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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.



Engineering Your Future TY Programme

Applications will open on October 5th

Engineering Your Future TY Programme
TY students – register your interest now for the Engineering Your Future Experience

Applications will open on October 5th for Engineering Your Future, a week-long, hands-on programme designed to introduce TY students to the exciting and diverse world of engineering. 

The annual Transition Year programme is supported by Engineers Ireland's STEPS programme - a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Smart Futures initiative – and will be hosted by a number of third-level institutes around Ireland in May. Last year it was hosted by: DIT; UCD; IT Tallaght and Maynooth University; CIT in Cork; IT Carlow; Waterford IT and GMIT. This year hopes to be even bigger!

The programme is designed to give TY students an in-depth understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level and in industry. During the week, students attend interactive talks and presentations; get hands-on experience with group-based activities; visit local industry and meet engineers at various stages in their careers

Successful applicants are selected based on a number of factors, including Junior Certificate maths and science results and reasons for seeking a place on the programme. There is a small fee for participating in the programme. (Fees are waived for students from DEIS schools.)

Register now to be added to our mailing list so you will be notified as soon as the programme opens:


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