Mental Wellbeing put to the fore with launch of SilverCloud and Mental Health Awareness week

UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) President, Naoise Crowley informed all students earlier this week via email of their access to Silvercloud: a virtual mental health platform made available to users through Universities, GPs and certain healthcare plans by the company SilverCloud UK. It provides self-directed courses on mental health and well-being. Mr. Crowley described the project,…

USI Plastic Reduction Week and UCC Green Campus aim to tackle environmental issues

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) launched a powerful environmental campaign over the past week. USI, which is the national representative body for students in Ireland with over 374,000 members launched Plastic Reduction Week with results from a study that focused on Ireland’s contribution to plastic harming the environment and contributing to climate change….

UCCSU react and adapt to Level 5 Restrictions

Level 5 restrictions, part of the Government’s ‘Living With Covid Plan’ took effect in the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday, October 21st 2020. With many businesses closing and people asked to only travel within 5 kilometres from their homes, only leaving for exercise and the provision of essential goods. Simon Harris, Minister for Higher Education,…

Announcement of Level 5 leaves most students’ timetable unaffected

For most students, their lecture timetable will be unaffected by the Government’s recent escalation to Level 5 restrictions as part of their ‘Living with Covid’ plan. This is due to the fact that Universities and other third level institutes have been operating under Level 3⁠—lectures hosted primarily online⁠—since the beginning of term. As previously reported…