Experience Ireland’s University of the Year 2018 at NUI Galway’s Spring Open Day

Attending NUI Galway’s last Spring Open Day was Áine Mc Callion, from Carndonagh Community School, Co. Donegal, with Lucy Holden, Science student at NUI Galway.
Mar 13 2018 Posted: 11:38 GMT

NUI Galway today announced the full programme of events for its next CAO Open Day on Saturday, 24 March from 9am to 3pm. The Open Day is an excellent opportunity for schools, students, parents and families to explore the opportunity to study at NUI Galway.

There is a packed programme of events, sample lectures and masterclasses lined up for the day, including:

  • Over 80 stands providing information on courses, CAO points, employability, career progression routes, accommodation and fees.
  • Sample subject talks designed to give students a real insight into studying at NUI Galway.
  • Hands-on science workshops.
  • Interactive sessions in Engineering, IT systems and robotics.

Talk highlights for students include Sports at NUI Galway, Career Opportunities and Inspiring Women in Engineering. For parents, a range of special talks focusing on topics such as SUSI Grants, Scholarship Applications and Student Life are also scheduled.

Tours of the NUI Galway campus will run throughout the day, including tours as Gaeilge. Parents are invited to attend the dedicated Parent’s Talk running at 11am and repeated again at 1pm. This is a chance for parents to experience the full range of Support Services on offer at the University and to be reassured that their sons and daughters will be fully supported during their time at NUI Galway. Visitors will learn first-hand from lecturers about the learning experience at NUI Galway, the skills development and career prospects for each of the degree programmes.

Talking about the value of an Open Day for both parents and students, John Hannon, Director of Student Services at NUI Galway said: “Open Days are the opportunity for parents to see ‘under the hood’ of a university, to explore all that is on offer, but also to interrogate, to ask questions and to really see if NUI Galway is the right fit for their son or daughter. NUI Galway has achieved tremendous progress in rankings and has been awarded The Sunday Times University of the year for 2018 is testament to the dedication NUI Galway’s staff has to providing the best possible education and student experience.”

To get the most out of your day visitors are encouraged to view the timetable of talks at www.nuigalway.ie/opendays.  


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