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'Learning by doing' - did you know that 92 per cent of students at CAFRE are either employed or engaged in further study within six months of graduating?

Alison Donaghy (left) from Dungannon and Ellie Kee (right) from Castlederg thank CAFRE Careers Adviser, Liz Simpson for helping them make their best decision, to study on the BSc (Hons) Degree in Food Innovation and Nutrition course at CAFRE, Loughry Campus 
Sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE)

Are you applying for Degree courses through UCAS? If you would like to find out about courses at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) our team of Careers Advisers are available to discuss your options with you. 

CAFRE offers both Honours and Foundation Degrees in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food and Equine and graduates are highly sought after by employers in the agri-food industry. So much so that 92 per cent of our graduates are in relevant employment or undertaking further study within six months of graduating. 

Our Degree courses are validated by either Ulster University or Queen’s University Belfast. Greenmount Campus in Antrim offers Agriculture and Horticulture, Loughry Campus in Cookstown offers Food and Enniskillen Campus delivers Equine courses. 

CAFRE’s ethos is ‘learning by doing’, therefore all Degree courses have an important practical element. The scientific theories, management skills and production practices taught in the classroom are experienced in the superb practical facilities at each campus. The significant importance of ‘learning by doing’ has been reflected in CAFRE’s commitment to provide students with practical, hands-on learning opportunities during 2020. 

This time last year Ellie Kee and Alison Donaghy were applying for Degree courses through UCAS and made contact with CAFRE for advice. 

Ellie said: “I found researching courses and completing my UCAS application stressful but when I contacted a CAFRE Careers Adviser, who explained the courses and discussed the state of the art facilities on offer I was much clearer on the direction I wanted my career to take.”

Alison added: “CAFRE offers fantastic industry links and I was impressed by the range of bursaries on offer to students. The range of work placement opportunities available to students will enhance my job prospects.”

So if are like Ellie and Alison and would like to talk about CAFRE courses and the careers they lead to register for our live “Your Questions Answered” event on Wednesday January 6 2021 at 7pm.

To register and for more information about courses, send an email to: enquiries@cafre.ac.uk or visit our website at www.cafre.ac.uk and click on the “Contact a Careers Adviser” icon on the relevant course pages.

You can also give us a call on Freephone 0800 028 4291.

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