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Maynooth University Opening Day - What You Need To Know

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11:44 24 Mar 2017

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'Flexibility and Choice'..sounds a lot different to secondary school right? Well, that's what Maynooth University pride themselves on. So if you're off to college next year and need some guidance, why not pop along to the Maynooth University Open Day this Friday and Saturday.

There you'll have the opportunity to chat to students and academic staff who'll be on hand to answer your questions about the degrees, facilities and supports they offer.

Throughout the Open Days, student ambassadors will lead guided tours of the campus and facilities and will answer all your questions about student life. You can also pop along to talks on a diverse range of subjects from psychology, to primary teaching, to careers and subject choice.

So what makes Maynooth University different?

  • They have changed what they teach and how they teach, to make sure you graduate with the critical skills that employers want - the ability to think critically and communicate clearly.
  • You get plenty of time in first year to decide what subjects you want to study.
  • In second year, you get to study electives - short courses outside you main degree - in areas like Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Problem Solving; Climate Change or a modern language.
  • You get to do experiential learning -things like work experience, study abroad, learning through volunteering - to develop the skills you will need in employment.
  • They have simplified CAO entry routes to give you maximum flexibility in your degree.

And if you’re going to spend the next few years studying, you might as well squeeze some fun in while you’re at!

At the Open Day, you'll also get the chance to meet with student reps from over 100 clubs and societies. The clubs and societies are run by the students for the students. Getting involved will enhance your university experience and help you to learn new skills and make new friends. 

In fact, former students love the Uni so much 86% of them students would still choose to attend Maynooth if starting their university career again.

From computer programmers to teachers, scientists to journalists, graduates from Maynooth University go on to a wide variety of careers.You may even recognise some of their former grads..

Sean Gallagher - Entrepreneur and 2011 presidential candidate

Shauna Kerslake - Star of the movie "A date for Mad Mary"

Seán Munsanje - TV3 Xpose and Most Stylish Man 2016

Michael Darragh MacAuley - GAA star

Mary Hannafin- former Minister for Education

Brian Hayes – MEP

So if you’re still unsure about what to do next year, why not go to the Open Day this weekend, chat to some experts who can give you some great advice and things will start becoming a lot clearer. We promise!

For more information on the Open Day, click

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