5 Things You Should Know as a Fresher in Dublin

 

People travel from far and wide for the Dublin experience, the guidebooks say that the nightlife is outstanding, visitors say that the people are friendly, and the league tables say that the education is exceptional, so why wouldn’t you want to come here? The city attracts plenty of new students each year, all looking to get stuck in and make the most of their time. Continue Reading

Cork Freshers 2018: Student Event Guide

Cork is home to some great colleges that offer career-enhancing courses. Freshers’ week is a rite of passage, and you’ll find that the first month of college is packed full of events that are designed to help you settle in and meet new people. Whether it’s late-night events or daytime bonding sessions, your first few weeks will be an immersive experience – and you really should make the most of it. Continue Reading

What Type of Student Are You?

You’ll meet loads of new people when you head off to college; there will be everything from academic types to party animals, all with different-but-recognisable qualities. You’ll probably find that your group of mates has at least one of these types in there, and you never know, you might even be one of them too….

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A Beginners Visit to Ireland

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Working in different buildings is an awesome opportunity, so a couple of weeks ago, I headed off on my travels to Gatwick Airport to fly over to Ireland for the first time. I’d never been to Ireland but I was excited to find out what it was like. Continue Reading

Uninest Packing Checklist

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You’ve signed up for one of the best experiences of your life.

You’re going to meet loads of new people, make loads of new mates, and learn loads of life-changing skills. It’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement and forget to take some of the essentials along with you, so we’ve decided to make it easy for you by putting together a packing checklist.

Get everything on this list and you’ll be college-ready in no time at all.

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Cork’s Hidden Gems

Cork is a popular choice for students who are looking for somewhere new to call home throughout their studies. You might wonder why people who want to experience city life head here instead of the country’s capital, Dublin. The truth is that Dublin is a tourist-focused city, always busy and always awake. This can be great, but it can be uncomfortable for some people, especially when you factor in how much it costs to live in any capital city. Continue Reading

The 3 Celebs You Didn’t Know Went to College in Dublin

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Dublin. Home to the humble pint of Guinness, home to the (in)famous Temple Bar, and believe it or not, it was once home to some of your favourite celebrities. The Irish capital has some of the best nightlife, colleges, and student resources that the country has to offer, so it’s no surprise that some famous faces decided to study here.

No, you’re not gonna see Kim and Kanye on this list, but you are going to see three big names– all of whom have a special place in their heart for the capital.

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Day Trips for Students in Dublin

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Although Dublin isn’t the largest capital city in the world, it has enough character to compete with the rest. It offers crazy nightlife, great colleges, and everything else that any student could possibly want from their educational experience.

There’s plenty going on in the city to keep you entertained throughout your degree, but if you decide that you want a change of scenery for a day or two, Dublin is the perfect base for you to head out and explore the rest of Ireland.

In fact, the Republic is pretty small in the grand scheme of things, so you’re never really more than a three-hour drive from everything that our glorious country has to offer.

If you’re scratching your head wondering which excursion to do first, then look no further, because we’ve listed the best activities for you and your mates to get stuck in to.

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Top Tips for Landing That Graduate Job: Advice for College Students

So you’ve come to the end of your time as a student. You’ve put on a fancy cap and gown. You’ve shaken the hand of an unfamiliar older person wearing an even fancier cap and gown, and in return you’ve been handed a certificate that tells employers (and the rest of the world) that you’re qualified to do whatever it is that you want to do. Pop the champagne, because it’s time to start earning some ca$h money.

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Cork: Key Facts to Know As a Student

There’s far more to Cork than pretty, multi-coloured houses and a load of old history. It’s a city that’s very much geared towards modern life, and it’s got a proud personality of its own – no inferiority complex here. If you’re thinking of coming to Cork for college, we think that’s a great idea – you’ll love it. Have a read of these key facts about the city to help you make up your mind.

Its population is four-and-a-half times smaller than Dublin’s

This probably comes as no surprise. Cork (city) has far fewer people than Dublin (city) does – just 126,000 compared to 553,000.

What this means for you is a quieter and smaller city to call home, and arguably a more easy-going lifestyle in general. If that sounds like your type of thing, you’ll settle right in.

It’s home to more than 35,000 students

Although Cork is much smaller and less densely populated than Dublin, it still draws in a great many students each year, because it’s home to two major educational institutions: University College Cork (UCC, which is part of the National University of Ireland) and the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).

So don’t worry: you’ll enjoy the same great student experience as those Dubliners, with plenty of fellow students to live and socialise with.

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