Conferring Ceremonies for Adult Learners‌

The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development Conferring Ceremonies will take place over two sessions on Saturday 26th November 2022 in the Bailey Allen Hall,  Áras na Mac Léinn on the University of Galway campus - No.8 on the Campus Map below.

Live Streaming

This event will be live-streamed on the day, you can watch it on the video link here. A room will be also available on the day beside the main conferring hall for family & friends to view the ceremony if they wish – details to follow.

Please review the table below for confirmation of each course’s conferral time. Queries can be directed to the designated administrator for your course listed below. 

11.00 a.m. Conferring Session

Course Title Contact
B.Sc. in Science & Technology Studies
Diploma in Science & Technology Studies
Diploma in Automation and Control
Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning
Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems
Diploma in Medical Device Science
Diploma in Operations Engineering
Diploma in Scientific Studies (Gemmology)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Higher Diploma in Arts (Politics and Society)
Diploma in Arts (Archaeology)
Diploma in Arts (French)
Diploma in Arts (German)
Diploma in Arts (Irish Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Italian)
Diploma in Arts (Spanish)
Diploma in Psychology of Counselling
Certificate in Archaeology of Ancient Ireland
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Development)
MSc in Business (Leadership Development)
Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Leadership Development)
Postgraduate Certificate in Business (Leadership Development)
Bachelor of Commerce
Diploma in Marketing
Diploma in Change Management

 2.00 p.m. Conferring Session

Diploma in Learning and Development
Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning
Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)
Diploma of Arts (Community, Youth & Family Studies)
Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Studies & Practice)
Diploma in Arts (Early Childhood Studies & Practice)
Bachelor of Arts (Training & Education)
Diploma in Arts (Training & Education)
Diploma in Community Development Practice
Diploma in Community Development Practice (Northern Ireland)
Certificate in Community Development Practice
Diploma in Youth and Community Development Practice
Certificate in Youthwork Practice
Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action

*All graduands must be gowned and seated half an hour before the start of each session.

Outstanding Fees Deadline

The deadline for the payment of outstanding fees is Monday, November 13th, 2022. Please ensure any outstanding fees, penalties, library fines etc. are paid by deadline in order to be eligible to attend the Conferring. 

Parchment Name

Please ensure your name is correct for the issue of parchments (this includes accents, apostrophes, etc.). To ensure your name is correct you should check your Registration Statement and/or Transcript of Results to confirm


All graduands are entitled to 2 guest tickets only. Unfortunately, requests for additional tickets cannot be facilitated at this event.  Please contact your Course Administrator for all other information. General queries on the ceremonies can be directed to


All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-makers, Phelan Conan Limited before Midnight Sunday 20th November 2022. Robes may be pre-booked online at The pre-paid hire fee is €45 or Pay on the day hire fee is €50.

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process on  Phelan Conan Ltd staff are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. This has been created to protect your online payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process.  If you experience any further problems with 3D secure process, please contact your bank.

Robes can be collected on the day from G001, Human Biology Building, University Galway at the below times,

Between 8AM – 11AM for the 11AM Ceremony

Between 11.30am – 2PM for the 2PM ceremony  

Cash will not be accepted. All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan as soon as possible after the conclusion of the ceremony.


Please click here for information on conferring photographs.

Campus Map

A map of the University of Galway campus can be accessed here

Guide to Conferring 

Comprehensive information about the conferral process is available on the Guide to Conferring website, including further information on Robes, Parking, Photography, Seating etc.