Students, both young and old, are celebrating the completion of their education today as NUIG has awarded degrees to over 300 students.
The largest cohort of students to receive their scrolls were future doctors with 176 people conferred Honours Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Obstetrics degrees.
Among today’s pool of graduates there were over 40 people receiving a PhD in different areas.
Speaking at the ceremony, President of NUI Galway Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh congratulated the graduates on behalf of the university.
He said that NUIG is “determined that this University will play its full part in developing graduates who will make a real difference in the world and for the world, and will shape the future needs of our society.”
This was a day of pride for more than just Irish mums as among the graduates were students from Malaysia, Canada, Singapore, UK, USA, India, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Egypt.
The next conferring date at NUIG will be in the winter with Adult Learning and Professional Development degrees awarded on Saturday, November 9.
All colleges will be awarding their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Monday, November 11 – Wednesday, November 20.