Aoibheann Clehane, Christ King Girls’ Secondary School
As my time in UCC comes to a close, I have been given the chance to reflect on my experience in BEES. Thinking back, it was highly enjoyable and very intriguing. I learned many a new thing.
I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the course. I was thrilled to find out that I would be spending my second week of work experience in one of Ireland’s first rate universities. I had been debating on what course I should go for after my Leaving Cert and hoped that this week would help me make a decision.
The morning of the 2nd of February dawned and I couldn’t help but feel extremely nervous. I didn’t know who would be attending the course with me and I was afraid I would be thrown in with a group of people whose IQ was greater than mine. However I had nothing to worry about and I soon found that the group was quite nice and I got along fine with them.
I was intrigued to find out more about how clever plants were and I gained a greater respect for them. It made me realise how much we survive on these little green friends.
As the week went on, I found myself being extremely happy that I got into the course. Granted, I didn’t like every lecture and often a time I found my eyes closing. However, I found this reaction to have a positive effect. I was crossing off courses in my mind and I was able to seriously think about what I wanted to do with my life. Before I had entered the course, I was stressing about which course to go for in UCC. However, after the many lectures, I was able to bring that number down to single digits. I can’t say that I’ve made a definite decision but the BEES course definitely did help me a lot.
Overall, I had a wonderful experience in UCC. The lecturers were superb and were definitely top rate material. I was overjoyed with the facilities that the campus had and I’m seriously looking forward to attending UCC in 2017!