NUI Galway to hold CAO information evening

NUI Galway will hold a special information evening for prospective students on Wednesday January 18 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm in the Arts Millennium Building. The event is aimed at mature students, Leaving Certificate students, and parents/guardians.

The mature students’ element of the evening is designed for anyone aged 23 or over, who may be considering studies at NUI Galway in 2017. The evening will focus on the benefits and supports for returning to education, career opportunities, and subject specific information which will be given through a series of lectures and presentations. A talk will also be given on applying to medicine as a mature student with information on the HPAT test and the interview process.

Trish Bourke, mature students officer at NUI Galway, said: “The evening is specially designed for those who wish to find out more about the degree programmes on offer, the services that the university provides, the CAO application procedure, funding, and life as a student on campus. Having studied an arts degree at NUI Galway myself, I know the value of it and the opportunities it gave me to plan a successful career. There is a place for everyone at NUI Galway whether it is through an Access course or through our Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development Programmes.”

Leaving Certificate students and their parents will have the opportunity to explore in detail the more than 60 courses available at undergraduate level. Some 25 subject specific talks are being held on the evening including an admissions talk and college talks for arts, business, law, engineering and informatics, science, medicine, nursing, and health sciences.

For students who are undecided on their career or course choice, the event will include a career clinic and a course clinic for students and parents to meet university guidance counsellors and school liaison officers to help guide them through the many avenues available. All the relevant support services including fees, sports, admission, and access will be available on the night to provide information and answer any queries.

Sarah Geraghty, student recruitment and outreach manager at NUI Galway, said: “With so many courses on offer, this event is a perfect opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet lecturers on campus and to see what degree might be the right fit for them. It is also a chance find out more about new programmes being offered at NUI Galway including the Bachelor of Commerce (global experience ), Bachelor in Children’s Studies and the BSc (applied social sciences ), all of which feature relevant work placement as part of the programme structure.”

For further information on the programmes and opportunities for students at NUI Galway, visit www.nuigalway.ie/cao

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