‘Save the Date’ for Loughry’s Open Day

Date published: 28 March 2018

Lecture theatres and corridors are buzzing as our students prepare themselves for the fast approaching ‘end of year’ assessments at Loughry Campus, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE). This makes it the perfect time to check out what we have to offer at our Open Day, on Tuesday 17 April from 3 to 8pm.

Pictured from left to right. Second year Food Technology students Rachel McIlveen, Killinchy, Jack Graham, Ballymoney and Liz Simpson, CAFRE Education Adviser are all set to welcome visitors to Loughry’s Open Day on 17 April.

The Open Day at Loughry Campus is a great opportunity to find out more about our courses and campus facilities. Recognised as a Centre of Excellence, Loughry Campus continues to prove itself as a route to a highly successful career in the agri-food sector. Students enjoy the benefits of first class teaching facilities, low course tuition fees and very affordable halls of residence. Furthermore, Loughry graduates are very much in demand with 98% of last year’s graduates gainfully employed in exciting graduate roles with both local and national food companies.

Extending an invitation to the Spring 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 creative, motivated and talented graduates 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 specialist areas of Food Technology, Food, Nutrition and Health, Food Business Management, Food Design and Nutrition and in Business for Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise. Courses have a range of entry levels from National Diploma, suitable for students with GCSE’s to BSc (Hons) and Masters Degree. With teaching and learning facilities that are second to none, we offer a clear progression route with the flexibility of full and part-time study.

Open Day visitors can find out more about entry requirements, residential facilities and aspects of funding available including a number of generous bursaries from local businesses. So why not come along to our Open Day on 17 April between 3.00 – 8.00pm and get a taste of ‘Loughry life’. For more information on any of our courses, visit the CAFRE website or facilities freephone 0800 0284291.

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