NUI Galway today conferred degrees on 176 future doctors, who were part of 290 students in total to receive their degrees.
Of the 290 students to graduate, 30 were conferred with doctoral degrees.
Among this brilliant group of medical students, Esther Macken from Galway City received 5 out of 14 Final Medical Medals for her outstanding academic performance.
Every year, NUI Galway awards the Final Medical Medals to the student who receives the highest mark in each subject area.
Speaking at the ceremony, President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, said: “On behalf of NUI Galway, I congratulate each of today’s graduates. We in NUI Galway are determined that this University will play its full part in developing graduates who will make a real difference in the world and for the world, and will shape the future needs of our society.”
International students were well represented at the ceremony, with the University welcoming graduates from, among other countries, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Brazil, who along with students from across Ireland received Diplomas, Degrees, Masters, and PhDs.