TY2015: My B.E.E.S. Experience

Boole Library. Photograph by Tomas Tyner,UCC.

Robbie Wall – Colaiste Chriost Ri

For the past week, I have been studying at the school of BEES. in UCC. I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience, and feel privileged to have had an opportunity like this. I studied a variety of sciences such as zoology, marine biology, geology, environmental science etc. that I would have not gotten the chance to experience in school. I feel it has helped in my subject choice for the Leaving Certificate, and I am quite sure now I will study a science subject in college. Just I’m not quite sure which one yet, as I enjoyed every science we studied this week.

This week has really helped with my future education choice, as it has given me a taste of college life, and I now hope that I will study in UCC. It has also shown me that after doing your degree, you may continue your studies if you wish and do a post-graduate course. A lot of this information has not been shown to us in school yet, but I suppose that is because I am a 4th year. But now I have an advantage over my classmates.

Some of the things we did this week involved lectures, on things like sea life, fossils, rocks, but we also did practical work and field work,

Some of the things we did this week involved lectures, on things like sea life, fossils, rocks, but we also did practical work and field work, like working with pitfall traps and identifying what was inside them, and looking into microscopes at mammal hairs and plant cells. I enjoyed all of it.

I look forward to coming to UCC. now and to further study the sciences, as this week in my opinion was brilliant, and everyone on the course (both staff and other 4th years) were sound out. I would like to thank Emily Goldstein and everyone involved for making this week such a great experience.

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