5 Back To School Tips For Cork Students

It is that dreaded time of year once again where the days get shorter, students have to rise earlier and the roads become a nightmare for everyone else. We know that study is not what you want to be thinking about right now – and we know how stressed your parents can be making sure that you get back in the swing of things! With that is mind, we decided to do what’s best of our Union of Corkonian students out there and make a list of 5 things that are sure to help you get back in (and stay in!) the swing of things.

The Lough Credit Union‘s Top Back to School Tips:

Tip 1: Prep With The Proper School Equipment

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Starting back in school is stressful enough without realising on your 1st day that you forgot to bring pens, enough copies, update your pencil case to your new favourite trend, etc. With this in mind, students and parents alike need to make sure that this is the last of your worries! With plenty of great local school supply stores in Cork, there are no excuses for Cork student’s not to have the perfect equipment. We do know that school supplies can be expensive, however, so if you do need a hand then parents – don’t hesitate to come in and apply for a back to school loan. With over 95% of our loans approved, we will have your children prepped and ready to go!

Tip 2: Don’t Procrastinate

Easier said than done, but if you procrastinate from the get-go then you are only making things more difficult for yourself when you try to get back on track! Sit down with your friends, teachers, parents or guardians and set a realistic plan into action. You’ll thank yourself for it later!

Tip 3: Get Involved!

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Study is important, but socialising can be equally so. Make sure to join your friends in fun activities, whether that be drama, sport, art, music – whatever takes your fancy! These are important activities not only to keep you happy and for personal development, but also to excite your brain so when you do study you soak up more knowledge easier.

Tip 4: Figure Out How You Learn Best

Without getting technical, we all learn differently. Some people learn by seeing, other by doing and others by hearing – figure out what suits you best! The traditional thinking of studying in complete silence and staring at a page can be effective, but maybe not for you!

Tip 5: Sleep

We hate to be the boring old sods, but sleep is important and has to be done… just think of all of the energy you’ll have tomorrow!

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For Parents Struggling – Hit Us Up For a Back to School Loan

For all of the parents out there who struggle with school and college supplies, don’t be worried. There are many people in Ireland and in Cork who deal with always rising school fees and supplies and we are always here to help those who need it. Feel free to call into either of our offices if you are in our common bond. We are located on Bandon Road and in Togher. Study loans can really help out and with out low interest rates and 95% approval rate, you can be sure that we are here to help you.

Car Loan Promotion – Mini Car Valet

Congratulations to Vicky Ryan, winner of a mini car valet at Murphys Topaz – Statoil. Vicky received her prize from staff member Lorcan at our Bandon Road office.

*REMINDER*
We are giving away mini car valets from Murphys Topaz – Statoil up to the end of July!!! To enter, all you have to do is like and share our competition picture to your page!!

The first 5 Car Loans in July will also receive a €50 fuel voucher from Murphys Topaz – Statoil so don’t leave it too late! #welovelocal#supportlocal

Link to facebook competition: http://bit.ly/2sl82ut

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Car Loan Promotion – Mini Car Valet Winner

Congratulations to Linda Summers, winner of a mini car valet at Murphys Topaz – Statoil. Linda received her prize from staff member Mary at our Togher office.

*REMINDER*
We are giving away mini car valets from Murphys Topaz – Statoil up to the end of July!!! To enter, all you have to do is like and share our competition picture to your page!!

The first 5 Car Loans in July will also receive a €50 fuel voucher from Murphys Topaz – Statoil so don’t leave it too late! #welovelocal#supportlocal

Link to facebook competition: http://bit.ly/2sl82ut

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Do you have a business located within The Lough Credit Union common bond area?

If so we’d like to hear from you.

We have currently identified over 50 businesses within our common bond area and will be arranging staff visits to inform them of the benefits of joining The Lough Credit Union.

Local businesses will also have the opportunity to tell us what we can do to help their staff members.

We have services such as payroll deduction, direct debit and online access available to any person LIVING, WORKING or STUDYING within our common bond area (see image of our common bond area).

To date, we visited staff at the following locations:

The River Lee Hotel
Ryan’s SuperValu, Togher
Lidl Ireland
Lloyds Pharmacy Togher
Irwins Pharmacy Togher
Togher Boys National School
Bons Secours Hospital Cork
Togher Community Centre
Texaco, Togher

If you would like to hear from us or arrange a staff visit, email lorcan@loughcu.ie or ring 021-4963384.

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Hurling by The Lough sponsored by The Lough Credit Union

Hurling by The Lough sponsored by The Lough Credit Union

Well done to all the teams that participated in Hurling by The Lough on Thursday, 15th June. There was a parade from The Lough Church to The Lough Park where the competition took place. There was a great atmosphere and a huge crowd turned out to support the teams.

Congratulations to each of the winning teams and thanks to the pupils, teachers, parents and volunteers who helped this year’s competition a great success.

See below pictures from Hurling by The Lough sponsored by The Lough Credit Union.

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MYTH BUSTER SURVEY

MYTH BUSTER SURVEY

Members, take The Lough Credit Union myth buster survey and enter a draw for afternoon tea at Hayfield Manor Hotel or The River Lee to the value of €70.

Click on the link to enter: http://bit.ly/2rk9icG

Myth buster 1: You can become a member of more than one credit union.

Any person LIVING, WORKING or STUDYING within The Lough Credit Union common bond area is eligible to join and avail of our services.

Closing date is Thursday, 22nd June at 12noon.

Best of luck!

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Hurling by The Lough Sponsored by The Lough Credit Union

The Lough Credit Union is delighted to be associated with Hurling by The Lough again this year.

This year’s competition will take place on Wednesday 14th June and Thursday 15th June at The Lough park starting at 6pm.

We would encourage all our members to support the boys and girls representing their local national schools in this competition.

Best of luck to all teams!

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