Online information evening at NUIG for prospective mature students

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NUI Galway will be holding a virtual information event next week for prospective mature students and adult learners.

The annual information evening hosted by the university’s Access Centre will take place on Wednesday, January 12 from 7-9pm for those thinking of enrolling for the next academic year.

The online event is aimed at people aged 23 and over who want to find out more about the study options open to them.

Course experts and current students in the university will be on hand to provide support, information, and to answer questions from interested parties to help them decides what path would suit them.

Kathleen Hartigan, Mature Students Officer at NUIG said “We have seen over the years that mature students bring an enthusiasm and a motivation to learn that enriches our campus community”.

“We are dedicated to providing them with the necessary information to help them choose the best educational option at NUI Galway.”

The University’s Career and Development Centre will deliver a presentation focusing on what course of study will best suit individuals needs and career pathways, and there will be an opportunity to hear from a diverse panel of current mature students.

Members of the Access Centre will be available to answer questions on pre-university courses in terms of Access courses.

The Disability Support Services, who have expertise in supporting students at third level who may have a long-term health condition, or a specific learning difficulty, will also be in attendance.

Staff from NUIG’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, along with representatives from the University’s Student Services will also be present to guide attendees on the range of course options and supports on offer.

Registration for this event is essential. Those interested should register online at or by contacting