Practical information for new students

Student ID Card

You will be issued with a ATU Student ID card when you start college, provided you have already registered online.  This card contains your ID number and photographic image.  It is used as official identification for exams, access to the library and when requesting letters, forms, etc.  The cost of a replacement Student ID card is €10.

The photographic image taken when a Student ID card is being produced is for identification purposes and is attached to your IT account i.e. email, moodle, etc.  You are permitted to remove the photographic image from your IT account if you wish.

IT Systems 

As a registered student, you will have access to free Wi-Fi and the use of computers at all ATU campuses. You will also have access to free Wi-Fi in other colleges throughout Europe via eduroam. Once you have registered online, you will receive your IT password by text. Your student email address will be, e.g.

You should check your account regularly, as we will send important emails about exams (schedules, results, etc.) to your student email address.

You will need your ATU email address and your password to access the student intranet. Students can access a range of resources through (Note: no www). These resources include:

  • Student e-mail

  • Learnonline (Moodle)

  • Class timetables

  • Library access

  • Exam timetables

  • Exam results 

You will also find information relating to student services in the college and ATU Students’ Union.  To access you will need to input your email address and your IT password. 

Learnonline (often referred to as Moodle) is ATU’s online learning platform.  Your lecturers will use this to provide you with notes and links to resources,  to communicate with you, and in some instances, to assess you. 

Travel and Parking

ATU is spread out over eight locations in the west of Ireland - two in Galway city (Dublin Road and Wellpark Road), two in County Galway (Letterfrack and Mountbellew), one in County Mayo (Mayo Campus in Castlebar), one in Sligo and one in Letterkenny. For details on how to get to each campus and for information about parking arrangements, click here. Click here to apply for a parking permit.


On-Campus Services

The services available on campus are described here.

Campus Maps (Dublin Road, Galway Campus)

A map of the campus is available here.

Student on bike at GMIT Galway campus

Who do I ask?

Queries relating to:



Admissions, CAO

091 74 21 40


091 74 20 84

091 74 25 23


091 74 27 37

Students with Disabilities

091 74 23 92

091 74 21 82


091 74 21 18

091 74 23 92

Mature Students

091 74 25 98

091 74 21 82

Career Services

091 74 27 78


091 74 22 26

Health Unit

091 74 22 28

Financial Difficulties

091 74 23 92

Clubs and Societies

091 74 22 64

Student's Union

091 74 22 64


Your Voice

Your voice is important.  We want to hear what you have to say because this helps improve our service to you and to future students.  Each year, students who have been elected as Class Representatives have the opportunity to represent their class at programme board meetings. You will also be asked for feedback on modules and courses each year.

If you have issues or concerns about anything at all, don't dwell on it. Take action and have a chat with one of your lecturers, a course tutor, the Head of Department, or any member of staff you feel comfortable talking to.

We are all here to help YOU!