University of Galway will welcome thousands of prospective students and their families to campus for this year’s annual autumn undergraduate open days next week.
The open days will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, from 9am to 3pm each day.
This flagship event in the University’s calendar is open to students of all years, parents, guidance counsellors and teachers.
Leaving Certificate students preparing for CAO 2023 are particularly encouraged to attend ahead of making course and career choices in the coming months.
The return to in-person open days saw a surge in attendance earlier in the year with almost 6,000 students registering to attend in March 2022.
Registration is required in advance and visitors are advised to plan their day by reviewing the schedule in advance and identifying must-see talks and activities.
With almost 70 undergraduate degrees on offer at University of Galway in 2023, the open day will provide visitors the opportunity to meet lecturers, staff and students at the exhibitions spread across five zones.
Staff will also be available to discuss courses, entry requirements, work placements, study abroad and career opportunities.
The talks schedule will feature all courses and subjects 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.
The Access Centre will host a session on alternative pathways, mature student supports and the QQI/FETAC/PLC entry route.
Parents and guardians may be interested in the Parents’ Talk taking place on Saturday only at 12pm with advice and guidance on how they can support children’s progression to third level.
Sarah Geraghty, University of Galway Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach, highlighted the importance of providing students with opportunities to explore the campus and think about their future studies.
“Openness is a core value at University of Galway and our aim is to provide visitors with a dynamic and engaging programme of activities, with lots of opportunities to interact with staff and students and time and space to explore the campus,” she said.
“There are five different types of guided tours on offer including campus tours, accommodation tours and guided visits to teaching and learning spaces including engineering, nursing and midwifery and the library’s Makerspace.
“Exploring the campus facilities and the wider learning environment gives students a holistic view of what to expect from college life and hopefully a sense of great possibility for their future studies.”
Advance registration is required, with further info and the full programme available at universityogfgalway.ie/opendays, or by emailing email@example.com.