Originally Posted by IPushButtons
Look, any quasi public organizations (ie publicly funded and privately operated) is not going to be customer focused. Take away accountability and responsibility and you have the Irish education system where you (the customer) are expected to be oh so grateful to have the opportunity to study and receive an education even tho you are the one paying for this privilege.
LYIT's attitude seems to be one of indignation aimed at anyone to challenges there cheque cashing culture where teachers and staff clearly dont give two ****s about the level of service they provide. My advice to the staff of LYIT is if they dont care about the job there doing then, dont do it leave and allow someone with a bit of passion to take a position at the college so that they might do some good. My advice to any perspective student would be to go somewhere else not because you'll get a better standard of education or better facilities or even a better level of service, but at least you'll have a better standard of living in a big city than you will in a very small town like Letterkenny.
The points for a lot of course in the college are fairly low think about why this is.
On the positives the there are a lot of clubs and if your sports orientated then you'll really enjoy these. It's cheep to live here and the facilities at least the ones i have been exposed to are good.
If you are from Sligo, Midlands, Galway, Dundalk, Dublin and further South, the chances are you can do any of the courses in those areas rather than track up to the other side of the country, to do them. That is why the points are low in LYIT! Donegal after 4-5 years is not a barrel of laughs
Can't see what is so great about being in a class of 150/200 and barely knowing any of the students , in order to get lecture notes etc (maybe Moodle ended those days) and getting damn all chance to speak to the lecturers.
Granted Letterkenny is a small town. But for many, so long as they have money and like booze, the town more than caters for them. You have your hospital , gyms and grocery stores and cinema, (sea side a few miles away) what else does a student need? Luxury apartments or crappy apartments costing €400-500? Hardly.
My experience, our lectures,(not IT, construction or engineering) bar maybe one , were brilliant and approachable and knew their stuff. We had access to all the books and journals we needed. It was up to you then to do the work.