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New Media & English

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Date of Review Apr 30, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study 4th
1 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
1 Unhelpful votes.
From Limerick Ireland
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Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

Why?

Choosing the B.A in New Media & English was the best fit for me when I was trying to decide what college course to pick filling out the CAO. I always had a keen interest in teaching and also Journalism so I felt this course offered the best oppurtunities in both related fields to explore which career may eventually ensue.

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

10hrs

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 completed my study abroad in Bridgewater State University in Boston. The study abroad program in UL is amazing, there is such a wide variet of college in Europe, America and further afield in Australia. The whole experience of my study abroad certainly broadened my horizions but gave me a new found self condidence and a zest for experiencing the American college experience. It is without a doubt one of my best semester in my 4 years in college. Experiencing a new culture, making new friends amd the sense of freedom was an amazing experience that I am very greatfull to UL for allowing this to happen,

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

My favourite experiences probably included the experioences of 4 years in UL from the friends I made in my course. The aspects to the English division was probably modules that examined authors in depth such as James Joyce and Margaret Atwood. The modules were more interactive for students in terms of discussion forums in totorials instead of just having to listen to the lecturers opinion. The media aspects would have been cultural linked modules

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The aspects I did not enjoy were The TW Modules which I feel have no relevance to the course of study. The way in which the modules are taught to students are disgraceful and the modules need a major evaluation for future years not to have to indure such incompetence and stressers especially in their final year

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

I wish I had know that there was not as much traditional media modules taught

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

English

Library facilities

The Libary facilities are extremly resourceful in terms of the english and Media sections to the course.

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

The social life in UL is too good if anything. A wonderful, friendly and vibrant campus where diversity is welcomed. UL has a place for everyone

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy not Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

What society are you a member of?

I was a member of UL FM. The Student radio station was the best part of my final year in UL. It allowed me to make so many new friends and also gain valuable hands on experience which some of the media modules failed to achieve in the course.

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

UL FM is definately the society to join for any budding Journalists / radio heads. An amazing society to venture into for anyones college career.

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

Do you feel that you are playing at a standard that matches your ability?

I don't know

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Not for me

Weekly living expenses?

€60-80

Do you or have you lived away from home during college?

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

€450-550

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in college halls?

Living on campus is the best experience for the 4 years but certainly it is important to interact with your new environment and new friends. Plus living on campus places you at the hub of all social scenes

Where would you recommend students live?

I have Lived in Dromroe and Cappavilla in my 4 years in UL.

If yes, where and why?

Dromroe is definately my favourite as it is the centre to campus and very close to campus. It makes waking up late very easy. But all campus accomodation is wonderful

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

I would recommend it from an academia point of view, the social scene, the invaluable friendships, and the off campus experiences each course offers through co-op and eramus placements

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