Sex & Relationships

Getting Checked

A visit to the gynecologist, and reflections on sexual and reproductive healthcare

I am not registered with a GP.

Somewhere in the haze of school to bigger school to university, one city and one country to another, I never did the paperwork. I was aware, as one is aware of things like …

Sex & Relationships

Life after sexual assault

Relearning to love oneself after trauma is scary, but it doesn’t have to be done alone

This article contains discussion of sexual assault.

It was over a year after my assault that I finally had sex again. At first, it didn’t matter that I was in a loving relationship full of trust and goodness, both of

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Op-ed: Postgraduate and “casual” teaching staff are taken for granted by Trinity

A Trinity TA opens up about about the precarity of being a teacher in an Irish university

Contrary to popular belief, teaching and lecturing at university by no means automatically guarantees secure employment, ample time to pursue research, and a cosy office in which to do it. Over the past decade or so, especially since the recession

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What I’m really thinking: Pharmacy students are suffering

Overworked, underpaid and at breaking point, two pharmacy students give insight into their struggles under the new unpaid internship scheme

The recent decision not to pay students on pharmacy internships has been met with widespread outrage and condemnation. Two pharmacy students from separate universities agreed to share their experiences of how the change has impacted their lives. They agreed to …