Sarah Crowley, Coláiste Na Toirbhirte
When I applied for the B.E.E.S. T.Y. programme I had no idea what to expect. When I finally walked through the door of the Cooperage Building, I began to feel a little bit excited about what was to come. As I, like all the others, was greeted by the programme co-ordinator Dr Emily Goldstein, and was handed a little folder which included a timetable for the week, I had no idea just how busy my week was going to be!
I left that talk thinking there was a lot more to plants than the more boring stuff we are told about in school!
One of my favourite parts of the week was the tour of the main campus. I never knew there was so many funny superstitions and rumours attached to U.C.C… It was definitely one of the most entertaining afternoons! As well as that the week, although mainly based academic based, was also a great social opportunity for everyone, as many new friendships were made and laughs laughed.
Overall I really enjoyed my week in U.C.C. and would definitely recommend anyone to apply for it and give it a go!!