Head to head: Against capping – an argument on behalf of human error

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Capping is but the latest in a series of crackdowns on the freedom of students here at NUI Galway. In the last two years, the capping of repeat examinations at 40% has been gradually phased in and received by the student body in general with all the warmth of a limp handshake. Capping, in theory, […]

Head to head: an argument in favour of capping repeat exams at 40%

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So since last year, if you have to repeat an exam in NUI Galway in the summer, the best result you can get is a bare pass, 40%. And this is only fair. The repeat exams are a safety net to stop people having to repeat a year, or fail a course. But they were […]

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 […]

Supporting our mental health and wellbeing

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My name is Dervla Fahy and I am a Support Worker at Jigsaw Galway, and also a student of NUI Galway. Jigsaw Galway is a free, confidential and non-judgemental service which supports the mental health and well-being of young people (aged 15 – 25) in Galway City & County. One in three young people in […]

Winter Wanderlust

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With the stress of exams looming, many students are faced with two options: accept a fate of libo-cops, library baes and the blinding low sun of Hardiman’s second floor; or run a mile. Without condoning the second option, there are ways you can make the most of your desertion, meaning you can get it all […]

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 […]

Students outraged as NUI Galway raises repeat fees by €100

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Students who are looking at repeat exams in August this year have been hit hard with an increase in fees, following an announcement by the university last week.

Managing exam stress from ReachOut.com

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We’re smack bang in the middle of exam season. How are you coping? If you haven’t already finished up, here are a few tips from ReachOut.com to help you cope with stress…

It’s the most horrible time of the year…

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Yes, it’s that time of year. Stress. Study. Sickness. Dissertations. Exams. Essays. Ann-Marie Donelan has some advice to help you get through…