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Marketing - PR with Events Management

Date of Review Sep 02, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 3rd
Student Type Traditional
From Leitrim Ireland
Social Life

Why did you choose your course?

I chose to do Marketin- PR and Events Management because the name of the course seemed interesting

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

It was the wrong choice on the basis that there is mostly theory work involved in the course, there is no involvement in an event until the 3rd year of the course and even then it is very restrictive. There needs to be a more practical approach to the course as there is a more practical approach in other colleges. I was also unaware that maths were involved in the course before starting it.

On a positive note though, the course is good if you have an interest in businesses and how they work which i find very useful for future.

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

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

on a personal level I am enjoying learning about how to set up a business and how a business operates, the course is very diverse in its subjects. 1st year is common marketing and just helps to ease people into college life and then 2nd year goes more into the business side.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

in 1st year maths was, as I don't see the need for it in Marketing. Also the course would need to be divided up more for 2nd year because all three marketing streams were together for majority of classes.

It didn't seem fair that the basic marketing stream were able to organise an event in 2nd year whereas the pr and events people had no such opportunities.

Was your course what you expected?


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

That maths was involved
That it was a lot more hard work than I thought
I wish i'd known that there wasn't much opportunity to do events.


It is well laid out but there needs to be more computers set up for student use.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

it really depends who you are friends with and how you feel in college environment

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


Are you a member of any sports clubs?


Are your training facilities easily accessible?


Are your training facilities at a good standard?


Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Not for me

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?


As a first year did you live in college halls?


Would you recommend living in college halls?

No, I've heard that the college campus's are not great to live on as they can be really expensive.

If yes, where and why?

Cartron or Cranmore, they are too far away and very dodgy areas

Also market yard has a bad reputation as there have been a number of incidents there.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

I wouldnt to be honest

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