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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.

College Corner: Thoughts every grad has after college 1 year ago

College Corner: Thoughts every grad has after college

By  •  Life

It’s still hard to believe that I’m graduating with a 2:1 degree. 

Life after college is different from what I had expected. 

I envisioned myself to be like Elle Woods, …
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College Corner: Keep calm, it’s the season finale 2 years ago

College Corner: Keep calm, it’s the season finale

By  •  Life

‘School and College years are the quickest years of your life, be sure and cherish them’

Young people out there will roll or have rolled their eyes at that comment. …
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College Corner: Sunday student prep 2 years ago

College Corner: Sunday student prep

By  •  News

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 2 years 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 3 years ago

College Corner: The ultimate guide to the CAO

By  •  News

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: A student’s guide to keeping calm during Leaving Cert year 3 years ago

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

By  •  News

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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Going to University? – Ten tips for managing homesickness 3 years ago

Going to University? – Ten tips for managing homesickness

By  •  Health

Moving away for university is a big transition, whether you’ve come from the other side of the world or down the road.

If you’re suffering from homesickness, just remember you’re not the …
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