Student Life

45,000 waiting for driving test date

April 4, 2018

There are currently 45,000 people waiting for a driving test date in Ireland. Although the RSA waiting time target is 10 weeks maximum, Buncrana and Gorey see average waiting times of 19.3 weeks and 18.4

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No Room at the Inn – student accommodation woes

December 6, 2017

Sprawled out across a damp second-hand mattress in a dimly-lit sitting room littered with beer cans and left-over dinner, he barely flinches when the door swings open.The room temperature is tepid on a cold Autumn

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USI launch ‘Get RegD’ Campaign

November 15, 2017

The USI launched their ‘Get RegD’ campaign to encourage students to register to vote. Back in 2014, over 120,000 people under the age of 25 were not registered to vote according to a survey published

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Life after the leaving cert

October 25, 2017

The transition from Leaving Cert to college can be formidable and terrifying. It’s especially huge for people who have no experience of living alone or providing for themselves. Should it be such a massive adjustment,

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What I learned by changing course

October 11, 2017

There is no way to prepare someone for university – unless, like me, you take a very expensive trial run. Most students are very young (84 per cent of Leaving Certificate students applied for college places

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Living the bus life

October 11, 2017

College life is like no other –  gone are the days of being told what to do by parents and teachers, you now have control to do what you want, when you want. But what

Student Life

Feeding the fire

September 27, 2017

As long as there are studies, there will be conflicting advice. A glass of wine is good for you as is a chocolate bar, however, don’t eat them on a day of the week with

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Planes, trains and automobiles

April 19, 2017

Paris, Westminster, Brussels, Stockholm, Nice, Berlin – all cities that have suffered in the past few years at the hands of terrorists.   Many major European cities have seen horrific incidents – knife attacks, bombings, vehicles

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Do females engage in student politics?

March 22, 2017

In the Mezz, on couches worn out by students of DCU past and present, an informal talk was held about female engagement in politics. Its attendance counted twice as many men as women.

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What does the SU do for you?

March 22, 2017

According to Union of Students in Ireland (USI) the students’ union is an organised body of ‘willing would-be activists’ whose primary focus is defending the rights of the student, as well as enabling and furthering

Student Life

Many students face the crude nude feud

November 16, 2016

Revenge porn has become an epidemic in Ireland and affects mainly the student population resulting in depression and in some cases suicide, yet it is still to be decriminalised. The exact definition of the term

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The daunting dangers of dating online

November 16, 2016

Last month, a woman fell to her death in Australia while trying to escape from a man she met on Tinder. Warriena Wright fell from her date, Gable Tostee’s, 14th floor apartment balcony after an

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How volunteering can benefit you

October 26, 2016

Volunteering has always been a fun and productive way for people to give back. Whether you have volunteered with an organisation or a charity, the very basis of volunteering means to give your time to help.

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Understanding Anxiety

October 28, 2015

“When you’re having a panic attack there are no thoughts, just white noise. Panic and black and white. It’s difficult to look back and remember concrete feelings,”

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The Value of Volunteering

October 14, 2015

When starting something new and unfamiliar like university, it is important to feel like you belong. There are many different ways of achieving this, through clubs and societies, being on the class representative council, or volunteering.

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Getting home safely; there’s an app for that

September 30, 2015

The newest way to keep your friend in the know as you walk home is in the form of an App. The app known as companion is taking the world by storm since its release just a few weeks ago.

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Love me Tinder

September 30, 2015

We live in a world where there’s an app for everything, so it’s no real surprise that relationships are moving online

Features

My Experience at DCUfm

November 26, 2014

When I first applied for my transition year work experience at DCUfm I had little knowledge about radio or media studies. I was nervous to see whether or not I would find it interesting and

Features

The beauty of Beijing

November 26, 2014

Róisín talks about the exquisite beauty of Beijing, its vibrant markets and how to get the best out of its rich culture.