Moving back home for the summer

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Let’s be honest. No student is ever 100% happy moving home for the summer. Giving up your freedom, not seeing your best friends for months and the lack of Boojum deliveries at the click of a button are some of the main reasons for not wanting to go home. Why on earth would you want […]

House-hunting 101

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Every year students across Galway embark on the tedious, stressful and all-consuming task of finding a place to live for the semester. While summer is supposed to be stress-free and fun, a number of students are set to spend the three months scrolling through the likes of daft.ie and rent.ie and checking newspaper advertisements daily, […]

How to be a better writer: the writing process – preparing and planning

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  This column is here to help the students of NUI Galway with all aspects of academic writing. Writing for academic purposes is an essential student skill, yet for many, it is a daunting task. Run in conjunction with the Academic Writing Centre (AWC) at the James Hardiman Library, the column will focus on a […]

How to be a better writer

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This column is here to help the students of NUI Galway with all aspects of academic writing. Writing for academic purposes is an essential student skill, yet for many, it is a daunting task. Run in conjunction with the Academic Writing Centre (AWC) at the James Hardiman Library, the column will focus on a different […]

Are “free fees” a pipe dream?

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According to former NUI Galway president Dr James Browne the idea of free fees is “naïve”. He told the Irish Independent he sees a figure of €5,000 per annum as a starting point, with higher frees for science and engineering courses unless industry is willing to voluntarily subsidise the costs of those courses down to […]

Cheap and cheerful ways to cope with the cold

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December is now upon us and with it comes an inevitable drop in temperature. Whether you live for the beach and the heat of the sun, or love nothing more than a woolly jumper and the crunch of snow under your feet, you must admit that Galway city can be absolutely bitterly cold in winter. […]

Do the text-obsessed need their own lane?

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US university introduces a separate lane for screen-obsessed pedestrians

Teddies grin and bear it at hospital’s tenth anniversary

Overcrowding and delays were not an issue at one particular hospital recently, with over 1,500 sick teddy bears treated in the space of two days on the NUI Galway campus.

Japanese convention captivates college

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By Micheál O’Brien Anime and Manga, Japan’s distinctive traditions of animation and comic books, were celebrated in NUI Galway last weekend. Akumakon, the West of Ireland’s largest convention for Japanese culture took place from 16-19 January in Áras na Mac Léinn. Organised by the Anime and Manga society in the college, the convention boasted over […]

Student Experience: My Harassment Story

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I’ve decided to share this story. It is an apology. I want the world to know that I am sorry, but I can’t reveal my identity for fear that it would compromise him or anyone he is associated with.