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Heading off to college this year? Congrats! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
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.Share
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 ReadingShare
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.Share
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.Share
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.Share
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.Share
If you’re already a Dublin resident or you’re thinking of moving there to study, there’s plenty to do in the Irish capital to keep you entertained. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a history buff, or you just want to find a few decent pubs to get stuck into a pint of Guinness, our handy guide has everything you need to make the most of your time as a student.
We cover everything from the Aviva Stadium to the Dublin Zoo, so download the guide below to find out what to expect as a student in Dublin.
When you’re at college you usually have quite a bit to pay for. Socialising with friends is one of the biggest expenses when you’re studying, but one of the best ways to bond with your college mates is to get together and go on holiday.
The only thing standing between you and the beach is the cost. Flights are one of the most expensive elements of going abroad, but leaving the Emerald Isle doesn’t have to break the bank with our useful tips.Share
The sad reality is that we can’t live on Jägerbombs and Apple Sourz alone; we all need to eat. It’s easy enough to get a takeaway, but when you’re working with a student budget, it’s not always possible to feast on pizza and kebabs. But we’re here to help you out with a few suggestions that will enable you and your housemates to cook without breaking the bank.Share