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.
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”.
You can find our constitution here, as ratified by the USCG ("University Societies Coordination Group") on 30th November, 2015.
members and growing each year
committee members in 2020/21
GB free server space per member
We offer all CompSoc members free access to an account on our servers. This gives you access to:
All accounts come provisioned with 5GB server space by default.
You will have SSH access to your account, with support for tunnelling if needed.
CompSoc members will receive their own @compsoc.ie email account.
*To become a CompSoc member, you can login to YourSpace and join or include a membership request in your email.
You can get in touch with us by email, social media or by attending one of our events (everyone is welcome!).