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H0W 4RE Y0U K33P1N9??

on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 10:26
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(On behalf of Mentor Leader Sinead Ruane and her team of Mentors)

As a first year, odds are you’re still settling in. It’s a mad year of new beginnings, and it takes quite a while to fully adjust to college life. The following are places you can turn to when things aren’t the best, for whatever reason that may be. Each service outlined, in its own way, is there to support you, to help you with anything you might need help with.

First things first: health.

Budgeting by Sinead Ruane (Mentor Leader)

on Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:59
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Budgeting and Managing Money


When you start in college one of the things that may cause stress is your financials. I believe that there are ten easy steps to stretch your income so you can survive in college stress free, at least from a financial point of view.


1. Draw Up a Budget


This is a very simple thing to do. You can do it with some pen and paper or even online through excel. Make record of all your income and a record of your essential expenditure. Once you’ve worked that out you’ll know how much money you have left over to spend on the non-essential expenditure. 




on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:08
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Hi Guys,

Welcome to the Student Connect website! We are the coordinators for this year and are looking forward to working with you all.

The Student Connect programme is focused on the welfare and well-being of first year students, creating friendships and a mentor to guide you and answer any queries that you may have this year through Whatsapp. We have had such a good response so far on the Whatsapp medium so keep up the good work!

It is a service run for students, by leader students that aims to help in the transition from secondary school to college.

We hope that you are getting what

Why the Students Union Elections are Important for All of Us!

on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:53
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Ok so it's that time of year again... where the streets are covered in posters of political candidates, and the doors are flooded with them canvassing! But hey... leave that to the parents to deal with... right? WRONG! It's now OUR turn guys, we have to become responsible and #UseOurVote! We can start to use our voice and get places by taking part in the NUIG Student Union Elections 2016/17! It's time to bring up all of those ideas and questions you may have and challenge them! This is how we can make the university a better place using all the facilities to their best advantage! 

It is so

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!

Making the most of your study time before exams!

on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:16
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So we've all been there! It's the time of year where all the assaignments and essays are piling up and the exams are just a few weeks away! You feel like you have nothing prepared and you just want to leave! Well hold that thought!! DO NOT PANIC, your life is not over yet!! I make it sound easy but the main thing to keep in mind is TIME MANAGEMENT. 

First things first: make yourself a study timetable. Plan it by modules and mix the subjects up i.e. study a history module for an hour and then an english one.

Don't stress out on where to start, I find it easiest to study in accordance to your