The Lowdown on Student Loans

On Wednesday the 19th October some 5000 students are expected to descend upon the streets of Dublin. No, they’re not there for a Coldplay concert, they’re there to protest the Government’s desire to introduce a student loan scheme following the publication of the Cassells Report, a report on the future of third level education. Here’s…

Going Vintage-Charity Shops 101

You’re a poor student who is tired of wearing the same jeans you had in transition year and you’re looking for some new threads to wow that absolute ride in your course, but you’re down to twenty quid a week, and clothing is expensive, right? Wrong! Here is your comprehensive guide to the seemingly little-known…

Apply Yourself

So you’ve survived your first week back in college, and you’ve totally gone to all your lectures, right? RIGHT? Didn’t think so. It’s hard to get back into the swing of things after summer, especially when there are so many friends to meet in coffee dock, so many nights out you can’t possibly miss, and…

How To Survive College

So all your cramming paid off, your parents even think you were studying all along; welcome to UCC. You even survived the alcohol soaked holidays on some cheap Greek island that I cannot spell, well done! Now you’re ready for the next step of your academic career; learning how to actually survive college. You know…

Mental Health & Universities

Mental health is the big elephant in the room in Irish society. We don’t talk about it, even though 1 in 4 of us will suffer mental health difficulties within our lifetime. Our mental health services are woefully underfunded (even in UCC) and the topic of improving those services was barely a blip on the…

Going Vintage – Charity Shops 101

You’re a poor student who is tired of wearing the same jeans you had in transition year. You’re looking for some new threads to wow that absolute ride in your course but you’re down to twenty euro a week and clothing is expensive, right? WRONG! Here is your comprehensive guide to the seemingly little known…