How the sunshine might make me fail my exams

It’s 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon. You’re struggling through assignments, pondering the revision you ought to have started, or really any sort of work that a responsible college student would be doing at this time of year. Your phone lights up as a message appears in the group chat: “Pav, anyone?” About time. Like a […]

Dissecting the dissertation process

With the time to choose your modules for next year fast approaching, most of those rising to their final year will have the choice to do a dissertation, and some of those  in lower years  may make choices which will determine whether they’re able to write a dissertation.  Set at 12,000 words in most subjects, […]

The case for going off-books

It’s December; the Toy Show has passed, the nights are longer, and the procrastination more intense than ever, meaning only one thing — Christmas is on the way! Once a time for peaceful reflection, the four week break now spells a beautiful season of Roses-gobbling, Netflix-binging, essay-scrawling and exasperated research-doing on whatever mind-boggling aspect of […]

Trinity study finds new predictor of mortality in older people

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), based in Trinity, has found a new predictor of mortality in older people. The study discovered that the speed of heart rate change after standing up predicts the likelihood of an older person dying within the following four years.   This new information comes after a detailed cardiovascular […]

Crossing the line with study drugs

For some students, the side effects of concentration-enhancing drugs like Adderrall are a risk worth taking.

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