By Aileen O’Leary Welcome to the last instalment of the Final Year Diaries 2018! I will be back next semester for more insights into final year life, but for now, I’ll be signing off until our next issue in a few weeks’ time. I am a little sad that we’ve reached our last issue for the semester, but it also means a much needed break is right around the corner, right after … [Read more...] about Final Year Diaries: It’s beginning to look a lot like exam season
By Daniel Brennan Like many people my age, I’m a bit of a social media addict. My personal poison of choice is the certified cesspit that is Twitter – in around four years of using the site regularly, I’ve racked up over 40,000 tweets, and I’m now averaging around 1,000 tweets every month. That doesn’t even account for the amount of time I spend scrolling, liking, retweeting … [Read more...] about Social Media in exam season – Tweet or Delete?
By Áine Kenny Exams are fast approaching, as is the sense of impending doom. When should we start studying? Are we already behind? What if the question that comes up every year doesn’t come up this year, in some cruel twist of fate? Do we need more continuous assessment, and fewer exams? However, weirdly enough, some students do better in exams than they do in continuous … [Read more...] about It’s the most wonderful time of the year (after exams)
By Áine Kenny and Paraic Fearon This year’s academic calendar has changed in comparison to previous years, SIN can reveal. The change occurs during semester two. The traditional “time off” period for semester two was one week for field trips, one week for Easter and one week for study week. This meant three weeks in total. In the academic year 2015/16, students had … [Read more...] about One less week of study before exams in semester two
By Darren Casserly It’s mad to think that this time next month we’ll have Christmas exams. It feels like only yesterday I was in the Bailey Allen Hall listening to the President of the University address us. People told me before the start of the year that I better enjoy my time here because it flies by, and I have to say they were right, the last couple of months have gone … [Read more...] about First year diaries: Striking that college/life balance