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Date of Review Apr 27, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
4 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
1 Unhelpful votes.
From Cork Ireland
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Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

Why?

When I graduate I will have a very good qualification and will be able to expect a high standard of living. Furthermore, the role of the pharmacist in patient care is expanding all the time and I'm excited to be part of that.

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

26-30hrs

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?

No

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I really like all the practical laboratory classes and the modules where we deal with actual patient scenarios.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The huge volume of assignments and long hours we have to spend in college. We get no reading weeks even though due to the large amount of study we have to do, we would really benefit from them.

Was your course what you expected?

No

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

Just how much work is involved between contact hours in labs and lectures plus assignments and study. I would not advise anyone who is not very passionate about chemistry to choose to study pharmacy. Also it is not a suitable backup for people who do not get medicine. The hours for pharmacy are much longer and the emphasis is much more on chemistry that treating diseases.

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Higher Level Maths,

Library facilities

There is a very good library in the Hamilton Science Building. It contains all the books you need and if you utilise it properly there will be no need to purchase any books.

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

The Pharmacy Society in Trinity (DUPSA) organizes a lot of events during the year which gives people across the entire four years a chance to get to know one another.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Much more than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

What society are you a member of?

I was a very active member of Young Fine Gael last year. However the workload for my course increase to such an extent this year that I had to give up all involvement in societies.

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

Prospective students should definitely join societies as it gives them a chance to mix with people who are not in their course but share similar interests to them.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

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?

I don't know

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Not for me

Weekly living expenses?

€80-100

How much does your rent cost per month?

€350-450

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in college halls?

Yes! It was the best year of my life. It was a brilliant way to meet people in first year. Also for those staying up at weekends, there were always people around so you would never be on your own. Also Trinity Halls has a committee called the JCR who's sole purpose is to make sure you are enjoying your time in Halls as much as possible. This included organizing events such as mystery tours, ski trips and Halloween/Christmas parties.

Where would you recommend students live?

If going to Trinity students should definitely live in Halls for first year. It is where the vast majority of first years live and a brilliant place to make friends. After that, it is just a case of finding a place as close to college as possible with reasonable rent. Maybe consider living on campus in final year.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

I'm having the time of my life i n Trinity and have made friends for life. Also, in terms of academics Trinity is still the best university in Ireland with the best international reputation. Dublin is a fantastic city to live in as well and there are so many different events on during the year which if you exploit properly then you really will have an unforgettable four years.

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