Growing Up and Looking Back

by Kim Neiland  Growing up is tough. Losing some semblance of self is unnerving. You can feel traces of who you were yet it will fade. Posed with a plethora of new information, faces, and surroundings, It’s an uncomfortable and awkward time in anyone’s life. When you’re young, moments are magic. I remember reading ‘The…

First Ever Intervarsity Law Summit Launched

By Orla Leahy – News Editor The first ever Intervarsity Law Summit, driven by the University College Cork Law Society, was officially launched on November 5th. The Summit will function as the first collaboration between the seven Law Schools, and Law Societies, in Ireland, and will be the biggest student-driven legal event in the country. UCC…

Inside COP26

By Clara Felberbauer – Student Contributor and Member of the UCC COP26 Delegation From October 31st to November 13th, delegates from almost every country in the world gather in Glasgow for the 2021 annual United Nations Climate Change conference. It is the 26th Conference of the Parties involved in this climate summit – COP26. UCC is…

COP26: Progress but not enough?

By Orla Leahy – News Editor COP26, the 26th ‘Conference of Parties’ since 1995, took place in Glasgow from the 1st to the 12th of November, at which 196 nations were represented. At COP26, the Glasgow Climate Pact was agreed upon. The official United Nations’ COP26 public relations page describes the pact as “countries [accelerating] progress…

CUBS Launch Awards Programme To Recognise Students’ Civic, Social and Innovative Contribution

By Atakan Uzun    Students at Cork University Business School are invited to apply for an awards programme that has been specifically tailored to recognise those who make socially or civically minded, innovative leadership contributions, beyond the classroom.  In cohesion with the ambitions that drive UCC’s Graduate Attributes Programme, the CUBS Leaders of Tomorrow initiative…

Criticism of Newcastle FC’s Saudi Arabian Backed Takeover

By Atakan Uzun   The takeover by the Saudi-backed consortium of Newcastle United football club has received backlash from many human rights groups and some football managers. Human rights organisation, Amnesty International has criticised the takeover and branded it another example of ‘sports washing’ by the Saudi state. Meanwhile, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has questioned…

Middle East Races Could Prove Decisive For The Formula 1 2021 Title Battle

By Atakan Uzun    The most intriguing Formula 1 season, for many years, is increasingly reaching its climax, which comes ahead of the eagerly anticipated change in regulations in 2022. For the 2021 season, there has been the reduction of downforce by up to ‘10%’ of downforce, compared to the dramatically shortened 2020 season, which…