Practicalities

Practical information for new students

Student ID Card

You will be issued with a GMIT 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 GMIT 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 YourIDnumber@gmit.ie, e.g. G0012345@gmit.ie.

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 GMIT email address and your password to access the student intranet. Students can access a range of resources through student.gmit.ie (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 GMIT Students’ Union.  To access student.gmit.ie you will need to input your email address and your IT password. 

Learnonline (often referred to as Moodle) is GMIT’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

GMIT is spread out over five locations in the west of Ireland - two in Galway city (Galway Campus and the Centre for Creative Arts & Media), two in County Galway (Letterfrack and Mountbellew) and one in County Mayo (Mayo Campus in Castlebar). 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:

email

Phone

Admissions, CAO

admissions@GMIT.ie

091 74 22 62

Registration

onlinestudentreg@GMIT.ie

091 74 20 84

091 74 25 23

Fees

studentfees@GMIT.ie

091 74 25 35

Students with Disabilities

accessoffice@GMIT.ie

091 74 21 18

091 74 21 82

Counselling

counselling@GMIT.ie

091 74 21 18

091 74 23 92

Mature Students

accessoffice@GMIT.ie

091 74 21 18

091 74 21 82

Career Services

careers@GMIT.ie

091 74 27 78

Chaplaincy

chaplain@GMIT.ie

091 74 22 26

Health Unit

studenthealthunit@GMIT.ie

091 74 22 28

Financial Difficulties

SAF@GMIT.ie

091 74 23 92

Clubs and Societies

suclubsandsocs@GMIT.ie

091 74 22 64

Student's Union

SUWelfare@GMIT.ie

091 74 28 16

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!