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Event Management

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Date of Review Nov 04, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
136 Helpful votes.
Student Type Mature
From Galway Ireland
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Entertainment

Why did you choose your course?

Choosing my course was easy as i had wanted to do event management for so long and as i am a single mother travelling outside of galway was not an option, when GMIT started the event management course i was delighted as i had heard about many of my friends experiences from the college at GMIT

Are you happy with your choice of course?

No

On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

It was definitely the right course for me as all my modules are so interesting and my lecturers for each module are so interesting also and have great methods of teaching, i look forward to all my classes and look forward to starting new ones in the future

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week? (labs,tutorials,lectures,etc)

16-20hrs

Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?

On

Is your course weighted more on

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

i really enjoy Introduction to Event Management, i find our lecturer brilliant, we do practical work in the bar, 5* service restaurant and front of house, i chose tourism as my elective and love it, we have had field trips and have brought to places i never knew even existed in Ireland. there is a lot of volunatary placement available during my time at GMIT which i think is brilliant to have behind me when i go out to look for a career in the event management field in years to come.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The only thing i found difficult on returning to college as a mature student was Business Maths as i havent done maths in 8 years but like that our lecturer offers great help and quizzes on her moodle page!!

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

i found the GMIT prospectus covered most of what i wanted to know about the course and people were available to speak to on the opening day also

Why?

there is wide range of books, e-books and journals to choose from for research,if there is a book etc; you need and it is not available the library will get it for you for example, i needed a book for an assignment and it was in the castlebar campus and the library was able to get it to me after one day!! also there are group study rooms available which me and class mates have already availed of!!

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

Our class is made up of 40 students and there are a good bunch of mature students too, we all get on great and help eachother out, i was voted as class rep which i was delighted as i thought being a mature student the majority of the class may have wanted an 18 year old!!! i arranged the class party and we all had a great night, every one gets on with everyone...age doesnt even come into it....

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Easy

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Please choose your sport(s) club

Ladies Soccer Team

Are your training facilities easily accessible?

Yes

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

Yes

Do you feel that you are playing at a standard that matches your ability?

Yes

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

Its a brilliant way of getting to know people and keeping fit and just being able to clear your head after a long day!!

How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?

€180-200

Do you or have you lived away from home during college?

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

€350-450

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Yes

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