Dunaras Village

 

 Current Students

 

Introduction

Dunaras is a purpose built student accommodation complex, affiliated with NUIG. The Village comprises of 408 beds spaces, has a staffed reception, onsite security service, self-service launderette and shuttle bus to and from NUIG with daily service. 

19/20 Academic Year Bookings

Applications for accommodation for the academic year 2019/2020 will open March 5th 2019.

Existing students will receive first priority for rebooking from Friday 15th February 2019, please check your emails for further details. 

Quick Tips to get through the Application Process as quickly as possible FOR NEW STUDENTS

  • The company that own the application software advise that you use Google Chrome, and using a laptop or PC will give best results
  • To begin the application process you will be asked to enter an e-mail address and you will be sent a code which you must enter to start the process. Ensure you are using an e-mail address you have immediate access to. (Parents, if applying for your son/daughter use your own e-mail so that you will get the code – it can be changed to the student’s e-mail address later in the year). This code often goes straight into junk/spam folder so check there if you do not see it straight away.
  • Ensure you have all information to hand – including your PPS number, your parent/guarantor’s phone number and e-mail address
  • If paying with VISA, ensure you know your verified by VISA password (more details on our FAQ page)

Updated 15th February 2019

Tips for Living Away From Home.

  • Be Responsible and Keep Safe - you are now 100% responsible for your own safety. Do not walk home alone after dark, stay with your friends, secure your doors and windows, do not invite people you do not know into your property.
  • Do what you enjoy - join campus groups that are affiliated with what you love, whether it is playing sports, creating art, or making music. College is a great opportunity to develop what you love and most of it is FREE.
  • Your friends become your family - so choose friends who will help and support you, but who will be fun to hang out with too.
  • Make healthy choices - there’s also no one looking over your shoulder making sure you don’t eat pizza for breakfast each morning. Take the initiative, do a weekly shop, prepare meals, eat a balanced diet and exercise. Try to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. University students have a lot of stress, and these actions will help you stay healthy and happy.
  • Get the Balance Right - you are now juggling study, independent living and your new found freedom.........get the balance right so you can maximize this great time in your life.
  • Stay connected to home - talk to family and friends on a regular basis. They want to hear how you’re doing at school so make it a regular habit to connect with loved ones.
  • Take Time for yourself - listen to what your body and head is telling you, if you need support it's available and free.
  • Ask for help if you need it - this adjustment isn’t always easy, but help is available. If you’re struggling with loneliness or emotionally, talk to a counsellor or friend. If academics are harder than you thought, look for a tutor or speak to your professor about extra help. For issues with your accommodation you can contact the Dunaras office, for study or stress issues NUIG Accommodation and Welfare offers excellent support services for FREE.