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Student Health and Wellbeing Information Session
Wednesday, 13:00 to 14:30 May 02nd 2018

WEDNESDAY 2 MAY, 1pm-2.30pm

Since 2016 we have surveyed over 3,000 students on their mental health, well being, and academic engagement as part of the NUI Galway Student Information Project. 

We invite you to an information session on the key findings, which include:

23% of our undergraduate students report severe / very severe anxiety. 

The prevalence of regular binge drinking is going down, but cannabis use is going up. 

Less than half of our students are physically active for 30 minutes a day 4 or more times a week; Less than half feel well rested on 4 or more days each week. 

Distinct College-by-College profiles of mental health and academic engagement. 

Depending on the College, up to 29% of students report not attending class regularly – the biggest predictors are both academic (e.g., academic self-confidence, perceptions of academic environment) and personal (e.g., depression levels, cannabis use). 

You will learn more about this unique perspective on our students, including the priorities and solutions that they have identified themselves. We also wish to get your input on how NUI Galway can address these pressing issues affecting the student experience.

To apply for a place please email

Looking forward to meeting you.

John Hannon, Director of Student Services

Diarmuid O’Donovan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Promotion

Pádraig MacNeela, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology

(Note: Lunch will be provided)

Discipline/Office/Unit Health & Wellbeing
Category Health & Lifestyle
Location AMB-G036 Seminar Room, Arts Millennium Building Extension
Location Type On Campus


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