Smedias 2020 FAQ

First step is to pre-register your interest, you will find the link on the main page. This means we can communicate updates on the categories and event with you directly. Q. How do I apply? Specifics about this will be in each category. You will...

Student Dates In Dublin

We're almost halfway through the second semester or perhaps you've even already hit reading week! Point is, by now you're most likely living on a diet of dry pasta or toast. With Valentine's day just having past, I have dating on the brain. This article is de...

Smedias 2020 – Entry Guidelines

The 20th annual National Student Media Awards are coming! Marking the best in student film, photography, journalism and design, The Smedias have been a consistent platform for students over the last 19 years upon which they can showcase their work, gain recogn...

Goodie Bag up for Grabs: Our freebies hit campus this week!

Our annual goodie bag campaign is hitting campuses all across the country this week. We've all been there: you start out Freshers' with the best intentions to embody the block of sense you swear to your Mam you are. Come Friday, however, your best laid plans ...

What Love Island’s Maura has taught us about gender stereotypes

The arrival of twenty-eight year old Longford native Maura Higgins into the Love Island villa two weeks ago shook the villa and the public so hard, we still haven’t restored our balance. With her fiery demeanour, unfiltered mouth and overall carefree attitu...

Summer Stories – Part 1

There is something universally exciting about summer. Whether you're 12 years old and its a couple of months before you start secondary school, you're a young student about to spend the next 3 months working in America or you're mentally preparing to spend th...

The Smedias: All you need to know for the Big Day

So the day is nearly upon us. Tomorrow is the day that we've all been waiting for. The Acdamey awards will be blown away tomorrow night by this years Smedias. YOU HAVE TO HAVE BOOKED A TICKET if you want to come so make sure you're sorted. No one will be...

Smedias 2019 – Update!

Hey everyone! So, first things first - congratulations on your nomination for the Smedias! We are all busy getting ready and trying to make this one the best Smedias yet, and we hope that you’re just as excited! This year we’ve made a change, a...

2019 Smedia Nominees are in!

The 2019 National Student Media Awards are fast approaching, and we are delighted that we can announce our first selection of nominees! These entrants have made their way through the shortlisting process, and will progress onto the next stage - the awards ...

Smedia’s Update

First things First, we were absolutely blown away by the number of applicants to the annual Smedia awards this year. So on behalf of the whole team, we want to thank every one of you who have taken part in the awards thus far and sought to further yoursel...

Here’s Everything New To Netflix This April

April is certainly a big month for the world of film and TV with the final season of Game Of Thrones, Avengers: Endgame and the Derry Girls finale I know you will need new content to get you through the month, so here is everything new to Netflix this April. ...

New Study Says People Don’t Become Adults Until Their 30s

The term "grow up" is about to have a brand new meaning, a new study has suggested that people don't become fully "adult" until they are in their 30s. In Ireland, as well as most places elsewhere, people technically become adults at the age of 18, but thi...

A Drake And Josh Reboot Is Finally Happening

Drake Bell has confirmed that he and former co-star Josh Peck are working on a Drake & Josh reboot and I honestly cannot wait! Drake and Josh played stepbrothers in the early 2000s hit Nickelodeon show and now, 12 years after the show came to an e...

If You Loved Bojack Horseman Then You Will Love Tuca & Bertie

Netflix have announced their brand new Netflix Original set to hit screens May 3rd starring Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and I am 100% here for it. As Netflix themselves put it "They're relatable, fly AF, and just happen to be bird women." and honestl...

Pat Laffan Has Died

Listen up lads cause I have got some sad news for you, Pat Laffan (aka Pat Mustard) has died. Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan confirmed the news last night, for many Father Ted fans (including myself) Pat will always be remembered for his beloved rol...

8 Tips for the Student Traveling to New York

Aghhhh you and your mates have just booked flights for New York and you’re just full of excitement thinking about all the adventures you’re going to have this summer. And you keep thinking about those same adventures and how much they’ll cost and quickly that...

A Brand New Trailer For The Avengers: Endgame Has Been Released

Marvel have released a brand new trailer for Avengers Endgame and I have a lot of questions. The video revisits the pasts of each of our favourite heroes (or should I say fallen heroes), however a new character has been introduced to the film, Captain Mar...

