The DITSU Podcast | Surviving Christmas


Between family stress, financial strain and exams, Christmas is not all jingle bells and holly for everyone. In this episode of the DITSU podcast, Pierre, Jess, Roisin and Rebecca chat the best and worst things about the festive season.

00:00 – 00:15      General chat about christmas personally for sabbs, what’s your favourite thing about Christmas? Whether is it observed, they spend with family, consumerism, working, etc.
  • – What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
  • – When is it socially acceptable to put up the tree and decorations?
  • – Consumerism – do they trick you to think it is acceptable? When do we all get our gifts?
  • – November time for sabbats  – Working in DIT – is it busy? What’s – Student engagement? (lack of)
00:15 – 00:30      DIT structure for holidays and exams, when will start back in January.
  • – Are exams all after Christmas?
  • – Is this better or worse for students? Pro’s / cons of them being after or before Christmas
  • – What were exams like for us when we did them?
00:30 – 00:45      Managing a hard time of year, mental health, eating, exercise, managing relationships.
  • – Christmas isn’t a great time for everyone – why? Cold, dark, -expensive, seeing family, new years
  • – How do we manage it? (mental health)
00:45 – 01:00      Possible supports, points of contact (DIT and external)
  • – DIT Counselling – 12-1pm drop in
  • – DIT Chaplaincy
  • – DIT Tutor
  • – DIT Student health centre
  • – DITSU advice service – PC1 form
  • – Helplines: Samaritans, Pieta House, NiteLine, Jigsaw,

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