It feels like it was just yesterday that I was leaving home to go on my Erasmus. Running around trying to make sure I had all the necessary documents, repacking my suitcase over and over, savouring my final cup of Barry’s tea – at the time it felt like packing for any other holiday. It wasn’t until I was at the gate waiting to board my flight that it hit me. I was really doing … [Read more...] about Erasmus Diary
When we were children, we used to dream of growing up, being adults and the possibility of living in our own house. We dreamed and imagined it, but as we grew into our teenage years, the thought of living in our own space felt within grasp as the want for privacy increased tenfold. Secondary school neared to a close and, with college in the distance, the decision to move … [Read more...] about Every bird has to fly the nest
On the 24th of March 2022, a group of scientists published an article in the Environment International journal, named “Discovery and quantification of plastic particle pollution in human blood”1. In their research, they were able to find microplastics in human blood. This has been covered on large media like The Guardian, or NGOs like Greenpeace. Microplastics are defined as … [Read more...] about Microplastics: what they are, their impact and how to prevent them as a student
Anastasia in her new role as an interpreter with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Hey everyone, guess what? I finally resorted to using my real legal name for the final issue as well as probably my last time writing for SIN. It has been a fantastic four years of hard work and creativity. I’m eagerly waiting to receive my degree and close a beautiful chapter … [Read more...] about Ukrainian Student Diary
River Corrib and The Long Walk, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland. Photo: Robert Linsdell via Wikimedia Commons Do you know the saying Home is where the heart is? It’s safe to say that although my heart is in the hands of my significant other, my heart also remains in the city of Galway. Situated in the West coast of Ireland and neighbouring numerous counties, Galway has drawn in … [Read more...] about Where does this Galway girl’s heart belong?