Conferring Ceremonies for Adult Learners‌

2020 Graduate Event

The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development will host a celebratory ceremony for those students conferred In Absentia in Winter 2020 due to restrictions imposed by the Irish Government as a result of Covid-19 will be held on April 9th, 2022.

The Celebration Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday 9th April, 2022 in the Bailey Allen Hall,  Áras na Mac Léinn on the NUI Galway campus - No.8 on the Campus Map below.

Live Streaming

This event will be live streamed on the day, you can watch it on the video link here. A room will be also available on the day beside the main conferring hall for family & friends to view the ceremony if they wish - Lecture Theatre in Aras Uí Chathail (AUC-G002) – No.10 on the Campus Map below.

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 Corporate Environmental Planning
Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems
Diploma in Medical Device Science
Diploma in Operations Engineering
Diploma in Scientific Studies (Earth and Ocean Sciences)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Higher Diploma in Arts (Politics and Society)
Diploma in Arts (Archaeology)
Diploma in Arts (French)
Diploma in Arts (German)
Diploma in Arts (Irish Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Italian)
Diploma in Arts (Spanish)
Diploma in Psychology of Counselling
Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion (Oral Health & Youth Health)  
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Teaching)
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Development)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Adult Learning & Development)
MSc in Business (Leadership Development)
Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Leadership Development)
Postgraduate Certificate in Business (Leadership Development)
Bachelor of Commerce
Diploma in Marketing
Diploma in Change Management
Diploma in Learning and Development
Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning
Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)
Postgraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Community, Youth & Family Studies)
Diploma of Arts (Community, Youth & Family Studies)
Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Studies & Practice)
Diploma in Arts (Early Childhood Studies & Practice)
Bachelor of Arts (Training & Education)
Diploma in Arts (Training & Education)
Diploma in Employee Assistance and Social Support
Diploma in Community Development Practice
Diploma in Youth and Community Development Practice
Certificate in Community Development Practice
Foundation Diploma in Training and Education

*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 Monday, March 21st, 2022. Please ensure any outstanding fees, penalties, library fines etc. are paid by deadline in order to be eligible to attend the 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. Please contact your Course Administrator for all other information. General queries on the ceremonies can be directed to


All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-makers, Phelan Conan Limited before Monday 28th March, 2022. Robes may be pre-booked online at The Pre-Paid hire fee is €45 or the hire fee on the day is €50.  Cash will not be accepted. Payment can be made with a credit/debit card. Robes can be collected from 2 hours prior to your graduation in G001, Human Biology Building and all gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan by 6pm on the day of the graduation.

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 your bank.


Please click here for information on conferring photographs.


Please note that all staff, students and visitors to campus must continue to wear a face mask while indoors in public areas on campus, this includes events such as Conferring.

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.

Conferring Booklet

You can download a copy of the Conferring Booklet below. 

Conferring Booklet Image 2022

Conferring Booklet 2022

Conferring Booklet 2020