5 Places To Go For A Girls Weekend Away

There's nothing better than having a girls weekend away. But, where to go? I've put together some of the best places to go on a girls weekend away. 1. The G Hotel https://www.instagram.com/p/BtJzA44lxaK/ The G Hotel in Galway is a really beautiful...

Boost To Sponsor ‘Radio DJ(s) Of The Year’ Award At 2019 Smedias

The National Student Media Awards is one of the most important dates in the student calendar, and is a fantastic career opportunity – and night out - for students. This year – for the 19th awards – we are delighted to announce that our ‘Radio DJ of the Year’...

A Lindt Chocolate Afternoon Tea Is Coming To Dublin

Attention all chocolate lovers this is not a drill, I repeat this is not a drill, a Lindt chocolate afternoon tea is coming to Dublin! To mark Mother's Day (31st of March), Lindt Chocolate Ireland have teamed up with The Morrison Hotel to create a del...

Disney Have Released The Full Aladdin Trailer

The full Aladdin trailer is FINALLY here and it is truly magical, Disney announced the news yesterday and now the wait is over! The full trailer has been posted on their YouTube channel and honestly I cannot wait, the movie is set to premiere 24th of May ...

5 Places You Need To Travel While In College

Ah spring, the time of year when the sun comes out but it still continues to snow, only in Ireland of course, feel like you need a holiday and fast? Then keep reading, here are the top 5 places you need to visit in college. 1. Budapest, Hungary ...

Drinking Tea Could Lengthen Your Life

Listen up guys cause I've got news for you, a new study has found that drinking tea could lengthen your life, I think it's time we stick on the kettle lads eh? Researchers from the University of Western Australia looked at over 1,000 older women, aged in ...

7 Girl Boss TV Shows You Need In Your Life

As today is International Women's Day here are the 7 most iconic and totally girl boss TV shows you need in your life, so kick off your shoes, put up your feet and get watching gals, cause these are some shows you won't want to miss. 1. The Bold Type ...

What To Give Up For Lent.

So you've made the pancakes (and eaten them all) now it's time to give up something for Lent. Your Granny would say chocolate, your bank would say shopping. Here at Oxygen, I've come up with an 'alternative' list of things you should give up for Lent. 1. T...

True Crime Shows To Binge Watch

True Crime has become a major phenomenon, there are countless documentaries and shows popping up on all our favorite streaming sites so here are a few for you to binge watch (if you haven't already of course) and sharpen your detective skills. The Staircas...

Why You Need To Apply For The Blog/Vlog Of The Year Award

Listen up bloggers and vloggers, if you have a passion for blogging, writing or are simply dreaming of becoming the next Zoella or Dan Middleton then you need to apply for the "Blog/Vlog of the Year" Award! Not only is this award the best way to get the na...

Celebrate Pancake Tuesday With A Smiley Face

Pancake Tuesday takes place this year on March 5th (today), people all over the country whip out their pans and try to flip the perfect pancake, while others, like me, are lazy and buy them. Mostly because I don't want to burn the kitchen down. https://ww...

Kevin McGahern’s Solo Pollo

Comedian and Republic Of Telly star Kevin McGahern is back and with a brand new show! The silver tongued Cavan native promises a mix of traditional stand up, character based comedy and lovely funny songs, all in all a great Friday night out. https://w...

The Cast Of Derry Girls Will Be On The Late Late Show Tonight

As many of you know Derry Girls is back next week and nothing could be more exciting, to top it all off, the cast of the hit show, will be talking Tubs himself on The Late Late Show tonight! They will be discussing why a show about teenagers getting thems...

The Jonas Brothers Are Back

The Jonas Brothers are officially back and have released their new single "Sucker" and honestly my inner teen is screaming! Having been a major fan of The Jo Bros this news absolutely made my life and so the time has come, they have finally released brand...

