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Date of Review Oct 13, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 1st
2 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
From Dublin Ireland
Social Life

Why did you choose your course?

I chose my course to to further my knowledge of German while also taking up a new subject in the form of Politics & International Relations.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

I'm really interested in the subject matter which makes it pretty easy to engage myself in the assignments we're given. So far all my lecturers and tutors have been great, managing to make the subject matter really accessible. All my lectures are interactive to some degree which allows for a greater perspective than just that of the lecturer. This is something I really like.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week? (labs,tutorials,lectures,etc)


Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?


Is your course weighted more on

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Quality lectures, interesting subject matter, broad range of material.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The insane size of arts as a whole was a bit off putting at first, but as you start meeting people it isn't so bad.

Was your course what you expected?


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

One thing that'd have been nice to know would be how quickly they start dishing out the assignments.. Not even in there a week and BAM.


Great selection of books, friendly, helpful staff and it's quiet and comfortable.

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

Class stuff is only really starting to happen now, but the club and soc stuff is more or less constant

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


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

Sci-fi, Dutch, Game, Deutsch, L&H, Belfield FM.

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

All great craic. Sci-fi's brilliant for the socials, as is Dutch. Gamesoc for assassins and Deutsch and L&H are interesting. Got a show on the radio too.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?


Please choose your sport(s) club

Mountaineering, Trampolining

Are your training facilities easily accessible?


Are your training facilities at a good standard?


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

I don't know

What would be helpful to know before joining your sports club?

Can be a bit packed at training.

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?



Meet new people, good fun.

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'd recommend the course very highly. Great opportunities and good fun.

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