studying



Transparency required around essential texts

22nd September 2021

Views Editor Ciara McAlinden believes that lectures owe it to students to signpost affordable access to required reading “Now,” says the course convenor in an authoritative tone, “it is essential that you buy these six books, and you must take note of the exact edition that you’re required to buy.” Naive 18-year-old Ciara, with no ...


Slow and steady wins the race

21st September 2021

Lifestyle Editor Katherine Prentice offers her advice on pacing yourself at university If you’re anything like me, the start of a new academic year is thrilling, especially your first at university. New pens, new diary, new timetable and a head full of ideas about the outfits you will wear on nights out with new friends, ...


It matters, to a degree

8th February 2021

I mean, how many of you are actually going to use that history/ literature/theatre degree? A doctor studies medicine, a lawyer studies law, and an engineer studies engineering. The circle of life. How beautiful. So that must also mean actors study acting. Oh, except for Tom Cruise. And Meg Ryan. And Johnny Depp. But you ...


Studytube: you’re toxic, I’m slippin’ into a panic spiral about my productivity

12th December 2020

Basilia Weir explores an unhealthy relationship with studytube, a YouTube community surrounding studying and productivity. Maybe you’ve found yourself in the library right around midterms. You’re on the fifth or sixth floor, a lukewarm caramel latte in front of you, and a lofi playlist beating through your headphones. And yet, you can still hear the ...