TY2015: My B.E.E.S Experience

Matthew Manaid – Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh

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Honestly, I would say that my time here in UCC for the BEES course was amazing. It exceeded my expectations and it’s quite sad that we are all coming to the end of a great week of learning, experience, meeting other Transition year students and of course missing school for a whole week.

When I arrived on the first day, I had very little ideas on how the week was going to go and as well as that, I was really shy since I didn’t know anybody at all. Luckily for me, I was with two good friends from my own school so that was really helpful because truthfully, I’m hopeless at making new friends.

On that same day we finally got to meet Emily Goldstein. She was really helpful with our timetables and with showing us where our lectures were being held for the week which was very helpful (though many of us still got lost many times during the week, with me included. UCC is just really big). Emily Goldstein was really nice and helpful, and I was happy to have her as our Course Co-ordinator.

As the week progressed, we experienced a lot, we learned a lot

As the week progressed, we experienced a lot, we learned a lot. We had lectures on topics ranging from zoology to plant science. I enjoyed all my lectures but the ones I particularly enjoyed was the plant science lecture, the library tour and the campus tour. They were very interesting to learn about.

Finally, I would just like to thank UCC, all the lecturers and Emily Goldstein in particular for accommodating all of us Transition Year students for the great opportunity to learn more about the different Natural Sciences. I would definitely recommend this course to next year’s Transition Years.

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