At aparto we are more than just a place to stay, we’re a community! All of our residents and staff are part of the family, not forgetting our furry pet pals who are there to lend a paw….
Yo! I’m buddy the puppy, one of the newest members to the Stoneworks. It’s great here, I get loads of attention and everyone says I’m ‘cute’ which must be a good thing as they give me loads of treats.
Likes: New people, treats, cuddles
Usually found hanging out with residents in reception
Hi, Gizmo here! I’m a designated staff member, I’ve even got an aparto jacket. I love working here as I get to help with all the events, from mixing drinks to putting up bunting (although I always need help with this as I can’t reach that far).
Likes: helping out the site staff, food enthusiast
Dislikes: When Bear gets more attention
Usually found lending a paw at our events
Bear – Beckett House
Hi. I am Bear and a very chilled member of the team. When Gizmo is away I come to play with all the students (and take Gizmo’s toys shhhh). My days consists of naps and treats, which is a pretty sweet lifestyle.
Likes: long naps
Dislikes: loud noises
Usually found have a good sleep by reception
Hiya, I’m Sebastian. I get super spoilt at Binary with all the students wanting to hang out with me (even when I’m trying to sleep *sigh*). My new best pal is Ash, the kitten, who is always trying to surprise me but he’s never that subtle.
Likes: shiny things and attention
Dislikes: Not getting enough attention
Usually found hanging out with Ash, the kitten
My name’s Ash because I was found on a golf course in Ashbourne. I’m so glad I got taken to my new home. Now I have tons of fun making loads of new friends and another cat to hang out with!
Likes: his home in Binary Hub, and the new friends he’s made
Usually found hanging out with Sebastian the cat
I’m Mark and live in the Cam Foundry with my brother Jack. Apparently, I’m always getting up to mischief, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with crashing flat parties and trying my paw at DJing.
Likes: music, parties, exploring
Dislikes: Not getting enough attention
Usually found outside causing chaos
Hey there. I’m Jack and I’m living my best life at the Cam Foundry. I prefer the quiet life and am happy just chilling at reception.
Likes: lazy days, the indoors
Dislikes: crowds and loud music
Usually found in a quiet corner by reception
The clearing period can be stressful at the best of times, mix that in with a global pandemic and anxiety levels can understandably hit the roof. We appreciate the effect this has on making decisions regarding courses and accommodation, but hopefully this guide can help put you at ease. Countering catastrophic thinking If you don’t […]
Experience the best student lifestyle at aparto. We offer a variety of events throughout the year, designed to have fun, learn something new or simply meet some great people! What’s coming up? Join the aparto virtual events we have lined up. You can still get involved with past events by clicking on the video links […]
At aparto, we truly value community and love it when our residents reflect that, with this being a great example of that. James Whyte, resident of The Combworks in Aberdeen was unable to run in this year’s Edinburgh Marathon so decided to run his own version in the backyard of his student accommodation – raising […]
At aparto we are more than just a place to stay, we’re a community! All of our residents and staff are part of the family, not forgetting our furry pet pals who are there to lend a paw…. Buddy – The Stoneworks, Brighton Yo! I’m buddy the puppy, one of the newest members to the […]
In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of our live HIIT workout. This session was focusing on legs and core, all within 30 minutes. What you will need: Space to workout, if the floor is a bit hard a matt would be helpful Weights, you could improvise and use a tin of beans […]
Social distancing has created challenges for all, and we wanted to share with you some top tips for looking after yourself and others. Be kind The theme of mental health awareness last week was be kind. This is an important mantra to adopt generally! Kind words can really make a huge impact on someone. Some […]
Cooking is a great way to unwind, as well as a fun activity! We asked the aparto staff for recipe tips, here are our top 5 which are easy to make and super tasty… Oatmeal Crunchies A delicious snack and quick to make! Ingredients: 180g Butter 2 cups Porridge Oats 1 cup Coconut Flakes 1 […]
Are you ready for your next career path? With the college end of year fast approaching and exams nearly a distant memory, it is time to start thinking of life after college. We recently held a career workshop in our Dublin residences with Ted Walsh of ‘Enable Me Coaching’. Ted is an expert in his […]