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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin Sports

Trinity’s sport facilities are good yet limited with a city centre location. On campus there is a well equipped gym, swimming pool, a climbing wall, cricket pitch, rugby pitch, tennis courts and several indoor courts for basketball, football etc. However a common complaint for many teams, in particular the hockey team is that the training grounds are miles from the campus in Santry and very time consuming to reach and not in a top class condition.

There are also plenty of classes run in the gym such as pilates, yoga etc. There are 50 sports clubs that one can join so you are bound to find something to get involved with. The gym can get very busy so try to avoid peak times which are around 9am and 6pm to insure you get a treadmill or whatever it is you’re after (and so that there’s fewer people to laugh at you.)

What the students say

I still have no idea what i want to do after college but this course has quite a wide variety of careers available and also gives an excellent basis for doing another undergraduate course or a masters or PhD
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I love Trinity. Its so central so you feel as if youre in the middle of all thats happening. Its also filled with every kind of person imaginable, it has a very diverse student body, with students from all ages, races, nationalities, economic backgrounds (despite common perceptions) and religions. It gets alot of bad press but Trinity do a lot for their students and Ive loved my 3 years here so far.
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Although I am still interested in economics, at a high level, the courses tend to be very much divorced from intuition. I was interested in Economics as the study of human interactions as they relate to scarce resources. There is very little humanity to the course I study now; it is more related to financial and statistical models than any sort of decision theory or behavioural analysis. Trinity's economics department has also hemorrhaged staff since I started. Two senior staff are leaving next year, one lost to retirement and another to a chair at Oxford. There is also a growing tendency for the more senior academics to focus on research, and leave the teaching to PhD students or external academics. The final degree mark is weighted 100% on final year, which means that final year is very stressful, partly because it's more difficult to motivate yourself in third year. This certainly left me a little bit behind where I should have been and where lecturers assumed I would be. There isn't much individual student to lecturer contact. Tutorials are generally taught by PhD students with little to no teaching training or experience and mostly involve going through worksheets. There is very broad choice of courses from second year on. I even got to study a philosophy module and was able to pick from a wide range of different modules in economics, particularly for third and fourth year.
4th year Currently in college
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