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CFES - College Visit 2016

Pathways to College: Trip to Trinity with 3rd year students.

CFES-college-visit-2016As part of the CFES programme, On Monday 24th of October all third year students travelled to Trinity College Dublin to participate in a campus visit of the University. Students were given a guided tour on the history of the campus, the courses that are taught, and the facilities available to the students. The aim of the school trip was to expose students to the day to day life of a college student and to discover the opportunities that are possible in further education.

The following are reflective pieces that some of the third years posted regarding the day.

CFES-college-visit-2016-1“I learnt a lot more than I expected to, I was amazed at the size of trinity college Dublin, it was a lot bigger than I thought it would be. The fact that there is a free gym for students makes it even better and I was surprized by the amount of history that is associated with the university”

“the first thing we did was to visit a large lecture hall, which was cool and the lecturer gave us a talk on the history of trinity, the different types of courses you can study and what student and college life can be like. We then split up into groups and went to see the different buildings around the campus, my favourite building was the School of Geography building because the of the design and detail of the walls inside and outside the building. One thing I was shocked at was that in the libraries there are really old books from all over the world. We went to see the book of Kells which was amazing to look at the detail of the diagrams and pictures. I had a really great day, the lunch and food we got was excellent and I would recommend for students to go visit the campus, I learned a lot from the trip”.