• Question: Ona scale of 1-10, how difficult was college?

    Asked by AlexDunne/Deimile to Emma, Shane, Stephen, Yang on 16 Nov 2017.
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      Stephen Rhatigan answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      That varies from person to person and in general you get out of it what you put into it.
      To do well in college isn’t easy and it takes hard work, but you’re supposed to be studying something you like and enjoy so you don’t mind the work.
      If you’re in the right course, studying something you like and willing to work then I would score it somewhere in the middle – so a 5/10.
      If you’re a genius it might be easier.
      If you’re in the wrong course and/or don’t work it’ll be more difficult.
      There are a lot of different supports in place, at least in UCC, for students who are finding it difficult for one reason or another and these can help a lot.

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      Emma Hanley answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      Like Stephen it will depend on the person and what you do. But for me I would say at the time it felt harder but when I look back now it doesnt seem so bad

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      Shane Mcdonagh answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      College was a lot more fun than it was difficult!
      Depending on your course the difficulty varies, but for the most part if you put a decent effort in to all your assignments and then knuckle down for a few weeks around exam time you will be fine. As Stephen said there are also a lot of supports, and being in the right course makes it easier.