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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 …

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MAJORITY OF GORSE FIRES IN THE WEST BRANDED ‘DELIBERATE’ AS FIRES RAGED ACROSS NORTHERN IRELAND

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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No Petition of Concern? What Does This Mean for Same-Sex Marriage?

  The recent UK general elections has sparked interest nationwide over the Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. (DUP) Since the Conservative Party won the general election but did not win enough seats to meet an overall majority. Therefore, Theresa May’s options were limited to making a deal with another party …

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Puppies Visit Ulster University Coleraine Campus to Calm Students During Exam Season.

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Service visited Ulster University’s Coleraine Campus to offer up some stress relief with a bundle of puppies for the students to cuddle. The idea was thought up by Ulster University Student’s Union where similar events are happening across the campuses. This is the second time …

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General Election Preview with the DUP

Ahead of Thursday’s General Election, the Democratic Unionist Party has urged the public ‘to use their franchise and vote.’ The people of Northern Ireland are still pondering who is the best person to lead the country forward and restore a sense of routine, ahead of Thursday’s vote. Politicians have made …

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Out & About mentoring for LGBTQ women

Out & About mentoring for LGBTQ women As public opinion towards the LGBTQ community in Northern Ireland continues to positively grow Dr Gail Neill tells Nikki McKeown how its not all what it seems and how we are politically lagging behind the rest of UK. LGBTQ rights in Northern Ireland …