For many, choosing a career path is never an easy one. With a myriad of courses to choose from and a wide array of colleges offering an expanse of options, prospective students are well advised to research their interests.
The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science held an Information Evening in Kilkenny in November. The evening was designed to provide students with an overview of all undergraduate programmes on offer for September 2014 entry. Over 200 students and their parents attended the evening and heard presentations from past graduates Dr Anne-Marie Butler (Ulster Bank), David Corscadden (Shelflife magazine) and Edwin Corrigan (UCD Forestry PhD student).
Attendees heard of the tremendous options, opportunities and education associated with a Degree in Agricultural Science. The degree programme continues to command ever increasing demand and deservedly so. Anne Markey (college lecturer) outlined the depth of degree programmes and the skills and expertise of those delivering degree programmes. The focus on research led teaching continues and allows students a powerful learning experience.
With the wide array of questions and conversations had with prospective students and their parents, it was evident that the Leaving Certificate students of 2014 continue to have a Degree in Agricultural Science firmly on their radar.