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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 3rd
Student Type Traditional
From Dublin
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Why did you choose to study this course?

Interest in studying history and politics.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

Right choice as I did something I loved rather than just something that would get me a job.

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

11-15hrs

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

On

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

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

History lectures, social aspects

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Large classes

Was your course what you expected?

No

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

How tough it would be

Why?

Its far too noisy, never enough copies of the books, never a good selection of books for arts, not enough sockets

Is there a good social life on your course?

No

Please describe

Class parties are only organised to suit the friends of the class rep

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Similar to other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

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

ˆ200+

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

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

ˆ350-450

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

Would you recommend college halls?

No

Why?

It is noisy, messy, old

If yes, where and why?

Clonskeagh or between ucd and the city rather than out on the suburbs.

If yes, where and why?

If you are dependent on a bus do not live along the 17 route.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Excellent university overall.

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