Marmite Easter Eggs Are A Thing, And Just No

Ah Easter, the time to completely binge out on all things to chocolate and of course Easter eggs, well listen up lads (and lassies) as I have a shock for you. Marmite Easter eggs are a thing and I am not here for it, the disgusting (probably) egg has just...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Has Been Renewed For Season 7

Listen up Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans cause I have got news for you, the hit show has officially been renewed for a seventh season! NBC announced the news yesterday after sharing the moment the cast found out and honestly it is the sweetest thing. The...

Everything New To Netflix This March

Are you bored of watching the same shows and movies over on Netflix? Then don't worry I have got you covered, here's everything coming to Netflix this March. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (21.03) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=wUn...

Pixar Release Short Film About Animal Abuse

Pixar have been known to create some truly beautiful award-winning short films from 'Pip' to 'Paperman', 'Bao' and their most recent one 'Purl' which looks at discrimination in the workplace. They recently released their latest short film 'Kitbull' which...

The Lion King Live Action Release Date Has Been Revealed

A new trailer for the 'live action' remake of 'The Lion King' dropped at last night's Oscars and take all of our money now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQN75AKDwks For many it was the film that made their childhood (including mine) but more than...

Bohemian Rhapsody heading for Oscar Honor

One of the best films of 2018 was Bohemian Rhapsody which has already earned itself two Golden Globe's for 'Best Motion Picture' and 'Best Actor' and is nominated in five different categories at the 2019 Academy Awards including 'Best Picture' and 'Best Actor...

Space Jam 2 Is Happening And My Inner Child Is Screaming

Ah Space Jam, the classic basketball movie starring Michael Jordan, Bill Murray and all things Looney Tunes, I have been praying for a sequel and that day has finally come, and with a release date. Space Jam 2 is happening and we don't have that long to wa...

The 6 Most Iconic Moments From 2019 The Brit Awards

Last night's BRIT Awards included some seriously memorable moments and lucky for you I have compiled a list of the 6 most iconic moments from last night's show. 1. Caroline Flack Taping Her Heel Back Onto Her Shoe Love Island host Caroline Flack suffere...

We Finally Have A Return Date For Derry Girls

We finally have a return date for Derry Girls season 2 and oh my god it is so close! The award-winning show, set in Derry during the troubles, will air it's second season from Tuesday the 5th of March. Members of the cast have been hinting that the re...

Miley Cyrus To Join RuPaul’s Drag Race

The first official trailer for season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race has been released and it looks like we're in for a fierce season! Last week, Ru revealed that the new season premiere will open with Miley Cyrus as the first guest judge, following in the foots...

5 Tips for the Student Traveling on a Budget

1) Make A Budget I promise you that this list will most assuredly get more helpful or nuanced but right now let us get the obvious out of the way, make a budget. They’re not sexy, they’re not fun but they’re necessary. I understand the last thing you want ...

A Night At The Chinese Opera

This Lunar New Year this year is the Year of the Pig. In traditional Chinese lore they are a sign of wealth, and their cutie round faces are a sign of good fortune as well. Bring on the Year of the Pig so! I attended The Spring Festival Gala Ireland held ...

5 Tips For Cooking As A Student

For many people their first experience of living away from home comes when they go to university, but for most freshers the task of cooking a decent meal can be a little daunting: it's much easier to get a pizza delivered or to stop off at a late night kebab ...

Instagram’s Most Popular Dog Breed Has Been Revealed

Let me start off by saying all dogs are beautiful and it's not hard to see why they are called man's best friend (and mine). Each breed is unique in its own way and has its own traits that makes it special, but when it comes to the most-loved breed on Ins...

The Top 3 Martial Art Books for You Should Not Miss!

So you want to become a professional martial art player? It isn't easy because you have to improve the level of fitness. According to professionals, martial arts is the most complicated sports that require mental and spiritual aspects. If you want to esti...
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Smedias 2019 Pre Registration

Please let us know what category(ies) you are interested in and we can communicate updates on categories, reminders of dates and the event. ...

6 Things I Learned From Speed Dating

I was excited to go to the CHQ speed dating event as it supported two of my favourite causes, Movember Ireland and Breast Cancer Awareness. It's not often that you get to try something as crazy as this with over 800 people either; The event was an attempt...

Tattoos VS Piercings, which hurts most?

