Later this week, NUI Galway will host a special information session for prospective students eligible for alternative pathways into university. 

The event will be open to anyone seeking advice on courses available through the Access Centre and for people applying for part-time courses as mature students.

The information session takes place on this Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Building. It will focus on Access Programme or Foundation Studies Diploma courses in 2022-23. 

 Dr Mary Surlis, Senior Manager of NUI Galway’s Access Centre says there are several options available to prospective students who are looking for an alternative admissions route to NUI Galway and who may require some extra guidance in deciding on their educational pathway, and they are there to help, guide and support. 

Representatives from the Access Centre and Programme Coordinators will be at the information session to advise and answer questions and to support those who wish to take that first step into third level education.

The Access Centre is currently accepting applications from school leavers and mature students for its full-time Access Programmes and its part-time Foundation Studies Diploma courses in Science, Technology and Engineering, and Business, Law, and Arts. 

The Foundation Studies Diploma courses are intensive part-time courses taught over 26 weeks. They are open to mature applicants, aged 22 or over, who are interested in applying for entry to full-time undergraduate courses. 

For more information and to register for the information session visit, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.



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