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Is the Hub the best place to chill on campus?

Is the Hub the best place to chill on campus?

The Hub has been around for quite some time and it’s surprising that not all students are aware of it. The Hub is a place where students can chill with their friends, play board games, pool, foosball and most importantly, COOK! Of course, one can chill at Smokey’s café (If you’re lucky enough to get a seat) and you can microwave your food whenever. But! The hub has plenty of seating and has an entire kitchen. The facility has three…

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Good Samaritan aims to aid students’ mental health with free hot meals

Good Samaritan aims to aid students’ mental health with free hot meals

The atmosphere on campus on a Sunday afternoon is one unbeknownst to many students, who either go home for the weekends, are working, or even a lucky few who are just sleeping in. However, many people who frequent the place at this hour could tell you that it’s often a stressful climate, full of students who would rather be anywhere else. “Generally, the people in college on a Sunday really have to be there for whatever reason, and not by…

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Improve your moves-How to incorporate more movement into your daily life!

Improve your moves-How to incorporate more movement into your daily life!

How much do you a move a day? As students, we can be quite sedentary and with long days in lectures, we may struggle to get our recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day, five days a week. Physical activity is essential to improve our strength, energy, sleep, mood, weight maintenance and flexibility, to name but a few benefits. Physical activities are needed to benefit our short term and long-term health. To get more active and add more…

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Pot Luck Sunday

Pot Luck Sunday

Students enjoyed their time at the weekly Pot Lucks cooked by Chef Lily! Lily cooks food for the students who find themselves on campus every Sunday and this week we even got a visit from some potential future students (in about 10 years). The recipe this week was potato cakes, a classic dish that can be eaten on the go. The recipe is nice and easy to follow, all you’ll need is as follows; 4-5 large white potatoes (peeled &…

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Social Isolation

Social Isolation

Social distancing doesn’t have to doom your days. Covid-19 is upending our way of life and social distancing has become essential. That means we should limit our contact with people and avoid groups. But social distancing doesn’t mean your days are doomed. We all just have to get a little creative. Check out some ideas below of how to use some of your free time: 1. Read everything– You always say you’ll find the time to read more. Now is that…

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SELF CARE

SELF CARE

Self- care is defined as; any action a person might take in order to improve and aid their physical and mental health. This can range from the smallest of things –  cooking your favourite meal, going for a walk on the beach or chatting to a friend. Why is self- care important you may ask? Well it involves taking the time to refresh and re-center yourself, a process which is different for every individual. Self care is important in challenging times,but now there…

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Shopping on a budget of €20 a week

Shopping on a budget of €20 a week

Student life means we can’t always eat luxury foods that we enjoy. I’ve created a shopping list on a budget of €20 with products that can be used in lots of meals. It’s always good to make a list before you go grocery shopping with means planned for the week ahead. This can help save money. There are lots of recipes available on Student Eats which are cheap and easy: https://studenteats.co.uk Shopping List– All of the items are from AldiPorridge…

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Student deals in Galway!

Student deals in Galway!

Food offers: Dough bros offers a €10 2 topping pizza and a drink you can’t go wrong! McDonalds only charges €5 for an extra value medium meal when you show your student leap card. Indi Garden offers discounted dinners and also caters for vegetarian students if your craving an Indian. Charcoal Grill always has student specials on the menu. Costa gives you 10% off any large americano, cappuccino or latte. Tolteca offers a burrito and drink for €6.50 and Boojum…

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Staying Healthy During Exam Season

Staying Healthy During Exam Season

I apologise in advance if this frightens you but alas, we have hit Week 11 and we are in the home stretch towards summer exams. We can almost smell end-of-exam ice cream and sleep in celebrations. I don’t know about all of you, but I tend to forget how to be healthy when studying and when exams are on my mind. It’s like my brain becomes a reservoir of words, numbers, library times, and nothing else. Sometimes, I forget to…

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Chocolate chip cookies!

Chocolate chip cookies!

Hey guys, so this week I’m sharing with you the recipe for delicious chocolate chip cookies. All you need is ……. 1 cup white flour 1/2 tsp baking soda dash of salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chocolate chips (i used a mix of milk and white chocolate) 4 tbsp milk 2 tbsp oil dash of vanilla extract 2 tbsp peanut butter 1. Mix all the dry ingredients together. 2. Form a well in the centre…

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