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…

Women in STEM: Cork Engineer makes History

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor A Cork woman, Dr. Ann Kelleher, a University College Cork graduate of UCC’s electrical engineering programme, has made history. Dr. Kelleher is the first ever Irish person to be promoted to the role of Executive Vice President at Technology Giant Intel. The native Macroom woman joined the world’s largest…

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…

UCC Celebrates its Athena SWAN Bronze Award as a Diverse & Equal University 

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)’s Athena SWAN Award is a national charter that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education, encompassing representation, progression, and success for all.  Recently, University College Cork celebrated its recent Athena SWAN Award which recognised the university’s commitment to promoting and excelling in…

Needle Spiking: an Epidemic for Cork?

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor There have been several reports in recent weeks of people being injected with drugs without their knowledge in bars and nightclubs across Ireland and the UK. The attacks have primarily targeted young women, typically in their early twenties, and the most common areas are pubs and clubs that college…

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…

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….