On MondayÂ 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 Cott who would be with us for the whole week and got an introduction from John O Halloran. We then went to a Geology/Geosciences lecture with Andy Wheeler.Â Later that day we did a Geology Fossil practical with Ed Javis which I found quite interesting.
We then went for a plant science lecture with Pete Jones which I thought was great fun and very interesting and before that I wouldn’t have ever thought of doing plant research but it seemed to be fun and very interesting and something that I would now consider.
On Wednesday the 1st we visited the Eureka Centre in the UCC campus with Noel Brett. This was great and I thought he made physics, which I wouldnâ€™t be too fond of, quite fun and very interesting and he was showing us some experiments with water and with saucers and all different things really but I thought this was great and everyone really enjoyed it.
On Thursday the 2nd we had a Careers talk with Shay Nolan and he handed out some information about Zoology and options in Zoology and also sheets on environmental sciences and options in that too. I found this very good as I am very interested in Zoology and this is mostly what I want to do so this was valuable information for me and I was glad we had it.
On Friday the 3rd our final day 🙁 we had a Media and Science lecture Eoin Lettice mostly about how the media can exaggerate little scientific findings and you canâ€™t just trust the headlines.
Later today we will be going to EV1002 lecture in the Kane building and then later again we will be going down to the Lough for our Environmental Science practical which I am looking forward to and then finally we will be going to an Environmental Science lecture which I am also looking forward to.
All of the lecturers and professors were so nice and very passionate about what they teach which was great to see and hopefully Iâ€™ll be coming here in the future to see them all again.