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Date of Review Apr 26, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
Student Type Traditional
From Dublin Ireland
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Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

Why?

My course is interesting and easy to learn. It is diverse and well taught, and it is not to big to be isolating.

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

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The diversity of subjects taught,we learn about civil wars in Africa, cultural identity in Ireland, Volcanoes and renewable energy all in one week.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The fact that it is mainly taught through 50 minute long lectures which are quite hard to concentrate in throughout.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

That it is very relevant to current affairs.

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

Geography, Economics, Biology.

Library facilities

excellent, especially since Geography students have a library all to themselves, with a dedicated librarian who is almost always available to personally help you. which is extremely helpful and useful.

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

The course is not that big so you get to know people easily.

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?

Vincent de Paul

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

It is fun, you get to know a lot of people and you always have a good laugh doing their activities.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Please choose your sport(s) club

Rock Climbing

Are your training facilities easily accessible?

Yes

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

Yes

If no, please give reason.

Only thing is that they do not change the routes at the rock climbing wall very often and this is a major disadvantage.

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?

that you do not need to have had any previous experience rock climbing to have joined.

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

Because it is fun, helps you stay active and healthy,and being on a team and hanging out with other people who have a common interest is fun.

Weekly living expenses?

€40

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

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

€350-450

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

Would you recommend living in college halls?

Yes, people in Halls make friends very quickly and have a LOT of fun in halls together

Where would you recommend students live?

a close to trinity as possible.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Very highly. trinity is so full of lots of different types of people, we have the best of a lot of things. Being in the centre of town is a lot of fun. I would not reccoment to go anywhere else.

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