Support for Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics

Welcome to SUMS - the mathematics support centre at NUI Galway

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to first and second year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses. Here you can receive extra mathematics or statistics tuition during our online service hours.

You can attend during these hours to use SUMS as a study space – where you can work your own pace with a tutor available if you have any questions. Meet your friends in SUMS to study together!

SUMS Online Service

The SUMS service will operate online in Semester I, resuming on Monday 12th October. You can find more information including tutors on duty on the timetable.

  • To book an appointment:
       - View the SUMS Timetable below to identify a suitable time-slot.
       - Click the **Book a Session** button and select the time you wish to attend.
       - Complete the booking form giving some detail of the topic or question you would like to discuss with a tutor.
  • Please prepare for your online session as much as possible. Make sure you have all relevant course materials to hand and try to identify a specific area of difficulty.
  • If you are having difficulties in general with mathematics or statistics, you should attend SUMS regularly and as early in the academic year as possible.

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 day but please be aware that the centre can be extremely busy and that you will receive more time with a tutor on Friday afternoons.

Useful Online Resources

Click the IMLSN Maths Resources button to find helpful maths resources (videos, notes and exercises) organised by topics.


SUMS is located in Áras de Brún on the ground flooor in Room ADB-G023.

Contact Information

SUMS Centre
School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics

National University of Ireland,
Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (091) 492642


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