SUMS reopens on January 29th.

SUMS is now open on Wednesdays 7-9pm!!!

About SUMS

Welcome to the homepage of SUMS the mathematics drop-in support centre at NUI Galway. SUMS offers mathematics support to students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

How does SUMS work?

The SUMS room is available all day as a study place for all students. The Drop-In Service is available for 1st and 2nd year students and students taking Access/Foundation courses. The Drop-In-Service opens for 12 weeks each semester, with reduced hours in Weeks 1 - 2. Opening times are
  • Week 1 - 2: Mon to Fri 14:00 to 16:00,
  • Week 3 - 12 (starting October 2nd): Mon to Fri 14:00 to 17:00 and Wed 19:00 to 21:00.
You can find more information including tutors on duty etc. on the Timetable page. Please prepare for your visit as much as possible. Bring along all relevant course materials and try to identify a specific area of difficulty.

SUMS for Access/Foundation

Friday afternoons are specially dedicated to students taking Access/Foundation courses and Mature Students. If you are one of these students you are of course free to attend on any of our opening days but please be aware that the centre can be extremely busy and that you will receive more time with a tutor on Friday afternoons.

Services not provided by SUMS

  • Solutions to homework assignments.
  • Solutions to past examination papers.
If you have any questions relating to the operation of SUMS please contact Kirsten Pfeiffer.