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

It is one of only a few with a combined BSc and DIP course

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

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

It's what I want to do, and it gives me my degree and also a professional qualification.

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

26-30hrs

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?

No

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The option we get in second year to stream two subjects from three.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The labs and reports!

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

That we don't actually do lectures to correspond to our chemistry labs like the other science courses do.

Why?

Good selection of material and resources

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

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?

40-60

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

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

350-450

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

If yes, where and why?

Any of the students apartment complexes or housing specifically rented to students.

If yes, where and why?

Not too far away from campus, and if it is I would recommend somewhere on a bus route so as not to be walking anywhere far on your own at night.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

There is always a buzz on campus, the staff for the most part are lovely and very helpful and the social life is great!

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