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What & Where are you studying?

  • 02-01-2009 5:17pm
    Posts: 16,720 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    I think this forum needs a bit of a pushstart. So if you're studying abroad or looking to study abroad feel free to mention it here!


    Etc. Chop/change the headings as you require. Hopefully we'll start to get a few more people looking in on this forum :)



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 120 ✭✭smileykey

    I'm currently applying to courses in Scotland. I want to do a Masters in socail work. Its very annoying becasue for some reason, even though its a post grad, the application has to be made through UCAS, which would be fine only my referees refuse to believe that the universities want their references in that kind of form. I have to try and research other ways of sending the referneces in and all before January 15th

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8 ak6879

    I have been away studying primary teaching for almost two years now only across the water in Wales.
    I wish I genuinley felt that way about it. To cut a long story short Im quite homesick. I would have trained at home only I fell short of the points required.
    I found it difficult when I first came and even after making some great friends, taking up other interests and looking after myself in general. Now, I am physically tired of it. I gave it a chance and embraced the experience because I want to be positive about it.
    I feel I given it a good shot and if there was a way of transferring home optional then I think I would take it.
    I am doing very well in my course. I am happy to get on and make the most of the rest of the year. I haven't had any bad experiences here and there is nothing tremendous going on at home. I talk myself round every with this but I wake up the next morning with a dim feeling.

    I have to either get on with it or do something to change it.
    So recommended to me by a respected ex-principle and director on the board, I did. During the summer I mailed a course director in an irish training college to see if I could transfer into 2nd year of the course at home. They had never come across this query before and were keen to look into it. I have honours irish and a year of my course completed with above average results. It was possible to catch up on the amount of gaelacht weeks. Between a few other people and myself research was looking positive untill the final answer came back. It would be possible to transfer, if I obtained the cao points for that the year of entry for that year group as that would be fair to other students who applied in that year. I was grateful for the support in looking into my case, but gutted.

    However, I will be 23 starting my 3rd year in September so I will be considered a mature student. I believe mature students are exempt from the points system. I will have two years behind me and 10 weeks teaching practise.I am thinking of appealing my case. I really don't want to come across annoyingly persistent after their help but I feel that their numbers in the year group may have dropped as there are always people who decide teaching is not for them. I'm not intending taking anyone's place who could potentially get on the course just replacing someone . I've taken the inniative to train elsewhere in the meantime if the points system is getting in the way when it isn't relative, its a shame.
    Do I have a case or am I going to get a 2nd kick in the teeth by setting myself up to ask again?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 19,183 ✭✭✭✭Will

    Spent 1 year in Lyon, France studying in INSA.

    Back home now but would give anything to be able to do it again

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 baba09

    Can anyone reccommend a particular college? I have been looking at uni's in London, also can you get a student loan from ireland when you are going to study in england? or can you get a student loan in england?? NHS pays your course fees but i dont qualify for a bursary so have to find a way of funding myself :(

  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭LEH

    Great addition to the boards forums!

    I spent a year in Universidad de Valencia in Spain and would reccomend it to anyone! Only negative was that most of us that went over had hardly any Spanish (even though it was part of our degree) and were a bit lost the first month or so in lectures, so it's in your favour to brush up before you over!

    Also spent six months as part of my Masters in Rotterdam School of Management in Holland, another great semester...

    Anyone considering Erasmus/studying abroad, go for it, it's one the best experiences you'll have in college.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16 figor

    best to avoid the the deep south on the mainland, a bit too expensive. for all your nursing, health related degrees. NHS grants too!!!!!

    Ry flight to and fro Liv

    Nursing students usually have a good time at ljmu!!!!!!!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16 figor

    Email the uni dept in scottie
    Stick in the ucas
    Change your refs if necessary.
    No probs.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,153 CMod ✭✭✭✭Black Swan

    Course: Drama-Film
    College: USC (University of Southern California)
    Level: Finishing 2nd year this semester in a 4 year degree programme

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16 figor

    Your on your course, your nearly finished.

    Your language makes wales seem far off. But you can drive your car on to the ferry like everybody else.

    Remember UK qualifications superior particularly PGCE.

    Your lucky your at uni in Wales. Where are you? Bangor?????????? or is that too far?????
    How much fees have you been paying?

    Try paying UCD and then pay for accommodation in dubli citous price city!!!!

    Get a job and get a life preferably where you are in Cymru!!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 215 ✭✭ashlingm

    Course - Veterinary Medicine
    College - Szent Istvan Egytem, Budapest

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭NeoSlicerZ

    Course: MEng in Photonics
    College: KTH Sweden.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6 Jen1985

    Ive applied to do veterinary medicine in Budapest. Im going over there in 2 weeks to sit the entrance exam in chemistry (exempt from biology due to leaving cert results). was wondering if anyone knows what the test is like? is it harder or easier than the leaving cert chemistry course? im pretty much up to leaving cert higher level chemistry standard, will that be enough? I know its multiple choice. If anyone has done the exam or knows anyone who has, please pm me :)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 45 alritelad

    hey all.

