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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 4th
Student Type Traditional
From Limerick
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Why did you choose to study in this course?

I had always liked English in school and didnt know what I wanted to do in college so I put it down as one of my choices on the CAO. It was my fourth choice.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

Looking back I belive it was the best course for me. I love studying English and writing the essays and reading the texts. Some of the lecturers are very interesting and make the course material quite appealing. I also love the friends I've made in my course and we're all very close.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?

16-20hrs

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

On

Is your course weighted more on continuous assessment or end of year exams?

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

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

I haven't yet gone on my Erasmus but will be doing so in a few months. In my opinion it's a great opportunity to experience a new country and I am definitely looking forward to it.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I enjoy the texts we are required to study in the English part of this course. They can be books, poems or even films. I also like that English is subjective and everyone is entitled to their own opinion of a text.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Some of the media aspects of the course can be very theoretical and I found this hard to grasp at first.

Was your course what you expected?

No

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

I think a better description of the course would have been useful as I chose the course not knowing fully what it was about.

Why?

The UL library is a big facility and has been helpful to me when i have been writing essays.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Similar to other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

I think I would have joined a club such as Dance in order to stay fit and make friends.

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

40-60

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

No

Would you recommend living in College Halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in College Halls Why?

I think in first year, living in a campus village is the best option. Alot of first years choose this option and it helps you make friends with alot of different people.

If yes, where and why?

Yes I think that the estates that surround UL are a good option after first year. They are cheaper than on campus accommodation and are quite popular with students.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

I love the student life and the friends I've made. I like the nightlife you experince as a student. I like the lecturers and topics we cover.

What advice would you give to somebody coming to ULknowing nobody?

I would tell them to try and get to know people in their course as this will help them to settle into the course faster. Most people don't know anyone in their course at the beginning so everyone is in the same boat. Joining a club or society would alos help in making friends and experiencing campus life. If you are living on campus, you will be living with others and you will make lots of friends through this.

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