Alumni Awards Gala Banquet 2022 - Friday, October 21st.


The NUI Galway Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among our 120,000 alumni worldwide. These awardees are leaders in their professions and excel in their fields on a national and international level. The awards programme boasts an impressive roll call of outstanding graduates who have gone on to honour their alma mater, including, for example, President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins; Ireland’s first female Attorney General, Máire Whelan; Irish Olympians, Olive Loughnane and Paul Hession; Irish Rugby international Ciarán Fitzgerald; RTÉ broadcaster, Seán O’Rourke; and actors Marie Mullen and Nicola Coughlan.

The 2022 Alumni Awards will be presented in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway on Friday, October 21st, 2022. Online booking opening soon. 

 The Alumni Awards Programme has expanded to eight Alumni Awards awards including:  

  • Alumni Award for Arts, Literature and Celtic Studies
  • Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Science
  • Alumni Award for Business and Commerce
  • Alumni Award for Engineering, Science and Technology
  • Alumni Award for Law, Public Policy and Government
  • Alumni Award for Contribution to Sport 
  • Gradam Alumni don Ghaeilge
  • Alumni Award for Emgerging Leaders (New for 2022)

Click here to view our 2019 Alumni Award Winners.

Click here to view the acceptance speeches from our 2021 Alumni Award Winners.

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