This week, I was involved in the BEES Transition Year programme where we got lectures on different environmental topics such as; Zoology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Geology, Plant Science and Bird Ringing. I found that it was a great way to see what the different courses were like and what we would be learning in them if we decided to do them in the future. I found the lectures very informative and interesting throughout the week and even considered some topics to be my future career choice. A lecture I found greatly interesting was Zoology. I have always had an interest in animals and other species and this lecture gave me a bigger interest in them. We learned how there are a lot of different aspects of working in zoology from fieldwork to lab work. I personally enjoyed this lecture very much and am considering doing this course in the future.
I’m glad I was chosen to be part of this incredible experience!
The lecture I was looking forward to the most was Marine Biology, mostly because I’m interested in sea creatures and how they live and adapt to their surroundings. It wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be like. That’s the reason I found this programme very helpful to me because it gave me an idea of what’s involved in different environmental sciences. I also found it helpful because even though I liked the thought of doing marine biology at first, I don’t think it’s the type of career I would like to be involved in the future.
Finally, we also were given a tour of the Main Campus and Library and also learned about the history that UCC holds in its grounds and buildings. We got the opportunity to get a tour of the Special Collections area of the library which was also very interesting. I enjoyed this programme throughout the whole week and I’m glad I was chosen to be part of this incredible experience!