The countdown to the beginning of the new academic year will begin next week with the reopening of NUI Galway’s dedicated first year student hotline on Wednesday. Now in its third year, the hotline will be open to students, their parents, and their advisers and will run until Friday September 28.
The initiative, which was launched in summer 2010 and was the first of its kind across the sector, has been specially designed to help incoming first year students make the transition to third level education.
With NUI Galway anticipating an intake of some 3,200 new students in September, a team of specially-trained students will service the hotline Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, and on Saturday August 18 and 25 from 10am to 1pm. The availability of the hotline coincides with the period of frantic activity and decision making that immediately follows the release of the Leaving Certificate results. The hotline will be active throughout first year orientation on September 8 and 9 and will remain open for two weeks after lectures begin on September 10, providing students with a place to direct any query they have about life in NUI Galway.
Students, parents, and advisers can contact the first year student hotline at 091 493999 or visit www.nuigalway.ie/new-students