Going to College – Settling In 

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Last time, we looked at getting organised for college, this time we’re going to look at some more tips to help you settle into your routine. 

Bedding Down and Settling In 

  1. If you have a car, set a reminder for due dates for insurance, tax, NCT, services etc.
    Remember the savings we mentioned earlier? Putting aside a little money on a regular basis will help to cover these planned for expenses.
     
  2. If living away from home – keep an eye out for Bus Eireann/Irish Rail deals for trips home that you can plan/save. 
  3. When looking at bills, think about splitting subscription services like Amazon Prime, Netflix or Spotify to reduce your outgoings as a household. 
  4. If you’re travelling home, see if there are others travelling to the same area so you can carpool and split the costs such as petrol and tolls. 
  5. Check out our 101 Square Meals cookbook for recipes for packed lunches, batch cooks and nutritious meals. 
  6. If you have a flask or a thermal water bottle (or two), you can use one of these to keep water hot for up to 12 hours and save yourself on tea/coffee by bringing your own to study sessions. 

Aside from getting organised, you might be looking for your first part-time job or starting a job but not sure what to expect. 

 

Have you got a tip that you’d like to share? Perhaps you have a question that we haven’t covered here? We’d love to hear from you, so be sure to follow us on social media, share your ideas or send us your questions. 

You can contact your local office here, call the MABS Helpline on 0818 07 2000, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 8pm, or on WhatsApp 086 035 3141. 

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Did you know that our phone numbers starting with 0761 are switching over to 0818? This has already started and means that from 1 January 2022 numbers starting with 0761 will no longer be in use.