Seven Success Secrets of Long Distance

Have you been forcefully prised away from your significant other? Do you miss arguing over who snores the loudest? Would you often find yourself lamenting the times you didn’t appreciate all the times they wouldn’t shut up talking when you were dying from a hangover? Do you hate seeing everyone else tweeting ‘#longdistancesucks’ because their…

Benefits and Barriers to International Student Mobility

 On 12th December, I was fortunate enough to attend a conference in Brussels titled ‘Enhancing outward mobility for disadvantaged learners: Guidance from Ireland and the UK (EMASI)’. I was not attending as a student seeking answers into the current state of Erasmus or placement options for current and past students throughout the world. In fact, I was…

In Defence of Mature Students

It is harder to be a mature student than it is to be an undergraduate. (Gasps of outrage, anarchy erupts, sirens in the distance) Big statement, I know, but just bear with me! Mature students are, from a Department of Education perspective, classed as being in their mid-twenties and beyond. “Well…so what?” (I hear nobody ask). Well, I’ll tell…