Talk from SUSI Grants Authority to feature at NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day

Pictured are two NUI Galway Postgraduate Scholarship recipients (l-r): Sravathni Bandla, PhD student in Biomedical Science, who received a Hardiman Scholarship; and Colin O’Riordan, MSc in Marketing Practice, a Taught Masters Scholarship recipient.
Nov 02 2015 Posted: 10:28 GMT

SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), the national Awarding Authority for all higher and further education student grants, will be the feature talk at NUI Galway’s Autumn Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 11 November, from 12 - 4pm in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn.

The SUSI talk, which will take place at 12.45pm and again at 1.45pm, will provide students with an opportunity to gain information on the funding opportunities and application process available to them.

The Open Day will showcase over 400 of NUI Galway’s full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes, including taught and research masters, and doctoral research options. The Open Day will focus on the benefits of doing a postgraduate programme and the practicalities of making an application.

With over 3,500 postgraduate students currently attending NUI Galway, over 70 information stands will provide details on postgraduate opportunities at the University, with academic staff and current students on hand to answer questions about specific courses. Information on scholarships schemes such as the Hardiman Scholarship and the Taught Masters Scholarship, fees and other practical considerations will also be made available to prospective students on the day.

Celine O’Donovan, Senior Marketing Officer at NUI Galway, comments: “A postgraduate qualification broadens your skills-set, defines your areas of expertise, increases your specialist knowledge, and can improve your job prospects. Over 91% of NUI Galway graduates are currently employed or are in further study within six months of graduating, which is higher than the HEA national average for postgraduates.”

Throughout the day postgraduate students will have the option of attending talks on funding opportunities and applications available to them, career prospects and progression, and there will also be information on how to apply for a postgraduate course. Irish graduates are ranked first in Europe in terms of how employers rank graduates, and postgraduate study boosts employability. The number of postgraduates in employment has grown consistently in recent years and NUI Galway’s well-established links with industry allows them to take the first step in building their career.

NUI Galway offers a wide range of fourth level courses, developing programmes based on its traditional academic strengths of Arts, Social Sciences, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Medicine, Nursing, Health Science, Law, Engineering, Informatics and Science. These areas have been augmented with innovative research centres in areas as diverse as Biomedical Science and Engineering, International Human Rights, Digital Media and Film Studies, and Regenerative Medicine.

New courses being introduced for 2016 include an MSc in Biomedical Genomics and a part-time MSc in Medical Technology and Regulatory Affairs.

To view NUI Galway’s new and unique postgraduate programmes and to book your place at the Open Day visit  or simply call in on the day. To apply for an NUI Galway postgraduate course visit


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