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Economics, Politics & Law

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Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 4th
Student Type Traditional
From Louth
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Why did you choose to study in this college?

I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do in college but I was really interested in current affairs and felt that this course would cover that area and give me plenty of options in the future.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

I think the wide variety of subjects covered in the course meant it was always quite interesting even if you did get stuck with one or two unpleasant modules (public finance was pretty tedious).

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?

11-15hrs

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

On

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?

Yes

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

I studied abroad for a year in Sweden. I would say it was the best part of my whole college experience giving you the chance to live and study in a different country and do some travelling with other students from all over the place. It also gives you a chance to learn another language which could be really worth while in the future. The whole thing will definitely look good on your c.v. too!

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I like the wide variety of modules you get to study, especially in final year. The lectures are also all really friendly and approachable as well as being complete experts on their areas and I've seen and heard my lecturers on the tv and radio a number of times.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Some of the economics subjects can be quite tedious at times and the fact that you have to take Global Economic Issues in final year is quite annoying. If you have to do at least one economics module you should be allowed to choose it.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

It didn’t affect me in the end but it would have been good to know that you won’t be able to get a bachelor of laws in this course even if you specialize in law in your final year.

Why?

If you are taking a large class it can be quite difficult to get your hands on the book, there normally just aren’t enough copies.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Similar to other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

If yes, please name the societies

I've been a member of surf and sail since first year. It is a great club and really easy to get involved in catering for beginners and the more advanced. Every year there's a bunch of trips organised and they're both unbelievable craic and really cheap because they're subsidised by the college.

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

If you’re an outdoors and water type person you should definitely join the club. The sailing is on the more serious side with the surfing being more casual but there’s always a few trips each semester which are unreal, probably the best weekends of my college life. It is also really big so you get to meet a load of new people which is cool

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

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

60-80

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

No

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

It may not be the most prestigious college but all the potential and expertise are there as well as a good social side. It is a pretty chilled out and unpretentious college which I really liked about it. I know it is a cliche but the more you put into it the more you'll get out of it, as I said the potential is there.

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