CAFRE's open week will be online next week with those interested in courses in agriculture, food, equine and horticulture invited to take part.

Deirdre Cooper, CAFRE Senior Student Recruitment Adviser, explained the open week will be on Discover CAFRE Facebook live from Monday, March 7th to Thursday, March 10.

"The College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is the only College in the island of Ireland that offers courses from Certificates to Honours Degrees in Agriculture, Food, Equine and Horticulture as well as Diplomas in Land-based Engineering, Floristry and Veterinary Nursing. Courses are delivered in one of the three CAFRE campuses and attract students from all over United Kingdom, Ireland, and further afield," she explained.

"CAFRE students fully embrace CAFRE’s ethos of ‘learning by doing’. They are able to put into practice what they are taught in the classroom in the superb, practical facilities. These demonstrate the latest science, technology, innovation and business management techniques needed for a successful career in the agri-food industry.

"Students have the security of knowing that industry linkages are established from day one of a student’s journey at CAFRE with over £60,000 in bursaries available to first year degree students to apply for. Industry visits and work placements are an integral part of all programmes which can be in Ireland, the UK or as far away as Australia or America.

"Most CAFRE graduates progress on to successful, fulfilling careers in the agri-food Industry. The results speak for themselves – over 95% of graduates gain employment or progress on to higher education within six months of completing their course and 91% would recommend their course to others.

"So please join us at our virtual events to hear from staff, current students and graduate experiences and see around the world class facilities that support the delivery of our courses," she added.