Are you returning to University after a few years of working? Or are you going straight after graduating? It can be difficult settling back into student life, especially if you’ve spent a few years working in the ‘real world’.
It can be a hard transition to make as being a post grad student is different to your undergraduate life.
We hope the below tips help you ease into your new post graduate life.
If you’ve been working for a few years you will be used to routine. Everyone likes being in a routine because it makes you feel more productive. Try your best to stick to this at post-graduate level.
It might help to develop a timetable which allocates specific times for eating, sleeping, studying, attending lectures and for socialising. It also helps to have a specific bed time, and a set time for waking up every morning.
2. Get involved
There will be plenty of societies to get involved in at University. You can join a sports team or do some volunteering. It’s a great time to build your CV at the same time as making friends with people who have the same interests as you.
3. Do a few work placements
This year or two is a great time to get work experience when you don’t have a full-time job. It will increase your employability after graduation and will also provide you with a greater insight into your chosen industry.
You can also take advantage of a work placement as it allows you the opportunity to network and will also ensure that you have a strong reference from an industry leader when you need to start looking for work.
4. Focus on Your Academic Writing
One of the hardest things to do when you go back to studying is getting back into academic writing. If you’re out of practice, then this is likely to be one of the more difficult things required of you. However, your tutors are there to help, so it’s good to ask them to read over drafts of your work in order to make sure you’re on the right path.
5. Be money savvy
If you’ve been working you will have been used to a steady stream of money so it’s important to get used to not having much for a while. So those champagne cocktails and fancy dinners you’ve been enjoying? Maybe limit that and start cooking more economically.
Good ways of saving money at University include bulk buying food, eating with your housemates and making the most out of our student card.
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I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.