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Social Studies - Social Work

Date of Review Apr 26, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
2 Helpful votes.
Student Type Mature
From Cork Ireland
Social Life

Are you happy with your choice of course?



Because it has an equal focus and value on both theory an practice. I have a great class that are very supportive of each other and a great rapport with the people in the department. I had previous educational and personal experiences that gravitated me towards social work so i had a good insight into the degree and knew the kind of subjects and work placements that it would involve

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


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


Is your course weighted more on

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?


If you studied abroad, is there any advice you would give someone looking to study abroad?

I didn't study abroad but i did get the opportunity to do my first year placement in a children s residential home in Nepal which was an amazing and challenging experience

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Regarding classes: Social work theory and practice, Family Law, Gender culture and society
Professors: Most are of a very high standard and experience and all are approachable
Teaching Assistants: Many are very dedicated and doing a terrific job while also being very available for academic advice
My Class: Making some friends for life
The Campus: Its stunning and im happy to have such a wonderful experience while studying in TCD

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Having to choose next years courses with little insight or knowledge of its content.
The sometimes seemingly 'aloofness' of the department.
Erratic timetable schedual

Was your course what you expected?


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

It takes serious commitment if you want to excel

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

English - (essay writing) but an avid reader would be as well equipped.
Anything with computers as most of the work is done online
More emphasis on life skills as opposed to educational ones

Library facilities

They are excellent. Although the lecky library has got far too few sockets for charging laptops making it very awkward to find somewhere suitable around exam times.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe


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?


What society are you a member of?

Yoga Society and Mature student society

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

Enjoy Yoga and the TCD Society has great instructors and the classes are the cheapest available in dublin

Are you a member of any sports clubs?


Are your training facilities at a good standard?


If no, please give reason.

Exclellent gym and swim facilities

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?



If you are active and into sports its a great way to meet people outside of your course

Weekly living expenses?


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


How much does your rent cost per month?


As a first year did you live in college halls?


Would you recommend living in college halls?

Not for a mature student as they would generally house the conventional students and could be quiet busy and noisy

Where would you recommend students live?

Mature students should live close to college but with other mature or professional people

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

It's not what many people think it is, there is nothing 'special' about the college just the reputation seems to exceed its function

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