UCC Express nominated for international award

The UCC Express was last night nominated for an international award. The Student Publication Association National Conference Awards, also known as the SPANCs, have been awarded to student publications & their staff for the last five years. The majority of their entries come from across the UK and Ireland, with entries from prestigious publications like…

#UCCVotes Candidate Interviews

President Deputy President & Campaigns Officer VP for Commercial & Communications (Comms Officer) VP for Education (Education Officer) For a full playlist of these videos, you can click this link. These interviews were recorded on Thursday, March 2nd. At the time of recording we did not know who the Welfare Officer candidates were, as their…

SCS Report From UCC Raise and Give Week

The UCCSU Student Community Support Group was once again out on the streets aiding students during Raise and Give Week in UCC. This year the group expanded its engagement with students through a number of measures. Firstly, they added two additional routes to their patrol, allowing them to aid and engage with more students than…

Thoughts on Orlando

At the time of writing this we are about 24hrs removed from the Orlando shootings. I have tried to sum up how I feel in the wake of this massacre, this attack on the LGBT*Q community, even just to myself: to make sense of this all internally. The truth of this, however, is that there is…

Work Set to Begin on New Student Hub this Summer

Once planning permission is granted, work is due to to commence on the site of the old Windle Building. Architects O’Donnell + Twomey are designing a brand new student building, as laid out in the University Strategic Plan, which aims to deliver “research-inspired teaching and learning with a world-class student experience”. The state-of-the-art “Hub Building”…

Statement from Cllr.Stephen Cunningham

Yesterday evening we reported, on our social media accounts, that UCC student & Cork City Councillor Stephen Cunningham was missing, and that Gardaí were appealing for information. Thankfully Stephen was found safely later that night. This morning Stephen has released a statement via Sinn Féin, which we will publish below: “Firstly, I would like to…

Manifesto Breakdown – Keep Your SU Accountable

Earlier this month we saw the election of the incoming Student Union for the academic year 2016/17. Some of you won’t be around for the next year but most will, as such the Express has decided to print a breakdown of the elected candidate’s manifestos. To highlight some of the main talking points of these manifestos…