BIFE Looking forward to working with new higher Education Government Minister


Bray Institute are delighted to hear of the appointment of Simon Harris to the role of Minister of Higher Education, Innovation and Science. “We wish him well in this new and exciting post and look forward to working closely with him in our efforts to bring full-time higher education to Wicklow” says Gabriel Allen, Deputy Principal. “Simon has been a great supporter of Bray Institute and was on our Board of Management for a number of years”. For the past thirty years Bray Institute of Further Education has been a centre of excellence in the field of Further and Higher Education. At present the Institute has over one thousand full-time students studying at Degree, Diploma and Certificate level and over one thousand learners on part-time courses.

The Institute has a national profile attracting learners from all over Ireland and abroad.

It is located on Novara Avenue, on a six-acre site, only 150 metres from the town centre. The campus is also within walking distance of the Dart Station and consistently innovative and flexible in its approach, BIFE is in the ideal position to expand the provision of higher level courses to the people of Wicklow.

Projects currently planned by BIFE under their vision document “BIFE the 2020 Vision and Beyond” are:

  • To develop an Animal Hospital & Health School on the grounds of BIFE, catering for the Health Sciences such as Nursing, Food Science and Social Sciences and Animal Science
  • To develop a new Media Centre for Film and TV consisting of TV studios, editing facilities and performance areas. This Media Centre will also include studios for sound, music and their various performing arts studios such as Dance and Theatre. It will feed into their already dynamic Film, TV and Music facilities and will support the future growth of the Irish Film, TV and Music Industry in the area
  • To develop sports facilities to include a new sports centre and an Astro turf all-weather pitch with both Gaelic and Soccer dimensions to cater for BIFE’s Sports Department, one of the fastest growing departments in the Institute, facilities which would also cater for the local sporting and community needs.

Applications for September 2020 Courses are now open. Apply on-line at or call the Institute any day during office hours on 01-2829668 for further information between 9am and 1pm.

Pictured: Ray Tedders, Principal BIFE and Simon Harris, Minister for Higher Education  




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