Keeping it Fresh

Ireland“Record levels of society membership don’t tell the whole story of declining student participation in extra-curricular activity. Balancing the need for a healthy social life with a reasonable academic effort in a college environment is never easy. A vibrant social atmosphere and a tough academic workload never make easy bedfellows. Since beginning the arduous process of semesterisation and modularisation in 2005, UCD has seen this particular marriage hit rocky times, as the academic duties of a conveyor belt of exams and continuous assessment impact on the free time students find on their hands, and their ability to engage in extra-curricular activities …” (more)

[Gavan Reilly, University Observer, 29 September]

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