What #F*CKTHEFEES Has Raised Awareness For 

By Imasha Costa, Editor-In-Chief As a new funding package is due to be published in the month of January, the Government is considering the possibility of the reduction of the 3000 euro student contribution charge that is made by every Irish national student for third level education.  The new funding package is also considering a much…

‘I was Forced into Sex Work’ 

By Imasha Costa  This article contains topics of sex work and sexual violence. If at any point you may feel like you might be triggered, please skip this article.  Earlier in the month of October, UCC Students Union had reopened their Food Bank after they saw the rise in students struggling financially. The food bank…

SATU to Open New Clinic on UCC Campus: An Interview with Margo Noonan 

By Imasha Costa  Not knowing about a place could be scary, not understanding what a service or an organisation does could also make it even more terrifying. Today’s Bystander features an interview with Margo Noonan, Head of the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) in Cork. SATU is renowned for its discretion for victims of sexual…

‘It’s Heartbreaking’ – UCC Food Bank Reopens 

By Imasha Costa, Editor-In-Chief On Wednesday, 6th of October, UCC Student’s Union had to turn away students from their food bank as they ran out of food to give. Speaking to Asha Woodhouse, SU President, she recollects her experience from that day.  ‘I remember when we started, there was loads of food there. I was in…

#UnmuteConsent: Campaign Launch by HEI Ireland 

By Imasha Costa  As of Monday, 20th September, the Higher Education Institutions of Ireland launched the #UnmuteConsent campaign in a way to drive a positive conversation on consent and a way to end sexual violence and harassment. Sexual violence and harassment is a problem within higher education campuses and is often under-reported. This campaign was…

‘Cork City Housing is a Nightmare’ 

By Imasha Costa With the announcement of the university returning back onto campus, the hunt for accommodation has taken students out of their comfort zones, in the hunt for a place to live, whilst attending in-campus lectures. Cork City has seen an increase in the students’ demand for accommodation. Cork students nearly spend the summer…

National Campaign for UCC Bystander in HEI Launched

By Imasha Costa On Friday the 3rd of September, UCC’s Bystander Intervention Programme launched its national campaign as training initiatives for staff and students across Irish Higher Education Universities. UCC’s Bystander intervention aims to raise awareness of not only the importance of safe and effective interventions, but also encourage staff and students to become active…