So recently, I decided to get a piercing, it's something I've always wanted to do but just never bit the bullet and actually did it. Yeah ok I have my ear lobes pierced but I got them done in Claire's when I was like 10 so that doesn't really count, does it? ...

The Worst Films To Watch Alone On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just an excuse for capitalists to make money off a basic human emotion with cards and flowers, and the film industry is no different. If you’re lucky enough to be watching something with a significant other tonight, congratulations, but ...

Barbie Dolls Will Now Have Wheelchairs And Prosthetic Limbs

The makers of Barbie have revealed their new line of dolls and honestly it is my new favourite thing. Mattel has introduced a doll in a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic limb, can we just appreciate how amazing this actually is though, good on you B...

Sziget 2019: 5 Reasons Why International Festivals Are Better

So Sziget festival just released their second round of announcements for their 2019 festival taking place in Budapest. It included the likes of Post Malone, Sigala, Years & Years and Masego. After this announcement, it basically occurred to us that Intern...

CervicalCheck Screening Faces Backlog Of 78,000 Smear Tests

CervicalCheck now has a backlog of 78,000 smear tests following a large increase in samples taken last year. It is estimated that the CervicalCheck scandal in which saw over 200 women who were given false negative results, led to an additional 9,000 women...

The Trailer For Derry Girls Season 2 Has Arrived!

The beginning of 2018 started off on a good note for many as our television screens were blessed with the wonder that is Derry Girls. The first season of the show written and created by Lisa McGee proved to be one of the strongest shows on television in 2...

Review: Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next

Ariana Grande’s fifth album – and second in half a year – is the strongest work of her career so far; a brilliant blend of personal and crowd-pleasing pop perfection. Sweetener, Ariana Grande’s previous album, was released to critical and commercial succe...

Labour Court Offers Proposal To Nurses

Intentions of a three day, 24-hour strike of nurses and midwives across Ireland has been suspended. The strike, planned for February 12th, 13th and 14th ended yesterday with an announcement from Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) general secret...

Today Is The Top Day Of The Year To Get Dumped

Although many of us may be preparing for the big day of romance also known as Valentine's Day it might not be your lucky day as today is the top day of the year to get dumped, two days before Valentine's Day talk about harsh! The 12th of February has been ...

A Woman Got Engaged To A Ghost And We Can’t Deal

They say there is someone out there for everyone and Valentine's Day certainly could not have come at a better time as a British woman is set to marry her boyfriend, the ghost. Yes you read that right lads, you can now marry a ghost and what the actual f*...

The New Aladdin Trailer Has Dropped

Disney has released a new trailer for the live-action Aladdin remake. The trailer premiered during last night's Grammy Awards and shows Will Smith as the blue Genie for the first time. We also see Jafar, Princess Jasmine, Aladdin and of course the city o...

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

The Virgin Media Dublin International Festival takes place on the 20th February until the 3rd of March. 'DIFF curates and presents the best in emerging International and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual f...

Contributors Wanted!

Hey guys Oxygen.ie are currently looking for contributors and sub editors to join our team! Not only is it a great way to get experience it is the perfect way to get your name out there in the industry and to network! So please drop us an email over...

Why We Need To Stop Obsessing Over Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is currently one of the biggest global superstars in the world, sure she's beautiful, has got a great singing voice and hair I would kill for but it begs me to the question, why are people so obsessed with her? Now don't get me wrong I h...

Hubba Bubba Gin Is Now A Thing And We Have All The Feels

Who else remembers the pure joy of chewing packet after packet of Hubba Bubba chewing gum? Well now you can enjoy the delicious treat while also getting your drink on! https://www.instagram.com/p/Blic4ewAYRV/?utm_source=ig_embed Sweet Little Liqu...

Parents Raging Over Display Window In Dundrum

Parents are absolutely raging over the display window in House of Fraser Dundrum Shopping Centre and we honestly can't deal. In the lead-up to Valentine's Day the store has opened up a pop-up shop for luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. The store is ...

Nurses Take To The Picket Lines For A Third Day

The nurses dispute with the government over low pay and staff levels shows no sign of ending with both sides holding firm. Day three of the strikes is currently underway and once again over 25,000 appointments, including outpatients and day surgeries have...

