Update on UCC Israeli Conference

The status of the conference has been the source of some confusion over conflicting reports and statements both in the press and on social media in recent weeks. In response to the confusion, the University has released a statement following a meeting of the University Management Team on the 16th of January. Members of the…

Outgoing UCC President comments on the influence of industry and on his own record.

UCC’s outgoing President Dr. Michael Murphy has claimed Businesses and industry have too great an influence on Ireland’s research agenda. Murphy believes that the sector has become over-represented on bodies which award funding, which in-turn decides which disciplines should be prioritised when It comes to higher education research. However, Murphy said he wishes to see…

UCC Societies Guild To Appoint 2 NEW OCMs

UCC’s Societies Executive has announced it is seeking to elect two new Ordinary committee members following the resignations of Sean and Clodagh from their respective positions as Training Officer and Community Engagement Officer. When asked about his decision to resign, Sean made the following comments: “Following reflection over Christmas, I submitted my resignation, which was…

President officially opens the “Irish in Latin America Exhibition” in UCC

On January 27th President Michael D. Higgins opened an exhibition in UCC that celebrates the role of Irish immigrants in Latin America, and highlights Ireland and Latin America’s shared history of colonialism, and subsequent independence and revolutionary struggles. The exhibition is based on prominent Irish figures who were involved in independence and revolutionary struggles across…

Student flats by UCC approved

Plans to build apartments for nearly 200 students near University College Cork have been approved. An Bord Pleanála have rejected the recommendation of their own inspector and upheld the decision by cork city council made last August to give planning permission for the development of Student flats for UCC students. The development is to be…