National Campaign for UCC Bystander in HEI Launched

By Imasha Costa On Friday the 3rd of September, UCC’s Bystander Intervention Programme launched its national campaign as training initiatives for staff and students across Irish Higher Education Universities. UCC’s Bystander intervention aims to raise awareness of not only the importance of safe and effective interventions, but also encourage staff and students to become active…

“Never seen such levels of stress and anxiety” – DRCC report on sexual violence in 2020

by Samantha Calthrop The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has released its annual report for 2020, which details – among other things – the amount and demographics sexual crime victims who approaches the centre.  Despite the ongoing Pandemic, the DRCC was approached by 13,438 people, 6451 of whom were contacting them for the first time….

New CACSS Rep to be announced

Writes Samantha Calthrop The UCC Students’ Union has selected a new Representative for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) from a pool of applicants after the elected Representative resigned.  Elected CACSS Representative Daniel Cunningham won by 65 votes on the third count, and was one of three candidates. No reason for…

Calls for remaining students to vaccinate

Writes Samantha Calthrop University Presidents are joining together to call on college students to get vaccinated for university, together with the heads of the IUA (Irish University Association), THEA (Technological Higher Education Association) and HECA (Higher Education Colleges Association).  Over half of 16 to 29-year-olds are fully vaccinated, with about 80% registered to be vaccinated.  “It…

Campus To Re-Open with Restrictions

Writes Ciara Browne In line with the government guidelines, UCC is reopening its gates on 13th September. The minister of Higher and Further Education has stated in the Irish times, he is excited about the reopening of college campuses. Simon Harris has stated that Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has endorsed the plan for…

UCC elects first female SU President in 18 years

UCC students have elected Asha Woodhouse as their next Students’ Union President, this mornings’ results announced, making her the first female UCCSU President in 18 years. Alongside her on the Executive sits Caoimhe Walsh as Welfare Officer, Maeve Richardson as Communications and Engagement Officer, Sinead Roche as Education Officer, Luke Mulcahy as Entertainments Officer and…

Fifth Annual Equality Week becomes First to go Virtual

Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor UCC recently held its fifth annual Equality Week. The events were organised by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit (EDI), in collaboration with UCC staff, students, societies and social justice groups.  Despite taking place in a solely virtual sphere this year, Equality Week saw a range of live events being…

SU Election Season kickstarts with Virtual Hustings

Maebh McCarthy, Deputy News Editor Last week saw candidates take part in a virtual Hustings, in the run up to the 2021 Student Union elections. This was the first time that the Hustings occurred in a virtual sphere and over the course of two nights, all prospective candidates took part and expanded on their vision,…

Post-Covid life for Cork City centre looks hopeful

Maeve McTaggart, News Editor Cork City Centre is looking towards entering a post-pandemic world in a state of growth rather than the decline predicted by the impact of COVID-19. Despite the loss of local business, footfall and the closure of retail giants such as Debenhams since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, new plans…