Jan 05 2016 Posted: 14:45 GMT

NUI Galway is hosting a Mature Students Open Evening on Wednesday, 13 January at 6pm in the Aula Maxima, Quadrangle. The open evening is an opportunity to find out more about degree programmes on offer, entry requirements, CAO application procedure, mature scholarships and practical student supports within the University.  

The information evening is designed those aged 23 and over who are considering embarking on full-time or part-time undergraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway. In attendance will be representatives from each of the University’s five colleges to answer questions on degree options available, and the University’s Careers Office will also be on hand to provide advice on careers opportunities and CV preparation.

Also in attendance will be the Graham Doyle, Communications and Customer Service Manager from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), who will be on hand to advise on application for grants and financial supports.

Trish Bourke, Mature Students Officer at NUI Galway, said: “Currently, over 650 Mature Students study at NUI Galway and they play a large part in the student undergraduate population and experience. The Mature Students Open Evening is specially designed for those who wish to find out more about the degree programmes on offer, the services that the university provides, CAO application procedure, funding and life as a mature student on campus. This year, we are particularly delighted to have representatives from the Shannon College of Hotel Management, who is now a college of NUI Galway, and will be exhibiting their range of programmes.”

Embarking on third-level education can be quite a challenge for many mature students. Some may have been out of formal education for some time but it is important to highlight that there are routes to university through NUI Galway’s Access courses. Many mature students perform very well academically each year with 30 mature scholarships awarded for excellence in September 2015.

For more information on future upcoming public information events see http://www.nuigalway.ie/mature/publicevents.html or email Trish Bourke at maturestudents@nuigalway.ie.  A Mature Students Guidebook is also available with further information at www.nuigalway.ie/mature.

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