Mia Ní Challaráin, a Trinity Erasmus student in Nice, reflects on the differences she has observed between Irish and French ways of life.
I arrived in Nice with a suitcase five kilograms overweight, a love of croissants ready to be nurtured and brimming with enthusiasm for my year in France. However France was not what I expected it to be – my new …
Coming to Trinity didn’t cause any of my problems. It just made me realise that they weren’t going away by themselves.
2015 was a year of public self-exposition for me. It started in June with a cheerful series of Leaving Cert diaries for the Independent, which segued into the nervous diary of a fresher over my first week here. Now it’s …
Miriam Guiney reflects on the benefits and disadvantages of dropping out of college and filling out the CAO twice.
Around this time last year, I dropped out of college. This year, due to disorganisation, I registered late. My life was beginning to sound like the discography of Kanye West in chronological order: first The College Dropout, then Late Registration. …