NUIG welcomes 1,700 students for conferring ceremonies

Galway Daily news NUIG holding virtual graduation ceremony for over 300 students
Photograph by Aengus McMahon

Over 1,700 graduates, their families and friends will be at NUI Galway this week for conferring ceremonies.

The celebrations for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees start today Thursday, and will conclude on Monday.

A range of degrees will be awarded to graduates from the College of Science and Engineering, College of Business, Public Policy and Law, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies.

On behalf of the University, NUI Galway President Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh congratulated each of the graduates returning to campus over the three days on ‘what will be a milestone day in their lives’.

“It is a celebration of their dedication, talent, and commitment over many years. We stand on the shoulders of over 175 years of tradition and the strength of generations of graduates from this university, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe – University of Galway,” he said.

The full schedule for the University’s Autumn Conferring ceremonies is available at