Hitting the gym on campus

As a fitness enthusiast, ISSA(USA) certified nutritionist and a student at Maynooth University, I am lucky to have access to the amazing gym facilities on campus. Maynooth University Campus Gym is a state-of-the-art fitness centre that offers a wide range of equipment, classes, and services to help students and staff achieve their fitness goals. The range of equipment at the Maynooth University Campus Gym is one of my favourite features. The ...

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My Maynooth

I genuinely knew very little about Ireland when I moved here as an international student in 2022. My search for graduate programmes was based solely on the content and reputation of the courses themselves and wherever they were located was a bonus. So although Maynooth University was an obvious choice academically, I honestly had never even heard of Maynooth, let alone researched the town before moving here. Having lived here ...

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A Cathedral of Trees

I am struck by the beauty and tranquillity of Maynooth South Campus, it reminds me of a recent trip to South Africa where I visited the botanic gardens in Pietermaritzburg. The luminous beauty of the old trees on South Campus reminds me of a particular area where I walked through on the East Coast of South Africa. It was described as a ‘Living Cathedral’ of plane trees planted in 1908 ...

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12 study tips for the January exams

Christmas break flew by and now exam season is lurking. The last thing you wanted to think about during the festive seasonwere assignment deadlines and January exams – and now, here we are… This December I was no longer spending the holiday season in Pennys’ cosy Christmas pyjamas. I was in sunny South Africa, struck by the beauty of Johannesburg. However, whilst relaxing by the pool, the thought of exams was ...

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From Texas Tech Uni to Maynooth this summer

Hello, my name is Stephanie Gregory and I am currently studying Circuits II and Anthropology of Ireland for six weeks while at Maynooth University over the summer. I am from the United States of America, more specifically Houston, Texas though I currently attend Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas getting my undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering. Ireland is lovely and I can’t wait to soak up all of the things it ...

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Summer travels…

So let me start by saying that June has been a great month. I finally was able to leave Dublin for a bit, which was super refreshing since I hadn’t been out of Dublin since the summer. I got to go on a bit of an adventure to the west of the country in County Clare. It is now my new favorite part of the country, sorry Maynooth and Dublin, ...

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Taking stock of a #Study #Abroad experience to reflect on the past towards a brighter future

This month has been hectic to say the least, as final exams has had everyone on edge and the temperamental weather has not helped much either. But believe it or not, it is the best time to step back, calm down, and be grateful. I think sometimes we forget how fortunate we actually are, and we get caught up and stressed out in our own little world. During this time, ...

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Focusing on Mental Health

For this month’s blog post, I would like to take some time to discuss the importance of mindfulness for mental health, particularly during exam season. I’m sure everyone can agree that exam season, especially during a pandemic with exam dates that have been squished together within the same week, will have an extremely harmful effect on one’s mental health - I personally struggle with increased anxious thoughts and depressive slumps. The ...

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Christian Orthodox Easter Traditions in Romania

Romanian Easter is a wonderful time of the year. Families gather together, go to mass the night before and light candles for deceased loved ones and then the following morning gather for a big traditional meal together. In this blog post, I just want to discuss a little bit about the cuisine and traditions of Orthodox Romanian Easter! Depending on the family, a lot of Romanian Orthodox’s are very religious. My ...

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