A Brief Intro on UCD
It looks like this blog has not been updated since the first day it was established. For your information, it is not that we, Ireland seniors, forget about it but we are preparing for our final semester examination. So, pray for us, may Allah eases everything.
I am not sure what is the best topic to be discussed as the first post, but here I would like to tell you guys a brief introduction on University College Dublin. ^_^
UCD is situated in Dublin as its name suggests, but it is quite far from the main city. It takes about 40 minutes to the city centre from UCD. Basically, UCD is just like any other universities with various faculties and students coming from different backgrounds. In UCD you can find;
1. Students Residences
Last year, there were 2 residences provided for Malaysian students, which are Belgrove and Merville.
Belgrove - 3 people in 1 house.
You might get the chance to live with all Malaysian.
Electricity bill payment is based on monthly basis.
Merville – 4 people in 1 house.
You absolutely have the chance to live with non-Malaysian students.
Use of electricity card. (if you forget to top up your card, blackout la jawabnye)
2. Well equipped Sports Centre
During Fresher's Week, you will get the opportunity to register in any sports club that you are interested in.
3. Mind relaxing lake in front of the James Joyce Library.
UCD have 5 libraries in total (I think so, looking in UCD's student guide book). The biggest one is James Joyce Library but medical students usually prefer Health Science Library.
4. The cool and friendly UCDISOC
UCD Islamic Society or known as ISOC is one of the famous society in UCD. With most of the members are Malaysian, ISOC cater for the welfare of Islamic students in UCD as well as promoting Islam to other students. By joining this society, you get the chance to mix around with other Islamic students from different countries such as Africa and Sudan. For more info, visit their website at http://ucdisoc.wordpress.com.
And many other things which are really helpful during your studies.
As for the subjects, for each semester you need to take 6 modules. 5 modules are the core modules and the last one is elective module. For the elective, there were lots of choices, ranging from Mathematics, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture and even Languages. Usually the most popular electives among first year students are;
-Matrices and Vectors (believe me, it is quite easy, not like math in KMB ^_^)
-Japanese 1st stage
-Chinese 1st stage
-some might choose Sports Science, Forensic and Anthropology.
I think that’s all for now. For further information, InsyaAllah will be posted later by us. And last but not least, we are looking forward to meet you guys in this coming September. All the best in your exam, strive till the end. Remember, it is the effort that counts!