NUI Galway Alumni are graduates or former students of NUI Galway or UCG as it was previously known. The Alumni Relations  team is responsible for supporting NUI Galway's community and outreach programmes and maintaining a valuable connection between the University and its alumni & friends. Click here to view interviews of our 2019 Alumni Award Winners.

Our Alumni

Where in the world are you? We'd love to know. NUI Galway has over 100,000 alumni making waves around the world. Connect with your alma mater and join us at our alumni events at home and abroad. Contact us for further information.   

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Global Alumni Network

Join us on LinkedIn where you can network, share resources, discuss issues, seek and share advice with over 70,000 of our NUI Galway followers!   

Support NUI Galway

There are many good reasons to support NUI Galway.  Visit www.guf.ie 

NUI Galway/Bank of Ireland Affinity Card
Alumni can support the University by applying for a NUI Galway/Bank of Ireland affinity credit card. When you become a cardholder, Bank of Ireland will donate €40 and a percentage of the annual spend on your card to the Galway University Foundation, at no cost to you, and without disclosing any confidential account details. As well as contributing financially to your alma mater, you can also avail of a range of benefits, including online and phone shopping, credit limits to suit you and cash withdrawal from ATMs. 

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Notable Alumni

City Engineer of San Francisco, Michael O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934) and Alice Perry (1885-1969), the world’s first female engineering graduate (1906) are some of our most notable alumni. Performance artists including Mick Lally, Marie Mullen, Seán McGinley, Garry Hynes and Siobhán McKenna are also well known alumni. 

In 2006, acclaimed actor and political activist Martin Sheen attended NUI Galway as a Visiting Student while in June 2003, Nelson Mandela, Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at the University. Other notable recipients of this award include Hillary Rodham Clinton, then First Lady of the United States of America, who was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in May 1999. 

In November 2012, Michael D. Higgins, Adjunct Professor with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, was elected the ninth president of Ireland. Michael D. entered the University as a student in 1962; serving as President of the Student Council; and going on to become a highly regarded lecturer in Sociology & Politics for many years. 

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Connect to us on LinkedInWe have a dedicated NUI Galway Alumni page and numerous alumni groups, where you can connect with fellow alumni. 

Follow us on Instagram Use the ‪#‎nuigalwayalumni & share your photos with us. 

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