NUIG Mature Students Information Evening

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The Mature Students Information Evening will take place at NUIG on Wednesday, 16th January – 5.30pm to 8.00pm on the Lifecourse Institute, North Campus, Dangan.

Mature Students: Why Study at NUIG?

This special information evening is designed particularly for anyone aged 23 or over, who may be considering studies at NUI Galway in 2019 with an emphasis on applying to a full-time degree aimed at those who never thought it was possible and could not for a diverse range of reasons attend third level in earlier years. It is an annual event to reach out to community that university is accessible to all and to promote lifelong learning.  All adult learners are welcome no matter what your age is as the university offers so much more than just full-time degrees.

Open Evening

The Mature Students Officer will give a welcome presentation at 6pm in G018 explaining the CAO application procedure and sharing some past students experiences with you. SUSI staff (Student Universal Support Ireland) will be on hand to present on undergraduate funding.


Representatives from all the NUIG College Degree Programmes will be there to advise and talk one to one to you about career opportunities and learning outcomes of their individual programmes. The Careers Service will be there to assist with questions on career prospects if you complete a degree.


The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development will be present and offers short special interest courses, on-line courses, languages, classroom based learning and professional development courses. Many people attending the evening in the past have been directed into Access Diploma Courses to give them the Foundation Skills in academic subjects at a pre-university level 6 and supported onwards to degrees in all disciplines at NUI Galway. These courses build confidence in self, ability and supports each individual to reach their full potential. There is a place for everyone at NUI Galway whether it is through an Access course, a full-time degree or through their Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development Programmes.


Gemma Creagh

Gemma is a nomadic writer, filmmaker, & journalist. She was born in Cork, lives in Dublin, and studied in Belfast & Galway, where she graduated from NUIG’s Writing MA. She has penned articles for national publications and is the editorial assistant for Film Ireland Magazine. Gemma was the writer and co-producer of the five-part comedy ‘Rental Boys’ for RTÉ’s Storyland. Her short films have screened at festivals around the world.
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