5 New Years Resolutions For A Successful Semester

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media We all tell ourselves lies at the beginning and ends of semesters. We tell ourselves that we’re gong to be in the library every day studying and we’ll only go out once every two weeks and we won’t get any more takeaways. These are all unrealistic goals. If you’re going to set goals at least make them things you will stick to and then you are more likely to accomplish them. While it may be unrealistic to say you’re going to the library every day,
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Why You Should Volunteer Abroad in High School

If you love both helping others and traveling, why not combine your passions on your next trip overseas? You don’t have to be in college or an adult to volunteer abroad, there are lots of great volunteer programs for high school students. Volunteering as a high school student is a great way to see the world as a teenager and give back at the same time. This experience will not only enrich your life with the new skills you learn and give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture,

Why & How to Study Abroad through the Erasmus+ Programme

I am running late for class -- and literally running. I don’t have enough time to catch the metro at the labyrinthine Catalunya stop so I quickly leave the bustling Las Ramblas, with its intoxicating stalls and hurry up the streets which have become as familiar to me as the back of my hand. The sparkling red brick Spanish Arc de Triomf looms into view and I breathe a sigh of relief, knowing I’m almost there. I jostle with tourists as I jog down the steps to the metro. A few months ago I would ha

How To Keep In Touch With Friends From Home

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media You meet so many amazing new people in college, between groups and societies, housemates and course-mates, you will end up making a whole group of new friends! This is great but we don’t want to lose our old friends from home too. A lot of people worry about keeping in touch with their friends from home when they go off to college. Although it isn’t just when people first head to college that they lose contact with old friends, it can happen gr

The Best Clubs In Barcelona For Study Abroad Nights Out

Some of the best clubs in Barcelona are unbelievable! Barcelona is an amazing city to part in. I was lucky enough to study abroad in Barcelona for six months last year. As an Irish student I’m no stranger to wild nights and encountering college students who take having fun seriously. Although nothing could have prepared me for how wild Barcelona was going to be. I go to college in Limerick, where there’s only a handful of nightclubs so Barcelona with its sprawling nightlife was a huge change. I’

Why You Shouldn’t Worry If You’re Going Into College Alone

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media There were roughly 1,200 students in my year at secondary school and only about 16 of us went to the University of Limerick. None of my friends were going to UL and anybody I did vaguely know going to UL was commuting. Essentially I was starting over at UL alone. My dad reminded me that I was as nervous going into primary school where I knew nobody at all and I was fine. Then again he reminisced I was nervous going into secondary school alone t

5 New Years Resolutions For A Successful Semester

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media We all tell ourselves lies at the beginning and ends of semesters. We tell ourselves that we’re gong to be in the library every day studying and we’ll only go out once every two weeks and we won’t get any more takeaways. These are all unrealistic goals. If you’re going to set goals at least make them things you will stick to and then you are more likely to accomplish them. While it may be unrealistic to say you’re going to the library every day,

Cuffing Season: All You Need To Know About The Seasonal Relationship Craze

Cuffing Season is well and truly in full swing. Let’s face it, an Irish winter can be down right depressing:it gets darker, colder and exam season is upon us. Since it’s gotten colder out there you may have heard the word cuffing thrown about or seen it in memes and wondered what the hell it’s all about. Well, the Urban Dictionary is here to help and explain it: During the Fall and Winter months people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves along with the rest of th

What To Consider When Choosing Where To Go On Erasmus

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media We are very lucky that the University of Limerick is one of the best colleges for allowing their students Co-op and Erasmus opportunities. UL are linked with many fantastic colleges all around the world and when the time comes to finally choose where to go on Erasmus it can be very daunting. Here is some advice from one veteran Erasmus student: Language is one of the main factors we think about. If you want to improve on a language you’re study

Why I chose to study at UL

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media To be honest with you I didn’t like UL when I attended the open day in Leaving Cert. I had just been wowed by how pretty and ancient UCC’s campus was and UL just seemed too green and brown for me. Weird I know. It was a sunny day and I remember thinking God with all these brown sombre buildings if I’m in college here and it rains it will make it a hundred times less appealing. Now I’m in my final year at UL and I know that’s ridiculous. I chose

Arts degrees and your future career

Sometimes I feel like the world is divided into two types of people: people who think it’s okay to study Arts and people who don’t. But a lot of the time these people are misinformed or their career route is so straightforward they can’t see past a college degree. If you’re doing something like nursing or teaching, the thoughts of finishing a degree, like a BA in Arts, and not having a set title might terrify you. But an Arts degree gives you a lot of freedom! I know that seems like just someth

10 People You Will See At UL

The University of Limerick’s campus is always teeming with people! (Excluding Monday’s before 11am and Friday’s before 10am and after 2pm) Despite the multitudes of people that can sometimes overwhelm you when you begin first year, it soon becomes very easy to separate them into groups. Keep reading for the 10 people you will see at UL! We get it. You play sports. These guys and girls are usually incredibly fit, but in case you didn’t know just how fit, they like to live in tracksuits, carrying

Home: Brighten Up Your Student Gaff

When you first move in college all the rooms essentially look the same. Bare and usually small, it can be hard to make it feel as cosy and lived in as your room at home. A nice bedspread goes a long way but a few well-placed accessories can really brighten it up and make it your own. Put your own individual stamp on your digs with these great value accessories. Artificial Plants Harvey Norman €9.90 Trick people into thinking you’ve got a green thumb with these no maintenance desk plants.

10 Cheap Restaurants Near UL

In college, not having to cook beats cooking every time. But it can become pretty boring sitting in your room eating Chinese takeout two times a week. Eating out can seem too expensive for your student budget, So, here are 10 cheap restaurants near UL that won’t leave you feeling guilty. In my opinion one of the main selling points of Lana in Castletroy is the free ice cream cone that comes with every meal, as well as fulfilling your childhood dream, of being able to pull an ice cream cone your

25 Websites And Apps Every UL Girl Needs In Her Life

When you come to college you’re basically an adult, right? But even adults need a little help sometimes. Here are 25 amazing websites and apps that will help you make that important transition from living with your mum to fully functioning adult. Beauty Bay is full of wonderful makeup brands, tools and accessories all in one place. Trust me, spend some time shopping here and your housemates will be begging to use your new Morphe eyeshadow pallete, or dying to know where you got your mermaid lik

Fashion LSAD

Fashion is something that is forever changing and evolving. James Greenslade Acting Head of Limerick School of Art and Design acknowledges the incredible work ethic and passion LSAD’s students possess, keeping up with this fast paced industry. James took over the position of Acting Head in 2014 after former head Mike Fitzpatrick became CEO of Limerick City of Culture. Since taking up the position James has concentrated on promoting the amazing talent and hard work of LSAD’s students in Limerick