Fifth Annual Equality Week becomes First to go Virtual

Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor UCC recently held its fifth annual Equality Week. The events were organised by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit (EDI), in collaboration with UCC staff, students, societies and social justice groups.  Despite taking place in a solely virtual sphere this year, Equality Week saw a range of live events being…

SU Election Season kickstarts with Virtual Hustings

Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor Last week saw candidates take part in a virtual Hustings, in the run up to the 2021 Student Union elections. This was the first time that the Hustings occurred in a virtual sphere and over the course of two nights, all prospective candidates took part and expanded on their vision,…

Joint College Plan with Chinese University abandoned by UCC

Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor University College Cork is not proceeding with a controversial project to form a “joint college” with a Chinese university that specialises in ethnic studies. There was no reason given as to why the project is being abandoned, however. As a result of a review commissioned by the university, a warning…

UCC Covid-19 Tracker and Day Pass App developed

Maebh McCarthy All UCC students received an email from Interim President of UCC, Professor John O’Halloran last week advising students of the development of a UCC Covid-19 Tracker and Day Pass App for both students and staff. In the email, which is co-signed by UCCSU President, Naoise Crowley, and Dr. Michael Byrne, Head of Student…

Professor Sarah Culloty appointed as Head of SEFS College at UCC

Writes Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor University College Cork recently announced the appointment of Professor Sarah Culloty as Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS.) This makes Professor Culloty the first female Head of College in STEM at UCC. Prof Sarah Culloty, who is originally from Kerry, has had a distinguished…

Love is in the Air at UCC

Writes Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor Valentine’s Day, which occurred on February 14th 2021 saw many couples taking to social media to share how University College Cork lent itself to forming the foundations for many relationships and love stories. On the UCC social media pages, the story of UCC graduates, Vanessa and Seamus was shared….

Importance of Drug Harm reduction underscored by Covid-19

A study completed by UCC researchers has predicted that the disruption Covid-19 has posed to Ireland, will result in a projected increase in drug dealing and consumption. As a result of the pandemic, Ireland is likely to enter an economic recession, a period of economic hardship which relates directly to increased drug consumption and dealing…

AIB partner with UCC to fund sustainable business

It was announced earlier this month that AIB is entering a partnership with University College Cork which will involve the bank funding The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, this is the first of its kind in Ireland. AIB has pledged €1.25 million over the next five years to support and implement the objectives of The…