Cork Music Community Unite For Sexual Violence Centre Fundraiser

Cork’s music community are rallying together to show solidarity and support to victims of sexual violence by organising a huge fundraising event for the SexualViolence Centre Cork (SVCC), taking place at the newly renovated Cyprus Avenue, on Sunday 23rd December. In light of the recent Court case involving a 17 year old victim’s underwear being used an ‘asking for it’ defence…

An Open Letter To The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland #Employeesnotstudents

The following is an open letter to the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Ireland’s Pharmacy Regulator, written by 4th-year pharmacy students in Cork and across the country. It comes following the restructuring of Ireland’s pharmacy courses. The new course structure involves a five-year integrated masters programme under one of the three schools of pharmacy in Ireland –…

Credit Where Credit’s Due

I’ve been looking forward to this issue for a long time. The reason? It’s when we finally get to publish our fantastic interview with Dublin MC Kevin Smith, better known as Kojaque. I’ve been working on getting an interview with Kojaque for nearly two years now. I’ve sent e-mails to his label, tweeted at him…

The Evidence is Stacking Up

Good morning and welcome to the fourth issues of this year’s edition of the University Express. I hope you enjoy and appreciate all the hard working and effort me and the rest of the editorial team put into bringing our newspaper to you on a fortnightly basis. Over the past number of weeks, the University…

UCC Emergency Care Society Launch Ireland’s First Student-Led Community First Responders Group

The UCC Emergency Care Society last week announced the launch of the country’s very first student-run and student-led community first responders team. The launch comes as part of a collaboration between the Emergency Care Society, the Student’s Union, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and the National Ambulance Service. Community First Responders (CFR) teams are a…

Irish universities launch ‘Save Our Spark’ campaign to protect Ireland’s third level education system

On Monday 15th October, the seven universities of Ireland (Trinity, UCD, DCU, UCC, NUIG, UL and NUI Maynooth) launched a major campaign aimed at encouraging the public to demand the Government tackles the funding crisis in third level education. The Government’s funding per third level student in Ireland (€5,000) is just half of the same…