By Aoife Burke
Aloha! Is spring on the horizon? I think so! I’m doing well but I can’t believe it’s February already! I’m making plans for summer already. Lazing about on the beach in Salthill. Beer gardens during the summer. Music festivals. That sort of thing!
I’ve got to first off make a correction. There’s no negative marking in first year tort law exams in March! This is the best news! Also on the subject of news, I passed all my exams. In fact, I got 60% for my law exam at Christmas! So, I’m a happy camper right now. I’m working my way through the readings we are assigned but you know my enthusiasm for assignments never wanes. Yes, I’m usually the first to upload work to Blackboard finished. I guess, as I couldn’t find a job during term time, it means I have extra time on my hands. Meaning better marks. Wahey. I have got to give credit to the amazing lecturers NUI Galway finds for us, though. Without the constant support and encouragement, I would not have done so well. In fact, I noticed my work for college has evolved. My writings have improved. I can read a book in no time at all. I have brought my A game now! At this moment in time, I am working on a law assignment where we have to write our legal opinion (no research) on a 30–page hypothetical case. I know. Send coffee.
Seriously though, I’m having a blast so far. I had a story published last week in a woman’s magazine (Circulation 160,000!) and every so often, I am on “Trivia Matters” Friday 2-3 on Brian Currie’s show on Flirt FM. I also love the food in An Bialann. Every Wednesday, after my 9am lecture, I head down there for my brekkie and it’s got fantastic food! I’m a fussy eater (depending on my mood) but I am never disappointed there.
I am currently recovering from a bad cold. I had the flu jab last year but I was so sick all weekend. So, thank you to whoever made me ill! I still soldiered on and finished an essay for English last weekend. I also like a new module we are doing called introduction to media and communication. We get to study Love Island and celebrities and social media. I am planning on doing (yes another) essay, this time on the regulation of social media in Ireland. Already looking forward to it. I also did my bit for the environment and bought a keep cup from the student shop! If I’m not mistaken, you get a cheaper coffee for using it. I encourage everyone reading this to think about purchasing one for 8 euro. It’s a great investment!
Also, any law students out there – flash cards for studying are a great idea. I’m working my way through the study material and summarising the main points. Makes the exams seem so much less daunting.
That’s all for now! Happy Valentine’s day to everyone also and chat soon.