NUI Galway open day programme announced

NUI Galway has launched the programme for the upcoming undergraduate open days taking place on Friday and Saturday October 6 and 7.

The open day is an excellent opportunity for schools, students, parents and families to explore the opportunity to study at NUI Galway, ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world, according to the recent QS World University Rankings report.

The main exhibition in the Bailey Allen hall with over 80 subject-specific stands is a great starting point, followed by a visit to the hands-on science workshops and interactive sessions in engineering, IT systems, and robotics. Tours of the campus will run throughout each day and parents are invited to attend the dedicated parents’ talk running on the Saturday at 11am and repeated again at 1pm.

Talks on the bonus CAO performance points scholarships (for students who excel in sports or the creative arts ) are always a highlight of the programme.

New for 2017, the open day programme includes a range of masterclasses, a series of specialised workshops on unique areas of study, employment, or student life. Sarah Geraghty, student recruitment and outreach manager at NUI Galway, said: “Autumn is a good time for Leaving Certificate students and their parents to start the preparation for progression to third level before the significant pressure of exams begins. The open day will have the right people on the ground to answer questions on CAO points, employability and essential planning such as accommodation, fees, and grants. Being in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, means that the incoming students of NUI Galway have tremendous opportunities in terms of employability and global recognition of their qualification.”

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