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Date of Review Apr 27, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
Student Type Traditional
From Galway Ireland
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Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

Why?

It incorporates everything I need for a career in Journalism into the course. It also provides 6 months co operative education and 6 months erasmus which will be amazing experiences

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week? (labs,tutorials,lectures,etc)

11-15hrs

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

On

Is your course weighted more on

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?

I have not yet gone on my study abroad but I would tell students to full research the college and place they will be going to as it helps ease nerves about going there.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The core Journalism modules, they are taught by lecturers who have worked and are still working as journalists so their insights and advice are interesting and invaluable to students.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The two arts electives, they are only minor parts towards our degree but they are weighed the same amount as the journalism modules and therefore they take up a lot of your time.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

I wish I'd known about the electives

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

When choosing electives there are history, economics, french, german, spanish and irish and if they have been previously studied it helps.

Library facilities

The library does not have enough copies of core books for modules and during exam time there is no where near enough space for all the students

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

There isn't that many hours a week as there is a lot of independent study so it gives students a lot of time to socialise.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy not Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Similar to other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

What society are you a member of?

The Journalism Society

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

Its a fun society, the people in it are really easy to talk to and everyone helps each other out to work on their portfolio

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Are your training facilities easily accessible?

Yes

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

Yes

Weekly living expenses?

€100-120

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?

Definitely it helps to make friends and settle in away from home

Where would you recommend students live?

Kilmurry Student Village

If yes, where and why?

Its near college and its cheaper then other student villages.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Excellent

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