The Hardship of Third-Level Students 

by Phillip Brennan Third-level students across Ireland are experiencing a violation of human rights. Students are being locked out of education due to spiralling fees and rent costs.  Furthermore, students are starving and living in poverty as they have barely enough to get by. Ireland is driving its young people away from the endless possibility…

Addressing the Stigma: UCC SHAG WEEK

By Orla Leahy, News Editor Speaking to Caoimhe Walsh, UCC Students’ Union (SU) Welfare Officer, highlighted the importance of Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week in overcoming the “stigma” attached to sexual health. In order to tackle the stigma, the SU hosted a wide variety of events, from a Drag Show, to Consent Tea Parties….

Where has Budget 2022 Left Third-Level Students?

By Orla Leahy, News Editor  The Irish Universities Association (IUA) released a statement on the Budget 2022 which highlighted that though “welcome, is not sufficient to address the core funding deficit in the sector.”  The Government has invested €9.2 billion in “continuing investment in our education system,” according to their Report, “Main Features of Budget 2022.”…

2021 Crystal Ball: Sports Predictions

With a massive sporting year ahead, which includes the postponed European Championships and Tokyo Olympics, the University Express Sports Team give their not so expert predictions for 2021. Six Nations Sam Curtin: Deputy Sports Editor At the beginning of the tournament, I fancied England but with their surprising no show at home to Scotland, I’m…