Trinity College Dublin or UCD?

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Trinity is better, and the course would be English, but in UCD they have English Literature which would be more interesting for me. But as I said Trinity is better and will be better for employers I think.
What should I pick?
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Where do you want to go?
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Where do you want to go?
To Trinity because it’s such a nice university But like I said, I like the English literature course in UCD more
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To Trinity because it’s such a nice university But like I said, I like the English literature course in UCD more
If you pick UCD and end up there next year thinking that you'd much rather be in Trinity that could be really upsetting. Your course is a single component amongst many that make up your university experience - though the course could be the most important. If you haven't already, take a look at the English course at Trinity and see if there is any routes/modules that excite you. A lot of the time they give you flexibility within the course.
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If you pick UCD and end up there next year thinking that you'd much rather be in Trinity that could be really upsetting. Your course is a single component amongst many that make up your university experience - though the course could be the most important. If you haven't already, take a look at the English course at Trinity and see if there is any routes/modules that excite you. A lot of the time they give you flexibility within the course.
Hey, thanks! I´ve looked at the modules, it´s also an interesting course. I mean, it´s not THAT much of a difference, really.
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Hey, thanks! I´ve looked at the modules, it´s also an interesting course. I mean, it´s not THAT much of a difference, really.
I went through the same dilemma as you (ended up getting my first preference course in UCD). They're both pretty similar, with a lot of cross-university socialisation, that is, lots of people are friends with people who go to the other institution. TCD is by far superior in terms of campus, because it's a landmark, but by far behind in terms of having a utilitarian campus. UCD is practically a town, with something like 3 gyms, Olympic pool, multiple residences, security, vet hospital, buildings ranging from business to graduate business to science to vet, to CS, to med, to law, to agricultural sciences and studies, etc. UCD has a rich history within Ireland, and (IMO) superior alumni. I remember one of my first lectures (history) where a picture was summoned on the projector with the leading political figures of Ireland's state formation, and my lecturer pointing out the many alumni of the very institution I was sitting in and a member of, e.g. Eoin Macneill (professor) and his wife, along many others. UCD was pretty central to the Irish Revolution and is the #1 in Ireland for history, particularly Irish history. TCD is the only competitor (in global history, although I would argue both departments are on par, but it cannot and does not compete for Irish history). Also, the structure of courses allowing for electives in anything every semester might be attractive for you. You cant go wrong with either, but dont choose TCD for its campus or its marketing, as you might end up disappointed. I know a few who transferred from TCD to UCD (and vice versa).
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