Lam and O’Shea to speak at NUIG open days

Two sporting icons will be guest speakers at this year’s autumn open days at NUI Galway.

Professor Eamon O’Shea, former manager of the Tipperary senior hurling team, and Pat Lam, Connacht Rugby head coach, will make guest appearances and talk sport during the two day event held on Friday October 2 and Saturday October 3.

The open days are aimed at school groups, but all members of the public are welcome to attend. 

Each year, NUI Galway welcomes more than 8,000 visitors to its open days in October and April and it is an opportunity for students, along with their parents and families to explore the campus.

The programme includes short subject talks and taster sessions, designed to give students a real insight into studying at NUI Galway, while hands-on science workshops, interactive sessions with IT systems and robotics, and tours of the campus will run throughout the day.

Some 80 subject-specific stands will be in the main exhibition area in the Bailey Allen Hall, where lecturers and current students will be available to answer questions on courses, CAO points, employability, and career progression routes.

The ‘Parents Programme’ on Saturday will provide information on important issues such as fees and funding, careers, accommodation, career destinations and support services for students.

Caroline Loughnane, NUIG’s director of marketing and communications, says attending open days is the perfect opportunity to get a real feel for university life at NUI Galway, talk to lecturers and current students, and get all the information needed to make that important decision.

Tours of the campus will feature the state-of-the-art sports complex and gym, the engineering building, and tours of student accommodation. Guided walking tours of the main campus will also take place throughout the afternoon.  To plan in advance and receive an open day programme visit or contact 091 494145 or [email protected].


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