Seize the opportunity to experience university life with UCD’s Summer School for secondary school students entering 6th Year or (Year 13 A-Level) in September 2022.


Forestry Summer School

Tuesday June 7th, 10.00am-5.00pm (Irish Standard Time)

For students interested in studying Forestry at UCD.

What happens on the day?

Forestry is the science, art and profession of managing forests. The important role of Forestry to the environment and our economy has received much publicity in recent years and graduates of the Level 8 Forestry Degree in Ireland are in huge demand with excellent career opportunities. Students on this programme discover how the different components of a forest – the trees, soils, water, climate, flora and fauna interact with each other and are affected by human use. Forestry graduates seek to balance environmental, economic and social factors under the ‘Sustainable Forest Management’ remit and is an ideal programme for someone with an interest in science, the environment with a passion for the outdoors.

On arrival the Dean of Agriculture, Prof. Frank Monahan will welcome you and provide an overview of the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, the various programmes taught at the school and some of the highlights of our programmes such as the opportunity to Study Abroad and Professional Work Experience. You will have an opportunity to hear from some of our current and past students who will share their experience of studying at the school and we will discuss the wide range of career opportunities open to graduates.

During the day you will meet staff from the school and take part in interactive activities relevant to Forestry. Students will also have an opportunity to find out about some of the other programmes on offer at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

Join the UCD Forestry summer school to find out more.

Who can register?

The Summer School is for students who are going into 6th year or Year 13 (A Level) in September 2022.

What does it cost?

The UCD Forestry Summer School costs €35 and includes a sandwich lunch and tea/coffee. A reduced rate of €15 is available for applicants whose families are in receipt of job-seekers or disability payments. If you wish to avail of this discount rate please email for a discount code before booking your course.


Enquiries in relation to the UCD Forestry Summer School can be made to Valerie Abbott (

Where will the UCD Forestry Summer School take place?

The Forestry Summer School will take place in the UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre. The building is number 2 on the  UCD Map. There will also be opportunities for students to visit other important facilities relevant to all UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science programmes during the Forestry Summer School.

Time Activity
10.00am Registration
10.00am Welcome Address & Overview of Programmes Prof. Frank Monahan, Dean of Agriculture and Head of School
10.30am Student Panel Discussion
11.00am Student Activities
12.30pm Lunch
1.15pm Student Activities
3.15pm UCD Campus Tour
4.15pm Forestry Summer School Wrap Up

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