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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
Student Type Mature
From EU (Not inl. Rep. Ireland and UK)
Social Life
Academics
Campus
Sports
Entertainment

Why did you choose to study in this course?

mainly I have loved reading from an early age. And these two subjects gave me the opportunity to learn more on an advanced level

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Indifferent

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

it requires an extensive amount of reading, which is something I happen to enjoy.

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?

when I studied abroad it was a wonderful experience even if it did leave me with a financial headache for my duration abroad.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Essays

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Presentations

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

That you have to go on erasmus even if you can not afford it.

Why?

they have everything catered for. the library has a very extensive reading choice

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Extremely 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?

Yes

If yes, please name the sports clubs?

Hurling

Are your training facilities easily accessible?

Yes

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

Yes

What would be helpful to know before joining your sports club?

That if living at home, travel arrangments to UL sports club can be difficult if you don't have a car

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

If I could do it all again I would get involved in....... writing for the UL newspaper particurly the sports section. It is something very benificial on your CV and enjoyable

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

60-80

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

Yes

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

Would you recommend living in College Halls?

I don't know

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

The social life and the free stress

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

It is a cliche but get in to clubs and societies. The friends I met on my first day in UL for orientation I am still friends with today.

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