NUI Galway will hold its Summer Virtual Conferring next week which will be broadcast live to 155 graduates and their families through Facebook.
A video from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar congratulating the new graduates on their achievement will be broadcast during the ceremony.
The University will award a number of Undergraduate Honours Bachelors, Higher Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate and Diplomas, Masters, Doctor of Literature (DLitt) and PhDs to students graduating from a range of disciplines.
Two of the largest cohorts of graduates come from the MA Social Work and undergraduate programmes in Health Sciences, including Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, and Speech and Language Therapy.
Speaking ahead of the graduation ceremony, President of NUI Galway Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said that we are living in extraordinary times and that the graduates are extraordinary people.
“On behalf of NUI Galway, I would like to congratulate each graduate on their hard work and achievement,” he said.
“We in NUI Galway are determined that this University will play its full part in developing graduates who will make a real difference in the world and for the world, and will shape the future needs of our society.
“Our newest graduates come from a variety of fields with many from the Health Sciences and research, and as we look ahead to emerging from this pandemic, our country and our world will need them in our recovery.
“We will need their capacities, their creative thinking, their high quality research, and above all their compassion, and look forward to them all playing an active part in our country’s recovery. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our students with them and their families in a virtual but no less special way.”
International students will also be well represented at the ceremony, with the University welcoming graduates from, among other countries, China, Malaysia, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Nepal and the UK, along with students from across Ireland.
The graduation ceremony will be streamed live at 2pm on www.facebook.com/nuigalway