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GMIT Conferring of Awards to take place online (24-28 Nov 2020)

Over 1,800 students to be conferred live on GMIT social medai channels

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Press Office

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

GMIT’s annual conferring ceremonies will be held fully online this year with 14 sessions taking place over five days, from Tuesday 24 November to Saturday 28 November (2020). 

Over 1,800 students will be conferred with higher certificate, degree and postgraduate awards in over 120 courses in Business, Engineering, Creative Arts & Media, Furniture Design & Technology, Hotel, Heritage & Tourism studies, Nursing, Health Sciences & Social Care, and Science & Computing.

The full schedule is available on https://www.gmit.ie/general/graduation-schedule-2020 The ceremonies will be available to view on GMIT’s Facebook: GMIT (Official) www.facebook.com/GMITOfficial and YouTube channel http://youtube.com/GMITChannel

The ceremonies will begin with well wishes from special guests after which the President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn, will proceed to confer awards on graduands. Student Achievement and Teaching and Excellence Awards will also be presented before the Chairman of GMIT’s Governing Body, Mr Cormac MacDonncha, addresses the meeting. A graduate, representing each school, will bring each of the conferring sessions to a close. To end proceedings, GMIT Student Choir, directed by award-winning choir master and musical director Seán Rowland will perform a rendition of a well- known hit single, especially for the GMIT Graduates of 2020.

GMIT Student Affairs Manager Debbie Molloy says: “The Graduation is the most celebrated event in the GMIT academic calendar. Virtual graduation ceremonies are a first for GMIT, and while staff and management are disappointed that it is not possible to celebrate this special occasion with graduates in person, the graduation team have endeavored to create a personalised event that captures the significant achievements of the Class of 2020”.

“It is our hope that the online ceremony is a memorable one for graduates and their families. I would like to thank the staff in GMIT, Tadhg from Keady Audio Visual Services and Proactive Design and Marketing for the assistance in creating this virtual event.”

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Issued by Regina Daly, GMIT Communications & Press Officer, GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway.
0879618355 (m) regina.daly@gmit.ie  www.gmit.ie/news

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Adrian Moran from Shrule, who graduated with a degree in Software Engineering, pictured with Rachel Kelleher from Ennis, Philip O'Riordan from Gort, and Niamh McDonnell from Shrule, who all graduated with an honours degree in Business in November 2019 [Photo: Aengus McMahon]

Adrian Moran from Shrule, who graduated with a degree in Software Engineering, pictured with Rachel Kelleher from Ennis, Philip O'Riordan from Gort, and Niamh McDonnell from Shrule, who all graduated with an honours degree in Business in November 2019 [Photo: Aengus McMahon]

Adrian Moran from Shrule, who graduated with a degree in Software Engineering, pictured with Rachel Kelleher from Ennis, Philip O'Riordan from Gort, and Niamh McDonnell from Shrule, who all graduated with an honours degree in Business in November 2019 [Photo: Aengus McMahon]