Resilience, Recovery, and a Return to Campus Life 

By Maeve O’Keeffe In March 2020, if you’d told me that my Thursday afternoon tutorial would be the last  hour of ‘in-person’ college I would have until September 2021, I would have cried. Whether  naivety, ignorance, or optimism was to blame, I had anticipated a mere fortnight of lockdown  with my family in rural Kilkenny….

COVID FOMO

By Billy O’Connor In the weeks and months preceding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, social engagements and activities have never been more in vogue. For many, this transition at such a warped speed has been difficult to adjust to. There is a myriad of reasons as to why this transition has been very bittersweet for…

College in a time of Covid

 By Roisin Noonan And so, begins another year. “La rentrée” or the return as the French say. Classes, timetables, assignments, exams. In previous years these words induced a sense of dread and fear perhaps, of wishing they would just up and disappear. End of summer thoughts creeping in like that Sunday night Glenroe theme tune.  But…

Bystander Intervention in UCC: How we can all stand against sexual assault, harassment, and violence

By Maeve O’Keeffe An unfortunate reality of university life at present is the prevalence of sexual assault. According to a 2020 study of sexual experiences, 29% of females, 10% of males and 28% of non-binary students reported non-consensual penetration during their time in college. A 2018 survey completed in NUIG reveals staggering percentages of students…

Optimising Your Online Presence

Elisha Carey, Features Editor The importance of building connections and networks cannot be overstated when it comes to career planning and there has never been an easier time in history to connect. Being able to use not only just LinkedIn, but Facebook and Twitter too, as tools to carve out career opportunities is a must…

On University

Eoghan O’Donnell, Deputy Features Editor There is a certain sense of security that comes with a plan. Take any aspect of your life, plan it properly and follow through with it: you’ll see things tend to work out favourably more often than not. With a good plan, any milestone can be reached.  When it comes…

Think Global Act Local

‘I want to change the world’, it was a dream that everyone had at least once in their lives. From the toddler times where tying your velcro shoes was your achievement to moving through secondary school and onto college, filled with the belief that anything is possible. At SERVE the organisation believes that what you…

I Don’t Have A Graduate Programme, Now What?

Elisha Carey, Features Editor A graduate programme is a fixed-term entry-level position offered by companies to university graduates. The primary difference between graduate positions and other jobs is that graduate programmes are structured to involve a training and development component so that the graduate employee progresses through the ranks in a given timeframe.  The educational…