    Name : Mark
    Course: English Literature and Language
    College : Goldsmiths, University of London

    am looking for some mainly financial advice, but will stick up a dedicated post about that shortly.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 38 wittsend90

    Soon to be Szent Istvan University, Budapest to study Veterinary Medicine!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 43 Blue 84

    Course: City Planning & Regeneration (Masters)
    College: University of Glasgow

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 118 ✭✭bennyblanco

    I'm going to Swanswa metropolitan University,entering into the final year of the Performing Arts course there

  • Posts: 8,647 Zander Lemon Trainer

    I'm Darren


    Robert Gordon University(Aberdeen)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 642 ✭✭✭Kalashnikov_Kid

    MSc Planning Practice and Research, Cardiff University.

    Dissertation due in 2 weeks!

    Any questions about Cardiff or Wales PM me

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 92 ✭✭Haru

    Course: If everything goes as planned, Teacher Training, which will be real tough, considering only the best students get a job in the end and the others have to repeat the year. :'(

    Place: France.

    Can't remember who said they wished they could go back for another erasmus year, but I know I would if I could !

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭bluto63

    Course: Bachelor of Architecture
    College: University of Greenwich, London

    Been there for 2 years, goin into my third and I'm lovin it. London is a city that really suits me and I'm so glad I went over. Don't know about plans to return to Ireland, I'll just play it by ear for now.
    alritelad wrote: »
    hey all.

    Name : Mark
    Course: English Literature and Language
    College : Goldsmiths, University of London

    am looking for some mainly financial advice, but will stick up a dedicated post about that shortly.

    Hey I go out to your uni all the time :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12 kaz86

    hi darren,

    i was thinking of studying MPHARM at RGU next year,apparently it has a good reputation,would you recommend it? is the course very intense? and what is aberdeen like to socialise in?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 sogeo

    Course: BSc Geography
    College: University of Glamorgan(Pontypridd&Treforest) its in the south of Wales and only 20 min away from Cardiff by train.

    I honestly can not wait to move out of my parents house. So I was glad that they accepted me this year. Im only going because I couldnt get any course through the CAO, which is a stupid system and the Irish Education system is not entirely the best system and a lot of people fall throught the cracks because they have to do maths. Somebody like me who is more apt for Languages and Arts has problems with numbers. It has been proven.

    The financial side of studying abroad is to try and figure everything out before you leave Ireland,so that you wont have too much stress when you get there, and try and look for a part-time job, because that will hold you over the water.

    In 2 weeks time Im going to start my course, 1st year here I come!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 642 ✭✭✭Kalashnikov_Kid

    You'll have a good time in Glamorgan. Wouldn't hang out there too long though. Some of the redneck locals dont take too kindly to stooodants ;)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭Epicurus

    Im Alan

    BSc Computer Forensics and Security

    University of Derby

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,984 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude

    BA Hons Journalism
    Edinburgh Napier University
    Its my fourth year now, dissertation and all.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭Awayindahils

    Name: Hilary
    Course: EMIG - Europpean Masters in Government Programme
    University: Year 1 in Konstanz in germany, year 2 in UPF in Barcelona

  • Registered Users Posts: 37 irishguy34

    So where do I start, I am looking to study a full MD course including pre-med in eastern Europe or SA.
    I am a mature student 34 years of age with an IT background and had a number of business.
    I would love any advice that could help me make a decision.



  • Registered Users Posts: 186 ✭✭kabuk1

    I just sent my application into the GTTR. I'm hoping to take up a place at King's College London in Sept 2010 for the PGCE in Secondary English.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,945 ✭✭✭D-Generate

    Course: MSc in Machine Learning
    College: UCL - University College London

    Finding the course fascinating although there is a very steep learning curve and the maths required is of a pretty high standard and very challenging. This is coming from someone that has just graduated from Elec Eng with a high 1H from UCC. I am finding that the level of teaching in UCL is of a much more challenging nature and less like the classroom feel that I got in UCC.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ChristopherUno

    I'm studying Mandarin Chinese for a year at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), although I study English and Anthropology at NUIM back home (finished 2 out of 3 years in my BA). Only been here about 6 weeks but I'm loving it so far, quite difficult but rewarding. I'd recommend it to anyone who's thinking of going abroad for their studies. The more foreign and different the better I say. But maybe check back again when I've got my year done to find out if I'm still so enthsiastic! I've talked to many people who've spent a year abroad and have yet to hear a negative report.