Over 1,500 students were conferred with their degrees and diplomas at a ceremony held on campus on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 September.
President, Professor John Hughes made the presentations at a colourful ceremony held in the Aula Maxima.
Among those in attendance was Labour Party Leader, Pat Rabbitte TD, whose daughter Maev-Anne was conferred with a BA (Double Honours) in English and Philosophy.
Twenty-five students were conferred with the degree of Bachelor of Social Science – the first to graduate from this programme.
Also conferred were more than a dozen students from China, three of whom were the first from their country to graduate with Bachelor of Engineering degrees at NUI Maynooth.
All five faculties – Arts, Science, Engineering, Philosophy and Celtic Studies – were represented at the ceremony, which was attended by people from all parts of the country and abroad.
“The ceremony marks the culmination of an important year for NUI Maynooth,” President, Professor John Hughes said. “We have had the highest number of first preference applications in the history of the university. We have also had the largest increase in first preference applications for any university in the country.
“Record research funding has accompanied the expansion of research programmes. We now offer our congratulations to more than 1,500 students who are graduating today. We wish them well for the future.”
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