Thousands of students to descend on Galway for University open day

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Registration has opened for University of Galway’s annual spring undergraduate open day, which will give thousands of students and their parents or guardians a chance to visit the historic campus.

The open day will take place on the University campus on Saturday, March 25 from 9am to 3pm, and it is open to all senior cycle students, including those doing transition year.

Visitors will meet current University of Galway students and hear from leading professors and lecturers about the courses on offer as well as the innovative research that puts it among the top 2% of universities worldwide.

The event is spread across five exhibitions and the schedule includes the largest ever programme of talks, with more than 100 talks featuring all courses and subjects, along with career and student support.

Some highlights include Student Life, Sport, Study Abroad, Careers and ALIVE volunteering.

The Access Centre will host a session on alternative pathways, mature student supports and the QQI/FETAC/PLC entry route.

Sarah Geraghty, Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach, said it offers prospective students and parents an opportunity to explore courses, subjects, careers and student life at the University.

She said that the event is a great chance to meet and talk to our professors, lecturers and current students.

“We look forward to welcoming students to the campus where they can expect a true university experience with research-led teaching, a focus on employability skills, placements, study abroad and a support ecosystem that prepares individuals to reach their potential,” she said.

“The open day will give senior cycle students a taste of college life and hopefully a sense of great possibility for their future university studies.”

Parents may also be interested in the Parents’ Talk taking place on at 11:30am with advice and guidance on how parents can support the progression to third level.