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Computing - Systems & Networking

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
1 Helpful votes.
Student Type Mature
From Sligo
Social Life

Why did you choose to study in this college?

I initially chose software development as my course but because in first year you get to sample four different courses (software development, systems and networking, games development and database design) I found that I was better suited in the systems and networking course.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

Being able to sample all four courses in first year and being able to change streams. Without this I would be in a course that I wouldn't be suited to.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?


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


Is your course weighted more on continuous assessment or end of year exams?

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

I don't know

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The networking labs are my favorite part of the course as it offers me a chance to be hands on with the equipment.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Having to do complicated maths problems when it has no significance to our course or have anything to do with the employment opportunities that will be available to us with our quailifications.

Was your course what you expected?


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

I wish that we had been told how much emphasis was going to be put on database development in year two because there is a lot more than anyone had expected.


The one thing I think is wrong with the library is that it is very hard to get a free computer and when you need one to do some work a lot of the people occupying the computers are on Facebook or just browsing the web. I strongly believe Facebook should be blocked from the college computers.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Similar to other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


Are you a member of any sports clubs?


How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?


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?


If yes, where and why?

I heard the Clarion apartments were good and very near. I also heard the gateway apartments were good.

If yes, where and why?

Cranmor, because of its criminal reputation, Mulberry park, because it has a poor reputaion for student vandilism.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

favaourite thing is the amount of variety in the collage. There is always something happening. Promotions, gigs in the canteen, Student presentaions, sports events ect ect. Something different every week.

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