TY2015: BEES TY programme

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Léa Brady, St. Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill

The week in UCC really furthered my interest in natural science, and it really helped me to decide if I would be interested in pursuing a career in this field.

At the beginning of the week I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of activities we did. I got to do things that I never would have gotten the chance to do outside of BEES. We were given the opportunity to see the research being done by some postgraduate students which was extremely interesting because it gave us the chance to see the possible paths you can take with a degree from BEES.

One of the things that made the week so enjoyable was that all the lecturers were so genuinely interested in what they were teaching us.

One of the things that made the week so enjoyable was that all the lecturers were so genuinely interested in what they were teaching us. They all had a passion for what they were doing and even if you thought you had no interest in their subject, their enthusiasm made you listen up and even made you a little more interested!

The reason I was interested in doing this course is because I have always had an interest in the science and biology of animals and I was fairly certain that Zoology is what I wanted to do in college, and after the week in UCC, doing practicals and listening to lectures, I now know that Zoology is definitely the course for me.

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