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

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

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.

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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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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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A-Z Guide of Dublin

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.

 

A-Z guide of Dublin

How to Travel on a Student Budget

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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.

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The Different Types of Housemate You’ll Have at College

The Different Types of Housemate You’ll Have at College

One of the best things about starting college is that you’ll get to dive headfirst into a new environment. It’s a time when you move to a new town (unless you’re a Dubliner already), learn new skills, and meet new people. Part of this is living with a set of characters that you’ve probably never met before.

It’s likely that you’re going to form lifelong friendships with your housemates, but we’re going to give you a heads-up as to the types of people that you’ll live with throughout your time at college.

The Food-Hoover

If you think your food is safe in your designated cupboard, then think again, because you are almost definitely living with the Food-Hoover. This character is the master of disguise; they could be any one of your housemates, but you just don’t know which one it is yet. At some point throughout the year, everyone will be the victim of the Food-Hoover, even the Food-Hoover themselves – this is how they conceal their identity so well, playing the victim until the time is right.

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