FemSoc Petitions for Mandatory Consent Classes

UCC Feminist Society has launched a petition to introduce mandatory consent classes for all students attending the university. If the petition is successful, UCC will be following in the footsteps of other Irish universities, including Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast. A spokesperson from FemSoc explained that they “believe these classes are necessary to…

Technological Universities Bill Passed Through Dáil

Legislation aimed at paving the way for new Technological Universities in Ireland has been successfully passed through the Dáil. The move comes almost three years after the bill was first announced in 2015. The bill will ultimately create a new category of university in Ireland, by merging existing Institutes of Technology into national Technological Universities….

Universities to lose funding if more women are not promoted

A new taskforce has been launched by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), in order to promote gender equality in Irish universities. The taskforce comes as a result of several reports that condemned the current gender imbalance in our third level institutions. Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has launched the taskforce which…

Students Waiting Up To 6 Weeks for Counselling Services

On October 10th thousands of Irish people took to social media to post inspirational stories, quotes, and valuable contact details in celebration of World Mental Health Day. In the demanding grind of college students, in particular, are facing increased challenges with regards to their mental health. Depression, anxiety, substance misuse and suicidal behaviour are all…

UCC Launch Historic Investment Plan

Early last week UCC unveiled an exciting €350m investment plan. The project is going to take place over the next five years, and is aiming to create 500 new jobs in the construction industry for Cork. Professor Patrick O’Shea, President of UCC, outlined the key aspects of this landmark project, as well as explaining the…