UCC Students for Sensible Drug Policy push for ‘Yes’ vote in upcoming Decriminalisation Referendum

UCC’s Students’ Union may be adopting an official stance of support for the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use in Ireland following an upcoming University-wide referendum. The Referendum, campaigned for and achieved by UCC’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy organisation, will ask students whether UCCSU should “actively support and campaign for the decriminalisation of the…

This Time, I’m Voting

In the midst of the seemingly never-ending Brexit situation, it seems impossible to not ponder Ireland’s place in the EU. Since receiving membership in the then EEC in 1973, our humble country has developed farther than those around at the time could have imagined. We possess one of the most powerful passports in the world…

Surviving your PhD: How to not be a ghost, make progress and have a social life

Doing a PhD is the pinnacle of academic achievement, a mammoth solo journey into research and learning through your chosen discipline. However, this voyage of discovery can quickly turn into a nightmare if it is not well-managed and balanced with other activities. Recent studies have shown that PhD students are more likely to suffer from…

Generation Gender: The Prime Time special on Transgender issues, and why it sparked outrage

Last Tuesday (22nd Jan) RTÉ aired a Prime Time special which examined the experiences of Transgender individuals in Ireland. The programme aimed to explore the ‘exponential growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender, and the implications of the proposed new law allowing them to do so without parental consent.’ Under the…

UCC’s Peer Support Programme searches for new Peer Support Leaders – Could you be one?

In order to ease the transition into university life, which can be a major adjustment process for many, UCC runs a Peer Support programme in which current university students act as a point of information and support for a handful of incoming first years. Incoming students can contact their Peer Support Leader (PSL) at any…