
Student Services


The mission of student connect is to provide a friendly and caring introduction to NUI Galway for first-year students through the facilitation of student-to-student help and encouragement. Student Connect is a simple programme aimed at speeding up the rate at which first year students make friends.


Please note:
New volunteering opportunities should be entered through the student volunteer website. You can still view your previously entered opportunities here.

The Student Connect Mentoring Programme provides a friendly introduction to NUI Galway for first year students. Existing students are tasked with ensuring the fluent integration of incoming First Years into university life. This voluntary programme will assist First Years with any transitional needs and mentors will be a go-to person…