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Social Studies Applied - Social Care

Date of Review Sep 07, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
1 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
2 Unhelpful votes.
From Mayo Ireland
Social Life

Why did you choose your course?

I have always been really interested in working with people and i felt this course best suited me. Working behind a desk or in an office would not suit me. I wanted to do a course in which I would be able to go out an interact with other people and help those who most need it.After researching this course and talking to people who had already done it I knew it was the right course for me.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

It was the perfect course for me. Its really interesting and Im learning about things that interest me. Therfore I want to go to college and make the best out of it as it it what i really want to do.

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?

I love how you learn so many subjects you would never even think would be related to social studies. I also cant believe how many things we take for granted and never notice. It was only after my first year in college i realised how certain things we say everyday can be very offensive and we dont actually take any heed of it.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The fact that many cases we talk about in all the various subjects can be very emotional and sad and you have to learn not to get emotional or very attached to people in this type of a career.

Was your course what you expected?


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

That i could have done with having a better knoledge in politics before starting college.


It caters for everyones needs, it could do with more computers though as they are always taken.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

we have various class parties during the year where we all meet up and have a night out which is great.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy not 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?


How would you recommend this college to a friend?

i would get them to come have a look and talk to someone that has/is doing the course they are interested in.

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