40% of Bachelor’s Degree Graduates in Ireland Earn Under €25K Per Year

A report recently released by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) involving respondents who graduated from an Irish university in 2016 has revealed two in every five of the undergraduate degree holders are earning less than €25,000 per year. The responses were collected in March 2017 from over 18,000 former students who were granted a level…

UCC Declared a University of Sanctuary

University College Cork (UCC) has been awarded the title of University of Sanctuary by People of Sanctuary Ireland in recognition of their efforts in promoting the welfare of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, in particular the grant of seven full scholarships to members of these groups. The scholarships will be available for full-time undergraduate courses…

Around the Universities Issue 7

University of Limerick Mary Harney, former Tánaiste, has been announced as the new Chancellor of UL. Harney’s position is honorary, and the tenure of her office will last for four years. Trinity College Dublin A survey conducted by Trinity’s Students’ Union has revealed that over 80% of student respondents were in favour of repealing the…

Editorial – Welcome Back

Welcome to the first edition of the UCC Express for 2018! Writing this has probably been the most work I’ve done all Christmas, and I have plenty shame in admitting that, but sure look, it’s Christmas. Or it was. Motivation has been bleak this past week (month? What year is it?). The second week of…

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…