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Take a step closer to the real world with DIT: Open Day 1/2 Dec

Posted: 7 November, 2017

Each year on the first Friday and Saturday of December, DIT welcomes prospective students, their teachers and parents to our Aungier Street campus to discover all that DIT has to offer.

DIT Open Day, 1st and 2nd December 2017

DIT Open Day is your opportunity to meet current students and staff, attend presentations and check out the facilities for your programme of choice, and previous visitors have said what they find most useful is talking directly to current students and academic staff in the discipline areas that interest them. Frank Costello, Head of Admissions in DIT, says that doesn’t surprise him.  “When you’re studying for your Leaving Cert, it can be hard to imagine what it might be like to come to college and to have the opportunity to work in science and engineering labs, or in art and media studios, or to participate in business case study projects. Talking to current students, in particular, is the best way to help you to figure out what you would really, really love to do and where that might lead you.”

‌This year, DIT has added some additional sessions that might be particularly useful to students and to family members. For example, 30-minute Study Skills sessions could help in the months leading up to the Leaving Cert exams – how to concentrate; how to take notes that really help with revision; how not to procrastinate!!  There will also be sessions on minding your mental health, and specific sessions for parents of future students to give them information that will help them and their student son or daughter to make the transition successfully from second to third level. For times of these sessions and how to book your seat visit our Open Day website

Not everyone coming to the Open Day will choose to go straight to College from school, so it’s also useful to explore those at an Open Day.  You can find out about the differences between Level 7 options and Level 8; about transferring from a Level 5 post-Leaving Cert course into a degree programme; and what are the current career trends and opportunities in the subject areas that interest you.

While your reason for going to College is to gain your academic qualification, it is also a period in your life when you can explore so many interests – through sports clubs, student societies, volunteering, etc and you will find out about the 120 clubs and societies available in DIT.

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