You’ve decided to come and study in Dublin...great choice! This city has so much to offer to students, from an unreal nightlife scene to one of the best education systems in Europe.
Not sure what to expect? Check out this short list of some of the more important things you might need to know, as a student studying in Dublin.
Dublin’s nightlife scene has something for everybody. Whether you’re in the mood for a quiet pint in an old boozer or you just want to dance ‘til the early hours of the morning, the city has a spot for it all. From Monday to Thursday, there are plenty of clubs such as Tramline and D2, which run student nights meaning a night on the town won’t break the bank.
The stereotypes about the Irish are both true and false……...Yes, we are a great bunch and no, we do not all have red hair! Irish people are generally friendly, welcoming and always up for a bit of craic (this means fun in Ireland - an important lesson for any of our international students)! Voted one of the friendliest cities in the world, Dublin is great at looking after visitors and making them feel at home.
Sport is a huge part of Irish culture, particularly the GAA games which includes Gaelic Football and Hurling. Both of these sports are native to Ireland and are extremely exciting to watch.
When it is GAA match day, you’ll find it hard to beat the passion found around Croke Park or at the Aviva Stadium when the rugby or soccer team are playing. You don’t even have to go to the stadiums to embrace the magic, just head to a pub in the city and you are guaranteed great atmosphere (and a great pint to enjoy it with!). If you want to take part in a sport during your time here, most colleges will have ‘freshers’ teams that welcome ‘athletes’ of all levels!
Dublin’s music scene is world renowned. Take a stroll through Temple Bar or down Grafton Street and you will encounter so many talented musicians. Many of the countries best known musicians served their time busking on these streets before they became famous. Venues like Whelan’s and Vicar Street host some of the best national and international acts each month whilst the 3Arena and Croke Park host the bigger crowds throughout the year.
Dublin is a foodie’s dream. Nearly every week there is a new and exciting restaurant opening up. The city has embraced cuisines from every corner of the world and has done a great job doing it! So when you're not cooking up a storm in your student accommodation, get out and experience what the city has to offer. You won't regret it.
Top tip: Don’t forget to flash your student card, a lot of places offer a great discount. Check out our favourite student spots here.
Overall Dublin is a pretty amazing and unique city, but you’ll soon find that out for yourself. So whether you're coming from Bali or Ballyvaughan, things in Dublin are going to a little different from your hometown but we guarantee you will fall in love with the place!
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A unique set of January exams has meant a brand-new way of studying for many Point Campus residents. With this being students’ first set of Winter exams since remote learning began, we’re taking a look at how you can stay efficient, alleviate stress and dodge procrastination while studying at Point Campus.
For those looking to pick up a new skill or to pass some time, we’ve found some great courses you can take online. From essay writing to learning to be happier, there are some great options for you in the list below.
We’re delighted to see some of our favourite haunts open up again so here is a list of our favourite student-friendly bars in Dublin.
Our latest blog will explore some of the ways in which you can improve your productivity this semester. Give it a read and watch those grades rise!
Nightclubs, festivals and large celebrations have been put on hold for the time being, so what is there for a student to do these days? Keep on reading to find out!
With the new college term just around the corner, we want to take a look at some of the more unique and interesting societies colleges in Dublin have to offer.
We’ve written a blog post before covering some of our favourite recipes, and we’re back again with 4 brand new dishes that are just as easy as they are tasty!
Are you a student who just received a college course offer? Here’s what to do next!
The next academic semester is set to look pretty different as a result of new guidelines for colleges all around the country. We’ve covered some of the key bits of information such as start dates and health precautions for any student attending UCD, TCD, DIT, DBS or NCI.
We’re giving away THREE rooms at Point Campus to three lucky students for the upcoming academic year. No catches, no fuss...it’s #StraightToThePoint!
It’s vital to keep on top of your mental health during these testing times. We cover some of our favourite techniques for keeping calm in our latest blog below...give it a read!
To help you get through this semester, we’ve created a list of our top study tips!
The Point Campus team have put together some of our favourite home-made snack ideas, for you to try making yourself!
It’s important to keep your body healthy throughout the college year. Check out our recommendations below and find the right mode of movement for you!
It’s important to share some positivity during these testing times so our latest blog will remind you of what to look forward to when things get back to normal.
Whether you’re self-isolating or practicing social distancing, you can still get a good workout done in your room! Not only is it a great way to maintain some of your regular routine, it will do your mental health a world of good when it most needs it.
We’ve gathered tips from leading experts on happiness which we’ve explored below. We’ve also shared what we know about the subject from the years of working with 1,000s of students!
We’ve come up with 5 simple dinners that even the worst chef can make, and we’ve included vegetarian/vegan options as well! Make the most of the lockdown and master these 5 recipes.