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Engineering - Mechanical

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

because i wanted to become a PE teacher and a maths teacher

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

i feel that i am suited to a teaching career and after a teaching practice experience I know that I am able to teach

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

21-25hrs

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

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

the practical labs that we do and the maths modules that we do

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

sports psychology and bio mechanics, the fact that nearly everything is mandatory

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

extra points in UL for higher level maths, which elective had the best opportunity for employment

Why?

the internet is fast there are usually computers available and there are plenty of books on related subjects if you know where to find them

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

More than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

If yes, please name the societies

skydiving club ultimate frisbee club kayaking club park our club windsurfing club boarders club

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

they are all into extreme sports and they are all different group of friendly and exciting people

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

If yes, please name the sports clubs?

Kayaking, Ultimate Frisbee, Windsurfing, skydiving, Park our

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?

you will probably meet some of the friends you will stay with for the rest of your life

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

the students union more

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

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?

in first year to make new friends and not to have the bother of organising rent payments and bills etc.

If yes, where and why?

first year go to Plassey Village or kilmurry village

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

the freedom from parents, to do what you want with your life.

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

don't worry about it and live on campus in Plassey village

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