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Psychology & Sociology

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Date of Review Apr 30, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
2 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
From Clare Ireland
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Sports
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Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

Why?

Well I am not the most decisive of people so I liked that the modules I studied were set out for me rather than me having to worry about which electives to choose. I find all my lectures genuinely interesting and the lecturers themselves are very approachable and open to questions, or, if you're shy like me, to answering any queries by E-mail. They also listen and try to take action if something they're doing isn't working for the class.

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

If off campus, does this affect you and how?

N/A

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?

N/A

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I'm lucky in that I'm genuinely interested in what I'm learning. The material is just fascinating.
I'd have to say I love my tutorials. The numbers are much smaller so it's less intimidating to ask questions, or, if you're not a talker, to hear other people's opinions.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

We had some trouble with a particular module, both the material and the lecturer. But, after a meeting with the course director, it was eradicated.
However after a few weeks of change it slipped back.
It's hard to get the higher-ups to take you seriously sometimes.

Was your course what you expected?

No

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

I wish I had known to come out of my shell a bit more, to speak up a bit.
I guess if you're in a lecture and you have something to say, you should just say it. I've learned that what's in your head is one of two things: Right or in 80% of the lecture halls' heads too.

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

Biology
English
Hons. Math
History

Library facilities

I don't really spend much time in the library as I work better at home, but it opens from and until decent hours. The database is easy to use, books are easy to find. Usually you can get a seat and power-socket or computer. Good printing services. The staff are friendly and helpful. Bit too hot at times, but people respect the silence and you can go to the bathroom and not have to worry about anything getting stolen.

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

We had good Class Reps who sort of pulled the course together, helped us get to know each other and become friends. Good class parties, fun mystery tour. Just general craic in lectures and tutorials.

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?

Psychology

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

Good to have on your C.V., but also is just mad craic. They organise really fun events and you learn a bit along the way.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Please choose your sport(s) club

N/A

If no, why not?

N/A

If no, please give reason.

N/A

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

N/A

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

It's not really my thing, but if it is friends of mine who are involved make great friends.

Weekly living expenses?

€40

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?

No

Would you recommend living in college halls?

N/A

Where would you recommend students live?

Plassey Village for first years.

If yes, where and why?

On campus for first year if they can afford it, definitely. You make close friends not just with housemates but neighbours too. There's always something going on. Good to have security around, and a Village Manager to keep an eye in case things get too out of hand.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Really easy-going. Full of a diverse range of laid-back people. To sum it up: Good lectures, great craic.

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