As the Audience Waits for the Final Act

writes Fiona Keeley ‘We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor, I was feeling kinda seasick, but the crowd called out for more’ those are the words I use to describe this year at University Express. From the prologue in June 2020 I knew our course of action would be open to our…

Think Global Act Local

‘I want to change the world’, it was a dream that everyone had at least once in their lives. From the toddler times where tying your velcro shoes was your achievement to moving through secondary school and onto college, filled with the belief that anything is possible. At SERVE the organisation believes that what you…

Passing Thoughts

writes Fiona Keeley I have been writing long into the evening these days, not for any particular reason but more to set my mind at ease during those twilight hours before I drift off to sleep. The blue glow of my phone screen as I scribble words onto my notepad stings my eyes most evenings,…

The Waiting Game

There is something agonizingly long about waiting for the occurrence of future events, especially when they lie in uncertainty rather than assurance. As I stare at my watch its ticking hand reminds me of one of those expectations, the contents of which is – for now – uncertain. Clocks, calendars, dates, and times have been…

UCC reintroduces No Academic Disadvantage exam policy for winter examinations

University College Cork (UCC) has reintroduced the No Academic Disadvantage measures for their upcoming examinations this January. All students received an email from the Interim Registrar Stephen Byrne on Wednesday stating that “in recognition of these exceptional circumstances” the University has “reinstated the additional No Academic Disadvantage” policy and these measures “will apply for the…

A Letter to the Reader

Dear reader,  Thank you. You have heard me say this before but you are a huge part of the reason that we put effort into each issue we share with you. To tell stories, to start a conversation, and to lift spirits and bring some happiness and normality into your lives each fortnight. You have…

Shattering Glass

When I imagine the idea of trust I picture a glass, something that has taken time to construct; is sturdy in its own right; but has the capability of shattering into incoherent slivers if mishandled, an exact replica never possible if such an event comes to pass. Who we place this glass into the care…