Whether it means a trip over the sea or a short drive up the road, going to uni can be a nerve racking time – so those first few weeks are hugely important.
Dublin, capital of Ireland and venue for the best Guinness drinking, has four separate high education institutions, all of which pride themselves on offering supportive, innovative teaching methods for your undergraduate degree.
Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has a history dating back to the 16th century and the age of the Tudors in England, but those in the know at Trinity don’t let this keep them in the dark ages education-wise.
TCD was one of the first universities in Europe (and the first in Ireland) to use Apple’s hugely popular iTunes as a learning tool; making lectures, material and tutorials available free to download. Trinity has been placed in the top 100 world universities in the Times league tables.
Dublin is also home to the University College Dublin (UCD) and Dublin City University (DCU), both highly regarded institutions in Ireland and abroad. UCD offer a particularly versatile learning structure, with the UCD Horizons scheme allowing students to take control over the units they take- giving a wide range of options for academic learning. Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) based in the city, has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland for over 200 years.
Dublin itself needs little introduction – the city is a hive of activity, one of the city break capitals of Europe and offers one of the best nights out you’ll find anywhere in the world, all within sight of Dublin Bay.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- University College Dublin UCD
- Trinity College Dublin
- Dublin City University
Student Accomodation in Dublin
Dublin folk are supposedly more likely to buy a stranger a drink than anywhere else in Ireland!
Amongst the many famous faces to have studied at Trinity College Dublin, the legendary Oscar Wilde is of the most infamous!
With more than 40% of the population under the age of 30, Dublin is a city teeming with youth, overflowing with energy and brimming with creativity