By Ameya Godse “There is no substitute for hard work.” - Thomas Edison. Often being accredited as one of the greatest inventors and scientists of his time, Edison’s quotation on hard work has become immortal in the pages of inspiration. The largest crowds to draw an inspiration from this quote are the college youth. It is quite customary amongst a majority of the students … [Read more...] about Opinion: Hard work vs talent: what is the mantra for success?
By Áine Kenny It is hard to believe we are already at that time. The nights are dark and cold; you’re staying in the reading room until midnight trying to fit in all the key readings, you’re waking up early to hit the books. Exam season is well and truly upon us. While this can be a horribly stressful time, fear not. Here at SIN we have your ultimate de - stress guide. … [Read more...] about How to de – stress during exams
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
Aileen O'Leary gives her tips to acing exam season. Timetables With lectures finishing up, you now have more time than ever to get your head in the books. Make every day between now and your exams count by tackling at least two sets of lecture slides a day, or more if you’re feeling particularly motivated. Make a timetable for revision and try to stick to it as … [Read more...] about Exam Season: Tips and Tricks
When Vera Brittain, the acclaimed author of Testament of Youth coined the term ‘scholastic seclusion’, she had intended it to refer to the isolation she felt being left behind at Oxford while most of her contemporaries had gone off to serve in the Great War. However, scholastic seclusion seems to have a new meaning in the modern age. Cast your minds back to the heady days of … [Read more...] about Eoin Drones: Scholastic Seclusion