DIT Open Day attracts thousands


12th January 2011

As the CAO deadline gets closer, DIT hosted its biggest-ever Open Day in Aungier Street this week.  Postponed from December 4th because of bad weather, the Open Day attracted over five thousand visitors, including Leaving Cert students, mature applicants planning to go back to education and international students.  Academic staff and current students were on hand to talk them through their options, and special sessions on Careers, preparing for portfolios and auditions, and a ‘maths surgery’ were all packed to the doors.   Admissions Officer, Frank Costello said that while large numbers had been expected, the turnout was unprecedented.  "Unfortunately demand for copies of the prospectus far exceeded the available supply, but we would like to encourage students and guidance counsellors to go to the website for information on each of our programmes.  In addition, we would urge students to use DIT CourseWise to browse programmes and to see the detail of the modules in each programme – it’s available at www.dit.ie/coursewise".


Students from Pobal Scoil Palmerstown – Jennifer Bracken, Christina Herbert and Daniel Brennan – peruse the DIT prospectus

Students who attended the Open Day will have received a DIT wall planner, highlighting key dates between now and June, and also including a specific contact for each programme.  Emphasising the importance of making an informed choice, Frank Costello said “At this stage students have a good idea as to which direction they are going and their questions are becoming more specific.  The people who are best placed to answer those questions are the lecturers involved in a particular subject area, so students should use those contact details to find out what they need to know to help them make their final choice.”


Pictured at Dublin Institute of Technology Open Day were Lewis Dillon and Kevin Andrews Scoil Íosa Malahide with Kevin Winston Final Year DIT Engineering student.

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