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Christmas is coming

on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 13:51
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Hey everybody :)


Hope you all have checked your exam timetables and know where the venues are by now. Just a few extra pieces of information for you leading up to exams. As you may see or have heard, the library and reading room get extremely busy during exam time so here are a few extra places where you can study :

Sunday29th-Sunday 6th December (8am-10pm) 

Arts Concourse: O'Flaherty, Anderson Theatre, D'Arcy Thompson Theare, Kirwin Theatre, Larmor Theatre, AC201, AC202 and AC204

Engineering Building : ENG-GO17 Lecture Theatre 02, ENG-GO18 Lecture Theatre 01


EXAM BUSES: €2 per


Exam de-stress programs on campus.

on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 19:33
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As we come to the end of the semester and closer to the exams we can all feel a little stressed. To help avoid unnecessary stress some of the mentors have given tips that help them when it comes to dealing with the pressure of exams.

I don't think you can overestimate the power of exercise to relieve some stress and I don't think there's a better time to go to the gym, or a class at the gym, than exam time. It might seem like taking a chunk of time out of your study, but you'll go back to your books feeling so refreshed and able to learn!

Change the subjects you are studying regularly, you

Exam Prep and Study Aids

on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:36
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Hey Guys,

So finals are coming up soon, sounds scary and stressful right? Well the mentors have come up with some advice and a few tips on how to prepare for the exams, it really isn’t as bad as you think!

  • Start studying as early as possible. Tempting as it is to leave it until study week, you don't want to be left cramping a semester's worth of information into a few days.
  • 10 minutes off! Every 50 minutes of studying, get a 10 minute break and spend it doing something even if it’s just a walk or looking out the window. You’ll feel much better and ready to go back at the books.
  • Studying for

Time Management

on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 18:38
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Hey everyone,

Where has the time gone to? We’ve now hit week 8 of the semester, a time where exams are looming, assignment due dates are getting closer, and it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to keep everything going! With no Mammy to keep after you to ensure all the deadlines are met, the mentors have come up with some helpful tips to ensure efficient use and management of your time!

Firstly, it might be helpful to make a large plan of assignments, study, events, etc.

Volunteering Oppertunities on Campus

on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 11:26
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Volunteering to some people is giving your own time and energy to help someone, and not get a single cent in return; to this they say, ‘What’s the point in that?’ However, that is far from the case. Volunteering is an exceptional addition to any Curriculum Vitae. You’re not just a student who recently got a nice degree from a University, you're someone who has adaptable and transferrable skills, someone who has earned a bit more life experience than the next degree holder who is waiting to walk in after you are finished your job interview.

Student Services

on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 14:48

“When I was younger, so much younger than today

I never needed anybody’s help in any way,

But now those days are gone, I’m not so self-assured,

Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down”


Everyone needs help sometimes. The services at NUIG are super friendly, so don’t be afraid to use them! There is a huge amount of variety - ranging from financial help to free GP visits at the health unit.  Don't forget that if you're struggling, NUIG has measures in place to help you.

Mental Health

on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 17:24
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Hi Guys,


So this weeks topic is on a more serious note. Your mental health. 

Looking after your mental health is paramount in university in order to perform at your best and in order to thoroughly enjoy the full college experience. Often ‘mental health’ and ‘mental ill health’ are confused. Many people perceive them to be the same things however, caring for our mental health does not need to mean that we are unwell in any way. Together with the mentors we have come up with some advice and suggestions for if things are getting too much.


  • Firstly is to talk about the things that are

Keeping up with College Work

on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 23:28
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Hey Guys!

I hope you have all settled in well to first year by now and are not getting too piled up with essays and assaignments.

Now that it is coming to the time of year when this pile up can be really stressful, never fear! I, along with a group of mentors, have heard your problems and are here to provide you with the necessary tips and pointers on how to keep up with college work!

Coping with life away from home.

on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 10:16
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Hey there first years!

Hope you are all settling into college life without any problems and that everything is going really well for you all!

Moving away from home for the first time is an incredibly scary thought for most people. When the time to leave home comes around, some people find that they can adapt to a new place easily enough with very little problems. But there are always some who find the process of living away from home for the first time, to a place where they may not know anyone at all, very troubling.