Social Disadvantage and STEM

The College of Science and Engineering is committed to fostering an environment which actively promotes social and educational inclusion and equality of opportunity for all, celebrating the richness of our diverse community.

NUI Galway Access Centre

The University’s Access Centre aims to create a supportive learning environment where students who have experienced socio-economic disadvantage, students with disabilities and mature students are enabled to access and succeed in third level education.

University of Sanctuary

The University of Sanctuary initiative at NUI Galway aims to increase public awareness on international protection, migration and nomadism, in an effort to address the low levels of participation of underrepresented groups in third-level education. International protection applicants, refugees, vulnerable immigrant groups and Irish Travellers.