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There are no scheduled events. Keep an eye on our Twitter for updates! You can also view our past events below to get a feel for the events we run during the academic year.

There are no recorded previous events. This is obviously not true, so something has gone wrong. Keep an eye on our Twitter for updates!

Who we are

CompSoc is NUI Galway’s Computer and Networking Society. We host events for everything computing related from how to setup your own blog to System Administration and Programming Tutorials. We also host a number of services on our Society run servers for our members. CompSoc is the oldest computer-related society in Ireland, while many Alumni believe it was much earlier, was formally established in 1977 during the days that the University was known as UCG.

Our mission

CompSoc’s main goal is to try and foster a love and passion for all things technology related in NUI Galway. We host a wide variety of events to work towards this goal, including workshops about Linux, hardware and programming. As outlined under our Constitution, our aims is to “promote and increase awareness of electronic communication and related computer systems, a forum to discuss and gain experience in computer networking and systems and to help educate people in the usage of Internet utilities and resources”.

Our constitution

You can find our constitution here, as ratified by the USCG ("University Societies Coordination Group") on 30th November, 2015.


years established


members and growing each year


committee members in 2020/21


GB free server space per member

CompSoc Account

We offer all CompSoc members free access to an account on our servers. This gives you access to:

Storage Space

All accounts come provisioned with 5GB server space by default.

SSH Access

You will have SSH access to your account, with support for tunnelling if needed.


CompSoc members will receive their own email account.

If you are a CompSoc member* and would like an account, you can simply go get an account or alternatively, can email us at with the following information:

  • Name
  • NUI Galway Email Address
  • NUI Galway Student ID
  • Preferred username

  • *To become a CompSoc member, you can login to YourSpace and join or include a membership request in your email.

    Social Media

    You can get in touch with us by email, social media or by attending one of our events (everyone is welcome!).


    CompSoc, c/o Societies Office, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland

    CompSoc Policies

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