Why Cutting The Oscar Ceremony Run Time Is Ridiculous

At Monday's traditional Oscar Nominee luncheon, word spread that this year's ceremony is set to be a mere 3 hours long, as opposed to the near 4-hour length from 2018. This choice has been met with derision from film purists, casual fans and just about any...

5 things that are worse than the mock exams

All across Ireland, students have started mock exams for the Junior and Leaving Cert. And while the exams can be stressful, they are a test run for the real exams. Studying is hard but there are worse things in life to worry about. Here are 5 things that are ...

A 10 Things I Hate About You Screening Happening In Dublin

Are you dreading Valentine's day this year? A Dublin venue is hosting a screening of 10 Things I Hate About You next week. The screening will take place in the heated Botanical Garden and popcorn espresso martini's will be there on arrival! Who d...

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile To Air On Netflix

Are you obsessed with Netflix's latest installment Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes? Then we have got great news for you! Netflix have just purchased Zac Efron's new hit movie Extemely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile for $9 million dollar...

The Irish Student’s Hangover Survival Guide

So, you've rolled over, batted your eyes awake and as you move you suddenly get that funky tummy feeling. Your head is banging like a sh*thouse door in a gale storm (bonus points for getting the reference). You feel the shame wash over you, congratulations yo...

A New Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer Has Dropped

Another teaser trailer for Toy Story 4 has just dropped and the movie's plot has finally been revealed!! The movie's description reads: "Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking of his kid, whether that's...

The CW Confirms Discussions Of Gossip Girl Reboot

Gossip Girl was one of the most iconic TV shows throughout our teenage years while we were growing up as we constantly clung to the mystery of Gossip Girl's identity and of course the drama. From the fabulous clothes to the scandalous love affairs (and of...

13 Acts Added To Forbidden Fruit Lineup

Forbidden Fruit will be returning once again to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham this June Bank Holiday. We couldn't be more excited about this year's lineup with the likes of Elbow, First Aid Kit, Danny Brown with 13 more acts being added today. If...

Release Date For ‘The Witches’ Remake Announced

Warner Bros have officially announced the release date for Roald Dahl's 'The Witches' remake. It was confirmed a mere two weeks that Anne Hathaway is set to play the terrifying grand witch in Roald Dahl's iconic classic. The film will be set in 1...

Nurses And Midwives Strike 24 Hours For Better Pay And Conditions

Over 35,000 nurses and midwives began their 24 hour strike this morning. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Association voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action last month. Today they are striking between 8am today and 8am Thursday for better pay and...

A Mini Friends Reunion Happened And We Can’t Even

Courteney Cox needed a little help launching her Instagram page this week so good friend Ellen DeGeneres stepped in to stage a mini Friends reunion and we can't deal! The popular host came up with the best way to get Courteney some follows by bringing out ...

New Toy Story 4 Trailer Teases Return Of Beloved Character

The first teaser for Toy Story 4 is finally here and with a special surprise in store! The creators shared a first look at the beloved character with the caption "Bo's Back!" And this time the damsel in distress that we once knew and loved has had a serio...

‘Superfan’ Gets Harry Styles Tattoo On Cheek

What do you get the person who has everything? One Direction member Harry Styles has made millions already so buying a gift for his birthday might prove impossible. Singer Kelsey Carter has come up with an original present that will last a lifetime, liter...

Cardi B Announced As Final Headliner For Longitude 2019

Cardi B has been announced as the final headliner for Longitude 2019. Organisers announced the fantastic news as well as 11 new acts with big names like Anne-Marie also being added. https://www.instagram.com/p/BtLW0yCAlY-/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm...

Met Éireann Forecasts Snow This Week

Get ready lads because snow is coming this week! Met Éireann are predicting freezing temperatures of -5 degrees and severe frost. Tuesday is set to be very cold with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow which will clear to scattered wintry showers and temper...

Netflix Shows To Binge Over The Weekend

The end of dry January is almost here but what to do on the last weekend? Binge watch Netflix shows of course, duh. Here are some Netflix shows you can happily binge over the weekend. 1. Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes https://youtu.b...

