All CAO applicants and interested students are invited to NUI Galway for the annual Spring Open Day on Saturday 20 April.
The Open Day is an opportunity for students, their parents and families to learn about the courses on offer at NUI Galway and to talk to lecturers and view the facilities.
Taster sessions will run throughout the day, designed to give a real insight into studying at NUI Galway, with hands-on interactive Science Experience workshops a particular highlight.
Students from the School of Law will show short films they have made about famous legal cases, giving would-be solicitors and barristers a unique insight into the Law in action.
A wide range of short taster sessions in Arts subjects, together with interactive Engineering and IT Zones will also form part of the packed programme for the day.
Tours of the campus will feature the state-of the-art sports complex and gym, and the new Engineering Building. Tours of student accommodation will also be available to visitors on the day. Popular highlights for parents will be the talks, ‘Focus on Your Career’ and ‘A Parent’s Guide to University’.
This year, all counties in Ireland will be represented by a team of ‘student ambassadors’, answering questions on specific courses and all aspects of university life. Lecturers and support staff will also be available at over 80 stands to deal with any queries about courses, accommodation, finance and much more.
“Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make and parents play a key role in supporting students as they take this important next step. The Open Day is the perfect opportunity for parents to ensure they have access to all of the information they need to support sons and daughters through their university career. We are encouraging anyone with an interest in studying at NUI Galway to come along, talk to our lecturers and current students, find out about the courses, check out the facilities and decide for yourself whether NUI Galway feels right for you.
“Spring Open Day has proved invaluable in the past to many students, particularly those considering their options before the CAO change of mind deadline of 1 July,” Caroline Loughnane, Director of Marketing and Communications at NUI Galway, said.
NUI Galway is only one of two Irish universities to be awarded the prestigious top rating of five stars in the latest QS Stars rating system. Five stars are awarded for exceptional developments in education, including teaching and research activity, as well as for top quality facilities. The university is also one of the top two universities in Ireland for student retention and graduate employment.
NUI Galway recognises the academic excellence of new undergraduate students annually with the presentations of Excellence Scholarships valued at €2,000 to students who achieve exceptional Leaving Certificate results, while generous Sports Scholarships are awarded to high performing athletes.
Visitors for the NUI Galway Spring Open Day can book a place and receive a programme in advance by visiting www.nuigalway.ie/opendays, calling 091 494 145 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.