Mature students thinking of applying to a degree 2020 are invited to attend events below:

Check this space for upcoming events soon!

Mature Students Guide 2020  



Virtual Event of Live Q&As for Mature CAO Applicants:

April 9th from 2pm to 4pm

Ask your Questions and let me assist you!

Mature Public Information Evening - Here is Where I Make It Happen

Wednesday, January 15th, Life Course Institute, North Campus, Dangan, NUI Galway,  5.30pm to 8pm
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This special information evening is designed for Mature Students and Adult Learners who maybe considering studies at NUI Galway in 2020.  There will be 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. Adult Learning will be there to advise of part-time and flexible learning options also. Postgraduate advisors will be there for postgrad queries. And there will be one to one Careers Consultations that are rolled out on a first come, first served basis. 

The Mature Students Officer will give a welcome presentation at 6pm in room GO18 in the Life Course Building explaining the CAO application procedure and sharing some past students experiences with you. Other presentations on part-time and flexible studies will be given also.

Representatives from all our College Degree Programmes and Support Services will be there to advise and talk one to one to you about career opportunities and learning outcomes of their individual programmes and supports the university offers.

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 our Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development Programmes.
To attend this evening you may sign up now at : Registration

Find out more:

Mature Arts Taster Day  at NUI Galway - Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of December and Wednesday 8th of January

Prospective Mature Students and Public are invited to attend our Arts Taster Days which are being held on Wednesday the 4th and Thursday the 5th of December as well as Wednesday the 8th of January. The three day event will provide future students with a ‘taster’ of what a degree in the Arts would consist of; what kind of subjects are on offer within the College and how these topics are explored through lectures and workshops.

Here you will find the Taster Days 2019 Schedule as well as the descriptions of the talks  Abstracts 2019 2020. Attendees must create their own personalised timetable registering their subject choices for each hour and may choose one sample lecture per 45 minutes. To access the booking form to create your own timetable for Wednesday 4th of December click here , and for Thursday 5th of December click here. 

  • Welcome and registration will take place from 9.30am-10.00am in the Main Concourse building (map here). All lectures will take place in the Main Concourse building this year with the exception of some discipline specific locations.
  • The first lecture will start promptly at 10.00. Lectures will be every 45 minutes and will end at 1.45pm. 
  • There will be an optional campus tour at 2pm that are 45 minutes to an hour in duration. Attendees will be ready to depart campus at 3.00pm should they wish to attend the tour. 

Please note parking is only in pay and display areas only. Other areas are subject to clamping.


  • Mature Students Guide 2020

    Mature Students Guide 2020 PDF (16MB)

  • Access Diploma Programmes Guide 2020

    Access Diploma Programmes Guide 2020 PDF (16MB)

  • QQI

    QQI PDF (16 MB)