SU nominations to re-open for Welfare Officer position

It has been today announced that the nominations for the positions of Vice President for Welfare (Welfare Officer) and Equality Officer on the Students’ Union will be re-opened. This decision has been made due to the fact that both of the candidates for the positions, Mike O’Keeffe and Niamh O’Reilly respectively, failed to send a…

Referendum to raise capitation by €50 announced

A referendum on the Students’ Union’s position on Irish Unity was already confirmed to run alongside the SU elections on March 6th & 7th, but today it was announced that a second referendum will take place across the two days. The referendum will ask students to increase their capitation costs by €50. The capitation fee is part…

UCC Welcomes New President: Patrick O’Shea

UCC welcomed a new university president in February 2017, Professor Patrick O’Shea, who replaced Dr Michael Murphy following a ten-year stint in the prestigious role. Professor O’Shea, the fifteenth President of UCC, graduated with a degree in physics from the university, and went on to become Vice President and Chief Research Officer at the University…

UCC Students Warned of Legal Repercussions Ahead of Raise and Give Week

UCC students have been warned by University management of the legal and disciplinary repercussions resulting from misbehaviour or from disrespecting local residents during Rag Week. Last year’s Rag Week raised €16,000 for charity, and this year’s events began this Monday, with measures being taken by college management and the Students’ Union to try to ensure…

Update on UCC Israeli Conference

The status of the conference has been the source of some confusion over conflicting reports and statements both in the press and on social media in recent weeks. In response to the confusion, the University has released a statement following a meeting of the University Management Team on the 16th of January. Members of the…

Outgoing UCC President comments on the influence of industry and on his own record.

UCC’s outgoing President Dr. Michael Murphy has claimed Businesses and industry have too great an influence on Ireland’s research agenda. Murphy believes that the sector has become over-represented on bodies which award funding, which in-turn decides which disciplines should be prioritised when It comes to higher education research. However, Murphy said he wishes to see…

UCC Societies Guild To Appoint 2 NEW OCMs

UCC’s Societies Executive has announced it is seeking to elect two new Ordinary committee members following the resignations of Sean and Clodagh from their respective positions as Training Officer and Community Engagement Officer. When asked about his decision to resign, Sean made the following comments: “Following reflection over Christmas, I submitted my resignation, which was…