UCC In Top 10 Most Sustainable Universities Worldwide

University College Cork has placed 9th in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2017. The rankings showcase the most sustainable universities across the globe. The achievement is an increase on the university’s previous position of 12th in 2016. Established in 2010 by the Universitas Indonesia (UI), 619 universities across 76 countries were assessed for the…

Around the Universities – Issue 6

University College Dublin With SU Presidential by-elections upcoming in late November, current SU Campaigns and Communications Officer Barry Murphy has announced his candidacy for the role. Rebecca Hart, who ran against Katie Ascough in March, has also announced her candidacy. Trinity College Dublin A group of Trinity students, known as TCD Plastic Solutions, have collected…

Editorial – Paradise

It’s my last editorial of 2017, and seeing as I started the year off with aspirations and positivity, I’m ending on a more cynical note, which seems true to form for the rest of my life too. Gracing headlines currently are the Paradise Papers, which bring to mind lovely sun holidays and relaxation, but in…

UCC Student entrepreneur to employ homeless people in Cork to make ‘homeless support bags’

Emily Duffy, a first year commerce student in UCC and successful social entrepreneur, hopes to employ the homeless population of Cork to make her creation, the Duffily Bag: a metallic bubble wrap specially designed for those sleeping rough. The Limerick-born 18 year old already has a similar project up and running successfully in Dublin, which…

Only a quarter of young people using contraception against STIs

Durex’s recent “Wrap Up” campaign has revealed that, alarmingly, only 27% of respondents aged between 18 and 24 use any form of contraception against sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). This is in spite of the same study finding that 67% were satisfied in their knowledge of prevention against STIs. Of those who did use protection against STIs,…

Around the Universities – Issue 5

University College Dublin UCD SU President Katie Ascough has been impeached, and presidential by-elections have been announced for late November. Trinity College Dublin Trinity College has announced that their fees will rise by 5% next year for post-graduate and non-EU students, in a move publicly opposed by TCDSU and the USI.   National University of…