Student Living

An American adventure that was not to be

Amy Doyle regrets the impact of Covid-19 on her hopes to travel to America on a J-1 Visa this summer

Summer was approaching. After two semesters of assignments, all-nighters and assessments, soon it would be time for a well-deserved break, which then begged the question: how did you intend to spend your months off? Travelling, relaxing, working – these are

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Living the easy breezy lockdown life

Cameron Hill takes us through a productive day-in-the-life during lockdown where every second counts

I am sure most will agree that this unprecedented period of confinement to one’s room has been an absolute godsend. Granted, when College closed its doors and the country and the world gradually shut down, I was concerned that my

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Erasmus, interrupted

Caoimhe Sweeney details her experience returning home to Ireland from her Erasmus in Spain with only a rucksack to her name

In what would turn out to be one of my last classes at the University of Zaragoza (Unizar), a student raised her hand and asked if our assessed presentations would continue if the university had to close. The class laughed

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Mental health services for socially-distanced support

A detailed list of the online services available to help you look after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown are taking a heavy toll on people’s mental health and as a result of social distancing, many face-to-face counselling and mental health services are currently not available. For some people, the lockdown may

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For Ireland’s Muslims, this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr has been unlike any other

A Law student’s experience of exams and social distancing during Ramadan

This year, whenever Ramadan is mentioned, I become nostalgic. I reminisce on memorable communal iftars with luscious food shared between family and friends. I miss wearing abayas, the long elegant gowns, and enthusiastically attending Taraweeh prayers and meeting fellow …

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Alumni Tales: Aimee-Louise Carton on how to KeepAppy

Georgina Francis speaks to the founder of a mental wellness app on her personal journey to mental health, her experience as a women in tech, and advice she has for budding entrepreneurs

Clicking into Zoom, my faithful companion over the last few weeks, I was struck yet again by the strangeness of the situation we all find ourselves in. It has not escaped anyone’s attention that we are in the midst of …

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Alumni tales – Kathryn Dane on why the sky is the limit for Irish women’s rugby

The scrum-half discusses balancing a professional life with her demanding sporting career and the growth of the women’s game in Ireland

Rugby can punish both the body and mind. However, the women’s sport faces an additional challenge: unlike men’s rugby, it is still played at an amateur level, even in the international arena. This requires many of the game’s most notable