WIT at Ploughing 2016

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WIT at Ploughing 2016

The 85th National Ploughing Championships returns to Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from September 20–22 2016 and WIT is on the ground to answer any queries you may have about us!

Whether you have questions about our Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Horticulture, Forestry or Food Science courses - or any of our 70 CAO courses, and range of part-time and postgraduate programmes, we have staff on hand to talk to prospective students as well as parents and teachers. Find out about some of the talent on our team by scanning through our interviews with members of our Land Sciences lecturing team.

We also like to cultivate curious minds, so partake in our group experiment by following the instructions on how to sow the seed packs from the WIT stand and keep us up to date with the progress of the WIT seeds you have sown.

Discover the difference between Agriculture and Agricultural Science

Ploughing Map

CAO Undergraduate
Course Code Name Duration  Level
WD177 BSc in Science (Common Entry) 3 yrs Level 7
WD176 BSc in Applied Biology 3 yrs Level 7
WD175 BSc in Pharmaceutical Science 3 yrs Level 7
WD164 BSc in Food Science with Business 3 yrs Level 7
WD180 BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology 4 yrs Level 8
WD191 BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science 4 yrs Level 8
WD147 BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science 4 yrs Level 8
WD126 BSc in Agriculture 3 yrs Level 7
WD076 BSc in Forestry 3 yrs Level 7
WD096 BSc in Horticulture (Kildalton College) 3 yrs Level 7
WD097 BSc in Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens) 3 yrs Level 7
Add-on Courses
Course Code Name Duration  Level
WD181 BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Innovation 1 yr Level 8
WD055 BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management 1 yr Level 8
WD156 BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture 1 yr Level 8
WD157 BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry 1 yr Level 8
WD158 BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture 1 yr Level 8
Postgraduate
Course Code Name Duration  Level
WD519 /WD520 Postgrad Diploma / MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management 2 yrs Level 9
WD580 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Quality Methodologies 4 mts Level 9
WD581 Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analysis and Research Methodologies 4 mts Level 9
WD575 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques 4 mts Level 9
WD576 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques 4 mts Level 9
WD577 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation 4 mts Level 9
WD583 Postgraduate Certificate In International Regulatory Affairs 4 mts Level 9
Parttime
Course Code Name Duration  Level
NA Higher Cert in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology (Part Time) 2 yrs Level 6
NA BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (Part Time) 18 mos Level 7
WD519 /WD520 Postgrad Diploma / MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management 2 yrs Level 9
WD580 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Quality Methodologies 4 mts Level 9
WD581 Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analysis and Research Methodologies 4 mts Level 9
WD575 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques 4 mts Level 9
WD576 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques 4 mts Level 9
WD577 Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation 4 mts Level 9
WD583 Postgraduate Certificate In International Regulatory Affairs 4 mts Level 9
NA Introduction to Dairy Science 8 wks Level 6

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WIT seed packs

Do you have a seed pack from the WIT stand at the National Ploughing Championships 2016?

We would love you to be part of a large group experiment. The aim of this experiment is to get you to look closer at plants. We want you to plant these seeds, document their germination and growth, and eventually, identify the species of plants we have given you.

There will be prizes for the best entries.  

What to do next?

The following directions on sowing are deliberately vague because we want you to do your own research into how seedlings develop, but you should at least do the following:

  • Place your seed pack in the fridge for 7 days.
  • Sow the seeds in moist compost or soil, place inside on a warm sunny windowsill
  • Water every couple of days or whenever the top of the compost looks like it’s drying out.

Now, you need to wait –

It could take a few weeks for some of the seeds to germinate so be patient. If you can, find a thermometer and place it beside your experiment and record the temperature of the room at night and in the daytime. (Certain supermarkets often sell cheap digital thermometers which record the min and max daily temperatures).

How do I enter the competition?

We want you to take a series of photos along the way and tweet us your progress.

For example, once you’ve sown your seeds, place the envelope they came in beside the pots and take your first picture. Tweet this picture to us @HorticultureWIT or @AgricultureWIT and include the hashtag #WITSeeds and a message.

Once the first seeds germinate, take another photo and tweet us the progress. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WITSeeds.

Over the next few weeks, tweet us your photos of the growing plants and start trying to identify them.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WITSeeds in all your posts.

Happy cultivating !!