NUI Maynooth President, Prof Philip Nolan, has called on graduates of the University to put the gifts that their lives and education has given to “the task of building a society we can be proud to live in.”
Speaking at the recent graduation ceremonies in NUI Maynooth, at which over 1,900 students were conferred with degrees, the Prof. Nolan urged graduates to use their education to “make sense of and understand the world…to question, to argue, to think creatively and to imagine new things…to speak out when you see something wrong or a better way of being and doing.”
The ceremonies took place over three days. Included this year for the first time were graduates from two new BSc programmes: BSc Multimedia and BSc Science Education and a new Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Business and Management).
Among the graduating classes were the first graduates of the Higher Diploma in Primary Education at NUI Maynooth. This is the first year that students from the Froebel College of Education have been conferred with the NUI Maynooth Higher Diploma in Primary Education.
NUI Maynooth is the only Irish university offering the full spectrum of teacher education – from primary and secondary, through to adult and community education.
- Henry Bauress