Failure – the pathway to success

by Kim Neiland Your life can be thought of in stages. You enter the education system at four or five years old, gradually progressing through towards secondary school. You’re impressionable and bright eyed. You’ve two hands in and one foot out. In essence, you’re young. It’s that very word that causes so much anxiety. Endless…

Growing Up and Looking Back

by Kim Neiland  Growing up is tough. Losing some semblance of self is unnerving. You can feel traces of who you were yet it will fade. Posed with a plethora of new information, faces, and surroundings, It’s an uncomfortable and awkward time in anyone’s life. When you’re young, moments are magic. I remember reading ‘The…

The Hardship of Third-Level Students 

by Phillip Brennan Third-level students across Ireland are experiencing a violation of human rights. Students are being locked out of education due to spiralling fees and rent costs.  Furthermore, students are starving and living in poverty as they have barely enough to get by. Ireland is driving its young people away from the endless possibility…

Ireland needs to reconsider foreign languages

By Claudia M. Zedda UCC has a student body of more than 20,000 people, of which 3,000 are international students. Our campus welcomes students from over 100 countries, each with its different history, culture, and language. Yet, many Irish people are not able to speak a foreign language.  Ireland itself is home to two main…