Ever since the great philosopher Rihanna claimed she “found love in a hopeless place”, I've been wondering where that was. And after four years here, I think I am qualified to say that no – it was not NUI Galway. Of course, we've all gained a plethora of knowledge since our first days here at NUI Galway, from how to reference in APA format, to how to buy three weeks’ worth of … [Read more...] about Diary of a Final Year: What to do when you’ve got no boo
How to get your dog fix in college
Every student dog owner has been there at least once. You’re getting your possessions together on a Sunday evening for the journey back to Galway. In the midst of grabbing your washing, getting a few frozen dinners from Mammy and finishing off an essay due the following day before heading out the door, you do the unforgiveable: you forget to say goodbye to your dog. A terrible … [Read more...] about How to get your dog fix in college
Prince Charming or Tinderfella?
From a very young age I was raised to believe that I would find love just like the princesses I read about (I was always Belle from Beauty and the Beast). Although, in 2016, there aren’t many evil step-mothers, dragons or tall towers for princes to save us from, are there? So where are the boys at? On Tinder. I don’t know about you, but I have never actually heard of anyone … [Read more...] about Prince Charming or Tinderfella?
College with a chronic illness
I have nothing else to give. This thought crosses my mind at least five times during the average college day. Being realistic, every college student probably thinks that around week six of the semester anyway. But for a student with a chronic illness this thought, the concept of giving up, runs much deeper and holds an honesty which is, frankly, painful to … [Read more...] about College with a chronic illness