Rival Without A Cause

They’ve made a list, you’re checking it twice. A final confirmation of who has been naughty and who has ‘done the study’. The CAO* offers are out and students are contemplating accepting or rejecting college courses as diverse as Applied OMG in Trinity and Interactive Rose Studies in Tralee IT. Of course the CAO offer system

Breaking Snooze

Please don’t wake me, no don’t shake me, Leave me where I am, I’m only sleeping (The Beatles I’m Only Sleeping) It’s four o’clock in the morning and I’m lying in a bunkbed in a Victorian-era University building in Edinburgh. No, it’s not a student party thrown by a couple of ‘legends’. In fact I

Frequent Flier

We stood stock-still, terrified they would spot us. But it was too late, to try and hide would have been futile. They walked towards us, an expression of artificially induced cheeriness frozen on their faces. We tensed up, braced for the onslaught, but it never came. Apparently we were not their target and almost as

Queue Hoor

It’s never happened to me before. I’ve always been so careful, always been prepared. While others fumbled and ‘foostered’ and ignored all prior instructions, I was the perfect traveller; the airport expert or ‘airpert’. Like a poor man’s George Clooney in Up In The Air, I prided myself on my smooth navigation of the pitfalls