‘Learning by doing’ on show at Loughry’s open day

Date published: 02 October 2018

Fresher’s Week took on a whole new meaning for students at CAFRE’s Loughry Campus, with a focus on hands-on learning as a way of getting to know each other.

BSc Food Technology classmates Thomas Freeman, Ballymoney, Emily Burrows, Dungannon, Amanda Xu, Michigan State University exchange student and Peter McDowell, Larne get to know one another while learning about the process of sausage manufacture.

The classrooms and corridors are buzzing with excitement as new students settle into ‘campus life’.

They are ready to ‘show off’ their learning at our open day, on Tuesday 9 October from 3.00-8.00pm.

The open day is a great opportunity to find out more about courses on offer and the learning environment that Loughry students excel in. Loughry Campus continues to prove itself as a route to a very successful career in food.

Students can enjoy the benefits of low course tuition fees, affordable accommodation and first class teaching facilities. Furthermore, our graduates are very much in demand. Many of this year’s graduates are enjoying healthy starting salaries with both local and national food companies

In extending an invitation to the open day, Derek McDowell, Head of Food Technology Education said: “The Northern Ireland food and drink industry is a vibrant, progressive sector. It is our largest manufacturing sector and its continual growth needs a supply of creative, motivated and talented people who can deliver success. Loughry graduates are in high demand, largely due to the practical nature of our courses and the fact they are taught in world class facilities - right on your doorstep.”

Loughry offers courses in Food Technology, Food, Nutrition & Health, Food Business Management and Food Innovation & Nutrition.

The courses are offered on a full and part-time basis and are available at a range of levels from National Diploma for post-GCSE students, to BSc. (Hons) and Masters Degree with a clear progression route along the way.

Facilities at Loughry are second to none and during our open day, visitors can find out more about entry requirements, the learning environment and on site accommodation. Visitors can also find out more about financial support available for studies including a number of generous bursaries from local businesses. 

If you want to find out more about what Loughry has to offer then come along to our open day on 9 October between 3:00 – 8:00pm and get a taste of campus life.

For more information on any of our courses or facilities Freephone: 0800 0284291 or visit the CAFRE website.  

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