Family focus at NUI Galway Open Day
NUI Galway looks set to welcome over 3,000 prospective students and their parents to its Spring Open Day on Saturday 28 April.
Aimed at Leaving Certificate and mature students, the Open Day will give the opportunity for students, along with their parents and families, to sample university life at NUI Galway.
The university will run taster sessions throughout the day, designed to give a real insight into studying at NUI Galway, with interactive Science Experience workshops and tours of the campus. This year will also feature ‘Your Career with an Arts Degree’, a specialised talk on the Bachelor of Arts providing an insight into the diverse range of careers from an Arts degree.
Tours of the campus will feature the state-of the-art sports complex and gym and the new Engineering Building. Tours of student accommodation will also be available to visitors on the day. Popular highlights for parents will be the talks, ‘Focus on Your Career’ and ‘A Parent’s Guide to University’.
This year, all counties in Ireland will be represented by a team of ‘student ambassadors’, answering questions on specific courses and all aspects of university life. Lecturers and support staff will also be available at over 80 stands to deal with any queries about degrees, accommodation, finances and much more.
“Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make and parents play a key role in supporting students as they take this important next step. Open Day is the perfect opportunity for parents to ensure they have access to all of the information they need to support their sons and daughters through their university career,” commented Caroline Loughnane, Director of Marketing and Communications at NUI Galway.
The NUI Galway Spring Open Day will run from 10am to 3pm and visitors can book a place and receive a programme in advance by logging on to www.nuigalway.ie/opendays, calling 091-494145 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.