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Loving Journalism at UL!

By Róisín Duffy

So I know that the nagging question in your head right now is ‘Róisín, what made you choose UL??’ Well, to tell you the truth, when I was in sixth year UL was literally nowhere near my radar. I knew I wanted to do journalism, but I had my heart set on Dublin. It wasn’t until the career guidance counsellor at school told me about how good the journalism course in UL was that I reluctantly went along to the open day with my parents. I came home that day 100 percent positive that UL would be where I would get my degree.

What won me over first of all was the college itself- the grounds are amazing. Then there’s the homely sense of community in UL, it’s like a small town and everyone is so friendly.

Deciding where you want to go to college is a big decision – and a hard one too – what I think makes that decision a lot easier for everyone is the fact that if you study at UL, you get to do a semester of work experience in the field you want to work in, which can be done abroad as well. Also in my course, along with many others, we get the chance to study abroad for a semester on erasmus. Both of these things make you more employable at the end of your degree because you have experience in your line of work and also experience of different cultures.

Finally, my course. This was the final decider in me coming to UL. The more I found out about my course, the more I couldn’t wait to start. I absolutely love it, but of course there’s always bound to be one or two modules that you don’t like – especially when the course covers such a wide range, but at the end of the day we’re being prepared to work in all sectors of the media which is invaluable really!

Basically, I love everything about UL – from the university, my course, and Limerick city itself – and I can’t wait to see what else it throws at me during my years left here.

Róisín DuffyHey there! I’m Róisín, I’m 19 and from Dungarvan in Co. Waterford. I’m a second year Journalism and New Media student in UL and my interests include napping, eating, and more napping.