Dublin Zoo Welcomes Two New Tiger Cubs

Dublin Zoo announced the birth of 2 new female Amur tiger cubs this morning. It has been over 20 years since a miracle like this has happened and we couldn't be happier about the news! The Amur cubs formerly known as Siberian tigers are an endagered specie...

Foras Na Gaeilge To Sponsor Two Irish Categories At Smedias 2019

We are thrilled to have Foras Na Gaeilge as a sponsor of two of our Irish categories at this year's Smedias! They will sponsor Iriseoireacht Trí Ghaeilge Raidió and Iriseoireacht Scríofa. Foras Na Gaeilge were created in 1999 and have helped in th...

Pharmacy Students Stage Dail Protest Over Fees

Pharmacy students are calling for a drop in fees, a new pharmacy programme was introduced in 2015 making placements unpaid and increasing final year fees. The Union of Students has said this has left many students struggling to finish their degrees. A...

Philip And Holly At It Again After Last Night’s Awards

Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have done it again after turning up to popular daytime show "This Morning" hungover and looking worse for wear after last night's awards! The hilarious hosts turned up to work on motorbikes this morning after winning t...

5 Things To Do On Valentines Day If You’re Single

Ah Valentines Day, it's that special time of year when love is in the air, everything is overpriced and your parents ask you "When are you going to meet someone?" Well fret no more cause we've compiled a list of the top 5 best things to do this Valentines...

Domino’s Are Giving Away 1,000 Of Their New Pizzas Tomorrow

Domino's are giving away 1,000 of their brand new pizzas tomorrow in celebration of their new Delight range. All you have to do to win a pizza is spot the Domino's #SliceOfDelight somewhere in Dublin. Here's what you need to look out for: If you...

2019 Oscar Nominations Revealed

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards (the Oscars) have been revealed. The ceremony will take place on February 24th and we could not be more excited. In a shock turn of events Bradley Cooper has not been nominated for 'A Star Is Born' in the catego...

The Spoofers Guide to the Superbowl

BThe Superbowl now has it's two finalists, The Los Angeles Rams and Boston's New England Patriots For the next few weeks, people who think that American Football is actually a good sport that isn't Rugby with too many rules will try to tell everyone that t...

REVIEW: N26 The Mobile First Bank

Banks. The modern students arch nemesis. Always showing you how much money you don’t have, constantly letting you buy double vodka’s on a night out and you know that whole crashing the global economy thing. On a general basis banks are kinda terrible, and on ...

How To Beat The Monday Blues This ‘Blue Monday’

Today is known as ‘Blue Monday’ a day when everyone starts to remember what they were doing this time last month, getting ready for Christmas, going to parties or just enjoying time off work, so here at Oxygen we’ve come up with 6 ways you can beat the blues ...

Hugh Jackman Wants Sequel To The Greatest Showman

When asked during a recent interview with BBC Radio 5 Live as to whether or not he'd be up for doing a sequel Hugh was more than happy to answer. He said: "If a genuine opportunity came up where it felt like the right thing to do, then yet, I'd get the to...

Woman Refused Abortion – This Is Bullsh*t

A woman has been refused an abortion just two weeks after it became legal in Ireland. The woman whose baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality was refused for the procedure at Dublin's Coombe Hospital according to two TDs including TD Ruth Copp...

This First Dates Moment Has Us Shook

Last night's episode of First Dates Ireland was certainly one for the books. From Harry Potter tattoos to cat-related tragedies there was certainly lots to talk about. When barman Ethan asked her what she was looking for in a man she said "Legolas, Jack Sparr...

John Wick 3 Release Date Confirmed

Keanu Reeves is back once again as John Wick, the assassin who once killed a man with a pencil! Ever since 2017’s phenomenal sequel 'John Wick: Chapter 2' and it’s cliff-hanger ending, expectations have been running high for the sequel – now we finally...

6 Tips For The Student Living on a Budget

When in living in college it can be very hard to find the time (or the money) to get by in your busy day to day life. Whether its paying rent, buying books or going out, college tends to be very expensive. Here are our top 6 tips for living on a budget in col...

