The University of Galway Medicine Society’s ‘Shave a Life’ fundraiser has raised over €29,000 for the Galway Samaritans. Some 25 volunteers shaved or dyed their hair in the Quays Bar on 9 February in aid of the mental health charity. First-year medicine student John Kilgannon shaved his head at the event. “The goal of the campaign is to raise as much money for the … [Read more...] about Students raise almost €30,000 for Samaritans by shaving their heads
The content of this article may be distressing for some readers. Reader discretion is advised Mass grave of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, Tuam, Galway. Photo: AugusteBlanqui via Wikimedia Commons. “After 5 years…this is a disgrace. To blame society, to blame families and to absolve the church, the state of any responsibility.” “It’s not a national … [Read more...] about The Mother and Baby Home redress scheme will see survivors getting “a pittance of an amount and yet another apology that you could paper walls with” says deceased victim’s daughter.
Semester one always seems to become overloaded with study, events, due dates and general life around this halfway point. You may feel a bit behind, a bit lost and a bit smothered by work. Nevertheless, it is still so important to look after yourself. Here are some tips that might help you to declutter your mind and boost your productivity! Get out in nature Being near … [Read more...] about Quick and easy self-care tips for a busy mind
As 19,000 students return to the University of Galway many are left stressed and hopeless due to the accommodation crisis. Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, the Students’ Union Vice President for Welfare and Equality says that she has felt “helpless” against the volume of students reaching out for help this year. Falconer recounts how dire the situation is, with many students … [Read more...] about Accommodation crisis knocks student mental health
With the cost of living crisis and the impeding financial struggles facing students at present, investing in fashion may feel like squandering scarce resources. However, there are some practical options out there that do not cost the earth. To begin with, students on a budget can thrift, and not shy away from purchasing second hand clothes. Galway city has many great charity … [Read more...] about Thrifty fashion ideas for students on a budget