How do Irish students look at life?
An extensive campus.ie survey gets down to the details of life with 4,000 students
Over 70 per cent of students in the survey don’t smoke, while a further 14 per cent claim that they “only smoke socially”. Only 15 per cent of students claim to smoke daily.
Socialising – off and online
Three quarters of students in this study claim to go to a pub or club at least once a week. Around two in five students surveyed live at home with their parents, with the remainder in private rented accommodation or student residences. The majority of those living away from their parents’ home are spending between €300 and €400 a month on rent.
Facebook presence among students is at saturation point, if these respondents are anything to go by. Half of one per cent claimed not to have a Facebook account, while 92 per cent said they checked their Facebook account at least twice a day. A quarter of students confessed to checking their account more than 10 times a day. Seventy-six per cent said they had a smartphone. Thirty per cent said they use a car more than any other kind of transport.
Overall, student confidence in the survey was robust. While one in 10 were “not confident at all” of finding a job related their area of study after graduation, the rest were at least “mildly confident”, with a quarter claiming to be “very confident” or “absolutely certain” of getting a job in the area they want.
Over 30 per cent of respondents planned to do post-graduate study after finishing their undergraduate course. One in 10 planned to emigrate.
The National Student Survey was run by campus.ie (see article, below), through its website. Responses were solicited and received from students in every Irish third level institute. Prizes were offered to respondents, drawn randomly from the entire database of responses. All responses were defined as unique using the respondents’ email address. The survey was run on campus.ie between May 9th and 27th. The results shown are figures taken from a total response of 3,972.