UCC Designed Device Secures Enterprise Ireland Funding

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor This Article includes insights and personal responses from Dr. Mark O’Sullivan – Lead Investigator. A research team led by University College Cork’s (UCC) Dr. Mark O’Sullivan in the INFANT Research Centre (Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health) has been awarded funding by Enterprise Ireland to commercialise a medical…

Employment Rates Dropped for College Graduates during Height of COVID-19

By Ciara Browne, Deputy News Editor COVID-19 has changed and impacted employment within Ireland and has affected the Irish population as a whole, including graduates of third level education. The Higher Education Authority collects, analyses and disseminates student and graduate related data returned to the HEA from all HEA-funded institutions annually. The HEA leads the strategic…

UCC Launches Speak Out Anonymous Reporting Tool

By Ciara Browne, Deputy News Editor  University College Cork has launched the Speak Out Anonymous Reporting Tool which is a new online tool that will allow students and staff at UCC to anonymously report incidents of bullying, cyber bullying, discrimination, harassment, coercive behavior or control, assault, stalking, sexual harassment and assault, and rape. The tool was…

Women in STEM: Cork Engineer makes History

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor A Cork woman, Dr. Ann Kelleher, a University College Cork graduate of UCC’s electrical engineering programme, has made history. Dr. Kelleher is the first ever Irish person to be promoted to the role of Executive Vice President at Technology Giant Intel. The native Macroom woman joined the world’s largest…

UCC Celebrates its Athena SWAN Bronze Award as a Diverse & Equal University 

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)’s Athena SWAN Award is a national charter that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education, encompassing representation, progression, and success for all.  Recently, University College Cork celebrated its recent Athena SWAN Award which recognised the university’s commitment to promoting and excelling in…

Needle Spiking: an Epidemic for Cork?

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor There have been several reports in recent weeks of people being injected with drugs without their knowledge in bars and nightclubs across Ireland and the UK. The attacks have primarily targeted young women, typically in their early twenties, and the most common areas are pubs and clubs that college…

Female Students Feel Unsafe! 

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor This article contains mentions of sexual violence and assault. If you feel you may be triggered, please skip this article. A number of studies have been conducted in Ireland over the past four years which explore the safety a young woman feels while out in public and on public…