New non-alcoholic bar opens in Dublin this weekend

A new bar is opening in Dublin this weekend to promote Diageo’s new non-alcoholic beer, Pure Brew. 'The Bar For When You’re Off The Beers', located on South Anne Street, is starting off the weekend by hosting free events from the 18th to 20th of January, s...

People Who Give Up Meat Have Never Done A Hard Day’s Work

Yesterday Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's comments regarding his attempt to cut down how much meat he was eating. When asked Varadkar said that he was "trying to eat less meat, both for health reasons and for reasons of ...

Kim Kardashian West Pregnant Again

Kim Kardashion West and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child soon via surrugate, the reality start confirmed the news last night on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen". 'The Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star expressed her joy and later we...

What The Critics Choice Awards Means For The Oscars

The 24th Critics Choice Awards were held in Santa Monica, California last night, with Roma taking home four awards and Bohemian Rhapsody got 0 awards, like the bad movie it is. It is well worth paying attention to this awards ceremony – in the last 15 year...

Picture of a single egg breaks world record

A picture of a single egg has beaten a world record of being the most liked post on Instagram. The photo posted on January 4th now has over 26 million likes. The Instagram post has beaten Kylie Jenner who previously held the title after announcin...

5 Podcasts You Need In Your Life

From sex, the office to true crime there is something for everyone in the world of podcasts and 2019 is no exception, here are 5 podcasts you need in your life! 1. F**ks Given The ladies of sex positive YouTube series 'Come Curious' Florence and Re...

Chris Pratt Engaged!

Listen up folks cause we have got some shocking news for you, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are engaged! The 'Jurrasic World' star took to Instagram this morning to announce his engagement to Schwarzenegger. Chris shared the cute snap ...

5 Times Philip And Holly Had Us In Stitches

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield have won plenty of NTAs to prove that they are the ultimate morning TV power couple and we cannot get enough of them, but what really makes the pair loveable is when they take an innuendo too far, get a fit of giggles and...

5 Up-and-Coming Irish Vloggers/Bloggers to Follow in 2019

We live in a digital age. Not the ‘cool and sexy’ kind like in the Matrix or the 'grim and depressing' kind like seen in Black Mirror(well not yet anyway). Our point is that we live in a rapidly changing world where the internet is tearing down old power stru...

Margot Robbie Confirmed For Barbie Live-Action Movie

Margot Robbie is set to play Barbie in the new live action film after the Australian beauty confirmed the news early this morning.  Margot will star in and produce the new live action film about the toy doll Barbie with The Press Association reporting that...

5 Reasons To Watch You

The latest Netflix Original YOU has already become one of the most popular TV shows on the streaming site so far after being released on December 26th 2018.  We are already obsessed with this amazing show and know you will be too, here are our five reasons...

Emotional Cheating Vs Physical Cheating – Which Is Worse?

When in a relationship there are certain things that we should and should not do, if a partner asks "Do I look fat?" You should always say "You look great", if you are drunk on a night out do not feed into the drunk flirty people and most importantly you shou...

7 Things To Watch On Netflix This Weekend

Looking to sit in and have a chill day on the couch but can't find anything good to watch Netflix that you haven't already seen before? We've got you covered, here are our top 7 Netflix picks to watch this weekend while you stay inside this weekend 1. Love...

Chris Pratt Confirms New Romance

Chris Pratt has confirmed he is dating Katherine Schwarzenegger after the Guardians Of The Galaxy star took to Instagram last night to confirm the new romance.  The thirty-nine-year-old who recently became single after splitting from Anna Faris last ye...

Cork Pub Selling Seven Cent Beers Next Week

Feeling worn out and in need of a good pint after a hectic day of Christmas shopping or college assignments? Then look no further cause we’ve got the perfect place for you. As of the 18th of December The Oval Bar in Cork will be selling seven cent pints f...

Ellen DeGeneres To Leave Show

Ellen DeGeneres has revealed she is considering leaving her popular daytime TV show to focus on her film career and to spend more time with wife Portia De Rossi. The show debuted in 2003 and has ran for a total of 16 seasons, despite being close to declin...

