Conferring Ceremonies for Adult Learners‌

NB: The next Adult Learning Conferring Ceremony will take place on Saturday 23rd November, 2024. The details below will be updated in October 2024. 

The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development Conferring Ceremonies will take place over two sessions on Saturday 25th November 2023 in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn on the University of Galway campus.

Live Streaming

This event will be live-streamed on the day, you can watch it on the video link here. A room will be also available on the day beside the main conferring hall for family & friends to view the ceremony if they wish – details to follow.

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

11.00 a.m. Conferring Session
Course Title Contact
B.Sc. in Science & Technology Studies
Diploma in Science & Technology Studies
Diploma in Automation and Control
Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning
Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems
Diploma in Medical Device Science
Diploma in Operations Engineering
Diploma in Scientific Studies (Apiculture)
Diploma in Scientific Studies (Earth and Ocean Sciences)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Practice-based Play Therapy)
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Diploma in Arts (Archaeology)
Diploma in Arts (French)
Diploma in Arts (French - Ennis)
Diploma in Arts (German)
Diploma in Arts (Irish Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Italian)
Diploma in Arts (Spanish)
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Teaching)
Master of Arts (Adult Learning & Development)
MSc in Business (Leadership Development)
Higher Diploma in Business Studies
Bachelor of Commerce
Diploma in Change Management
Diploma in Critical Business Skills
Diploma in Management
Diploma in Learning and Development
Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning
Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)
Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Studies and Practice)
Bachelor of Arts (Training & Education)
2.00 p.m. Conferring Session
Bachelor of Arts (Community, Youth & Family Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Community, Youth & Family Studies)
Diploma in Community Development Practice
Diploma in Community Development Practice (NI)
Diploma in Youth and Community Development Practice
Certificate in Youthwork Practice
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 Monday, November 6th, 2023. Please ensure any outstanding fees, penalties, library fines etc. are paid by deadline in order to be eligible to attend the 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

Change of Address

If you are unable to attend the ceremony in person, your parchment will be posted directly to you. Please update your information should you have a change of home address. This can be done via the Student Registry Helpdesk at Student Registry Helpdesk - University of Galway


All graduands are entitled to 2 guest tickets onlyNo additional tickets can be assigned. Please contact your Course Administrator for additional information. General queries on the ceremonies can be directed to


All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-makers, Phelan Conan Limited before Midnight Sunday 19th November 2023. Robes may be pre-booked online at The pre-paid hire fee is €45 or Pay on the day hire fee is €50. Payment on the day can be made by scanning our QR code.

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process on Phelan 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 

Robes can be collected from 8am on the day of your graduation in room G001, Human Biology Building, University of Galway (beside the Bailey Allen Hall).

Cash will not be accepted. All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan as soon as possible after the conclusion of the ceremony.

Campus Map

A map of the University of Galway campus can be accessed here

Guide to Conferring 

Comprehensive information about the conferral process is available on the Guide to Conferring website.


Your conferring day is a big celebration for you, your friends and family. To honour the occasion Lafayette Photography has been appointed as the official photographer. Pre-book your graduation photography today online at to activate your private gallery and to view prices. Layafette studios are open before and after each ceremony.

Duplicate Parchments

Should you require a copy of your parchment or an English version please contact the University of Galway directly here. University of Galway cannot provide duplicate parchments directly.