Mahatma Gandhi once observed, “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This perfectly encapsulates the essence of what volunteering can offer, it’s an impactful way to make the student experience a meaningful one. Volunteering can be a rich, diverse, and colourful opportunity for any individual that gets involved. Preeti Bhat is a … [Read more...] about How volunteering can transform the student experience
University students raising funds for Tanzania nursing placement
Simanjiro Health Centre Seven second-year general nursing students at the University of Galway are preparing to make the journey to Tanzania to do a service-learning placement in the Simanjiro Healthcare Centre this summer. The nursing students, Clare Ison, Clodagh Prendeville, Sophie Shields, Melanie Sullivan, Deirdre Hamill, Alex Brady and Jakub Jaworski, will be flying … [Read more...] about University students raising funds for Tanzania nursing placement
Waking up to bad news: earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
VOA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons I woke up to bad news. There was a severe earthquake in my home country. 7.8 they are saying, the biggest in that region since 1999. I anxiously call my family, ask if they are okay. I can’t reach my grandmother but my mom says she has been evacuated in a mosque. First in Elbistan, Kahramanmaras, then Hatay, Malatya, Mersin and … [Read more...] about Waking up to bad news: earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
Robbery most foul – Who must take the blame for the nursing home scandal?
Photo via Pexels National embarrassments are hard to come by. We complain about our politicians, but there are rarely moments which cause true embarrassment. When I watched Enda Kenny address Ireland on the state of the nation’s finances, I felt it for the first time. My eyes flickered to the faces of my parents who dejectedly turned away from the screen. My parents already … [Read more...] about Robbery most foul – Who must take the blame for the nursing home scandal?
Review: The Last of Us
A common problem that arises in adaptions of games to or television is in how much of the source material must be changed for it to fit into its new medium. This is an argument frequently made against adaptions of books to screen. The conventions of one medium do not necessarily transfer to the other, and so sometimes sequences have to be changed, or even outright removed. Thus … [Read more...] about Review: The Last of Us