Conferring Ceremonies for Adult Learners

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In tandem with its 50th celebrations, the Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development Conferring Ceremonies will take place over three sessions on Saturday 9 November, 2019 in the Bailey Allen Hall,  Áras na Mac Léinn on the NUI Galway campus.

Live Streaming

This event will be live streamed on the day, you can watch it on the video link below. A room will be also available on the day beside the main conferring hall for family & friends to view the ceremony if they wish.

Please review the table below for confirmation of each course’s conferral time. Queries can be directed to the designated administrator for your course listed below. 

11.00 a.m. Conferring Session

Course Title Contact
B.Sc. in Science & Technology Studies
Diploma in Science & Technology Studies
Diploma in Automation and Control
Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems
Diploma in Medical Device Science
Diploma in Operations Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Diploma in Arts (Archaeology)
Diploma in Arts (French)
Diploma in Arts (German)
Diploma in Arts (History)
Diploma in Arts (Irish Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Italian)
Diploma in Arts (Spanish)
Diploma in Political Science and Sociology
Diploma in Psychology of Counselling
Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion (Oral Health)

1.30 p.m. Conferring Session

Course Title Contact
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Teaching)
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Development) 
MSc. in Business (Leadership Development)
Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Leadership Development)
Bachelor of Commerce
Diploma in Business
Diploma in Management
Diploma in Change Management
Diploma in Learning and Development
Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning
Postgraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies
Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)
Bachelor of Arts (Community, Youth & Family Studies)
Master of Arts (Early Childhood Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Adult Learning and Development)
Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Studies and Practice)
Bachelor of Arts (Training & Education)
Diploma in Arts (Community, Youth & Family Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Early Childhood Studies & Practice)
Diploma in Arts (Training & Education)
Diploma in Employee Assistance and Social Support
Diploma in Community Development Practice (Galway City)
Diploma in Community Development Practice (Outreach)
Diploma in Community Development Practice (N.Ireland)
Certificate in Community Development Practice (Galway City)

4.30 p.m. Conferring Session

Course Title Contact
Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership & Community Action

*All graduands must be gowned and seated half an hour before the start of each session.

Outstanding Fees Deadline

The deadline for the payment of outstanding fees is Tuesday 15 October, 2019. Please ensure any outstanding fees, penalties, library fines etc. are paid by deadline in order to be eligible to attend the November Conferring. 

Parchment Name

Please ensure your name is correct for the issue of parchments (this includes accents, apostrophes, etc). To ensure your name is correct you should check your Registration Statement and/or Transcript of Results to confirm


All graduands are entitled to 2 guest tickets only. Tickets will be issued to a student’s University email only.Ensure your account is still active to receive emails. To ensure that you receive the invitation please check that you can access your student email account: Log into If you have never logged onto your student email, the default password is galwayddmm (day and month of your birth). Still unable to login to email account; please contact the University’s IT Service Desk by logging a ticket or by calling (091) 495777 before the end of October. Please contact your Course Administrator for all other information. General queries on the ceremonies can be directed to


Conferring Gowns will be available from two hours before your designated session from Messrs. Phelan Conan Associates Ltd. in Room G001 of the Human Biology Building, NUI Galway.

Conferring Gowns must be pre-booked for a fee of €45.00, online via The fee for hiring gowns on the day of the Conferring Ceremony will be €50.00 payable by credit/debit cards, postal or bank drafts only. Graduand robes must be booked by November 5 2019. Participants will be required to return the gowns on the evening of the Conferring Ceremony. 

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D Secure password during the credit card payment process on Phelan Conan Ltd staff are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. This has been created to protect your online payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process. If you experience any further problems with 3D secure process, please contact you bank.


Please click here for information on conferring photographs.

Campus Map

A map of the NUI Galway campus can be accessed here

Guide to Conferring 

Comprehensive information about the conferral process is available on the Guide to Conferring website, including further information on Robes, Parking, Photography, Seating etc. 

Booking Form

Please ensure that you return your Booking Form before Monday 21 October, 2019.