Niamh tells us about winning the Dawn Meats Food Innovation Award

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WIT graduate and the winner of the Dawn Meats Food Innovation Award, Niamh Murphy

WIT graduate and the winner of the Dawn Meats Food Innovation Award, Niamh Murphy

Food Science and Innovation graduate Niamh Murphy gained employment with Glanbia having graduated with a level 8 in Food Science and Innovation

 “The BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation is a very varied course. There was a good aspect of business with the food science this means you are not just qualified in one area.”

Since graduating, Niamh has found employment with Glanbia in Kilkenny.

Winning project

“As part of a project, we had to make a new product. This meant we had to promote it, test it in the lab and create it. I won the Dawn meats Food Innovation award for my product that I created. We showcased it to people, they tasted it and gave their opinion. My product was a savoury muffin with omega 3 which was the selling point. I won a voucher and a glass award and I got to go on WLR FM and speak about it! That was a highlight for me.”

Close knit

“I lived in Waterford while studying, I really liked the people and the city was very nice. It really is a close knit college. For me, the final year was the stand out. It was challenging and really worthwhile. I would recommend the fourth year because it means you come out with a better degree and you will develop further as a person.”


Study the Bachelor of Science Food Science and innovation at WIT

The rationale for this honours degree is based on an analysis of the importance of the Food and Drinks industry in Ireland. 

The modules in this course bring together science, business, enterprise and the culinary arts responding to the needs of the food industry. 

 Issues such as Energy costs, currency costs, consumer demand, labour costs and regulatory issues will be addressed.

Students who enrol in this course can expect to study modules such as; Food Process Technology, Advanced Quality Methodologies and Business management.

Course Code: WD181

Related Courses

Bachelor of Science in  Food Science with Business
Bachelor of Science in  Food Science & Innovation

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