Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.51 / 5.00 Thomas Adams
Student Researcher
Civil Engineering
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
18,747

Number of students engaged in community service:
1,296

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
6.91

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
59,512

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
3.17

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

The institution identifies and provides volunteering opportunities to students and staff but not during paid time. Our community service program allows volunteers to up skill and build their know how and more can be found out here: https://www.studentvolunteer.ie/nuigalway

The NUIG president provides certification and awards each year for extra-curricular (voluntary) activities as part of neigh ALIVE program, more information on how NUIG champions its volunteers is here:
https://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/campus-activities/presidentsaward/
Our volunteer awards video is here: https://youtu.be/MxzNr_M8LQ4


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
Yes

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
25,384

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

A descriptive video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/pz5NsM4HM8A
And more on our CKI work is demonstrated by videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuUb58qpSi3vmYWBg4X4kDQ

The NUIG president provides certification and awards each year for extra-curricular (voluntary) activities as part of neigh ALIVE program, more information on how NUIG champions its volunteers is here:
https://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/campus-activities/presidentsaward/
Our volunteer awards video is here: https://youtu.be/MxzNr_M8LQ4

NUIG volunteer students who graduate also receive an extra diploma attached to their degree scrolls. Their voluntary work is renowned across Galway City and in 2016 8 children's lives were saved from drowning by these volunteers.

From 2003 to 2016 the presidents awards have championed volunteering of staff and students and 330,000 voluntary hours have been logged. Evidence in video of Lord Mayor Frank Fahy (330,000/13 = 25384).

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