Maynooth University hosts 14 Conferring Ceremonies over five days

Siblings Marie and Sam Russell, conferred with Postgraduate Diplomas in Arts (School Guidance Counselling) and Prof Philip Nolan, President
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 10:30

A total 2,248 students will be conferred, including 40 PhD graduates, in September ceremonies

Maynooth University will confer a total of 2,248 students over five days with a range of degrees and diplomas at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University will host 14 ceremonies over five days, starting today (Friday 6th) and running until Friday 13 September.

Siblings Marie and Sam Russell from Navan in Meath were celebrating their achievement after they were both conferred with Postgraduate Diplomas in Arts (School Guidance Counselling).

A maths teacher, Marie is a Home School Community Liaison Officer at Beaufort College, Navan, while Sam teaches at Coláiste na hInse in Laytown, Co Meath.

A dedicated alumnus of Maynooth University, Sam received his fourth parchment from Maynooth University today, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2006, and returning to his alma mater to obtain a Master’s in Media Studies, and later, a Professional Diploma in Education.

Today marked the first conferring of students of the new Bachelor of Arts (Media Technology), and also the first postgraduate diplomas in Global Legal Studies, and in Comparative Criminology.

A new Diploma in Leadership, Defence and Contemporary Security also will be awarded be for the first time.