Final Update on Israeli conference in UCC

Following on from previous reports here in the Express, we have a final update on the conference on the legitimacy of the state of Israel. The conference, titled International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility will be held in Cork from 31st March to 2nd April. The conference is scheduled to…

USI launch second phase of drugs info campaign

On March 20th the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) released the second phase of their ongoing campaign focused on informing students & young people of safe drug usage. The campaign runs in conjunction with the HSE and drugs.ie, and is primarily aimed at those using New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). The second phase concerns itself particularly with…

UCC dominate Smedias shortlist

The shortlist for the National Student Media Awards were announced yesterday evening, and entries from University College Cork were heavily featured on the list. Publications & journalists from all across the country were represented across 29 categories on the list, with UCC receiving 49 mentions in total. The UCC entries, coming from the UCC Express, Motley…

UCC Rises in World Rankings

As 2017 continues, UCC receives yet another nod of recognition for its excellence. Named University of the Year in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 for the second year running, ranked highest in Ireland and 12th globally on the UI GreenMetric Rankings of World Universities 2016, it has also jumped in the QS Rankings…

External groups visit campus on abortion issue

A bus travelling across Ireland in support of the ‘Repeal the 8th’ movement arrived in UCC on the morning of March 7th. The campaign was hosted by pro-choice group ROSA (Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity), in conjunction with Women on Web, an online medical abortion service. Spokesperson for the campaign, Rita Harrold, elaborated…

#UCCVotes – Frahill elected Council Chair

In the final direct election to the UCC Students’ Union executive of the academic year, current CACSSS Rep (College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences) Aaron Frahill was elected as the Chair of UCC Student Council by those in attendance in Boole One last night. Frahill was opposed, on the night, by former CACSSS Rep…

UCC President announces state-of-the-art Cork University Business School building

Since January of 2015 Corks University Business School at University College Cork has been one of Ireland’s largest business schools. Already home to the largest number of full time undergraduate students in any business school in Ireland, and with the second highest number of postgrads, it also boasts the highest level of research income. The…