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Date of Review Apr 26, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
Student Type Traditional
From Wexford Ireland
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Are you happy with your choice of course?

No

Why?

The layout is very poorly done. Improvements have been made by introducing modules for the various subjects but it still requires more work. The course is so large and so broad that not having end of term exams is grossly unfair. It puts huge pressure on students due to having a large amount of exams at the end of the year ( I personally have 10) on subjects, some of which have not been discussed since the previous term. In addition to that, additional stress is mounted as those single end year of exams accumulate into a points race for the subjects the students wish to do the their third and fourth years. Lack of continuous assessment and unwillingness to return any continuous assessment marks are also large areas for improvement.
I feel that is unfair as medical students in the same college agrees that despite their course being very difficult and demanding, its easier to bear as they have more practical work, more continuous assessment and end of term exams.

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

21-25hrs

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

On

Is your course weighted more on

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I'm quite interested in the physiological and neurological aspects of the course.
Labs and practicals.
Large amount of people

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Lack of continuous assessment
Little link up between lab content and current lecture content
Little to no feedback
lack of semesterized exams
Negative marking.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

any and all science and math subjects

Library facilities

Excellent although difficult to gain certain books and spaces come exam time

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

Class reps do an excellent job of organizing events
Practicals, labs and group projects provide a meeting ground for other people in the course.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy not Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

More than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

What society are you a member of?

snow sports
Cumánn na Géal

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

Its an excellent way to meet new people and discover new interests

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Please choose your sport(s) club

snow sports

Are your training facilities easily accessible?

No

If no, why not?

the only dry slope available to us in kilternan, which is about 20 to 30 minutes bus journey.

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

Yes

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

Yes

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

Possibly more exhibitions of the activities od the club
A trail period

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

It's great fun, takes your mind off work a bit and you meet new people.

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?

€150-250

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

Would you recommend living in college halls?

Yes, its incredibly good fun, has a great friendly atmosphere and you make friends that will last your college days at the least

Where would you recommend students live?

Within walking distance of Dublin city. For trinity, that means you're within walking distance of the college as well but its primarily for the social aspect. If you live too far out you can miss out on a lot of that

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Its alright, but the only true benefit of graduating from trinity is prospective employers seem to be impressed by it more. Besides that, other colleges can give you an equally good degree in a far more efficient manner.

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