8,000 Secondary Students Enjoy Open Day

Posted on: 09 December 2015

More than 8,000 students from all over Ireland descended on Trinity College Dublin to explore the wide range of undergraduate courses on offer during the Trinity Open Day at the weekend. Held across the College's city centre campus on Saturday December 5th, the Trinity Open Day offered secondary school students and their families, mature students, teachers and guidance counsellors an opportunity to gain a real insight into student life at Trinity College Dublin.

Over the course of the day, the College's academic staff gave over 150 presentations and interactive demonstrations and were on hand to answer all questions relating to courses in the faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Health Sciences.  Current students were also available to lend some practical advice to prospective students, give tours of the College's state of the art Sports Centre, science laboratories and libraries, and share their experiences of life at Trinity College Dublin.   Members of the College community worked together to ensure prospective students were introduced to the range of student activities, facilities and societies on offer at the College.  Organised by Trinity's Undergraduate Student Recruitment, the Trinity Open Days aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the College's academic, social and cultural offerings.

Commenting on the success of the day, Student Recruitment Officer, Dr Sean’O Reilly said:

“We were delighted by the fantastic turn out at our Open Day. Despite the efforts of Storm Desmond, the weather was not enough to dampen spirits on campus and we welcomed prospective students, parents, teachers and school groups from right across the island.  Approximately 8,100 people attended, which we very much appreciated considering the conditions. It was  a real indication of Trinity’s appeal and representative  of our commitment to attracting students with talent and potential from all parts of the country and all backgrounds. With over 150 excellent course presentations and lots more besides, we opened up the campus to anyone who was interested in seeing what Trinity is really all about. Other highlights included: tours of the Trinity Sport Centre, the Trinity Library, a specific drop-in centre for Northern Irish applicants as part of the Trinity Northern Ireland Engagement Programme, meet and greet sessions with our sports clubs and great talks from the Trinity Students’ Union, Central Societies Committee and Accommodation Office. Our Open Day team made up of 120 current Trinity students did a great job in bringing the campus alive and epitomised the fact that it is the people who study and work here, that make us a brilliant university. What’s more, our visitors lent their voices to cheer on the Trinity Rugby team who won their seventh game in a row in the Ulster Bank League in front of a huge crowd, to round off an inspiring day. #TrinityOpenDay trended on Twitter throughout the day, the second most talked about thing in the country on Saturday – after the weather! But then of course we do live in Ireland!”      

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