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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?

I choose this course because I want to become a teacher and have a good qualification.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

I believe that the manner in which the subject is taught is very important, making the subject more interesting for everyone.

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 teachers are very helpful and they explain everything in detail. I think that the manner in which the subject is taught is really good as it is divided to gain an overall percentage for doing essays, seminar work and attendance. It’s not all based on a big exam at the end that is mainly based on memory and it doesn’t show the full ability of the student.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Sometimes the timetable can be a burden.

Was your course what you expected?



Because all the books are always accessible and they are always placed on the right shelves and the library is always a very quiet place.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

I think that everyone is friendly with each other and the facilities in UCD make it easier to find friends.

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?


Are you a member of any sports clubs?


Are your training facilities easily accessible?


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

River trips involved going on bus journeys. Swimming pool sessions had to be held away from campus as well due to the pool not being finished on UCD.

Are your training facilities at a good standard?


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


Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

If you can fit in their training sessions with your timetable. If you want to play matches then you need to be available at the weekends too and not go home too often if you live elsewhere (not in Dublin).

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?


Would you recommend college halls?



Glenomena Residence

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Diverse range of courses. Very big university. In Dublin but out of the busy city centre.

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