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Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
Student Type Traditional
From Dublin
Social Life

Why did you choose to study in this college?

Because I wanted a course that offered me a variety of subjects as I wasnt sure what I wanted to specialise in or do in my career

Are you happy with your choice of course?


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

It offered me different subjects which meant I never got bored, and I got to try out a wide range of subjects to see which I was best at and which I liked the most

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?


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The large lectures, the broad range of subjects, the option to do INTRA

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

That you have to specialise in final year

Was your course what you expected?


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

That I had to have a good understanding of maths for first year


There should be more computers and more access to journals online

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


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?


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?

In the local area around DCU as its motivating to go to lectures and its easy to make the most of the DCU social life

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Its a fun easy going college where if you make an effort you will have to best few years of your life!

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