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Politics & International Relations

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 3rd
Student Type Traditional
From Mayo
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Why did you choose to study in this course?

Really interested in both areas. Loved reading. Good aptitude for both English and History.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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


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


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


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?


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

It is an amazing experience. It will really change you as a person, just remember to put yourself out there. All Erasmus students are in the same boat, ensure you go out and meet new people, take part in all the activities you can, and really learn to love the country you're in.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Everything you study is clear and it really is everything you expect it to be. There are no hidden aspects. And of course, going abroad, for both CO-OP and Erasmus.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

There are not many lecture hours, it's mainly self-learning and whatever books you can get your hands on.

Was your course what you expected?


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



Most of the time, the library is fantastic. But sometimes it's resources can be very limited.

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?


If yes, please name the societies


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

Gives a great insight to a possible, future, career.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?


Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Def get a year's membership of the gym in first year. It's so handy and they offer so many different classes as well. Join the Dance society.

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


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


How much does your rent cost per month?


As a first year did you live in college halls?


Would you recommend living in College Halls?


Would you recommend living in College Halls Why?

Provides a wonderful university experience.

If yes, where and why?

The Stables. Thomond Village, the Gym, the Club and Society membership night, the D block Eden resturant. The third floor of the library.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

The people and my course.

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

Live on-campus. Very few people know each other very well on campus. You are placed in an apartment with 5 strangers.

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