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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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

Dublin’s Best-Kept Secrets

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Dublin’s Best-Kept Secrets

When you think of Dublin, images come to mind of Guinness, Jameson whiskey, and the River Liffey. The capital of the Republic is steeped in history and culture, with some of the world’s most prominent writers, actors, and musicians hailing from the city. It may be a small place, but there is plenty on offer to people who visit.

You might think that you can see it all in the space of a few days, but as anyone who calls Dublin home will know, there is more to this city than meets the eye. Hidden bars and ancient forts are just some of the things that make this such a unique place to live and study, so we’ve decided to highlight a few of our favourites.

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Perfecting Your CV: 9 Tips for Students

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Perfecting Your CV: 9 Tips for Students

Your CV is the gateway to your future career. It’s the first point of contact that a potential employer will have with you, so you should embrace every bit of space on the page. There’s a reason why CVs are still as prominent as they were years ago – they’re the most effective way for an employer to assess a candidate’s ability to do the job.

Your CV is a sales pitch that tells the employer why you should be interviewed for the role over another candidate. It has to paint you in the best possible light, especially if you are a recent graduate seeking out your first full-time role.

There are a few ways that you can tweak your CV to portray yourself as dedicated, enthusiastic, and equipped to do the job you’re applying for.

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10 Best St. Patrick’s Day Events in Dublin

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10 Best St. Patrick’s Day Events in Dublin

Nobody celebrates their national holiday quite like the Irish. St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate culture, heritage, and history. If you’re living in Dublin, you’ll find that you’re in the heart of the action, where the typical day of celebrations is drawn out into a week-long, Guinness-fuelled festival. So grab a pint, put on your leprechaun hat, and get ready to embrace an unparalleled sense of national pride, with the 10 best St. Patrick’s Day events in Dublin.

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How to Survive Exam Season

How to Survive Exam Season

With exam season fast-approaching, you might think that it’s time to stock-up on energy drinks, and lock yourself in the library, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With a forward-thinking attitude and a bit of planning, you’ll sail through your exams. Follow these study tips, and you’ll be on track in no time.

Study When Your Brain is Awake

You should leave every study session feeling more knowledgeable than when you went in. A classic error that people make when studying is to find a seat in the library and work for hours on end. The reality is that we all need to sleep, and when you’re feeling tired, your brain won’t function properly; your ability to take in information will be seriously reduced and you’re more likely to procrastinate when all you can think about is going to sleep.

To avoid wasting your time, it’s best to establish what time of day you work best, create a strict study plan and stick to it during that time – this way you’ll have enough time to rest and won’t forget any important information.

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5 Ways To Find The Perfect Student Accommodation

Lisa Moran lives at New Mill Student Accommodation, Dublin and shares her advice about choosing where to live whilst at college.

1.       Consider the student accommodation on offer when researching your desired university and course

When choosing a potential university and degree, it is equally important to research what student accommodation is on offer too. Most students will live in the accommodation for nearly a year, and for a lot of people, it will be the first time they’re living away from home. Therefore it’s vital that you are in the right location and are in a comfortable setting in which you quickly feel at home.  I loved Dublin due to its great culture and its regular exciting events and activities – for me, it was essential to be within easy access to these and New Mill was the perfect option. I am only four minutes away from my college and a local supermarket and the popular bars and nightclubs are just six minutes away in a taxi. New Mill also has 24-hour staff on hand which really makes you feel safe – the staff are based on site meaning you have someone to speak to straightaway whatever is needed.

2.       Sign up to relevant newsletters and alerts

This is a great way to hear about the latest university news, upcoming events as well as spaces available at local student accommodation buildings.  Once I had decided I wanted to study Commercial Modern Music as part of the Design Institute of Technology, I made sure I was part of their mailing list. This is where I heard about the launch of New Mill and it allowed me to register my interest in becoming a resident a year before the development even opened.

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A Guide to Dublin’s Universities and Colleges

Dublin is home to many internationally-acclaimed universities and colleges. Between these historic institutions (and a few modern additions), they have produced big names in an impressive array of disciplines, but they are perhaps best-known for their literary alumni. Famous figures like Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats, and many more have shared educational roots that can be traced right back here to Dublin.

To give you a better understanding of these higher-education institutions, here’s a brief introduction to all universities and colleges in the Irish capital.

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10 Questions About Living in Shared Accommodation

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Moving into shared accommodation at college is a big step. First time living away from parents? It’s an exciting time and you have a lot to look forward to in the year ahead! However, with any new adventure comes the fear of the unknown.

To put your mind at ease, we’ve answered 10 questions you might have about living in shared accommodation.

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A Student’s Guide to Combating Homesickness

Moving away to university is a huge life event. For many of us, it’s the first proper step in our journey to adulthood. University is where we get to enjoy our independence, learn to become self-reliant, and all of that other grown-up stuff.

As glorious as student life becomes, it can be quite a shock to the system initially – even if you’re fairly independent to begin with (or you thought you were!).

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