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    Studying: PhD Chemistry

    University of Bordeaux

    Its been overall a great experience, however after 3 years living here its been difficult. I made some great friends, but since its a post graduate degree alot of those people have since moved on to other cities. Bordeaux is not the easiest place to fit in for a long time.


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    Epicurus wrote: »
    Im Alan

    BSc Computer Forensics and Security

    University of Derby


    I'm studying the same course but in Ireland, LYIT.

    Would do anything to get to study abroad for a year! I know we have a few Spanish people over for this semester but I'd prefer to get into america. Definitely going to check it out!


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    ToniTuddle wrote: »
    I'm studying the same course but in Ireland, LYIT.

    Would do anything to get to study abroad for a year! I know we have a few Spanish people over for this semester but I'd prefer to get into america. Definitely going to check it out!

    Wouldnt mind that myself actually. Wouldnt recommend derby to anyone, the course itself is grand, the college and the area would wreck ones head.


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    My daughter has an interview coming up soon for Nursing in Scotland. Any advice from anyone doing this regarding possible interview questions/answers? Any help would be appreciated!


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    Niall, any advice on Napier College? Are there a a lot of Irish students there? My daughter going for interview there soon. Thanks


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    Studying Progetto Grafico e Virtuale (Graphic and Virtual Design), in the Politecnico di Torino, in Italy. Doing a 3 year degree, studying through Italian.

    If anyone has any questions, drop me a pm (because I wish there had been someone to ask who had done it before when I was researching it and making the jump)


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    Name: Declan
    Course: I'm doing an exchange for the third year of my BComm degree
    College: University of Cincinnati


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    kaz86 wrote: »
    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?
    I would recommend it. Aberdeen has a good social life. City can be a bit drab. College is good. Well laid out. First year is grand. Apparently, second year is the hardest.


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    Name: Robbie
    Course: Arts International (German)
    Studying: University of Konstanz


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    Hope to be starting a 5 year MEng in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire next September!


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    Cian,
    law and history
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium


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    Hi Im hoping to study MSc in Speech and Language Therapy in Essex, just wondering if anyone has info about the course, the postgrad interview for it or generally studying at Essex College? Any info at all would be great :-)


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    ZHAW in Winterthur, Switzerland.... Anyone been there??

    Im gonna be doin an Erasmus yr over there starting in August/September but I dont know anyone goin over. Is anyone else doin an Erasmus yr there by any chance?


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    Richard
    Linguistics and Translation
    Université du Mirail - Toulouse

    [Technically, I'm an Erasmus - but I don't ever want to leave!]


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    I'm doing an MSc in Science Communication in Imperial College, London. I finished Science in Trinity last year and while I liked it, it was wrecking my head by the end, and honestly this course suits me a lot better!


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    hi! in Buckinghamshire New Uni, just north of London. Just finishing my second of 3 years, dont enjoy it at all!!! the uni is pretty poor, although non uni life is very enjoyable, and London is great!!

    actually in the library trying to do an assignment, but naturally my mind has gone wondering!!


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    ak6879 wrote: »
    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?

    jus saw this post, not sure if its too late, but i also tried to transfer and wud have had no problem only im doing sport management and the only other relevent course in ireland was in carlow IT, which has only got a first yr at the minute, so would have to wait to catch up. carlow IT however didnt mention cao points for my transfer. generally u apply to the uni itself in the 'advanced entry' section on their website, so maybe you should try that. in terms of being a mature student, im pretty sure you dont count, im 23, but as im in second yr, i started my course not as a mature student, which is what counts.


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    Hello Cian,
    Great to hear there's some Irish in Leuven!
    I'l be started a masters there in sept. How are you finding life there? Whats the city like?
    Any advice for a fella heading out there would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks,
    Sean


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    All i can say is that this is one of the best experiences you will ever have.
    I am originally from the states, but have been living in Europe for years! I studied art in London, Geneva and Italia! I can only highly highly recommend it! :cool:


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    hey guys -
    heading to budapest to study veterinary in sept. anyone in the same boat or over there already that can give me a few pointers?? :D


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    Zoë
    Going to Glasgow in September to do an MLitt in nineteenth century art history.

    I don't know anyone there and have never been to Scotland before... really apprehensive!


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    Zoë
    Going to Glasgow in September to do an MLitt in nineteenth century art history.

    I don't know anyone there and have never been to Scotland before... really apprehensive!

    Scotland's lovely, great shopping in Glasgow!

    Edinburgh College of Art, direct second year for Intermedia in September.


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    kaki wrote: »
    Studying Progetto Grafico e Virtuale (Graphic and Virtual Design), in the Politecnico di Torino, in Italy. Doing a 3 year degree, studying through Italian.

    If anyone has any questions, drop me a pm (because I wish there had been someone to ask who had done it before when I was researching it and making the jump)

    I am finishing 2nd year at UCC and I am off to Padova, Language and Cultural studies. Bigest problem in preparing to go is that the VEC grant does not coover Italy, so it could get financially fraught. The cost of accoodation - looking at Easystanza - is silly, 200 Euro for a tiny room in an apartment shared with three or four other people? Language is challenging, but exciting. How do I seel up my life in Ireland before going?


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    I'm studying Business in Essen. Can't say I really like my course, but the city and the surrounding cities are just awesome.


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    Soon to be starting a PhD in QUB, don't know if Northern Ireland counts as abroad but I have to do half of the research in the Bengal Engineering and Science University, India so that's pretty far! Finishing off an MSc at TCD, did a BA in UCD so it's nice to get out of Dublin for a while.


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    Hey guys, I'm studying American and English History at UEA :cool:


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    ajk86 wrote: »
    hey guys -
    heading to budapest to study veterinary in sept. anyone in the same boat or over there already that can give me a few pointers?? :D
    Hi ajk86,

    Im heading out there to study vet med in september aswell all going well.

    Not sure where to start regarding organising accomodation though. Was planning to go over shortly to try and view appartments but im working at the moment and its tricky trying to organise everything. I'd quit the job but I need every penny i can get!! What way are you planing on organising it?


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    Hi You,

    Isn't Budapest a really great city? How did everything sort itself out for you with study and all? Did you get sorted with a flat through an agent? More importantly, did you sus out the rather decent night life...although the late licence small bars are a bit of a danger...nobody says last order!!


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    I got an offer for a BSc in Occupational Therapy at Derby today.
    I am a mature student ( early twenties) and am really picky about where I want to spend the next three years!
    You said you would not advise Derby- is the Uni awful?
    Any advice around universities in the UK would be brilliant!!!!
    Epicurus wrote: »
    Wouldnt mind that myself actually. Wouldnt recommend derby to anyone, the course itself is grand, the college and the area would wreck ones head.


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    hi,

    anyone thinking of studying dentistry in budapest??? i am keeping it as a back up option if i dont get enough points in the leaving cert!! anyone else?????


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