NUI Galway announces comprehensive Open Day programme

NUI Galway has announced the full programme of events for its next CAO Open Day tomorrow Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6. Open Days are an excellent opportunity for prospective students, parents and families to explore NUI Galway’s courses, facilities and university life.

Visitors will learn first-hand from lecturers and students about the learning experience at NUI Galway and career prospects for each of the degree programmes.

Sarah Geraghty, Student Recruitment and Outreach Manager stresses the importance of making your course choices. “An open day is one of the most important days in planning for making a CAO application as visitors can discuss their concerns with experts and thoroughly explore and compare different study options all in one place. Feedback from previous open days tells us that students and parents leave the event better informed and with better clarity on the course and career choice that is right for them.”

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.

Over 100 subject talks designed to give students a real insight into studying at NUI Galway.

Interactive sessions in Engineering, Information Technology and robotics.

Tours of the campus, including the state-of the-art sports complex and student accommodation, and tours and talks as Gaeilge.

Parents are also advised to leave time in the schedule to attend the Parents Talk, a chance to experience the full range of Support Services on offer at the University, so that they can be reassured that their sons and daughters will be fully supported and reach their full potential during their time at NUI Galway.

Talk highlights for students include Sports and Sports Scholarships 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 scheduled.

To get the most out of your day visitors are encouraged to view the timetable of talks at


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