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Sending your child to College?

At Uninest, we are aware of the responsibility we have towards all students living in our accommodation, as well as to their parents and guardians.

For many of our residents, this will be their first time living away from home, and we recognise that as parents, you will want to be involved in the process of choosing your child’s first independent accommodation.

We’re dedicated to making your child’s student experience a comfortable and happy one, and in an environment where they feel safe and secure.

How we look after our residents

All of our residences across Dublin and Cork have 24-hour support. Hear from some of our onsite teams on how we welcome new residents, and keep them safe throughout their stay with us.

Keeping Your Child Comfortable

All of our student residences are furnished to a high and premium standard. So whether your child prefers a studio, or shared flat, we provide a comfortable living environment, with plenty of room to study and relax.

All of our rooms come with a double bed, and ample storage space, as well as ensuite options if your child prefers a little more privacy. With great amenities, from a gym and study pods to cinema and games rooms, we take pride in the high level of service we bring to the student community.

We Answer Your Top Questions From Parents

How safe are the residences?

Should your child ever need help, we have onsite staff available 24 hours a day, from fixing appliances, to simply having a chat if they’re missing home.

Most of our residence entrances are access controlled, and we also have CCTV monitoring 24 hours a day. All apartments have key card entry, and contents insurance is included in our tenancy agreements for some extra peace of mind.

How do you help student’s settle in?

Moving to a new city for college can be scary, and as a parent, we know you want your child to settle in quickly and start to enjoy their new home. Helping our new resident’s make friends is something we support and encourage.

We throw welcome parties once they’ve moved in, and hold regular social events like wellbeing nights, pancake day parties, and much more. Our residences also have great communal spaces including cinema rooms and even bowling alleys, so there’s always somewhere to hang out and get to know other residents.

Are there any hidden costs?

No - we want to create an easy experience that helps put your mind at ease while your child is living away from home. In order to make sure this happens, we take care of several aspects of the renting process by including all bills and our high-speed wifi in our weekly package.

What happens on move-in day?

Move-in day can be an emotionally charged experience, so to make sure it all goes smoothly there are a few things to keep in mind! We’ll need to see a copy of your child’s ID, and we also recommend bringing a copy of your tenancy agreement with signed guarantor forms.

The residence team will be in touch to confirm dates and time slots nearer the time, and they’ll also share information on things like where to park.

Our Wellbeing Programme

Student wellbeing is more important than ever before, and at Uninest it is a top priority for our residents. Our wellbeing programme focuses on the 9 areas of wellbeing:

We explore each of these areas through regular residence activities, from meditation masterclasses and pizza nights to careers advice with local businesses. We have also developed partnerships with universities and charities to offer valuable expertise to our students such as mental health support or links with the local police.

Looking for more information?

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the team, you can get in touch with us at,