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Home Economics with Irish - second level teaching     

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Date of Review Aug 22, 2012 Go Back
Year of Study Graduated
6 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
1 Unhelpful votes.
From Dublin Ireland
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Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

Why?

These were too subjects which I really enjoyed throughout secondary school and I was very happy to have an opportunity to study them at third level

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week? (labs,tutorials,lectures,etc)

30+hrs

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

On

Is your course weighted more on

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

The small class sizes, plenty of individual help from lecturers, an opportunity to learn practical skills and trips to the Gaeltacht.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

The high expectations from lecturers, 35 hours of lectures / tutorials weekly, the amount of preparatory work required for Teaching practice placements and the high amount of coursework throughout the year accompanied by a lot of end of year exams.

Was your course what you expected?

Yes

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

I wish I had known that I would be in classes 9am to 5pm everyday each week. I wish I had Known that there would be very high expectations and a huge amount of coursework. I wish I had known how small the college was and how remote its location is.

Helpful leaving cert (or equivalent) subjects?

Home Economics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Library facilities

Good facilities but limited opening hours. Very helpful staff.

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe

With small class sizes everyone gets to know each other. Sligo has a vibrant student nightlife and socialising is very cheap compared to the larger cities. While there is no on campus bar the Students' Union organises many on campus events throughout the year.

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Extremely Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Much more than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

No

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

No

Are your training facilities easily accessible?

Yes

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

Yes

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

It offers great opportunities to get to know people and gives students a chance to relax after lectures.

Weekly living expenses?

€80-100

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

Would you recommend living in college halls?

Limited facilities on campus but it is a great way to get to know other students from your class group.

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

St Angela's is a small college where everyone knows each other. You have to be really sure that you want to study Home economics before you select this course as there is a very high workload and a lot of dedication required for it.

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