Academic Writing Centre
1 October - 30 November 2012
The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) provides free one-on-one sessions on essay writing tailored to the needs of individual students.
Everyone is equally welcome regardless of the level of experience or grade average. AWC tutors work with advanced final year students and new entrants alike.
Last year, tutors of the Academic Writing Centre helped over 400 students find a way to overcome recurrent problems with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and essay structure. You can also visit the AWC if you have trouble starting your essay or choosing your essay topic.
There is no need to book an appointment, simply drop in during our opening hours.
For the best learning experience, you should bring your written work with you. Some students bring completed assignments; others bring rough drafts or notes. Please note that the AWC is not an editing or proofreading service.
Location and Opening Hours (From 1 October 2012)
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 11.00 - 13.00 in Group Study Room 3 on the second floor of the Library
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 19.00 - 21.00 in the Consultation Room in the foyer of the Library
Bíonn seirbhís Ghaeilge ar fáil maidin Dé Céadaoin agus maidin Dé Luain (11.00-13.00).
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SUMS: Math Support Centre
The SUMS Centre will re-open in September 2012.
The SUMS Centre is a drop-in centre where any NUI Galway student can work on their maths questions, with expert tutors on hand to offer individual help, if necessary. The centre is FREE to students and is an initiative of the Students' Union and the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Maths.
SUMS (Support for Undergraduate Maths Students) is located in Aras de Brun, on the ground floor C116.
Further information, including opening hours, is available at www.maths.nuigalway.ie/sums
Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre
What is ComputerDISC?
ComputerDISC will re-open for August repeat exams. Keep an eye on their website for dates.
ComputerDISC (Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre) is a free resource for all NUIG students that are enrolled in computer programming or software development courses. The purpose of the centre is to provide support to students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels. It is designed to complement the lectures, tutorials, labs and other supports that are available to students.
ComputerDISC is located in room 205 on the first floor of the Information Technology building.
Students can drop in at any time during the opening hours as no appointments are necessary.
What services does ComputerDISC provide to students?
- Facilities for students to sit and work on programming problems
- One-to-one advice and support for students, and focused small group tutorials
- Books, courseware, web links, and other learning resources for programming students
- A website with information and an email service for all queries
- A moderated forum (hosted on Blackboard) for students to discuss programming questions
- Advice for students who wish to learn new programming languages autonomously
- Assistance with new technologies for project work such as Final Year Projects
Further information can be found on http://www.computerdisc.it.nuigalway.ie