I found my first year in the Radiography course at UCD to be one of the most interesting, challenging and enjoyable experiences of my life to date.
In Radiography, I had the advantage of studying in a friendly environment, being in a small class where everyone knows one another, having great lecturers who always make our subjects interesting and who are always willing to help.
As well as having lectures and labs we undertook clinical work placement in the university hospitals. During this time we could practice what we had learnt in the semester while gaining hands on experience working with the healthcare team under the supervision and mentorship of our clinical tutors.
I found this practical reinforcement of knowledge helpful and also very rewarding as I could see the relevance and importance of everything I was learning during the term.