John, one of our student ambassadors, let’s us know what it’s like to study one of our Top 10 Courses, Computer Science.
Your name: John Murray
Your year of study: 3rd
Your programme of study / course: Management Science and Information Systems studies (School of Computer Science and Statistics)
What made you decide to study your course at Trinity?
Trinity has an amazing reputation for academics and great professors. Also, the students in Trinity are all fantastic people (well the ones I have met thus far anyway!)
What, if anything, was the most challenging thing about moving to Ireland to study?
Leaving my Job, my apartment and my friends.
How did you overcome the challenge?
I just weighed the pros and cons and found greater benefits to be had from studying in Trinity. I also immersed myself in college life, got jobs in and around the college and socialised as much as I could.
What aspect / module of your course have you enjoyed studying the most so far and why?
Everything. It was all a new material for me and I loved every second of it. If I had to pick one thing it would be how helpful and involved the professors were. You weren’t just a student ID or a grade to them. They actually cared how you were getting on and went the extra mile to make sure you achieved your potential. Rozenn Dahoyt, Myra O’ Regan, Aideen Keaney, David Abrahamson, and Arthur Hughes to name but a few who have been amazing throughout my college career.
If you had one piece of advice to any other students about to start your course in Trinity what would it be?
Learn as much as you can and be friendly with your class mates. MSISS is a small course of about 30-35 and we are all incredibly helpful to one-another. Every one of us wants to see the others succeed. Also a general tip, find the Global Room and use it! It is a great hub for info and international events. It is by far the best place on campus (I swear I’m not biased!)
What is your favourite thing about Dublin?
It would have to be that, even though you are in the city centre with everything you could need in walking distance, you can still get peace and quiet in trinity where the sounds of the city are dulled out. It is quite the experience.
What three words would you use to describe Trinity to someone who’s never been here?
Social, Accommodating, Friendly.