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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.

Gartic Phone

February 10, 2021 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

We're going to be playing Garticphone over on our Discord server which is SO much fun, so like.... unless you DON'T want to start the year off having fun, I don't see why you wouldn't come?

It's a simple drawing game where you start by giving a prompt. The next person has to draw that prompt, the next poor soul has to describe that drawing and so on.

Up to 30 people can play so the drawings can go WILD and it's a free browser game so anyone can join (:


February 20, 2021 | 9:45 am to 5:00 pm

SISTEM is Ireland's largest tech conference for students, with the mission to inspire the next generation of tech. SISTEM 2021 will take place online.

This is our fourth year organising this conference and the event has grown in scale and ambition since our first edition in 2018. Over 200 of Ireland's most engaged students in computing are expected to attend this event.

With 23 sessions planned on 3 tracks from 9.45am until 5pm - it's bound to be a class day! :D

We're giving away 10 free tickets! Contact us on for a chance to win one!

Information available over on

Gartic Phone

February 24, 2021 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Come join us for some light hearted drawing fun!

We're going to be playing Garticphone again this week! If you missed last weeks email, it's just a (free to play) simple drawing game. We had great craic playing it last time (hence while we're playing again and we have absolutely no other event ideas help). The event will be at 6:30 this Wednesday, the 24th of February. We'll be hosting it on our discord like always!

Here's one of the games we played last time!

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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