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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?

It was my 3rd choice on CAO, chose the course because of my liking for English as a subject in secondary school and an interest in Interactive Media.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

It was the right choice. The course is varied with both practical, hands on and theoretical modules. The relatively low amount of hours gives each student the chance to develop practical skills outside of college.

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

11-15hrs

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 studied in Calgary, Canada for one semester. I would say take your time deciding on your destination. Consider language and cultural barriers. Also make sure to look at the courses which your host college offers for international students. My college offered all modules for incoming students so I got to choose subjects which I was not able to take as part of my degree at home. This placement was a great experience and I would advise everyone to do a study abroad placement.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Interacting with friendly and enthusiastic lecturers (especially for English modules). Also media labs were highly interesting with learning how to operate photoshop, make captivate presentations and create websites.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Inferior software was available for New media students whereas a high tech computer department was unavailable as it is used by computing students.

Was your course what you expected?

No

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

Which particular modules I would be studying which I wasn't expecting i.e sociology

Why?

There is not enough space in the library for the amount of students who need to use it. Also the library computers are outdated and difficult to use.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

If yes, please name the societies

Dramasoc, ULTV (Media productions society), UL Dance

Why do you enjoy being a member of this society? why should a prospective student think of joining this society?

Yes, all these societies are very friendly, especially for new members. ULTV is especially a good socieity for a student considering New Media and English as it gives students the chance to get hands on experience with television production.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

more clubs, especially windsurfing as they have great trips

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?

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

250-350

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in College Halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in College Halls Why?

This is great if you do not know anyone before coming to college. You are put in with other first years, usually in the same position so it's safe and friendly. Also the villages are very close to campus.

If yes, where and why?

Kilmurry or Drumroe. I've very good experiences living here. If you have a car I'd recommend Student Courtyard which is near Groody. I also like Briarfield, which is a bit of a walk, but cheaper rent and nice houses.

If yes, where and why?

Elm park. From hearing friends who lived there the area is a little rough and the houses are of poor quality.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

The campus is beautiful and everyone is friendly. It's a real country style college with no pretentiousness

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

Get involved in clubs and societies. If you're having a hard time getting to know people get in contact with connect which is a great, informal peer mentoring network. They will get you in contact with a connect mentor with similar interests who will help you get around and get to know people with similar interests etc. It's a great system.

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