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Is anyone else disappointed by their "Maynooth Experience"?

  • 10-03-2017 11:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3 Ppuddle16


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 7,436 Mod ✭✭✭✭ XxMCRxBabyxX


    I can only speak for my experience and maybe things have changed since I graduated in 2014 but going to Maynooth was the best thing that happened to me. I hadn't planned on going there, got my 10th choice on my CAO, but it worked out damn well for me. I was lucky to get opportunities that weren't available to any other students in the country at the time and the law school, which wasn't even it's own department at the time I started, is becoming well recognised now. My degree (Law and Arts (BCL)) certainly doesn't appear to have held any of my fellow classmates back. Part of this is due to their focus on encouraging practical experience and offering work placements.

    We're also lucky to have the free medical centre and counselling on campus. Not all colleges offer that and they were of huge help too me on several occasions. I also found that the small campus made it easier to approach the departments and different facilities as you were more likely to be recognised as a face than as a name.

    On the social side I can't fault Maynooth at all. All I have is good memories and I really miss the place. Nearly all my best friends I met there and I became a new person thanks to my life there.

    Everyone has different experiences though and I'm sorry to hear that you're disappointed with yours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,487 ✭✭✭ banquo


    My course was ridiculous, and I hated it. But I made friends for life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ mickstupp


    Nope.

    My 20s sucked. My 30s were incredible because I went to Maynooth. Best years of my life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,285 ✭✭✭✭ Eric Cartman


    I went to maynooth in 2007 , My course was not what I expected so I dropped out after a year. Still kept socialising there until my student card expired in 2010.

    Still probably one of the best points in my life. Made some great friends, went to a lot of fun parties left with stories that will stay with me forever. Absolutely loved it, despite leaving with a severe fondness for drink that I haven't been able to shake :pac:

    I think you get out what you put in, throw yourself the full way into the maynooth experience, join societies, go to the balls and SU events and try and talk to everyone you meet . You'll get a lot out of it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 832 ✭✭✭ HamsterFace


    Are tutorials mandatory does anyone know?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,567 ✭✭✭ TheBody


    Are tutorials mandatory does anyone know?

    Each department can do what they like, but usually the answer is yes. Attendance is usually taken in them.

    What dept are you referring to?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,043 ✭✭✭ me_right_one


    What exactly disappointed you OP? I'm sorry to hear you didnt like it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 832 ✭✭✭ HamsterFace


    TheBody wrote: »
    Each department can do what they like, but usually the answer is yes. Attendance is usually taken in them.

    What dept are you referring to?

    Law department. The timetables don't suit me at all...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ mickstupp


    Tutorial timetables change year to year, depending on student numbers, room allocation, all sorts of things. There are generally quite a number of slots and you pick one that doesn't conflict with the rest of your timetable. Normal timetables can also change. So what you think doesn't suit you now... it's impossible to tell if it'll suit you in October next.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭ the baby bull elephant


    TheBody wrote: »
    Each department can do what they like, but usually the answer is yes. Attendance is usually taken in them.

    What dept are you referring to?

    Law department. The timetables don't suit me at all...
    Law tutorials are mandatory.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24 The Northern Lights


    I really enjoyed my time in Maynooth. I started there in 2001 doing Arts (the dossers course according to many people!:D). First and foremost from an academic point of view, I did well during my time there but my overall experience was definitely a positive one and alot of the friends who I met in Maynooth are still my friends now. A few names now that Maynooth students from the early noughties will no doubt remember - Professor Vincent Comerford, Dr Jacinta Prunty, Dr Colin Coulter, Dr Conrad Brunstrom and Dr Mary Corcoran (now a professor I believe).


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