By Ciara Corcoran
Happy week 3! I hope you’re all settled (back) into college life and having a great time!
It’s been super busy here in the Welfare Office since our last edition. Orientation Week and Freshers’ Week were amazing to say the least. It was great meeting so many of you during Orientation Week and seeing you all enjoying yourselves in Freshers’ Week. I have to say that Fresher Fest gig was one of the best gigs I’ve been to in UL.
As I’m writing this it’s still Week 2 and I’m busy preparing for our first Welfare Team meeting this evening. Over 70 people signed up at the recruitment drive meaning that the common room will be buzzing tonight and we’ll have the man power to get stuck into loads of welfare issues this year. For anyone who hasn’t signed up but wants to get involved keep an eye on our Facebook page for our next meeting or send me an email.
Week 1 was World Suicide Prevention Week so to mark the event a UL Cycle against Suicide was run on Wednesday. The Cycle Against Suicide initiative aims to tell people that it’s ok not to be ok, and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help. A successful coffee morning started the day followed by 16 people taking off on their bicycles in the afternoon. I want to take this opportunity to say a huge well done to Caroline Rafter and all her team in organising such a fantastic event and hopefully we can continue it in the future.
Day to Day stuff has been busy too. I’m glad to see that lots of you know where we are and are coming in to talk to us with regards to so many issues. I’ve had a lot of accommodation and financial queries in the past few weeks. The childcare bursary applications have opened this week. You can call into me for a chat or get a form behind reception.
Look after yourselves,