Friday, April 03, 2020

This will be the first time in the 175-year history of NUI Galway that the university will not hold physical conferring ceremonies. 

NUI Galway are to hold virtual conferring ceremonies for over 300 graduates and their families this Monday in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The university will hold two ceremonies, which will be live-streamed to graduating medical students.
Due to restrictions arising from the pandemic, the university will, for the first time in its 175-year history, not hold physical conferring ceremonies and will instead mark the occasion online.
At 10am on Monday (April 6) the university will confer 190 future doctors with an Honours Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Obstetrics (MB, BCh, BAO) degree. The university took the decision to bring the final year medical examinations and graduation forward to ensure that the medical graduates would be available to enter the healthcare workforce as quickly as possible.
On Wednesday, at 12pm, the University will hold its research conferring ceremony with over 110 students graduating. Nearly 90 students will be recognised by NUI Galway when they are conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). A number of students will also be conferred with Masters and Doctor of Medicine degrees.
Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said: “These are extraordinary times and our graduates are extraordinary people. While we are deeply disappointed that we cannot share this special day with our graduates in person, we are looking forward to marking the occasion and sharing good wishes online. We imagine together this day and, we hope, better days to come.”
The online ceremony will mark the achievements of students from across Ireland and Europe as well as Malaysia, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Brunei, Singapore, USA, China, South Korea, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Brazil, Ecuador and Vietnam. It is hoped this global community can come together in shared pride at the achievements of NUI Galway’s Class of 2020.
Both conferring ceremonies will be streamed live at

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