NUI Galway’s Autumn Open Day goes virtual this year

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NUI Galway’s Autumn Undergraduate Open Day will take place virtually this year due to public health restrictions.

The event, taking place this Saturday, 24 October from 12-4pm, will allow students, parents and guidance counsellors to learn more about courses and careers.

Participants can connect with NUIG staff and students during the Open Day, and they will have the opportunity to explore courses, careers and support services by visiting the virtual exhibition which will include 89 virtual stalls.

Visitors will be able to download relevant details, watch videos, and web chat to the stall representatives.

The University offers over 70 undergraduate courses which can be explored both at the relevant stalls and also at the live online presentations.

The 45 live presentations will take place across five parallel rooms and visitors are encouraged to view the schedule in advance and plan their day.

Live online talks include introductions to broad subject areas including arts, business, law, engineering, science, medicine and nursing, as well as introductions to more niche, specialised courses.

“The Leaving Certificate class of 2021 are facing a challenging year and the aim of our Open Day is to support students and parents as they start to think about college options for next year,” said Sarah Geraghty, Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach at NUI Galway.

“We hope the Open Day will be an informative and dynamic event which will help students to focus on the study and career opportunities that awaits them, and how they can prepare now for their life at university.”

Representatives from NUI Galway’s support services teams will be available to chat with students and parents, including stalls dedicated to accommodation, admissions, fees and other professional and support services.

The Access Centre will provide information on the alternative entry routes to third level education including Mature Students’ entry, HEAR/DARE schemes and QQI/FETAC Level 5 places. Staff from Shannon College of Hotel Management and St. Angela’s College Sligo will also be available on the day.

Registration is required in advance of the event to access the virtual open day platform at