Vox Pop: Does the unofficial RAG week give NUI Galway a bad image? President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh speaks out


NUI Galway President and students have their say Galway’s unofficial RAG week always attracts online attention. Reading comment sections on Facebook on Donegal Tuesday, opinions on the week were clearly divided. New NUI Galway president Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh weighed in on the debate over the contentious week which ran from Sunday 11 – Friday […]

‘I don’t need to add to my teddy bear collection!’ What do NUI Galway students really think about Valentine’s Day?


As the chocolate-studded holiday approaches, some make plans with their special someone, some craft the perfect pickup line to land that date, while others wish the holiday would disappear. With each passing year holidays like Christmas and Easter seem to become more about selling a product, and less about the true meaning. We wanted to […]

Are the Avengers Really Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?


  The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now accustomed to total success. With Avengers Assemble as the third-highest grossing film of all time and the franchise’s overall gross second only to Harry Potter, Marvel Studios has the world in the palm of its hand, but is this fair?

Japanese convention captivates college


By Micheál O’Brien Anime and Manga, Japan’s distinctive traditions of animation and comic books, were celebrated in NUI Galway last weekend. Akumakon, the West of Ireland’s largest convention for Japanese culture took place from 16-19 January in Áras na Mac Léinn. Organised by the Anime and Manga society in the college, the convention boasted over […]

Student Speak: What are your plans after college?

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This week Seán Dunne and Órla Ryan asked students what plans they had now that they are finished college…