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Date of Review Sep 30, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 4th
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Why did you choose your course?

I always liked science and I wanted to do something helpful and that involved interacting with "real" people all the time. Moreover, I always liked the human/communication aspect of medicine. Obviously money/security was important yet the feeling of your work being meaningful in a direct way is (believe me!) worth even more.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

I discovered new aspects of my personality and made things that were weaknesses to me (interpersonal skills, language, etc) into strengths by putting an effort - I think I'm a different person now (hopefully better!) so I would say that was a good choice.

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

30+hrs

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

Off

If off campus, does this affect you and how?

You miss so much crack! ("You're on rotations!" and stuff). Yet, you also have a sense that you're "semi" college student and therefore free time is crucial; it has to be well used! Moreover, long commuting times, that are sometimes a pain, are to different places all the time - which means you're always discovering something new - a new part of Dublin, etc.

Is your course weighted more on

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?

Know the language. Do sparing tourism throughout the year - don't do it all in a go! And study! (in balance!) 'cause even though you might not realize straight away you will treasure the different perspective into your area in the future.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

People, challenge, change, sense of doing something good.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Stressed classmates before exams, work, sleepless nights in may, 7.30am starts, sleepwalking through the wards on a Friday morning.

Was your course what you expected?

No

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

What a hospital is like - socially and what's the structure, etc.!

Why?

I rarely use them... They should fuse the Tallaght library with the rest of the system.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

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

The Hist, Young Fine Gael, Biosoc.

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

Hist: great crack, get to know really interesting people, skills for life

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Please choose your sport(s) club

AFC (Soccer)

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?

Yes

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

For a while though but keeping doing some sort of exercise though - cause otherwise it is way too time consuming.

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?

€750+

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

Would you recommend living in college halls?

No
I heard terrible things about halls.. hahaha... Maybe for a year but it is far!

If yes, where and why?

Tallaght!

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