By Áine Kenny The recent ‘Global Burden of Disease’ study in The Lancet medical journal has shown that Irish women aged in their 50s are out-drinking their younger counterparts. Overall, Irish women rank 7th in the world when it comes to daily alcohol consumption. This same study also claims that that there is no safe level of alcohol to drink. Should we be worried about Mná … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are women using wine to cope with life’s pressures?
By Áine Kenny A recent NUI Galway survey revealed that 70 per cent of female students and 40 per cent of male students experienced “sexual hostility or crude gender harassment” by the time they were finishing college. Sex education at second level was also deemed unsatisfactory by 63 per cent of the male and 71 per cent of the female respondents. 75 per cent of LGBTQ … [Read more...] about New NUI Galway study shows worrying statistics about students and consent
The first round of CAO Offers will be issued next Monday, and thousands of students across the country will now find themselves looking for accommodation for the 2018/19 academic year. Housing for NUI Galway students has been an issue in the past. A lack of rent control for purpose-built student accommodation sparked the Cúirt Shakedown protests back in May. The students … [Read more...] about NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting
NUI Galway will refund an entire year worth of tuition fees to current third and fourth year students on their BA Connect with Journalism course after students' complaints about the organisation of the course during the third year of the programme were upheld. The refund was confirmed to students on Monday last week 23 July, after a Student Complaints Board met in June … [Read more...] about NUIG refunds fees to students after complaints over course quality upheld
Last month, beauty blogger Kadeeja Khan, aka @emeraldxbeauty on Instagram, claimed she was fired from a L’Oréal project for having “skin issues”, according to their statement. Khan was understandably distraught when she was informed of the bad news via email. She called out L’Oréal publicly on Instagram, saying “I’m already use to ‘trolls’ trying & bring me down. But coming … [Read more...] about Only worth it if you’re perfect: why L’Oreal’s attitude is damaging to us all