Examinations 101

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Exams start tomorrow and that means it is time to prepare. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you have everything you need for exams. What to bring to an exam: Your student card – there is a €25 fine if you do not have this on you for each exam Pens […]

Confessions of a Provisional Driver: Turf Wars

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My provisional licence turned six months old last weekend and panic stations set in. What the hell have I been arsing around at on the roads this entire time? The six month birthday of my little plastic rectangle means that I can now sit a driving test. It means that I should be well able […]

How to make the most out of study week

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Study week is a hard concept to grapple with; on one hand, it’s your first full week off from college since the start of the semester, and you’re inclined to think of it as a ‘break’, while on the other, it’s a week you’re expected to devote to exam preparation. So how is it possible […]

Eoin Drones: a note on a year of political tumult

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I have said it before and I will say it again: Bernie was our last hope as a species. As Roosevelt famously said: ‘the seeds of fascism are sown in misery and want’. America has been on a downward trajectory since Bush usurped Al Gore in 2000, so it stands to reason that a protest […]

Hey there, Delamere

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Offaly man Neil Delamere brought his razor-sharp wit and side-splitting quips to a sell-out audience at NUI Galway this month as part of the SU’s Mental Health Week. In an hour-long set which victimised Mayo men, Engineers, mature students and a Columbian woman whom he christened Miss Escobar; Delamere delivered a mix of lightening one-liners […]

Mindfulness meditation and its benefits for students

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College can be a stressful time, as we NUI Galway students only know too well. Trying to juggle coursework, part-time jobs, our social lives and remembering to eat, sleep and exercise can leave us feeling like there aren’t enough days in the week. However, despite our hectic schedules and looming deadlines, it is absolutely essential […]

All-Ireland Final,Take One: The Review

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Dublin and Mayo live to fight another day in scrappy classic By Graham Gillespie When sport is at its thrilling best it can drain its spectators in almost the same way it exhausts the participants. Sunday 18 September in Croke Park was one such day as 79 gripping minutes of Football could not separate Dublin […]

Paralympic Glory

Dr Eoghan Clifford and his Gold medal. Credit: Limerick Leader

NUI Galway lecturers return home as Paralympic heroes By Darragh Berry Dr Eoghan Clifford, a Civil Engineering lecturer at NUI Galway and Dr Patrick O’Leary, a lecturer above the bar in the School of Chemistry made headlines for their feats at the recent Paralympic Games in Rio, Dr Clifford securing Gold and Bronze medals with […]

The greatest works of Yeats in the west

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Yeats and the West exhibition is open until December

Browne stood up by Fine Gael in TV3 debates

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It’s a debate about a debate. Someone call Christopher Nolan, or at the very least Fine Gael as it hasn’t accepted its invitation to participate in The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne on TV3.