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Niamh Shields from Glen is a Media and English student in Dublin City University. She is the editor of online magazine HerCampus and a Donegal Woman columnist. Here, she shares advice on college experiences and life away from home.

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College Corner: Summertime self-care 2 months ago

College Corner: Summertime self-care

By  •  Life

Sunshine, beach days, summer jobs, a packed Letterkenny dance floor and the return of Love Island means one thing, Summer Time!

Summer can be a fun time especially for …
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Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case! 3 months ago

Study Corner: Sunshine out, Leaving Certificates in, always the case!

By  •  Life

Hope everyone is preparing and keeping well for the upcoming exams. Do not worry, in no time it will be summer and you will be LC free, woohoo!

Here are …
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College Corner: What I learned after leaving secondary school 4 months ago

College Corner: What I learned after leaving secondary school

By  •  Life

‘Secondary School, the best days of your life.’

My Dad’s favourite saying!

Secondary school student me, use to HATE that saying. Although my times in Loreto Community School Milford were …
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College Corner: Sunday student prep 5 months ago

College Corner: Sunday student prep

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Ah, Sundays, my favourite day of the week. Sunday walks with mum and Marie, movies with Dad, sibling fights with Dom, and a John Mc Ginley Travel catch-up with my …
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College Corner: Tips for tackling homesickness 6 months ago

College Corner: Tips for tackling homesickness

By  •  Life

I can recall my first night in college so clearly, I was a new first year excited to start her new life, her new Dublin world as an independent woman. …
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College Corner: The ultimate guide to the CAO 7 months ago

College Corner: The ultimate guide to the CAO

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I loved my Leaving Cert as crazy as that sounds, but I did.

I loved being organised, getting into a study routine, being excited for the various events such as …
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College Corner: New Year’s resolutions for students 8 months ago

College Corner: New Year’s resolutions for students

By  •  Life

Here are a few of my College Resolutions, can you relate?

  • Get Organised:

Yes, we all are guilty of not being organised and stressing with assignment …
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College Corner: A case for a sober night out 8 months ago

College Corner: A case for a sober night out

By  •  Life

It can be argued that some students our age believe that to have the best night out, alcohol is a necessity, but not always!  

Here are the benefits and …
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College Corner: How to keep busy over the holidays 8 months ago

College Corner: How to keep busy over the holidays

By  •  Life

Hi all, apologies it has been a while since I have written a post. November and early December is very college student’s nightmare with endless assignments, exams and presentations.  But …
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College Corner: How to maintain a long distance relationship 9 months ago

College Corner: How to maintain a long distance relationship

By  •  Life

‘Distance makes the heart grow stronger’

 

I love every single aspect of college life, that sense of freedom, making new friends, learning about the subjects I love and most …
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College Corner: A student’s guide to keeping calm during Leaving Cert year 10 months ago

College Corner: A student’s guide to keeping calm during Leaving Cert year

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Hi All,

Ah, the Leaving Certificate year, I still get cold sweats from thinking about the year itself.

It’s crazy to believe it has been two years since I tackled …
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College Corner: A nervous culchie’s guide to Dublin Bus 11 months ago

College Corner: A nervous culchie’s guide to Dublin Bus

By  •  Life

Hi all,Ah Dublin Buses, they are both a mixture of fear and pleasure! I remember my first few experiences, my inner Culchie just wanted to click my Penneys’ finest boots …
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Introducing – College Corner with Niamh Shields 11 months ago

Introducing – College Corner with Niamh Shields

By  •  Life

Hello and a warm welcome to the new Donegal Woman column ‘College Corner.’

Let me introduce myself, my name is Niamh Shields, a Donegal second year English and …
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