The Great Escape

By Maeve O’Keeffe The person sitting behind me in the library has a sniffly nose, and periodically I can hear them sucking snot up their nostrils. Two seats across from me, there are two girls, gossiping in theatrical whispers that are punctuated only by their occasional giggling fits. The person sitting opposite me is listening…

A Letter to My First Year Self

By Maeve O’Keeffe These days when walking around campus, it is not unusual for tears to well up in my eyes. I’m totally fine, but when I see the daffodils and the crocuses framing the venerable trees and Quad,  I feel such sadness that this chapter of my life is drawing to a close. I…

The College Experience – Sarah O Mahony 

The anonymous submissions about UCC on Instagram are always entertaining night time reading. Recently I’ve been enjoying the lost and found posts, hoping the random earbud found in the library gets reunited with its owner. I have also recently come across a submission speaking about the college experience that I thought was incredibly well worded….

Apps and Healthcare

By Maeve O’Keeffe Given the plethora of ways technology has infiltrated our lives, it is perhaps unsurprising that it is used more and more in a health-related capacity. Particularly since the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing reliance on online resources in healthcare, both in terms of treatment and tracking. We all were asked…

In Conversation with Neurodiversity Society

By Sarah O’Mahony I came across the Neurodiversity society’s Instagram page at the end of semester one and was immediately curious. The neurodivergent community includes autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic people and people with ADHD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and more. Their infographics set out a brief explanation of the ideas of the committee ‘to give neurodivergent people a…

A Love Letter to UCC Societies

By Aoife Osborne   Cast your mind back, if you can, to September 2018. It’s Trump’s second year in office, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been married since May and the term ‘coronavirus’ is reserved exclusively for epidemiologists and zoologists. It’s also the year that a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Aoife Osborne starts in UCC….

Bystander Intervention in the Workplace

By Maeve O’Keeffe UCC’s Bystander Intervention Programme is, by nature, focused on changing attitudes and behaviours here on campus, and empowering bystanders and witnesses of inappropriate actions to speak out and intervene when safe to do so. As the programme grows, however, there has been an increased appetite for adaptations of the programme for other…