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Oct
03

A Day In The Life Of An Oncologist

I had the amazing opportunity over my summer break to shadow an oncologist for a week. Oncology has been one of my options that I had been longing to gain exposure to and I am interested in specialising in this area. Dr. Doris Chow is a resident neuro-oncologist consultant that I got to shadow with […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Sep
15

How to study abroad with trial SPM results

You are so close to the end! Now that you’ve got your trial SPM results, you only have your final exams to go and then you are finished! Hang in there – the next couple of months of hard work will truly pay off for you. In fact, the last year of hard work can […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Aug
25

Essential Mobile Apps for Studying In Dublin

As a student, settling into a new country and environment can be challenging. From adapting to the weather to understanding the culture and so on. However, there are certain ‘must have’ mobile apps that will make it easier to get accustomed to Dublin. The list of Dublin Apps that I have made is a personal […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Aug
16

5 Ways Foundation Can Help A-Level Students Study Abroad

With the release of A-Level results this week, many international students will be receiving their final offers from Universities to either confirm their place or reject their application. This can be a very stressful time for you, particularly if you haven’t achieved the grades you had hoped. However, what many students don’t realise is that […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Aug
11

DIFC is coming to South East Asia

Are you in South East Asia? Would you like to sit down and talk to a DIFC representative about coming to study in Ireland or the UK? Our Marketing Director, David Moroney, will be visiting Malaysia & Vietnam this month (August 2017) and will be available to meet with students and their families. So if […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Aug
04

How To Get Into Medical School

The thought about taking the next step and pursuing your studies further can be intimidating and scary, but it helps you tremendously when you are able to prepare for it. The aim of this article is to give you a little insight into what helped me get into Medical School and how I prepared for […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jul
27

Guide to Booking Your Travel & Accommodation to Study in Cork

With the opening of DIFC’s new centre in Cork this October, there is a lot for you to know about the best way to get to Cork and what accommodation options are available for international students. So, to help make your transition to study in DIFC Cork this year, we have created a simple guide […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jul
19

Best Options for Student Accommodation in Dublin

The one question that every international student asks before they travel to Ireland is ‘What are the best options for student accommodation in Dublin?’. Trying to research your options from abroad and decide what is suitable for you can be difficult – especially when you are living abroad and have never been to Dublin before! […]

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Jul
05

What happens if you don’t get the required IB points for University admission?

Disappointed with your International Baccalaureate (IB) results? Have you missed out on entry to top universities because you didn’t achieve the required points? If this is you, then you may be thinking that’s the end of your study abroad hopes or looking to lower ranked universiites – right? Wrong! The good news is studying abroad […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jul
03

Why Choose the Foundation Pathway for studying Pharmacy

Pharmacy is a popular degree pathway and career for international students studying in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. A Pharmacy degree is perfect for students interested in chemistry and how medicine assists patients’ with their condition. Graduates can pursue careers in a range of settings from a local pharmacy or drug store processing prescriptions […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jun
21

How to Study Abroad Without Doing A Levels

What if I told you that you could achieve your dream of studying abroad in Ireland or the UK without doing your A Levels (or equivalent)? It seems too good to be true, right? Wrong! There is an alternative pathway that thousands of students have taken to study abroad in order to progress to undergraduate […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jun
14

My Day at the RCSI Conferring Ceremony

It’s a day that every medical student dreams about – the day they graduate from medical school and become a doctor. For me, it still seems like a faraway dream as I have just completed the second year of my six-year Medicine degree with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). But, last week I […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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May
31

Top Tips To Stay Organised at University

Being a student is tough. Our schedules are constantly filled with classes and hours in the University library, and not to mention squeezing in a time slot to prepare meals. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be organised about it. Below are my 5 tips on how I stay sane with my mountain of workload […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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May
18

Tips for Coping with Exam Stress

Exam period is a very stressful time for students. Late nights studying, last minute cramming and living on a diet of M&Ms and toast (or is that just me J). But sometimes, it’s the little things that can make a huge difference to managing your exam stress levels. With exam period underway for High School […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Apr
24

How to Upgrade Your Nursing Qualification in 2 Years

The demand for people with a nursing qualification is on the increase and government health authorities from many Western countries, including Ireland, are actively recruiting qualified nurses from abroad to help fill vacant positions. However, many overseas qualified nurses do not meet the requirements for working in Western countries. Gaining an International nursing qualification can […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Apr
10

Life as an International Student at University College Cork

Your successful University placement after completion of the Foundation programme is a critical part of your study plan, when you are considering studying abroad – however, it can be sometimes overlooked when considering your options for Foundation. There are a number of things you should be asking potential Foundation providers about when looking at your options for […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Apr
05

7 Reasons to Study in Cork

When most international students think of studying in Ireland, they automatically think Dublin. And, although Dublin is a fantastic place to study – there are also other amazing places on our small island of Ireland that will be just as – if not more – memorable for you to start your international studies. Why not […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Mar
31

Best UK Universities for Student Experience

Researching potential universities can be a difficult task – especially when you are trying to do it from the other side of the world! And then, what do you look for? Academic excellence – yes. Graduate employability – yes. But one of the major factors that will affect not only how you perform in your […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Mar
22

Best Universities for Graduate Employability

One of the most common questions asked by international students looking to come and study with DIFC is what employment opportunities are available after graduation. Although there are many factors involved in your employability after graduation, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings looks at the top universities worldwide from the perspective of graduate employment. This is […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Mar
16

Movies to watch on St. Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, a national holiday here in Ireland. This means no school! As well as studying, it is a good chance to learn a bit more about Ireland. What better (and easier) way to do this than by watching Irish movies about (or made) in Ireland. Of course, lots of movies have […]

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