Mature students thinking of applying to a degree in 2022 are invited to attend events below:

Virtual Mature Students Virtual Information Evening 

When: Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Register you interest here Once you register details will be emailed to you in January to access the online platform.

This special information evening is designed for Mature Students (those aged 23 years and over) who may be considering studies at NUI Galway in 2022. There will be an emphasis on applying to a full-time degree, however 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.

The Mature Students Officer will give a welcome presentation at 7pm explaining the CAO application procedure, there will be a student panel sharing some of their experiences with you. Other presentations will include part-time and flexible studies. Representatives from all our College Degree Programmes and Support Services will be there to answer questions in our chat 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/Foundation course, a full-time degree or through our Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development Programmes.

Further information on study options:



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    Mature Students Guide 22 PDF (1.31MB)

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    QQI PDF (16 MB)

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    Access Programmes PDF (1.31MB)