Thousands attend DIT open day

Monday 19 January: Thousands of young people visited DIT's Aungier Street campus on Saturday to help them in making up their minds about their CAO applications at the end of this month. Vincent O'Hora, DIT's Admissions Officer said he was delighted with the interest expressed. "We had a fantastic response to our invitation to attend our annual open day. Each faculty had set up exhibition stands and while all of them were excellent I suppose Engineering might have won the prize - they managed to bring their helicopter in to the main concourse in Aungier Street!"

In addition to answering queries from leaving cert students who are applying through the CAO, the Office of Lifelong Learning was also on hand to encourage people over the age of 23 to consider returning to learning - "to unlock their potential", as Dr. Jen Harvey describes it. DIT actively promotes its programmes to people who may not have had the opportunity to attend higher education at 18 but are now looking at developing their careers or revisiting their choices.

The carnival atmosphere on campus was added to by Spin FM - the radio station broadcast live from DIT all day, playing requests and conducting interviews with staff and with prospective students about their ambitions.

This weekend the Fás 'Opportunities' fair also took place in Croke Park, and DIT had a stand in the Education section. Visitor numbers at this event were also very high.

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