Home Colleges University College Dublin (UCD) Psychology


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

Why did you choose to study this course?

As a back up plan in case I didn't get into Trinity.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

UCD itself and poor first year curriculum, eg the horizons programme.

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?


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


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The lecture contents.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The minimal class interaction and the lack of depth and intellectual challenge.

Was your course what you expected?


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

That I would only be spending at most a third of my time on Psychology.


Never had to wait for a book I needed.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

Impossible to integrate without alcohol.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Extremely Easy

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


If yes, please name the societies

I can't remember them all. I joined loads and went to none.

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


Are you a member of any sports clubs?


If yes, please name the sports clubs?

 Surf, Swimming & Waterpolo

Are your training facilities easily accessible?


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

No, hour and a half bus journey from my house.

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?

First year in my course or any arts course is a waste of time from an intellectual point of view. Go somewhere else and do something you are slightly less interested in but do it to a good standard.

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