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Medicine - Undergraduate Entry

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
1 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
From Dublin
Social Life

Why did you choose to study this course?

It was a subject I was interested in and it's a stable career which is constantly developing.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

I enjoy the classes, the people and college life.

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?

I don't know

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The Labs because they are hands on and the guest lecturers because they are interesting.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The early morning starts and this year has been more science based then medicine based.

Was your course what you expected?


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

That you have to do 2 physics modules, then I would have possibly done physics before.


It's easy to find and take out books. Everything’s very clear and well laid out.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

Especially in the second half of the year, we stay after classes for a couple of hours, there are nights out planned about once every week or two and there were 2 class trips.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

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?


If yes, please name the sports clubs?

Snowsports, Surf

Are your training facilities easily accessible?


Are your training facilities easily accessible? - if no, why not?

There is no proper place to surf in Dublin so we have to rely on trips to the west of Ireland. There is an indoor snowsports facility but it is a bit out of the way.

Are your training facilities at a good standard?


Do you feel that you are playing at a standard that matches your ability?


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?

I think that the campus is great because there is everything you need in one place. It's in a city but not in the centre so it can be nice and quiet and relaxing. There are lots of green areas.

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