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It’s official – Belfast students are the least stressed in the UK
16 Jul Research

Ulster Bank released their annual Student Living Index today, uncovering some interesting facts about students’ habits here in Northern Ireland. The survey showed that university students here spent on average around a third less for rent than their counterparts in the rest of the UK. Average monthly rent for a student in NI is £325.90, […]

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Why you need to live in Belfast
15 Jul Social

Did you know that 27.7% (17,440) of our young people leave Northern Ireland to study at universities in England, Scotland and Wales last year? In one university in Liverpool alone (Liverpool John Moores University), there are almost 2000 students there from NI. People move away for a variety of reasons, some may want to move […]

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Are you the Henderson Group’s next Apprentice?
11 Jul Employer News

We have another new employer on Radar! Henderson Group have just gone live on the site and posted 3 new apprenticeship opportunities! You may not think you know of the Henderson Group, but you will definitely have heard of their franchises Spar & ViVo! This firm is an established company within Northern Ireland. Operating for […]

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New Employer Alert! Hello First Derivatives!
24 Jun Employer News

Huge welcome to First Derivatives who have just gone live on Radar! We are delighted to welcome Ireland’s largest software company to our site. If you guys haven’t heard of this company, you need to check them out! Based in Newry, the company has a global client base, with offices in Europe, North America, Asia […]

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Beers & Careers at our first Careers Cafe!
21 Jun Events

Radar’s first ever Careers Café took place last night in the very quirky Simply Good Coffee (if you haven’t been here before you should definitely check it out!). We had a jam-packed session for our attendees, taking them through the career journey and giving them hints and tips on everything from how to find a […]

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Big welcome to PwC!
17 Jun Employer News

Big welcome to PwC who have just gone live on Radar! The company operate in the professional services sector and are the largest graduate recruiter in Northern Ireland. The firm offers roles across many areas, including accounting, marketing, IT and legal. They currently have 4 roles live on the site including: • Legal Associate • […]

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Get a ticket to Radar’s Careers Café!
06 Jun Events

So uni is done and the world awaits! What happens next? Do you have the qualifications but are unsure what options are available? Come along to Radar’s first ever Careers Café in Simply Good Coffee on Thursday 20th June where you can grab a beer and plot your career! If a beer doesn’t tickle your […]

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Final year is over… What next?
04 Jun Academic

Final year – those dreaded words. Exams, presentations, a dissertation – STRESS! Final year can be a very stressful period, you are coming to the end of the course you have been on for the past 3 or 4 years, saying goodbye to friends you have made along the way, and trying to figure out […]

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Is your degree worth it?
30 May Academic

University tuition fees in England should be cut to £7,500 per year, a government commissioned review has recommended. The review also says student loan repayments should last for 40 years rather than the current limit of 30 years. Tuition fees in England were trebled in 2012, and according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, students […]

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