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Date of Review Oct 16, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 3rd
Student Type Traditional
From Wicklow Ireland
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Why did you choose your course?

I always had an interest in Science and I didn't get my first choice (Medicine) so it was only natural that Science was the route forward. I entered through denominated entry into Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

It was most certainly the right choice and gives me the option of furthering my education into the medical field through a masters or PHD or via graduate entry medicine. The course material is interesting and I love the practical aspect.

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

16-20hrs

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

On

If off campus, does this affect you and how?

N/A

Is your course weighted more on

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

I don't know

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

N/A

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

- Course material
- Practical aspect
- Opportunities following graduation

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

- Emphasis on final exams
- Level of workload

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

I wish I had been aware that I would have my own biochemistry "class" until 3rd year and known that that 300+ science students would be thrown together for 1st and 2nd year, making it a little more difficult to make friends.

Why?

- Not enough plugs for laptop chargers
- Constant loss of internet connection
- Constant loss of phone signal
- Staff may not always be helpful

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

- Class nights out
- Class trips

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

More than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

If yes, please name the societies

N/A

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

N/A

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Please choose your sport(s) club

N/A

If no, why not?

N/A

If no, please give reason.

N/A

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

N/A

Why?

N/A

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

€80-100

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

No

How much does your rent cost per month?

€550-650

Would you recommend living in college halls?

N/A

If yes, where and why?

N/A

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

N/A

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