Ms Lynch travelled to NUI Galway on Friday the 6th of October with Leaving Certificate students. Open Days are the perfect opportunity for students to experience life at NUI Galway first hand. Leaving Certificate students get the opportunity to Come and talk to students and staff, explore the campus, check out the facilities and learn more about the programmes they are interested in. The main exhibition took place in the Bailey Allen hall with over 80 subject-specific stands was a great starting point, followed by a visit to the hands-on science workshops and interactives sessions in Engineering, IT systems, and Robotics. Tours of the campus ran throughout the day. Talks on the bonus CAO performance points scholarships (for students who excel in Sports or the Creative Arts) are always a highlight of the programme. New for 2017, the Open Day Programme included a range of Masterclasses, a series of specialised workshops on unique areas of study, employment or student life. The Masterclasses at the Open Days included a practical drama workshop, a masterclass on engineering in the future and a workshop to show students how they can fuel for success through good nutrition. A great day was had by all and special thanks to Ms Lynch for organising the trip and accompanying the students.