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

Business was my favorite subject in school so I picked a business course I liked

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Indifferent

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

I chose this course with the intention of going onto do a higher diploma and be a business teacher, however, I wasn't prepared for the economics and maths elements of the course, I really don't like them and as a result it's affecting my overall grade, meaning I probably won't get to use my degree for what I initially wanted.

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?

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

No

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

I enjoy the more Human Resource and Marketing elements of my course.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The financial and economics side.

Was your course what you expected?

No

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

The difficulty of accounting and economics subjects having not completed them for leaving certificate.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Neither Easy nor Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Less than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Why?

I would definitely join a club or society in first year and actually go to it.

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

100-120

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?

Yes

If yes, where and why?

Larkfield on campus. It's not the most appealing of accommodation but is without a doubt the best place to live in first year. Your surrounded by only other first years, you get to easily meet so many people and it's right on campus so your parents have no reason to worry for your safety. It's also a great way to get to know your campus.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Yeah, it's a small and friendly university! especially good spot if your into sport.

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