CSN @ iWish 2019
We loved being part of the iWish Conference in Cork City Hall this week! Our science students discovered more about the STEM industries & the endless career possibilities. We met so many fascinating local and global organisations.
"I Wish is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young secondary school female students to pursue careers in STEM. I Wish ( inspiring women in STEM ) features a conference and interactive exhibitions. The conference consists of workshops, daily keynote and engaging talks by women who are at the top of their field in STEM. The showcase event combines talks and interaction with female role models ( superstars and graduates ) with interactive exhibition spaces where companies engage with the students directly with experiments and demonstrations of what they actually do."
CSN Graduate Julian Toner
After the Leaving Cert at St. Brogans, Bandon Julian Toner studied Nutrition & Personal Training and worked in Glanmire New Minds Fitness. He then spent time travelling, living and working in Australia. After years of working in construction he decided to pursue the subject that he always loved in school – Science!
CSN College mature Student, Julian Toner, Applied Biology shares his story:
“After spending the last year travelling Australia, I am really enjoying the Applied Biology course in CSN. There is a great variety of modules offered, with microbiology being a favourite of mine. The practical sessions are also a very enjoyable aspect, with two taking place each week. I am having a great experience in CSN as a mature student with lots of help and support available. I plan to go to UCC next year to study Nutritional Science. I would recommend this course to anyone passionate about biology or science in general.”
CSN Graduate Emilija Gedrimaite, now studying Applied Biology, CSN College
“After completing the Leaving Cert last year, I am thoroughly enjoying the Applied Biology course here in CSN. The greater freedom given to the students, along with the focus on continuous assessment, lead to a more enjoyable learning experience than I had studying biology for the Leaving Cert. The Food Processing and Nutrition modules are very interesting, and I plan to undertake further study in this area next year by beginning the Nutritional Science course in UCC. I would recommend this course to anyone who has a passion for science, with it providing a great opportunity to explore your interests and providing a good stepping stone before moving on to university.”