Festive ‘cheer’ at Coleraine campus

Student councillors at Ulster University are trying to help with exam stress with their ‘Be Happy’ event.


The Students’ Union at the Coleraine campus have set-up a ‘Cheer’ stall, which offers free tea and coffee, as well as mince pies and other festive treats.

Video interview HERE

Vice President Emma Bonner says that the idea behind it is to offer someone a smile and hope that they take it away with them. She said they have organised the event because “Christmas can be a very lonely and sad time for people” and that “a smile goes a long way”.

President Colum Mackey said that there are always student officers available for a chat, as well as help available on the UUSU website. He said: “We are running a campaign online at the moment which gives people a few tips about exam stress and what they can do to combat it”.

If you are cramming in the library today, pop over to the ‘Cheer’ stall and go away with a smile or at the least a festive treat.



Featured Stories

By Katie Dickie   The first week in May saw many firefighters deployed to tackle gorse fires across Northern Ireland. With the arrival of drier weather, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) issued a warning highlighting the extreme dangers and serious consequences of deliberate fire setting in the countryside. …

Featured Stories
Social Media transformation for North West 200

Over the last number of years, social media sites have helped to raise the profile of sporting events. A number of different sports have introduced ways that fans can keep up to date with events even when they cannot be in attendance. Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter have been hailed as …

Featured Stories
Party profiling: Integrated education in Northern Ireland

With election day looming once more, many people will take the view; ‘they are all the same.’ This article will tackle this by looking at what the Northern Ireland parties’ stance is with regards to the future of education. Schools in Northern Ireland currently come in three forms: State controlled …