Designing Futures Mission

Designing Futures is a new educational programme that will prepare students to deal with today’s complexity and uncertainty, and the future world of work.

Designing Futures has been developed to enhance the employability of NUI Galway graduates by offering additional practical and creative teaching, learning and skills development alongside traditional degree studies.

Designing Futures will drive transformational change, and support the evolution of our educational experience for our students, staff and enterprise partners

Designing futures has been developed to:

•  Support students to design their own possible futures through a personalised skills development pathway
•  Create opportunities for students to have practical skills achievements recognised on graduation alongside their degree
•  Enable every student to succeed in their future world of work
•  Cultivate curiosity and ideation
•  Nurture creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
•  Enhance NUI Galway’s position as an innovative student-centred and industry engaged institution
•  Leverage local and global partnerships including Stanford's Life Design Studio and Georgia Institute of Technology's Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP's)


Benefits for Students :

•  Understanding and accessing opportunities across the NUI Galway campus
•  Supported and tailored experience
•  Building relationships
•  Peer support
•  Improve career prospects
•  Academic, professional and personal skills development
•  Cross campus learning
•  Recognition of the entire university experience