Professor Sarah Culloty appointed as Head of SEFS College at UCC

Writes Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor University College Cork recently announced the appointment of Professor Sarah Culloty as Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS.) This makes Professor Culloty the first female Head of College in STEM at UCC. Prof Sarah Culloty, who is originally from Kerry, has had a distinguished…

Students turn to arts to rationalise pandemic

Writes Maeve McTaggart, News Editor Covid-19 restrictions have removed students from UCC campus for what will be a year on March 12th, constraining college life to the virtual space of Microsoft Teams and Zoom calls. As the pandemic continues, what the long term effects will be on students and the population as a whole remains…

Love is in the Air at UCC

Writes Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor Valentine’s Day, which occurred on February 14th 2021 saw many couples taking to social media to share how University College Cork lent itself to forming the foundations for many relationships and love stories. On the UCC social media pages, the story of UCC graduates, Vanessa and Seamus was shared….

UCC Refugee Week provides a platform for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the time of COVID-19

Writes Maeve McTaggart, News Editor UCC Refugee Week 2021, now an annual event in the college calendar, marked its fourth year last week with events, workshops and initiatives which explored the lives of refugees in Ireland and abroad. From Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th February, an occasion usually celebrated with a strong campus presence migrated…

Importance of Drug Harm reduction underscored by Covid-19

A study completed by UCC researchers has predicted that the disruption Covid-19 has posed to Ireland, will result in a projected increase in drug dealing and consumption. As a result of the pandemic, Ireland is likely to enter an economic recession, a period of economic hardship which relates directly to increased drug consumption and dealing…

AIB partner with UCC to fund sustainable business

It was announced earlier this month that AIB is entering a partnership with University College Cork which will involve the bank funding The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, this is the first of its kind in Ireland. AIB has pledged €1.25 million over the next five years to support and implement the objectives of The…

Former US ambassador to the UN is proud of links to UCC

Samantha Power, the former US ambassador to the UN and human rights advisor to President Barack Obama, recently spoke to UCC’s Government and Politics Society ahead of her appointment to the Biden administration. Power has been named by the current President to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAid) and like her employer, has…

The Future is Digital: UCC Open Days and Careers Fairs go Virtual

Although the pandemic has stalled the in-person events students rely on in order to shape their future—Open Days, Careers Fairs and internship talks—it has not prevented UCC from innovating a new way to look forward. Webinars have become the means to acquiring knowledge about prospective career and degree pathways, allowing students to engage with employers…