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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
Student Type Traditional
From Limerick
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Why did you choose to study in this course?

I wasn't exactly sure on what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to do something involving business so thats why I chose it. It gives a good range of modules which all give a different insight and an opportunity to see what you could do for your major/minor. I think the extra french part of my course sets the difference among the many business students and I believe it makes a difference for future prospects of working abroad.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

The variation of modules and the different insights made it the right choice. The tutorials are very helpful if you're struggling with the subject. The way the course is set out is good. The french module replaces one of the business modules which isn't an important one. The options for Erasmus are excellent also and the french set up is good to help the students learn the language.

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?

End of year exams

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 studied abroad yet but I'm in the process of organising my erasmus to france for the 4th semester.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I like that it gives a choice of different business subjects and gives you a few modules before you have to choose your major option. It gives you a taste of what you would be doing which is very helpful. Some modules have more continuous assessment than final exams which relieves some pressure.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Altogether there aren't that many bad aspects of my course. There are some modules which are not relevant to business and I feel that there should maybe one more business module instead of these.

Was your course what you expected?

No

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

I would have liked to have known what modules I would have been doing. It would have been helpful.

Why?

The facilities are good most of the time but it gets crazy during exam time and it's extremely hard to find a seat. But overall, the facilities are very good, the service desk, computers and library service are all excellent.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than 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?

Sub-Aqua (Diving)

Are your training facilities easily accessible?

Yes

If not, why not?

We use the diving pit but that is closed now and not available anymore

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

Yes

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

It's a great chance to learn something new. I never had the chance or even thought of joining a club like this but it's something different that you wouldn't do everyday and very enjoyable. The trips are excellent too.

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

International society

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?

There's a great atmosphere around the villages. I've stayed in them some nights and it's great craic. You meet many new people.However they're fairly expensive compared to private housing

If yes, where and why?

Dromroe is good as it's close to the main areas where lectures would be on. It's very handy for wet days as it's so close compared to other villages like thomond.

If yes, where and why?

Thomond village is fairly far out compared to Dromroe so if you're a late sleeper, you might have some trouble.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

There's a great atmosphere around college. It's nothing like secondary school. There's no pressure from lecturers to do assignments, you're just given a deadline and you have to meet that deadline which I think is good. You're in charge of yourself. The events organised are excellent and the social life is unbelievable. You meet a whole new set of people which is brilliant.

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

When you go into your first lectures, introduce yourself to the people sitting around you. Everyone is as nervous as you. I'd recommend to join as many clubs and societies as possible as you will meet loads of new people and make friends easily. And also, go to the events organised by the students union because you meet new people there also and they're good craic.

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