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Appy days for students!

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 3:15pm

This year has been a challenging time for all but especially for Irish students.

With colleges closed for over five months, it’s only natural that this year will be a daunting one.

Exit Entry, the Irish mobile app which connects students with courses and employers, conducted a survey among third-level students in the run up the new college term. The research revealed that 69 per cent of respondents are nervous about starting or returning to their studies.

When queried on their main worries, 61 per cent were worried about Covid-19, 20 per cent were worried about their accommodation needs, while 20 per cent were worried about paying their college fees.

The research also found that a substantial 77 per cent of third-level students continue to worry about money during the college year while 45 per cent of students noted that finding accommodation and paying rent is the main stress for them.

76 per cent think that their college experience will be affected long-term by Covid-19 and the new restrictions while 83 per cent are unsure if they will engage in usual student activities such as clubs, societies and sports.

In a positive discovery, the survey highlighted that 81 per cent of respondents do talk about their future aspirations with friends and 83 per cent would use an app like Exit Entry to help determine their strengths in relation to choosing their career.

When asked about jobs of family members that they aspire towards, students noted doctors, nurses, veterinarians, teachers, gardaí and solicitors to namecheck a few.

Dream jobs desired by students included astronauts, architects, paleontologists, professional sports stars, zookeepers, singers and fashion designers!

Exit Entry is an Irish mobile app designed to help students discover their next opportunity and with 52 per cent of third level students surveyed still unsure what they want to do when they leave college, an app like this is more useful than ever. The app, which was created to help students connect with courses and employers, was launched in late 2019, with over 20,000 students having availed of the service to date.

Students can download the Exit Entry App now on the App Store or the Google Play Store. The Exit Entry app is a free tool, as the team believes that every student deserves equal access to career information and opportunities - No barriers, just equal opportunities for all.

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