ATU Mountbellew Open Day for agricultural courses and farm tours

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Galway Daily news ATU Mountbellew Open Day for agricultural courses and live farm tours

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Mountbellew will hold an open day on Wednesday to showcase its agricultural courses and campus life.

The Open Day for secondary school students, parents, teachers and mature applicants will take place from 10am to 12:30pm on Wednesday, March 1.

Staff and students will be on hand to answer questions about the courses ranging from Level 5 (post LC) to Level 8 (Honours degree) delivered by ATU and Teagasc.

The event will also include tours of the campus and facilities, including a guided tour around the two college farms which are an integral part of students’ training.

Both of the farms are managed as commercial units and students have access to farm data and contribute to farm management decisions.

Industry experts will also be on hand to give students an insight into the employment opportunities available after graduation.

Dr Edna Curley, Principal, ATU Mountbellew Agricultural College, says: “We are really looking forward to welcoming you all to Mountbellew.”

“This open morning is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our Teagasc and ATU programmes, as well as financial support and college life”.

Dr Edna Curley Principal ATU Mountbellew

“There will be regular tours of our campus, farms and facilities, with an opportunity to meet staff and current and past students.”

“There will be demonstrations with our driving simulators, showcasing CAD, 3-D scanning and printing and in the farmyard, a display of state-of-the-art technology in agriculture.” 

Also taking part in the Open Day will be representatives from ATU’s Student Services, Access and Participation Office, Disability and Learning Support Service, and Students’ Union, with information on all services, clubs, societies, and more available.

To register for the open morning please telephone 090 9679205 or email admissions@mountbellewac.ie.

For full information on ATU courses available on the ATU Mountbellew campus please visit www.atu.ie.