UCC Students for Sensible Drug Policy push for ‘Yes’ vote in upcoming Decriminalisation Referendum

UCC’s Students’ Union may be adopting an official stance of support for the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use in Ireland following an upcoming University-wide referendum. The Referendum, campaigned for and achieved by UCC’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy organisation, will ask students whether UCCSU should “actively support and campaign for the decriminalisation of the…

Advice about Life, From a Man Who Knows What It’s Like to Lose it – an Interview with Mark Maxwell

Mark Maxwell is a Dublin-based Career Guidance Counsellor who works predominantly with the college student demographic. His recently-released book, “Death, My Guidance Counsellor” outlines his philosophy to finding a career that one can be excited about, detailing his own struggles with this journey, which saw him move from investment banking to Google, to entrepreneurship and…

University Express Racism in UCC Survey: Upon Closer Inspection.

On October 3rd, The University Express compiled a survey entitled “Racism in UCC”, designed with the intent of highlighting instances of on-campus racism which would otherwise go unseen. The survey was sent out via e-mail to every student currently attending UCC. The survey was short and simple, consisting of eight questions, including the option for…

The 6 types of people you meet on Twitter

Twitter is often spoken of as being somewhat of a scary place. If you’ve ever, even passively, partaken in the consumption of mainstream media, you’ve probably heard ominous warnings of the dreaded social media platform. “It’s the end of human civilisation as we know it” they say. Over 250 million registered users, all screeching into…

“Just Say No” just doesn’t work. An interview with Tony Duffin, CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Tony Duffin is the CEO of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, a Dublin-based non-profit organisation which advocates for a health-based, harm-reductive approach to the issues of drug-use and drug policy in Ireland. First established in 1982, the Ana Liffey Drug Project offers services to people who use drugs in the Dublin, Mid-West and North-East regions…