NUIG welcoming visitors back to campus for Open Days

Galway Daily education NUIG welcoming visitors back to campus for Open Days

NUIG is welcoming visitors to check out its campus and more this weekend, in the first proper open days in two years.

Hundreds of prospective students, parents, guidance counsellors and teachers are expected at the two open days this Friday & Saturday, March 25-26.

The Spring Undergraduate Open Days are the biggest events to take place on campus since 2020, and include five exhibitions and a schedule of more than 50 talks each day.

This year there are almost 70 undergraduate courses on offer at NUIG, and those interested in them will be able to speak with lecturers and students to discuss them.

Prospective students will also be able to get information about work placements that may come with a course, and the career prospects after them.

Prospective students can explore the campus with seven different guided tours available including campus tours, accessibility tours and guided visits to specific spaces.

Sarah Geraghty, Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach at NUIG, is encouraging visitors to view the open day programme in advance due to the large volume of events planned.

“It’s important for prospective students to plan their day and know in advance which talks are most relevant to them,” she said.

“After two years of virtual open days, we are very excited to bring this informative and dynamic event back on campus to showcase the endless career opportunities that await students.”

“Nothing can match the sense of possibility that a student gets from visiting the university in person.”

“It helps them to visualise college life and to explore very thoroughly the potential courses and pathways that are right for them.”

The talks schedule will feature all courses across Arts, Science, Engineering, Business, Law, Nursing, Health Sciences and Medicine.

It also includes talks on Student Life, Sport, Study Abroad, Careers and ALIVE volunteering.

NUI Galway’s Access Centre will be holding events on the alternative pathways to higher education, mature students supports, and more.

Parents will also be interested in the Parents’ Talk taking place on Saturday only at 11am and again at 1pm which will address topics such as fees, funding, accommodation and student supports.

Advance registration is required in order to attend the event, with further info at, or by emailing