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Leaving Cert Results 2022 – What’s Next?

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Waterford Credit Union would like to wish students across Ireland the best of luck in their Leaving Cert results 2022!

Some of you might be wondering what’s next on the agenda after these long-awaited results, well that’s what we’re here to help with.

Waterford Credit Union can help you with an affordable and flexible student loan so you can conquer the work/life balance of lectures and socialising – because, as we all  know, college is a time for many new experiences.

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Starting your new life as a third level student can be slightly overwhelming. Therefore, when it comes to accommodation, new friends, leaving your hometown and overall college fees, there can be a lot to consider. Luckily, we’re here to help you relieve that stress so you can celebrate your hard-earned results.

If you decide to start your next journey with a third level education, why not talk to us here at Waterford Credit Union about a flexible student loan?

You can contact our lending team on 051-861616, email at loans@waterfordcu.ie or fill in the enquiry form.

John Hume Scholarship – wondering how to apply?

Apply now for the Waterford Credit Union and St. Dominic’s Credit Union John Humes Scholarship! This scholarship is for first year students who study in South East Technological University’s (SETU) Business School in Waterford. The scholarship will value at €1000 per year for the duration of any of the business degrees in SETU paid in two moieties annually.

Find out how to apply here

Student Current Account

Waterford Credit Union offers a full current account with Mastercard debit. Luckily, with our student current account, you can get free online and mobile banking, along with an instant transfer of funds to family and friends. So, whether you’re heading off on a J1 to America, or even paying for your Netflix subscription, Waterford Credit Union’s student current account is the way to go.

*Members aged between 16-25 and in full-time education are exempt from the monthly maintenance fee.

You can sign up for your student current account online or in your local branch. Find out about student current accounts here.

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Online and Mobile Banking

You can register for CU Online+ on our website and access it 24 hours a day, free of charge. As a result, It’s quick, it’s easy, and it puts you in control. 

But what are the benefits of online banking?

  • Check account balances & recent transactions
  • View / print statements
  • Apply for Current Account/ Debit card
  • Transfer money
  • Pay bills
  • Calculate loan repayments
  • Apply for a loan
Waterford Credit Union App

As an additional bonus, the ‘Waterford Credit Union’ app can be downloaded from the ‘App Store’ using an iPhone or Google ‘Play Store’ on Android.

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Waterford Credit Union’s Top Tips for College – Your new adventure starts here

Are you interested in making the most of your college life? Waterford Credit Union has had many staff, as well as members go through the third level educational experience. So, to help you out, here are some college tips and tricks we’ve gathered along the years.

Mental health is just as important as physical health… don’t forget to keep that in mind – if you are a member of Waterford Credit Union you can get access to our Member Award Card. This card gives you access to exclusive discounts, such as: 10% off services with ‘Wellness with Katie’, special offers from ‘Charlotte Pilates‘, and much more. 

Attend lectures and orientation – this might be obvious, but your orientation is one of the most important days of the year. Your lecturers will often organise ice-breakers for your classmates to get to know each other. From experience, orientation can help you feel more comfortable on your first day of lectures.

On the other hand, lectures are where you get all the information. This includes exam tips, building a relationship with your lecturers (this will come in handy if you ever need a reference or even some professional advice when you graduate) as well getting to know your classmates. You might be tempted to skip a couple of lectures after a night out, but being there and gathering some information is much better than not going at all.

If, you are unable to attend some lectures, tutorials are the way to go. Tutorials are classes that give you a recap on the previous week’s lectures. Tutorials are very hands on, and you will learn by doing, rather than seeing.

Back up your notes – A lot of issues can occur throughout your college experience. I’m sure you have heard of at least one person that has had their laptop break right before exam season. Therefore, your USB drive should be your with you at all costs. You’ll appreciate that you’ve backed up your notes, whether you’re unlucky with technology, or even if need some information from previous modules when you graduate.

The friendships you make on your first day may not last the year, and that’s completely normal – It might take some time to find your true friends, and that’s more common than you think. Make sure to join some clubs and societies, or if you’re living in student accommodation, head out to the common room and socialise. You won’t believe the number of life-long friends you will make before the year is out.

Enjoy Yourself – This point is the most important of them all. Enjoy your first year at college. You’ve just finished your Leaving Cert and have come from a year of intense pressure and non-stop study. This is what you have spent your whole secondary school time working towards and you deserve to celebrate!

If you would like more information on any of our services please email comms@waterfordcu.ie or visit our website.

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