For the past couple of decades the J1 Summer Work and Travel Programme has allowed third level students to enter the US on a visiting Visa, and enabled us to work and travel the big US-of-A legally for up to four months. Sadly, as many countries are beginning to find out, with hoards of young Irish people emigrating to escape the recession, a mass group of Irish in one location is never going to end well. American’s think of the Irish as fictional characters; all we do is drink alcohol, [...]
Christmas will be here in just 88 days time, with weeks of compulsory spending on presents and other goodies which only makes the typical student financial situation worse! But imagine: you could finish college for the holidays with over €2000 to spend.
ASOS – probably the name given to a website after an SOS nearly had to be sent to Ulster Bank after I discovered the sale section. After spending a ridiculous amount of money on raincoats (well, I was always told to save for the rainy day…) I was half expecting the IMF to take over my bank account. As I patiently wait for the Secret Millionaire to step into my life, I have compiled a few innovative ways of making money in the recession.
RC LoFi are a 4 piece band composing of Singer/Acoustic Guitar player Ruairi Coogan, Bass Player Nev, Percussionist Deggs Curran & Guitar player/vocalist Eamonn O Brien. Their music incorporates a number of genres, from Acoustic/Funk with hints of Rock & hooks of Pop, fused together to bring a new exciting sound to the music scene. They appeared on Balcony TV Dublin this week to perform Just Like The Other Ones, a song that relates to the modern day struggles of a society in the aftermath of an economic boom, something [...]
Because crying in a dark bedroom isn’t going to charm the IMF…
By Aisling Brady August sees much preparation for students returning to third level education. This year, students will pay anything up to €2,288 in fees. But fees aren’t the only worry for students; many will need to move into new accommodation the recession has brought about a reduction in income for many families. The government and Bank of Ireland have responded to the need of financial aid for third and fourth level education students by introducing a new post-graduate loan system for current and post- graduate students. This scheme was [...]
We’re all hard up for cash, so now might be the time to start searching the house for old pound coins.
Dublin City University earlier this week sealed a deal with Bank of Ireland for “heavily discounted” student loans for attendees of the college. The loans, aimed for covering the registration fees charged for the college year – currently €2,250 (€9,000 over a 4 year course), will be offered to incoming students and their parents for the next four years of their course. They will be offered at a variable rate of 5.1% – however this will raise to a higher variable rate upon graduation, currently 9.7%. The current rate for [...]
What do you think about when you picture a charity shop? Stuffy? Old fashioned? Pointless even? This may have been true once upon a time but certainly not today. Their transformation infact sees them as the newest trend on the street. Especially if you’re a broke, jobless student in search of awesomeness, charity shops will definitely fit your bill. There is an obvious appeal of thrifting.But where does one Penney’s fanatic begin? Following my essential thrift guide of course! Thrift my way! DO call often! Unlike the identical [...]
This is the very first “Studenty Writers Podcast”, we don’t have a real name yet, this is our working title. This is a short show where a few of the studenty writers get together and have a chat. It’s only 10mins so why not give it a listen and let Ian and John’s voices ease you to sleep (little know fact both of their voices can make angles melt like chocolate!). Tonight the lads give a brief run down on the Irish referendum that is set to take place tomorrow [...]
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