Dublin provides a friendly, warm and vibrant environment which not only allows you to accelerate your learning, but have fun doing so. With over 35,000 students within the region, Dublin has become a bustling energetic place that allows students to build new relationships, develop new social skills, and enjoy student life to the full. Don’t just take our word for it though. You can read students blogs below and we’ve also answered common questions.
What do students say?
DCU Student Blogs
Read about the experience of students at Dublin City University.
Dublin is lucky to be located between mountains and the Irish sea so there’s a host of outdoor activities to take part in. See our Mountains & Sea guide.
How about sports?
All universities and colleges have sporting clubs so that would be your first port of call. Dublin is also home to the national stadiums for a variety of sports so you can see our What’s On listings for Sport or the Sports guide.
Medicine in Trinity College is known as one of the most difficult courses to get into in Ireland. These students will play a major role in the future of healthcare, in Ireland and worldwide. Someday your life might just depend on one.
During placement at hospital, some of these students will experience things that most of us will never see. They’ll witness life-changing moments and hear about difficult upbringings and tragic back- stories. “Sometimes I’ve taken a step back and thought, oh I’m very lucky to never have had any of those issues” says Aisling Hickey, a Trinity medicine student. Aisling is currently in fourth year of the course and on placement.
Dublin is a friendly and welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) students.
Third-levels all have LGBTQ societies, while the city’s bars, restaurants and clubs are welcoming spaces. Dublin.ie spoke to three LGBTQ students about their experience of the city.
Growing up gay or bisexual can be tough. Being a young transgender person can be even harder. But in recent years, Ireland has come on in leaps and bounds. Organisations like youth support group BeLonGTo and the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (Teni)
Anyone for capoeira? Fancy an evening of food and drink? Or how about spending time with some serious Harry Potter fans? Universities and colleges in Dublin have a strange and eclectic mix of student clubs and societies.
Yes, there’s soccer and GAA, but what about caving & potholing or sepak takraw, a type of kick volleyball? Yes, drama and debating are to be expected, but did you know that you can also join student societies with a focus on comedy, animation or meditation?
Sam Blanckensee graduated from UCD last year. In his final year, he founded the