Student Living

How to write a dissertation

From forming a proposal to printing it professionally, Ciara Olden traces the highs and lows that come with writing a final year dissertation

The dissertation is probably one of the most daunting aspects of any undergraduate’s degree. Knowing how to tackle it, or even just start the blasted thing can feel overwhelming. However, as a seasoned veteran, I am here to lend a

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Enacting change in a world put on pause

Laura Dennehy, Country Manager of Enactus Ireland, reflects on the changes enforced by Covid-19 and the ways in which students have continued to engage in social issues

The events of the past year have left many of us with the feeling that our usually hectic lives have been temporarily put on hold. No one will deny that the effects of the pandemic have resulted in unprecedented challenges

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Sunday Longread: From lecture halls to Zoom calls

Similarly to students, college staff have also had to adapt to some of the difficulties associated with online teaching

As students, we can all agree that the past year has been extremely challenging. These mental and physical challenges have undoubtedly made things difficult for the student, but how have staff coped with the drastic switch to entirely online teaching?

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Beating boredom with board games

Forget Netflix or Playstation– the solution to your lockdown boredom can be found in a return to the humble board game

As we pass the anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown in Ireland, the novelty of staying at home has surely worn off for most of us. The things we used to use to relax, like keeping up with our favourite

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Switching off the screens

It’s increasingly important to switch off the screens completely and allow our minds to rest

As a fresher with good intentions, determined to make a fresh start in Hilary Term, I decided a few weeks ago that I would attend more online social events on top of online learning. Already, it is safe to say

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Easing back into the old normal

Saibh Downes outlines the contrasting hopes and expectations that come with the return to the way things were before

Overnight, our society plummeted into total isolation. Our country came to a standstill in March 2020 and has yet to recover. Everything we once knew to be normal no longer is. Normality has been redefined. We are united in our

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Reacting to results

Seán Holland discusses the varied responses to exam results

The period around exam results can be a stressful time. The comparisons with other people, whether acknowledged consciously or not, are inevitable. Some people deal with it better than others, and a lot of people usually go out and have

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Long nights and SAD days

Tips for getting through an Irish winter in the midst of lockdown

T/W depression

It’s March in Ireland, which means it’s cold and bleak outside. And as if Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) wasn’t bad enough, the prospect of being locked down until March 5 is surely enough to make you want to