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Agricultural Science

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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 4th
2 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
1 Unhelpful votes.
From Tipperary
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Why did you choose to study this course?

Interest in Agricultural Science

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

As my first choice would not give me as much opportunities as Agri-Environmental Science

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

16-20hrs

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

If you studied abroad, is there any advice you would give someone looking to study abroad?

Did not study abroad.

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Learning about the effects of agriculture on the environment In particular CAPS and REPS Schemes.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Learning statistics analysis

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

That there was some statistics analysis involved

Why?

It’s very spacious with four levels. Contains desks with a closed off top around them.

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

Agricultural Science is like a family when we’re social, everyone looks after each other when we leave the house and ensuring everyone has a lift home when the night has finished.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

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

Ag Soc.

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

As the activities are very enjoyable and focused on rural students who are living in the city studying in college

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

If yes, please name the sports clubs?

 Hurling

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

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

ˆ100-120

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

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

ˆ450-550

As a first year did you live in college halls?

Yes

Would you recommend college halls?

Yes

Why?

Merville Residence

If yes, where and why?

Anywhere within a 5 to 10 min distance Goatstown, Clonskeagh, Ranelagh. As it gives you exercise by either walking or cycling in the morning and evening and is not that far.

If yes, where and why?

Anywhere that takes more than 25 minutes in the morning and evening e.g. Clondalkin

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Is a very spacious and lively fast paced college. Gives an excellent standard of education. Sports facilities are second to none. Societies are many and varied. Nightlife you have a wide choice of pubs and nightclubs to choose from.

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