Aras na Mac Leinn

Conferring Ceremonies for Adult Learners 

The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development Conferring Ceremonies will take place over three sessions on Saturday 14 October, 2017 in the Bailey Allen Hall,  Áras na Mac Léinn on the NUI Galway campus.

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

11.00 a.m. Conferring Session

Programme Title Contact
B.Sc. in Science & Technology Studies
Diploma in Science & Technology Studies
Diploma in Environmental Sustainability
Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems
Diploma in Medical Device Science
Diploma in Scientific Studies (Gemmology)
Bachelor of Arts (with English, History, Sociology & Politics, French)
Diploma in Arts (Archaeology Online)
Diploma in Arts (French)
Diploma in Arts (German)
Diploma in Arts (Humanities and Social Science)
Diploma in Arts (Irish Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Italian)
Diploma in Arts (Spanish)
Diploma in English and Drama
Diploma in Psychology of Counselling
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Cardiovascular
Health & Diabetes Prevention
Certificate in Health Promotion (Oral Health)
Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion (Youth Health)

2.00 p.m. Conferring Session

Programme Title Contact
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Teaching)            
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Development) 
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Adult Learning and Development) 
Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education) 
Postgraduate Certificate in TEFL 
Diploma in Business
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Bachelor of Arts (Community & Family Studies)
Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Studies and Practice)
Bachelor of Arts (Training & Education) 
Diploma in Arts (Community & 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)
Certificate in Community Development Practice (Galway City)
Diploma in Youth & Community Development Practice
Certificate in Youth Work Practice  

5.00 p.m. Conferring Session

Programme 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 26 of September, 2017.  Please ensure any outstanding fees, penalties, library fines etc. are paid by deadline in order to be eligible to attend the October 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.  Please contact your Programme Administrator for additional information.


Conferring Gowns will be available from 9.30 a.m. from Messrs. Phelan Conan Associates Ltd. in Áras na Mac Léinn.  Conferring Gowns may 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 October 11, 2017.  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 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.