Second Level Students Experience a Day in the Life of an NUI Galway Student

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Pictured are second level students attending the recent Computer Science and Information Technology Experience Day at NUI Galway.
Pictured are second level students attending the recent Computer Science and Information Technology Experience Day at NUI Galway.

The Discipline of Information Technology at NUI Galway recently held a Computer Science and Information Technology Experience Day for second level students. Students were shown the state of the art facilities that are provided in NUI Galway for undergraduate students.

Throughout the day the students were introduced to a range of taster events from all aspects of student life in NUI Galway. Guest lectures were followed by practical workshops in the IT Building by NUI Galway lecturers, Dr Enda Howley and Dr Conor Hayes.

Students were also treated to a tour of the National Computer and Communications Museum and met many of the researchers from Insight, the Research Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway.  The event was organised by Dr Enda Howley, Dr Conor Hayes and Tina Earls from the Discipline of Information Technology at NUI Galway.

Dr Enda Howley said: “We are always delighted to open our doors here in NUI Galway to second level students and help them to make better informed decisions about their second level subjects and ultimately their CAO choices. Each year we enroll about 60 students in our BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology Degree (GY350) and events such as this are always hugely significant towards assisting students make important decisions about their CAO choices. We have the opportunity to inform them about the great opportunies currently available in software development. We were particularly delighted to welcome students that travelled huge distances from the opposite side of the country to attend our very successful Experience Day.”

For more information about studying Comuter Science and Information Technology at NUI Galway visit www.it.nuigalway.ie or GY350 on the CAO applications system.

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Author: Marketing and Communications Office, NUI Galway
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