Monthly Archives: February 2012

The value of work placement

My name is Shane Feeney and I am currently in final year of an  Environmental Plant Biotechnology (EPB) Honours Degree. Recently I have accepted an offer of a PhD position in Teagasc Moorepark Fermoy (dependent on final year exam results), … Continue reading

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“All the lectures were really interesting and I learned a lot” -TY2012

I came to bees on my work experience for fourth year and I thought I’d be photocopying things and helping in the offices. But when I got here, I was given a schedule and was told we would be taking … Continue reading

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“We were shown many amazing things” -TY2012

From Monday the 30th of January to Friday the 3rd of February UCC brought twelve transition year students into the School of BEES for work experience and to show them around. I was lucky enough to be one of the … Continue reading

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Moving in a ‘different path’ – TY2012

From my week of work experience in the School of BEES I have learned many things about the courses and departments inside the university. by Alastair Earley, Ballincollig Community School I learned how interesting the different courses can be within … Continue reading

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Transition Year Work Experience in BEES – TY2012

Jack Butler, Clonakilty Community College describes his week at BEES and getting to see a priceless Darwin first edition! For our first day of work experience we began the day with a tour of  BEES  given to us by Grace … Continue reading

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“I wouldn’t have ever thought of doing plant research but it seemed to be fun and very interesting” – TY2012

On Monday  the 30th of January 2012 we started the structured transition year programme in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC. by Laura Dyson, St. Angela’s College, Cork. On the first day we were welcomed by Grace … Continue reading

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“An enriching experience” – TY2012

A week spent in the School of BEES has been an enriching experience. by Adam Tobin, St. John’s College, Cork It has given me the chance to get far more of an insight into the issues and topics you could … Continue reading

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“My previous assumptions about Geology were wrong” -TY2012

During my time at BEES I’ve experienced college life and gained lots of information regarding courses writes Ellen Atkinson,Christ King Secondary School, Cork. I arrived on Monday morning not knowing what to expect. Luckily all of the other Transition years … Continue reading

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“A sense of energy and drive for learning” -TY2012

The week so far has been a fabulous experience. I say so far because we still have our last day to go and none of us in the programme want the programme and experience to end! writes Clare Keaveney-Jiménez, Scoil … Continue reading

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“It has been a great week” – TY2012

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences has only finished its first Transition Year Programme but from how the week turned out, you’d think they’d been doing it for years. by Pierce Ryan, Schull Community College From the very … Continue reading

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