Transition Year School Programme

2024 Transition Year Schools Programme

2024 Transition Year Schools Programme

Annual Transition Year Experience Programme - School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences holds an annual Transition Year Experience Programme which takes place towards the end of March/early April. The week of activities is designed to promote an understanding and appreciation of both Food and Nutritional Sciences and to highlight career opportunities in these areas. The programme provides students with opportunities to conduct ‘hands-on’ experiments in our laboratories and includes a ‘fun with food’ workshop, a day in our bakery making breads and pastry, a workshop on smoking and salting meats, a day in Nutrition learning about techniques in nutritional assessment, a workshop on dairy processing and pupils will also learn about the sensory analysis of foods while participating in a taste panel comparing food products.

The following link will allow you to view Sample Transition Year Schedule

Places are very limited and will be spread across schools.

Applications for 2024 will open in early October and a short on-line form will be available to complete on this web page

Please note that an application does not guarantee a place on the programme. All applicants will be notified as to whether they have received a place. When considering applying please make sure that you will be able to attend all 5 days (Wednesday will be a half day) of activities.

If you have any queries, please contact the course coordinator Dr Therese Uniacke-Lowe ( or 021-4901385).

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

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