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Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Support Services in GMIT


For general and specific student needs.

 Su President: Michael Kerrigan

091-742055         email: [email protected]

Contact the President for general enquiries, entertainment, complaints and support.


SU Deputy for Education: Mark O’Brein

091-742316 email: [email protected]

Contact the Education officer for general education related concerns such as grants, course advice, exam issues


Su Vice President for Welfare:  Amy Kelly

091-742816 email: [email protected]

Contact the Welfare officer with general welfare concerns including Mental Health, sexual health, physical health and financial wellbeing. The Welfare officer also deals with accommodation issues such as finding a place and dealing with landlords and flatmates.

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Administration staff


Administration staff provide a variety of services to students. Appointment for all services may be made by calling to the Student services secretaries or dropping an email.

[email protected]


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For personal worries, financial concerns and spirituality.

Chaplain: Fr Tom Plower

Telephone: 091-742226 email: [email protected]

The Chaplain responds in times of trauma, crisis, illness, and bereavement. Fr Tom Plower is here to help students of all faiths with spiritual guidance, pastoral counselling, reaching out to the community and student support.

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Student Counseling

For help during tough times.

For help during tough times.


Pauline Clancy

T: 091-742301     [email protected]

Renagh Linnane

T:091-742301      [email protected]

All of us at times can feel overwhelmed or stuck. While its good to talk with family and friends, sometimes it can be useful to talk with an objective outsider who will listen and can help clarify things to help us get back in control of our lives.

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For support, information and advice on your career.

Careers Services: Bridie Killoran 
091742392 Email: [email protected]
Careers Services is available to all student and recent grads of GMIT.  They aim to support students and graduates in developing and implementing successful career plans, and to facilitate the recruitment process for students and employers.  They can assist you with career counselling, psychometric testing, career workshops, further opportunities, and employment.

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Health Services

For medical care, ill health prevention and information on healthy lifestyles.

Health Services
091 742228 
The Health Unit is a team of doctors and nurses who provide health care for the body and the mind through the college year.  They can assist with a variety of health issues including physical health, injuries, mental health, anxiety, women’s and/or men’s health, regular and emergency contraceptives, and sexual health.

Nurse is available 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Doctor is available by appointment 9am-12:30pm Monday-Friday

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Access Office

For a more inclusive college environment.

Access Officer:  Deirdre O’Connor
091 742129  Email: [email protected]
The Access Office provides a range of supports and services for students applying to GMIT and attending full-time and part-time courses within the Institute.  It facilitates equality of access and participation for all students.  The Access Office also provides support for mature students in the following areas: CAO assistance, advice on funding, pre-entry training, mentoring, study skills workshops and courses.

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Student Support Fund


Student Support Fund
The fund is administered by the Student Services Officer and is designed to tackle disadvantages by providing limited financial support to students to help them complete their studies.  The fund also administers the Fee Waiver Scheme.  Application forms for support are available from Student Services Officer and all applicants are subject to interview.

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