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Look up the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.

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Dublin Institute of Technology

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Open Day

Are you considering a course in Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary Arts or Food Technology?

The School of Hospitality Management and Tourism at DIT will host its next Open Day in April.

Date: 6th of April 2016

Time: 2-5 p.m

Venue: DIT Cathal Brugha St. Dublin 1 (at the north end of O'Connell St.)

 School of Hospitality Management and Tourism programmes:

  • Level 8 BSc International Hospitality Management (DT401)
  • Level 7 BA Hospitality Management (DT408)
  • Level 8 BSc Tourism Marketing (DT412)
  • Level 7 BA Tourism Management (DT406)
  • Level 8 BSc Event Management (DT 413)
  • Level 7 BA Leisure Management (DT 411)

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology programmes:

  • Level 6 Higher Certificate in Food Sales & Culinary Practice (DT404)
  • Level 8 BSc Culinary Science (DT405)
  • Level 8 BSc Culinary Arts (DT407)
  • Level 8 BSc Culinary Entrepreneurship (DT416)
  • Level 8 BSc Bar Studies (Management & Entrepreneurship) (DT417)
  • Level 7 BSc Baking & Pastry Arts Management (DT418)
  • Level 6 Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts (Professional Practice) (DT432A)

There will be the possibilty to meet staff and students of programmes in Culinary Arts, Culinary Science, Culinary Entrepreneurship, Bar Studies (Management & Entrepreneurship) and Baking and Pasty Arts Management, Food Sales & Culinary Practice and Culinary Arts (Professional Practice).

Full details click here.

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