NUI Galway’s Undergraduate Open Day will be held online for the first time on Thursday, 7 May.
The Open Day will give students, parents and guidance counsellors the chance to connect with staff and students at NUIG and explore the undergraduate courses on offer.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about courses and careers through video content and a panel discussion will be broadcast live, discussing the key issues for Leaving Certificate students. This will be followed by an interactive live Q&A session.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to talk to programme directors and academic staff via a live online chat, looking at how to choose the right course and how to prepare for a rewarding career after graduation.
Sarah Geraghty, Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach at NUI Galway, said: “With such uncertainty surrounding the Leaving Cert exams in 2020, this is a highly stressful time for students and parents.
“Therefore our aim is to provide an informative and dynamic virtual event which will help students to think beyond the current difficulites and to start looking forward towards their future studies and the wonderful college experience that awaits them.
“It’s an opportunity to not only explore study options, but also to get a taste of university life and the vibrant campus community at NUI Galway.”
Representatives from the university’s support services teams will also be available to chat with students and parents during the NUIG Open Day to discuss accommodation, admissions, fees and other queries.
A programme of talks, will be available to stream and download throughout the Open Day including Sport at NUI Galway, Access Office and College Presentations on Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Business and Law, Arts, and Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences.