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Science - Chemical & Pharmaceutical

Date of Review Nov 04, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
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Why did you choose your course?

I have chosen my course because Chemistry is way too fascinating NOT to do it.. other reason why would be the practicals which are unreal.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

I had a problem of defining who do I want to be when I will grow up... I wanted to be a firefighter, chief, accountant, computer graphics designer and two years ago i had an idea of trying chemistry... I have never been good at chemistry but wen the years passed, I became more mature and ready for some science.. Gladly Chemistry happened to be a perfect choice for me.

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Is your course weighted more on

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

I don't know

If you studied abroad, is there any advice you would give someone looking to study abroad?

The person who wants to study abroad should arm themselves in high level English. They should also be mature enough to go and study abroad.. By my own experience starting studies in Ireland was tough, even tho I had English lessons since I was 12, I was still afraid to talk and Secondary school in Ireland was rough for me since I was a foreigner. Concluding person who wants to study abroad would have to have a high level English and "balls" to survive abroad.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Practical part of the course and of course Organic chemistry. Practicals are going smooth and are well explained by the lecturers while Organic Chemistry teaches does not move on until everyone knows what and how to do which has two sides. Good because everyone understands Organic chemistry and Bad because some students are held back while the topis is explained to people who are lost.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Inorganic Chemistry and Forensics Science. Inorganic chemistry only because its very hard and the lecturer did not practice too many formulas with our class, probably because he is retiring. Forensics Science on the other hand is going bad because of the Teacher. He gets lost and clearly does not prepare for his own lectures. Sometimes he does not do the calculations properly and We as students have to correct him... Most of the time he is lost and does not explain the course work well.

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

I wish I would have known that I have to do Physics in first year... Most of the people knew that but somehow I managed not to. I am very bad in Physics and I could not stand the fact that I have to do physics for the whole year and do the end of the year exam in it. but now that I look back I am happy I did not know because then I would not take Chemistry course


Library is nice, warm and big, workers pay attention to silence so whenever someone misbehaves is quickly put back in place. Good thing about the Library in GMIT ( I am sure that other libraries do the same) is that if student does not wish to buy a book required by course, its widely available within the college

Is there a good social life on your course?


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All the events in the IQ bar which is run by culinary arts students. I especially love Texas holdem nights. Surprisingly they also provide GOOD food for just a fiver. Apart of IQ bar we have Library bar which is outside the college. Great events such as House Things or many many other. Each year for RAG week there's a big event organized which we call a "Mini Oxygen". Finalizing Chemists does not have much free time but class parties are organized and we all have great sneer

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