ATU welcomes incoming students for the Galway Campuses Open Day

ATU welcomes incoming students for the Galway Campuses Open Day

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The Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is preparing to welcome hundreds of high school students, teachers, parents and adult students to its campuses in Galway City next weekend.

Held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday, the event will showcase the range of undergraduate programs offered at University West and North West campuses.

Information will be provided on all courses in the fields of study offered at Atlantic Technological University. For a full list of all courses offered at ATU, visit

A free shuttle service will be available for customers to visit both campuses throughout the open house.

At the Dublin Road campus, there will be discussions about the OAC application process, the access desk, introduction to the different schools and campuses, and student funding and support.

At Wellpark Road (Cluain Mhuire campus), there will be demonstrations, exhibitions, tours and lectures in the fields of art, graphic design, interior design, fashion and textiles, film and documentary, animation and game design, education and creative media and storytelling.

Also in Dublin Road, the Galway International Hotel School (GIHS) will host an ‘immersive culinary experience’ and the culinary team will be on hand to offer cooking, food and culinary arts lessons.

Other events include poster presentations, videos of student work, and updates on career opportunities for graduates.

A special guest lecture “Learn to Study Effectively and Efficiently” will be delivered by Dr. Seán Lally, The Study Coach, at 11am at Theater 995.

It will focus on the science of effective and efficient study, helping students maximize their time before exams.

Lorraine Cunningham, ATU Galway-Mayo Schools Liaison Officer, said: “This event provides great opportunities to learn about our 100+ CAD courses, the change of mind process, study tips, financial supports and university life, and our student ambassadors will give tours of campus and facilities.

The Dublin Road campus will feature a mobile classroom called “The Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC), developed by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Seafood Development Agency.

ARC is part of a European campaign to raise young people’s awareness of aquaculture.

Dr Ian O’Connor, head of the if department Natural Resources & the Environment, ATU Galway City, said: “We have been teaching freshwater and marine biology at ATU Galway for 50 years and incoming first years join a community of almost 300 staff and students studying and research marine and freshwater biology at our city campus.

“Our students benefit from the applied nature of our degrees with extensive practical and field work, as well as an internship.”

“Many of our graduates go on to work in a range of roles in marine and freshwater ecology. Others complete postgraduate degrees such as our M.Sc. in Conservation Behaviour, or M.Sc. in Conservation marine applied.

“Some will also complete their PhDs at the Center for Marine and Freshwater Research on the ATU Galway City campus, joining a community of over 30 PhD students working with 38 academic and research staff.”

To register for this open day and other events at ATU campuses in Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal, visit