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by Aoife O Donoghue
Topic: College life
Views: 14
Hi everyone,It's hard to believe but we're already around the half way point of semester two! Now, most of us know that this has been an eventful week in the life of a Galway student and it's not over yet, so all I will say is to look after yourself. Use your common sense, don't make a show of yourself or others and respect the residents of Galway. We're lucky to be studying in a city considered vibrant, cultured and beautiful, and it would be nice if it could keep that reputatation. So have fun, make some memories, but most of all, come home safe and sound. On a final note, don't let your studies start to slip either; a lot of essays and assignments will be due soon!  read more
by Student Connect Contact
Topic: Drugs
Tags: Drugs
Views: 205
The drug culture in Ireland has become an increasing concern among young people and has almost become equated to the problems associated with alcohol consumption. A glance any week at the news will show the level of incidents involving drug misuse and sadly a high number of these have been linked to Irish students. With such statistics it’s vital that students are aware of the implications of consuming illegal substances for both their own health and safety and also their future in the university.Attention has been drawn in particular to cannabis use along with ‘Ecstasy-type substances’ and the number of hospitalisations and fatalities linked to their use. These substances may be sold as Ecstasy (MDMA) itself or as an alternative drug having similar effects. The reasons students have for taking such substances are varied, but the consequences apply to all users. Drug use can cause problems for a student when for example:A dependency develops (they have to have the... read more