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Editorial Team

Editor – Brian Conmy News Editor – Zoë Cashman  Dep. News Editor – Chris McCahill  Designer – Robert O’Sullivan Features Editor – Deirdre Ferriter Dep. Features Editor – Katie Jeffers Photographer – Emmet Curtin Sports Editor – Neil Willoughby Fashion Editor – Jessica NíMhaoláin Online Editor – Afraic O’Riordan Byline Editor – Xander Cosgrave Fiction Editor –…

College take another League of Ireland scalp

UCC 3 Cobh Ramblers 2 A late 94th minute goal from ex-Cobh Ramblers player Seán O’Mahony was enough to see Munster Senior League side UCC progress to the quarter finals of the EA Sports Cup at the expense of Cobh Ramblers in the Mardyke yesterday. Stephen Henderson’s Cobh side trailed for the entire game but…

UCC Spend on Live Lab Animals Surpasses €1m since 2009

UCC has spent in excess of €1 million buying live animals for scientific experimentation in the period between 2009 and 2014. While UCC’s annual spend on live animal models during this period has dropped annually since a high point of €233,189 in 2010, the figure for the 2013/14 academic year remains high, totalling €174,553. In…

Campaign seeks to Break the Silence surrounding rape

After a recent survey in UCC found that 1-in-7 students have been subjected to a non-consensual sexual experience, the UCC Students’ Union has launched the ‘Break the Silence’ campaign which seeks to get students, as well as wider society, talking about rape. The campaign, which was officially launched on March 23rd, aims to challenge the…

Wholihane chosen as Guild President Elect

After securing the support of 59 of the 81 Auditors in attendance, Jerome Wholihane was elected the Societies’ Guild President for the 2015/16 academic year last Thursday. Wholihane, who this year served as the Guild’s Policy and Sponsorship Officer, held off competition from Rob O’Sullivan and Aisling Ivers who received 11 votes apiece. Following the…

Library Hours may be adjusted in Response to Student Usage

In light of the problems faced during UCC’s first semesterised winter exam period, Registrar and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Professor Paul Giller admitted that changes have had to be made in preparation for the upcoming summer exams. The most glaring problem during the winter period was the struggle around library opening hours, which led…

Dramat recognised as Society of the Year

Following on from a significant trophy haul at the STARS Awards, Dramat and the International Relations Society rounded out a hugely successful year by being named Society of the Year and Best Small Society respectively. The final group of awards, announced at this year’s Clubs & Socs Ball, also brought great individual news for one…

65-Credit format to tackle Student Dropouts

A new initiative is to be trialled next year which would allow students who fail certain five-credit modules to advance to the next year of their course and undertake a 65-credit workload instead of repeating the year. The scheme, which was suggested for introduction by the Academic Development & Standards Committee, will originally be limited…