Over 1,300 secondary students and adult learners from all over Donegal visited LYIT last week to find out about courses, speak to lecturers and get a feel what it would be like to study at the college.
All of the Schools (Business, Science, Engineering and Tourism) were on hand to answer questions and talk through courses and prospects.
This year the LYIT had a number of interactive events.
An adult learner evening which featured a special event “Making Social Change” introducing the first degree in Ireland in Social and Community enterprise.
The Department of Law also conducted mock trials for budding lawyers and the Business studies ran a workshop ‘The Apprentice @ LYIT’ which offered students considering a future in business a taste of what they would study at LYIT, hosted by Donegal’s The Apprentice candidate Joanne-Sweeney Burke.
Two groups of fourth year BBS Marketing students, presented their marketing strategies on a pre-assigned task.
The secondary school students were given the opportunity to ask questions – just as Bill Cullen would do in the boardroom – before finally voting for the group with the winning idea.
Speaking about the day, LYIT President Paul Hannigan said, “Once again we welcome everyone to LYIT, it’s always a pleasure to have students and adult learners from all over Donegal at the college. We hope they found the events useful and I look forward to welcoming them back to LYIT as third level students.”Tags: