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South East Technological University (SETU) will host its annual Spring Open Day at its Kilkenny Road Campus in Carlow on Saturday, 13 May from 10am to 2pm, showcasing its undergraduate, postgraduate, and part-time courses on offer and highlights the best of student life and the exciting atmosphere at SETU’s campus in Carlow. As SETU celebrates its first anniversary as a technological university, the Spring Open Day highlights a range of brand-new courses for 2023/24, developed by our experts in academia and industry, in the areas of agricultural science, set design, and sports management.

With the CAO Change of Mind facility now open, it is a key time for prospective students to visit SETU’s campus in Carlow and speak with our lecturers, course leaders, and student support staff who can guide you on detailed course content, work placements, internships, and career opportunities; as well as answer your questions on areas of student life such as accommodation, admissions, and sport. It is also an opportunity to explore SETU’s growing, state-of-the-art campus in Carlow.

This year, SETU is proud to launch nine new degree courses available to study at levels 7 and 8. This includes the Bachelor of Science in Organic Agriculture, a cutting-edge new course that is the only one of its kind offered in Ireland and will be delivered at SETU’s Wexford campus. It is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in the agri-food industry and complements the university’s existing suite of specialty land and food science programmes. Alongside this, the Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Systems Engineering launches in September 2023 for delivery at SETU’s Carlow campus. It is another of SETU’s expert-led courses in the areas of agribusiness and agricultural engineering that supports the agri-food sector as one of Ireland’s most important indigenous sectors.

At SETU in Carlow, students can now enrol in a brand-new Bachelor of Science in Set Design and Construction that focuses on developing graduates who can contribute to the expansion of Ireland’s film industry. Alongside studying the traditional elements of set design and construction for film, TV production, theatre, and event management; fourth year students will explore new technologies by examining the world of virtual production and its sustainability benefits for the industry.

With a long history of excellence in sport, SETU has expanded its Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching that strategically combines these techniques with the principles of business and enterprise. This degree is available to study at levels 7 and 8, with options to choose from three specialties: Gaelic games, rugby, and football.

Alison Moore, Schools Liaison Officer at SETU in Carlow commented, “Joining us for our Spring Open Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet with our lecturers and have any of those niggling questions answered, before the CAO Change of Mind deadline and right before the Leaving Certificate exam begins. Our current students will be running guided campus tours to showcase our amazing facilities and to share their own experience as an SETU student with you”.

Among the excellent new courses on offer, SETU continues to develop its existing suite of courses in the areas of business, computing, software development, science, engineering, humanities, and sport and plays a pivotal role in liaising with industry in the south east to ensure its graduates are best equipped to pursue successful careers after their time here.

SETU’s Spring Open Day takes place from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, 13 May 2023 at its Kilkenny Road Campus in Carlow.

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