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Hospitality and Tourism Students in Action

Posted: 1 May, 2015

Over 300 students from the DIT School of Hospitality Management and Tourism carried out an evaluation of Wexford town as a tourist destination as part of the School’s Students in Action initiative.

Under this initiative, each year students are challenged to evaluate and offer support to a tourism destination and its related organisations and businesses over the course of an academic year.  The students undertake focused project work and research and in doing so gain ‘real life’ experience which enhances skills development.

Students in Action: students from the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism in Wexford as part of their evaluation project, accompanied by lecturer Theresa Ryan. 

Many of the wide-ranging ideas and recommendations that emerged were presented during a feed-back event held in the National Heritage Park in Wexford last week.  Among those in attendance were members of the County Wexford Age Equality Network, who commented that it was very interesting for them to get a younger perspective on Wexford town.  The posters generated through the students’ work are now on public display in the National Heritage Park.

At an awards ceremony in Cathal Brugha Street, certificates were presented for the best individual and group-based projects during this years Students in Action initiative.  

Tourism lecturer Bernadette Quinn at the feedback event in National Heritage Park, Wexford