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Gno agus Gaeilge

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
Student Type Traditional
From Mayo
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Why did you choose to study in this college?

I wanted to do both Business and Irish in college. This course was a good combination of both with an interesting twist what with the Business taught through Irish.

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

I love the level of Irish I've gained from this course, but I do feel there is no emphasis on the Business side of things

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?

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I love that classes are small so I know everyone. It's also a very unique kind of course.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

There's far too much emphasis on the Irish part of it. Also with a small class, the competition is very evident.

Was your course what you expected?


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

Just more detail about what we would cover on the course. We were given a brief outline, but it wasn't all what I expected.


The library doesn't really cater for those who study Irish very well. Also DCU's Business School is quite big with numerous students. I think the library forgets that those in Gn???? agus Gaeilge also require business books to study

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

Unicef on Campus DCU An Cumann Gaelach Debate & Law Society

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

I enjoy the craic that is to be had attending different events with the other members of the societies. I also enjoy the challenge of organising some of those events. As I'm a people person I love meeting new people whether they be those from other universities or beyond.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?


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?


If yes, where and why?

campus all the way, It's with fellow students & there's great security

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

DCU is a home away from home. People are friendly, the university is not overly big & there is always someone to talk to or something to do. We have an amazing range of clubs & socities that are always willing to engage in new exciting adventures.

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