Top 5 Mate Dates This Christmas

Ah Christmas it truly is the most wonderful time of the year especially if you are single and ready to mingle, here are our top 5 best mate dates to enjoy during the festive season. 1. Go Ice Skating Just because you're not a couple doesn't mean you...

Love Island Stars Call It Quits

Another celebrity couple has called it quits, Love Island stars Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham announced the shock split on on social media last night, if you're all thinking the split couldn't come at a worse time think again, it could. The news came just a w...
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Oxygen.ie 2018 Goodie Bag Campaign

The Oxygen.ie 2018 Goodie Bag Campaign is here! To claim your Goodie Bag simply fill out the form below and show the email to one of our staffers! ...

The Countdown To The 2019 Smedias Has Begun!

Get ready, because the road to the 2019 Smedia Awards has begun! For the 19th year in a row, we’re once again celebrating the best that students have to offer in journalism, photography, film, TV, radio and more. Since 2000, the National Student Media Awards h...

10 Of The Best Discounts You Get With An ISIC Card

If you're a second or third level student, you will definitely benefit from picking up an International Student Identity Card. Valid in over 130 countries, the ISIC Card will prove your student status around the world and also give you over 150,000 discounts ...
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Radio Categories

Click through for the full details on each category. Radio Production of the Year News & Current Affairs Radio Production of the Year  Art & Features Radio Documentary of the Year Radio DJ(s) of the Year Radio Journalist of the Year ...
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Irish Colleges Involved In Massive Porn Scandal

Sorry did we say 'Scandal'? We meant to say 'Sandal'! That's right, several Irish colleges and Institutes of Technology have been involved in teaming up to make the world's largest pornographic sandal. It has been hailed as an unprecedented hallmark of co-o...

The best films from 2019 you might have missed

2019 was a bumper year for films, with the likes of Parasite, The Irishman, Knives Out and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, but of course some films slipped through the cracks. Here’s a list of the best films from the last year of normality you might have misse...

Cancellation of Coláistí Samhraidh due to COVID19 pandemic

Usually at this time of the year the Gaeltacht regions would be preparing for an influx of visitors. This year the buses will lie idle and the many rooms prepped to welcome students will stay empty. The pubs are shut and local businesses prepare to take a hit...

Did I ask for your opinion? – Social media

Dear Eli, I think I’ve alienated all my friends and family by posting nothing but “30-day challenges” and “like this tweet for…”, what should I do? – Daniel Hi Daniel, Well you’ve gotten yourself into quite the predicament, haven’t you? Do you continue ...

Six ways to overcome emotional intimacy issues

It’s important to have emotional intimacy in a healthy relationship. It brings couples together, promotes romantic friendships and builds trust between partners. It can be scary letting someone into your life, though, because being vulnerable means they can b...

Did I ask for your opinion? – Routines

Dear Eli, I’ve finished Animal Crossing. Now what? – Ronan Hi Ronan, First of: Congratulations, I hope those 50-ish hours of gameplay served as a helpful and entertaining distraction to the bleak landscape we find ourselves in today’s world. What was yo...

You all deserve reboots, you’re in the Glee club

On Friday 22nd May, Ryan Murphy pondered a reimagined pilot for the high school musical comedy, Glee, with Lea Michele, Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein serving as the core members of the club. The Instagram post attracted a huge amount of support with fans ...

Did I ask for your opinion? – Alone time

Dear Eli, I get that we have to self-isolate for the greater good, really I do. But my family seem to feel that because we’re cut off from the rest of the world, we must spend every waking moment together, and it’s really draining. I love them, but does wanti...

Did I ask for your opinion? – Dating in self-isolation

Dear Eli, I was chatting to this cute guy before everything went into lockdown, but we’ve kept in contact on and off, the problem is I don’t know if I want to take it to the next level. What should I do? - Sam Hi Sam, So a guy is interested in you? That...

The Irish Examiner provides inspiration for many media students

As they are one of the biggest newspapers in the country, we are delighted to have The Irish Examiner as one of our sponsors yet again at this year's National Student Media Awards.  The Irish Examiner has been at the fore-front of Irish journalism for over...