Interview: Jim Miley, Director General of the IUA – “The house isn’t burning down but we can smell the smoke.”

The recent Budget drew criticism from all areas of third-level education due to a lack of planned capital investment in our national universities. The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) in particular condemned the fiscal decisions of the government as they claimed that the allocation of €500 million towards a ‘rainy day fund’, should have…

University Express Racism Survey: 1 in 9 Students Surveyed Suffer Racist Abuse at UCC

At the beginning of October, the University Express launched a survey aimed towards students of University College Cork in order to determine whether students view racism as an issue in UCC, whether students have experienced or witnessed racism in or around the UCC campus, and how it affects students of all ethnicities and backgrounds. The…

Time for some Proper 12?

The weeks are already flying by, well they are for me anyway. There has been plenty of drama in UCC over the last couple of weeks and it’s been stressful to say the least. I also realised while writing this editorial that I have three assignments and one in-class test coming up soon within the…