NUI Galway sends congratulations and offers places to 3,859 students from Class of 2021

Sep 08 2021 Posted: 09:35 IST

NUI Galway has made 3,859 offers to prospective students as part of Round One of the CAO process.

CAO points have risen across all four of the University’s Colleges and across the vast majority of programmes.

For the second year running and on the back of another year of exceptional increases in CAO points and demand for places in higher education, NUI Galway expects to see another record intake of around 3,500 first year students.

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President of NUI Galway, said: “Congratulations to the class of 2021 who have demonstrated remarkable resilience amid the significant challenges of the pandemic and its impact on education.

“Our focus in NUI Galway is on safely and sustainably optimising the experience for students, on campus, for the academic year ahead. The health, wellbeing and safety of our staff, students and the wider Galway community is our top priority.

“I want to extend a warm welcome to those students who take up the offer to come to NUI Galway and to learn for themselves the importance that we place on our values of respect, openness, excellence and sustainability.

“Huge work and effort has gone into planning and preparing for the new academic year and ensuring our campus operates within the public health guidelines and we are asking everyone in our university community to put a renewed emphasis on personal responsibility for the public good.”

CAO points have risen across all four of NUI Galway’s Colleges.

:: Points have increased for 65 of NUI Galway’s 69 programmes.

:: Approximately half of all programmes (30) saw an increase of more than 50 points.

:: Five programmes saw an increase of more than 80 points this year (Arts with Creative Writing; Arts with Journalism; Computer Science & Information Technology; Mechanical Engineering; Podiatry).

:: Health, wellbeing and science programmes are in significant demand, continuing the trend of recent years, with NUI Galway’s strong reputation for excellence in Biomedicine once again resulting in points increases for Biomedical Science.

:: Arts, Commerce, Science and Engineering have also all seen an increase in points.

Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Deputy President and Registrar of NUI Galway and Chair of the CAO, said: “Our registration team at NUI Galway is once again doing our utmost to accommodate as many students as we can in what has been a challenging year. Just as in 2020 we are pulling out all the stops."

NUI Galway will begin the process of emailing students who have accepted an offer of a programme at the University in the coming days.


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