UCC TALKS Launched

Covid-19 has posed a range of challenges to each individual person, but it is imperative that we recognise the immense challenge the pandemic has placed on our mental health. In response to this, UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) have recognised the importance of reaching out in a new highly digitalised world, and thus have launched a…

UCC Fees Remain Unchanged Despite COVID-19

Minister for Education, Norma Foley, confirmed last week that third-level colleges can charge full fees, even in blended learning scenarios that include severe restrictions when accessing campus. This led to backlash from members of the opposition, as well as students and the general public. It was also noted that Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris,…

Professor John O’Halloran announced as UCC’s Interim President

It was announced this afternoon that Professor John O’Halloran has been appointed as interim President of University College Cork (UCC) for the coming academic year. The Governing Body of UCC made this announcement as a result of the unexpected retirement of Professor Patrick O’Shea. Professor O’Shea tendered his resignation as the fifteenth President of UCC…

€25 million Grant Announced for Capital Works and Equipment in the Higher Education Sector

A €25 million grant was announced on Thursday by Minister Simon Harris to fund capital works and equipment in the higher education sector. This investment in third-level education forms part of the Project Ireland 2040 initiative, which was launched in February 2018. The grant will provide funds to address small scale capital investments based on…

Students account for over 37% of new clients seeking help after experiences of sexual violence in 2019, SVCC Annual Report reveals

Over 37% of new clients who presented at the Sexual Violence Centre Cork last year were students. The figures come following the release of the Centre’s 2019 Annual Report today.  Three quarters of all new clients reported that they were 23 years or younger at the time of the sexual assault, and over 60% of new…

“No house parties” College Road residents tell landlords

Local residents of UCC have asked landlords to include “no house parties” in their rent agreements with Cork students.  The Magazine Road Residents Association (MRRA) has called on the Government to “move on legislation to put an end to the Covid-19 house parties to deal with reckless landlords and tenants who ignore the Covid-19 regulators…

Over Half a Million Euro Allocated for Mental Health Supports for Students within the Higher Education Sector in Cork

Over half a million euro in funding for the wellbeing and mental health of Cork students was announced today by the Minister for Higher and Further Education Simon Harris. The €5 million national package, with €270,000 allocated to UCC and €234,000 allocated to CIT, is intended to support students in the return to college this…

Climate strike to take place on Opera Lane

A climate strike  is planned to take place at Opera Lane at 1pm on Saturday 18th June. This ‘die-in’ protest, staged by Extinction Rebellion, is a protest against the climate action plan in the programme for government endorsed by various political parties.  The government’s climate action plan is part of A Green New Deal outlined…