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New Media & English

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 4th
Student Type Traditional
From Limerick
Social Life

Why did you choose to study in this course?

As I liked languages at school

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

On reflection I didn't know enough about it and had no idea what I really wanted to do. It may have been the right choice for me as I still don't really know what I want to do

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?

End of year exams

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?

I haven't studied abroad as of yet

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I like the fact that I get to be abroad for a year as its great experience. I like the practical level of the course too. Language is a practical area

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

I don't like the way in which some of the languages are taught. For example Irish is much better organised than Spanish or German. We also have a new module which was academic writing and in second year research and methodoligies. In first year it was very irrelevant. In second year a bit better but still alot of lectures were of no irrelevance for language students

Was your course what you expected?


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

I wish I knew about more of the options and more information from past students. I didn't know exactly what I was going to be studying for example in linguistics or language technololgy


Well yes and no really. When it somces to books journals etc its a great help as are the staff. Around exam time its mayhem though and the way people save seats by placing books there is annoying when no one is there for hours at a time and you need a seat. Also I would like to see more extensive opening hours especially in the run up to exams.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


Please rate your course in terms of workload

More than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


If yes, please name the societies

Young Fine Gael

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

I enjoy politics, a great way to meet new and diverse people, we go on trips and socials.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?


Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

I would join another club or two if I had the time but applied languages is quite demanding and therefore I ddon't have the time to juggle it all

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?

For first years definitely. Its a great way to meet new people and a nice transition between living with parents and being totally responsible for your own house.

If yes, where and why?

For forst years definitely on campus. For the toher years College Court and Milford as they are close to the college and on those wet and eindy days you're more insentivised to go to college when its closer!

If yes, where and why?

Far away such as Parkway or Briarfield. Its a distance and even if you drive you can't always get a parking space on campus!

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

the social life, new and diverse people, educational in all ways

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

I would definitely recommend it. I was the only person to go to UL from my secondary school and I love it. Friendly atmosphere, friendly staff. Of course there is always room for improvement but overall I'm pretty happy!

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