Refugee Week 2022: What’s coming and why your attendance matters

By Claudia M. Zedda: Opinion Editor  &  Ronan Keohane: Student Contributor   On behalf of the UCC Fáilte Refugees Society The UCC Fáilte Refugees Society, in collaboration with the University of Sanctuary Working Group, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit and many more, are currently organising an exciting and large series of events for the annual ‘Refugee…

Bystander Intervention Week at UCC

By Orla Leahy, News Editor  Bystander Intervention Week is set to take place at UCC from Monday, February 14th, to Friday, February 18th. The Bystander Team have stated that the week, “will highlight the issue of gender-based violence and sexual harassment both on and off university campuses.” The last Bystander Intervention Week on UCC’s campus saw…

COP26’s Legacy in Ireland, 2022

Orla Leahy News Editor In the aftermath of COP26, which constituted the 26th ‘Conference of Parties’ on climate change since 1990, many questioned the level of action that would follow the landmark conference, with UN Secretary-General António Guterres stating that COP is “an important step, but it is not enough.” Ireland has witnessed a number…

A New Era for the Irish Language 

By Orla Leahy, News Editor The 1st of January 2022 marked a significant date for the Irish language, as it reached the end of its derogation period to gain full official and working status in the European Union’s institutions. The derogation period had been in place since 2007, when the language was given official and working…

Returning to Campus: All You Need to Know

By Orla Leahy, News Editor Semester two officially began yesterday, January 17th, and will run for twelve weeks until Friday, the 8th of April. President of UCC, Professor John O’Halloran, emailed all students on Wednesday, January 5th, announcing the official arrangements in place across campus for the semester.  Face-to-face teaching continues, with cohorting again in place…

Failure – the pathway to success

by Kim Neiland Your life can be thought of in stages. You enter the education system at four or five years old, gradually progressing through towards secondary school. You’re impressionable and bright eyed. You’ve two hands in and one foot out. In essence, you’re young. It’s that very word that causes so much anxiety. Endless…