Features

Dealing with anxiety

  By Laura McNamara   Anxiety is a tricky thing to understand, and it’s even harder to explain. Dealing with anxiety is like dealing with an irritating headache: just when you think it’s finally gone, it’s right behind you.   It can be something that’s really small but continuously frustrating, or something that comes every once in a while but when it does, it’s …


Erasmus Diary

By Sally Gorman   So a lot has happened since you’ve heard from me last. It’s all go over here and I am just heading into Week 4 of “uni” as they like to call it.   It’s so hard to believe I’m here over a month already. Time flies when you’re having fun I guess?   At this stage …

Full moon party

  By Evan Bleasdale   Attention First Years and International Students, mark your calendar for the 27th of October, a night not to be missed is coming your way. For the first time this year, the Students’ Union is organising a Full Moon Party, with the aim of initiating all new students to the Wolf Pack.   With sand, bucket …

Are You Well In UL?

  By Seán Lynch   A new initiative, aiming to promote the support services available to students in the University of Limerick, has been launched.   A mainly online campaign, #AreYouWellinUL is being run by the students of Masters in Marketing, Consumption and Society.   The group hopes to focus students’ attention on four of the main supports in UL: …

Editorial: Self-harm – Lets clear up the confusion

  By Tomás Heneghan   They’re a cutter. They’re a burner. We are all very familiar with phrases like these. These are all common and well-known forms of self-harm.   It’s almost UL’s Mental Health Week again and An Focal looks at a wide variety of issues from anxiety to panic attacks to eating disorders. What I want to talk …