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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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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Cooking on a Student Budget

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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.

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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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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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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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