Some student nurses feel they are not qualified enough for the tasks they undertake. Credit: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
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Student nurses shoulder a great burden

February 22, 2017

While walking around, checking on patients, first year nursing student at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT),  Rebecca , noticed that one of the louder patients on the ward was being oddly quiet. As any nurse would,

PhDs lead to a multiplicty of opportunities but getting into them is not always that easy. Credit: Zoe Ryan
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The reality of clinical psychology doctorate programmes

February 22, 2017

On the ninth of March 2016, an applied psychology master’s degree student called Elaine rang up Liveline to talk to Joe Duffy. During their conversation, the twenty-three-year-old student informed Joe that she was nearing the

The use of mental health issues in movies often leads to misunderstandings about the disorders. Credit: Getty Images
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Splitting the movie myth of split personalites

February 22, 2017

Teasing a fear from the depths of safety delivers a rush of adrenaline, increases our heart rates and is often referred to as the fight or flight response; the edge of the unknown. Little children

Having a stammer can result in a fear of speaking in front of other. Illustration credit: Laura Duffy
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Living with a stammer

February 22, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have had trouble with words. I’m sure you’re thinking: “Then why are you writing an article?”, but it’s not that I don’t know what to say, I

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Does Dry January deliver results?

February 22, 2017

Over the last month Instagram has been flooded with posts of #DryJanuary alongside images of people going to the gym or photographs of healthy meals. This tradition of ditching alcohol for the first month of

Recreational drugs can often have harmful effects on those who take them. Credit: Star observer
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The harsh reality of the 2C-B drug

February 8, 2017

In early January six young people were hospitalised after taking the synthetic drug known as 2C-B, at a house party in Cork City.  Gerard Banks and his friend were walking by the house when they

Donald Trump's executive orders have caused mass controversy in his first two and a half weeks in the Oval office. Photo credit: AP/LM Otero.
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What has Donald Trump done so far?

February 8, 2017

It has been just over two weeks since Donald J. Trump’s inauguration and he became the 45th President of the United States. Within that week, President Trump and his administration have already initiated a series

In classic mythology, Cupid is the God of love and desire. Credit: Zoe Ryan
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Where did Valentine’s Day come from?

February 8, 2017

It  is that time of the year when Christmas and New Years have passed, and the masses of red and pink items land in shops all around the world. Valentine’s Day is once again upon us,

The conference set to be held in UCC questions the legitimacy of Israel's policies. Credit: UCC
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Palestine, Israel and the UCC conference

February 8, 2017

With all of the controversy surrounding the UCC conference, Paola Rivetti, a member of Academics for Palestine, explains why the conference should go ahead.

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Student safety on and off campus

February 8, 2017

An NUI Maynooth student, Kym Owens, remains in an induced coma following what is believed to be an assault, on November 20th of last year. Kym sustained two broken eye sockets, a fractured jaw, a