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

Yes

Why?

I chose it because I like the logic behind maths and physics and it has lived up to my expectations in those regards.

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?

I don't know

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The more conceptual parts of physics

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The maths we learn seems to be purely for the maths, its uses are rarely explained.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

That the course is split between two schools within the same faculty making the maths and physics seem disjointed

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

Applied math, math, physics

Library facilities

Are very good the Hamilton library is well stocked with useful books, it does lack a toilet however.

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

The class is close knit enough to go out as a class regularly, as well as taking part in pub quizes and so on

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Extremely 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?

Card soc

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

The card society attracts a huge spectrum of people from all aspects of college. Its a great way to get to know people from completely different courses

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Please choose your sport(s) club

Snow sports

If no, why not?

We don't have any we use Kiltiernan

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

No

If no, please give reason.

as above

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

I don't know

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

The other members are really friendly and happy to help weaker members to get better

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

college is more than just the academic side of things

Weekly living expenses?

€40-60

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

No

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

Where would you recommend students live?

wherever's cheapest though living in town is supposed to be awesome

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

if you want a college which has the city centre as its campus choose trinity

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