Students’ Union in DCU has launched a weekly hop-on bus to Aldi as part of the Motivation Week last Monday.
A free bus service to and from Aldi every Monday at 5pm and 7pm was organised so that students would have easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The weekly trip marked one of many events which focused on health and positive thinking throughout the week.
Welfare Officer of the Students’ Union, Eve Kerton, agreed that motivation is something that every students needs.
“Everyone has the best of intentions, but sometimes you might get lazy or let things slip. Sometimes all you need is a little push, and that’s what we’re here for.”
Exercise and healthy eating were the two key aspects of Motivation Week, with a free zumba class and free elite access to the RunKeeper App.
A Food Fair took place in the Hub on Thursday, where students could sample various healthy food options for reduced prices, as well as receive healthy eating tips from DCU’s Food Society.
Golder Ikerionwu, a science student in DCU, disapproved of a lack of healthy food choices around the campus.
“A lot of the food on campus is unhealthy and if you try to eat healthy you’d see yourself with no money at the end of the week.”
“It’s very difficult to maintain a regular diet plan as a student. But once you dedicate yourself to it, it’s really easy to do”, commented the Welfare Officer.
The SU also plans to have a Positivity Week before the end of the year.
“It’s like part 2 of our Mental Health Week held in the first semester. This time we are focused more on how you can help other people.”