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Extreme Arm Knitting workshop at An Creagán

A new ‘Extreme Arm Knitting’ workshop was held in An Creagán, County Tyrone on Saturday 28th April 2018. Agne Nazebtauskaite who has been creating chunky blankets for three years, shared her skills with the eleven ladies who took part in the workshop. The blankets turned out great and it proved …

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Review: Wicked

  Currently one of London’s longest running productions in the West End, Wicked is an award-winning musical which continues to captivate audiences after over a decade in residency at the Apollo Victoria Theatre Wicked is a prequel to L. Frank Baum’s famous 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and offers an …

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Overworked, Underemployed

With another university year coming to an end, thousands of students are anxiously approaching the end of their student experience, wondering about the next chapter of their lives. A select few will have long known what they wanted to do next, but for many there are at least some lingering …

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Back of the pack, are we lazy language learners?

For many, learning another language can be a daunting experience. There are many obstacles in the way, rewiring your brain to think in another tongue, dedicating time to trawling relentlessly through grammar text books and plucking up the courage to express yourself in front of someone else, someone foreign. Nevertheless, …

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Placement: a sandwich year but do you get a real taste of the working world?

  Unpaid placements are becoming more and more common, with work experience in high demand due to the competitive job market, graduates need differentiation. Ellie Dolan, Jordanstown student who obtained an unpaid placement with Strabane Council believes all placements should have a salary. ‘I most definitely think all placements should …

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Heart disease warning factors neglected by many

Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors of heart disease. The British Heart Foundation conducted a survey in 2014 and found that only 2% of people are afraid of getting Coronary Heart disease. The majority of people are more afraid of getting Dementia or Cancer. Within …

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Mental health and the student experience

Anxiety affects 8.2 million people in Great Britain and one in four students are reported to suffer from mental health issues. I am personally affected by anxiety, I feel it in my studies, in my social life, and in my job. It took me a long time to even deal …