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Archaeology - Applied

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Date of Review Aug 31, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 3rd
1 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
From Monaghan Ireland
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Why did you choose your course?

I was always interested in History,and fascinated by archaeology as a child/teenager. Sligo is also known to have one of the best archaeology courses nationwide ('',) ..and a good night life..

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

It was the right choice for me as the course covers all my favourite aspects of archaeology such as Egyptology,irish archaeology and even the archaeology of music. The small numbers also provides a good opurtunity to consult lecturers at any time ('',)

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

16-20hrs

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

On

Is your course weighted more on

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

My favourite aspects of the course are learning interesting and new facts about the past. Also with only 11 people left on the course, we are all a closeknit group, helping each other out whenever possible. The fact that the course is based mostly on continuous assesment is also an advantage :)

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

There is a lot of heavy reading as the course progresses, and also long essays to research and write-up.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

I wish i had been more prepared for the heavy workload,but still do not regret choosing the course :)

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

There are 2 class reps designated each year for each course. Amongst other tasks,they organise class parties every few weeks. Class parties are held in certain pubs which offer drink promo's, free nightclub admission etc. These parties are the perfect oppurtunity for classmates to bond and socialise :)

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Easy

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Similar to other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

If yes, please name the societies

Irish Language Society.
Stones and Bones Archaeological Society.

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

The societies are a good way of meeting new people outside the classroom,and partake in extracurricular activities. Days out with societies are common such as canoeing, bowling etc. The Irish language society is also helping keeo our native language alive.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Please choose your sport(s) club

GAA

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?

Yes

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

To meet new people, and also to challenge yourself at a new level.

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

€40-60

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

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

€250-350

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in college halls?

For first year it is good because all your bills are included in the accomadation fee's, but for second year once you know the town better and meet new friends,it is much cheaper to share a house near the college with 3 or 4 classmates..

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

The education and social life within the college are well balanced,and small class numbers make one-to-one discussions with lecturers possible

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

If yes, please name the societies

Irish Language Society.
Stones and Bones Archaeological Society.

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

The societies are a good way of meeting new people outside the classroom,and partake in extracurricular activities. Days out with societies are common such as canoeing, bowling etc. The Irish language society is also helping keeo our native language alive.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Please choose your sport(s) club

GAA

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?

Yes

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

To meet new people, and also to challenge yourself at a new level.

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

€40-60

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

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

€250-350

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

Would you recommend living in college halls?

For first year it is good because all your bills are included in the accomadation fee's, but for second year once you know the town better and meet new friends,it is much cheaper to share a house near the college with 3 or 4 classmates..

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

The education and social life within the college are well balanced,and small class numbers make one-to-one discussions with lecturers possible

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