Report: Last Student Council

The final student council of the year was held on Wednesday, the 15th of March, usually the longest council of the year as in addition to the normal business, a new council team had to be elected along with the USI hustings and subsequent USI elections. Five motions were up for discussion and debate, following…

Final Update on Israeli conference in UCC

Following on from previous reports here in the Express, we have a final update on the conference on the legitimacy of the state of Israel. The conference, titled International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility will be held in Cork from 31st March to 2nd April. The conference is scheduled to…

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…