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Outreach and Engagement

Schools Outreach and Engagement

Schools Outreach and Engagement

Outreach and Engagement - Education and Graduate Training

Transition Year Programme

Each year the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences offers a Transition Year Schools Programme. This programme is open to all Transition Year students. Details of the week long programme and the application process are available at Transition Year Schools Programme.

Appetite for Knowledge – Science Communications Competition

On Thursday 10th November 2022, during SFI Science Week, the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences are running Appetite for Knowledge, a science communications competition for secondary schools.

Funded by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme and hosted in UCC’s historic Aula Maxima, this competition has been specifically designed to engage transition year and other senior cycle students, supporting the core science curriculum by broadening young people’s exposure to food, nutritional and agricultural sciences. Student teams will deliver short presentations on their chosen topic within these fields, with judging for prizes for the best presentation.

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Food Industry Training Unit

The FITU services the part-time Continuing Professional Development and training needs of people working in, or associated with, the food and related industry sectors and is an example of UCC’s readiness to evolve and respond to the needs of this rapidly growing sector of industry.

The Unit works on a day-to-day basis with academic and technical staff internally in UCC and externally in partnership with industry and with Government and state agencies.

FITU is in a prime position to respond to food science and technology, food biotechnology and food management industry challenges as the critical mass of expertise in the University is uniquely positioned to satisfy this need.

Food Industry Training Unit

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Room 240 Food Science Building, University College, Cork