Fine Gael Criticised after MEPs Vote Against Migrant Rescue Efforts

The European Parliament rejected an EU resolution to increase search and rescue operations of migrants in the Mediterranean. The resolution called on member states to “enhance proactive search and rescue operations by providing sufficient vessels and equipment specifically dedicated to search and rescue operations and personnel, along the routes where they can make an effective…

Busy, busy, busy

I happen to know someone who tutors at UCC’s Skill Centre, which offers classes on things like time management and essay-writing. He sent me a screenshot one of the slides on a presentation he was giving. “Busy isn’t a sign of success, it’s a lack of prioritising your own life,” Well, maybe he’s not wrong….

Lecturer Profile: Dr Vittorio Bufacchi

The more you impeach him, the more they’ll come out and vote. Which is why I think he’ll be re-elected. Dr. Vittorio Buffacchi is a senior lecturer of political philosophy at UCC, researching the political philosophy of issues such as social justice, inequality, and democracy. However, Dr. Buffacchi is also a prolific writer, writing for RTE, the…

Can Scientists Write?

Quite a lot of people assume I’m studying English, or perhaps politics, as the news editor of the Express. If you care to get into student media, you find that most do arts. And it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that arts students tend to be more enthusiastic, better writers. Not that SEFS students are less literate…

UCC marches in solidarity with thousands of climate strikers

Hundreds of UCC students and staff met at the quad at 11:30 on Friday 20 September, listening to a speech by UCC’s deputy president John O’Halloran before joining the school climate strike on Grand Parade. Last week’s strike for climate, which saw an estimated 15,000 people march through Cork City, called on more direct action from the government…

One-third of students rely on parents for contribution fee, says Bank of Ireland study

According to a survey run by the Bank of Ireland, about 36% of students rely on their parents to cover their student contribution fee. About 65% live at home with their parents while at univeristy, with 24% of students needing parents to pay for transport. Held in August 2019 with 550 respondents, the Bank of Ireland commissioned…

Warnings Over Lack of Investment in third-level education

Jim Miley, Director General of the Irish Universities Association (IUA), urged the Oireachtas Committee for Budgetry Oversight that the lack of funding in Irish universities needs to be addressed in the next budget. With growing numbers of students and an increasing demand from employers, the funding situation is only set to become “considerably worse” without a funding increase, he…