Student Living

Have yourself a merry Covid-19 Christmas

This Christmas is bound to be like no other, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing

There’s no doubt that Christmas will look very different this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a merry one. For many students, typical Christmas plans have been disrupted, while first years are trying to forge new ones

Student Living

Grieving in isolation

There’s no correct way to mourn, but there are ways to help ease the pain

My Granny died on May 9th. During the first lockdown, while people worried about haircuts, holidays and toilet roll, my family were most concerned about our family’s matriarch, at first alone in hospital and then in a beautiful hospice with

Student Living

What secondary school doesn’t teach you

Ross Coleman reflects on how his secondary school education and the problems with rote learning have impacted his undergraduate experience

Studying Irish for my undergraduate degree, one of the most common lines I get, aside from some variant of ‘you poor thing’ or ‘good on you, I wouldn’t be able for that,’ is the well meaning question: ‘Oh, do you

Student Living

Academic burnout in all its forms

How to spot a breakdown and what to do when enough is enough

Academic burnout can be defined as a negative emotional, physical or mental reaction to prolonged study that results in exhaustion, frustration, lack of motivation and reduced ability to perform in academia. It’s normal to feel stressed, anxious and nervous at

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Silver [coined] linings

Cian Dunne discusses how government restrictions have led to money saved in lockdown

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Looking back on the nationwide lockdown of March, April and May, many of us might have developed mixed feelings towards those weeks spent cooped up at home. Any