The Winds are Changing

Hello everyone and welcome to the final edition of this year’s University Express. Try not to cry too much but this is my last editorial of the year, hang in there for the remainder of these 500 words if possible. When thinking of a title for this editorial, Mary Poppins immediately sprang to mind, with…

Students Highlight Education Funding Crisis

Students across the country were joined by some of their lecturers on March 21st during a walkout protest over the rising cost of Higher Education fees in Ireland. Since the economic recession of 2008, third-level education in Ireland has faced some of the biggest funding cuts in the public sector. Despite the fact that the…

Ben Dunlea Elected UCC SU President

After three days of voting during last week’s Student’s Union elections here in UCC, Computer Science student, Ben Dunlea was elected President by the student voters of UCC. Running up against Government student, Bea McCarthy, Ben fought a very popular and eye-catching campaign and in the end managed to scoop up just under 57% of…

UCC Votes ‘Yes’ to Five Referenda

Last Thursday following a long day of counting in the Student Centre, it was discovered that UCC students had voted for ‘yes’ votes in all five referenda during this year’s week of Students’ Union elections. Earlier last week, the University Express’ ‘Straw Poll’ indicated that all five questions posed to students would pass, but it…

UCC Launch Food Institute

University College Cork has recently launched its new Food Institute, which represents a growing development in food research and education in Ireland. Jim Corbett, Director of the Food Institute in UCC, described it as “an exciting development which will make a strategic contribution to regional and national food industry development, innovation and success, and which…