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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
Student Type Traditional
From Kilkenny
Social Life

Why did you choose to study this course?

Enjoyed Science in secondary school.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

I really enjoy it and it allows me to follow many various career paths.

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?

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I love making notes using all of the related books in the library.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

I don't have any apart from when the lecturers are slightly uninteresting which makes attending the said lectures tedious.

Was your course what you expected?


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

nothing else- I'm quite happy.


Love that everything's organised by the Dewey decimal system - so easy to follow. Plenty of computers and space in library too.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

There may be, but Science is so huge that finding close friendsis difficult - I mainly socialixe with people I met outside if my course through extra-curriculars.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


Please rate your course in terms of workload

More than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


If yes, please name the societies

Litereay and Historica - L&H

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

i actually don't anymore, I originally did but found it was too cliquey and ended up diliking it - will not be returning next year.

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 would you recommend this college to a friend?

It actually is a concrete jungle - making friends is difficult, I immersed myself in schoolwork which is mainly how I'm getting by.

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