A New Era for the Irish Language 

By Orla Leahy, News Editor The 1st of January 2022 marked a significant date for the Irish language, as it reached the end of its derogation period to gain full official and working status in the European Union’s institutions. The derogation period had been in place since 2007, when the language was given official and working…

What #F*CKTHEFEES Has Raised Awareness For 

By Imasha Costa, Editor-In-Chief As a new funding package is due to be published in the month of January, the Government is considering the possibility of the reduction of the 3000 euro student contribution charge that is made by every Irish national student for third level education.  The new funding package is also considering a much…

Returning to Campus: All You Need to Know

By Orla Leahy, News Editor Semester two officially began yesterday, January 17th, and will run for twelve weeks until Friday, the 8th of April. President of UCC, Professor John O’Halloran, emailed all students on Wednesday, January 5th, announcing the official arrangements in place across campus for the semester.  Face-to-face teaching continues, with cohorting again in place…

First Ever Intervarsity Law Summit Launched

By Orla Leahy – News Editor The first ever Intervarsity Law Summit, driven by the University College Cork Law Society, was officially launched on November 5th. The Summit will function as the first collaboration between the seven Law Schools, and Law Societies, in Ireland, and will be the biggest student-driven legal event in the country. UCC…

Inside COP26

By Clara Felberbauer – Student Contributor and Member of the UCC COP26 Delegation From October 31st to November 13th, delegates from almost every country in the world gather in Glasgow for the 2021 annual United Nations Climate Change conference. It is the 26th Conference of the Parties involved in this climate summit – COP26. UCC is…

Women in STEM: Cork Engineer makes History

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor A Cork woman, Dr. Ann Kelleher, a University College Cork graduate of UCC’s electrical engineering programme, has made history. Dr. Kelleher is the first ever Irish person to be promoted to the role of Executive Vice President at Technology Giant Intel. The native Macroom woman joined the world’s largest…

COP26: Progress but not enough?

By Orla Leahy – News Editor COP26, the 26th ‘Conference of Parties’ since 1995, took place in Glasgow from the 1st to the 12th of November, at which 196 nations were represented. At COP26, the Glasgow Climate Pact was agreed upon. The official United Nations’ COP26 public relations page describes the pact as “countries [accelerating] progress…

UCC Celebrates its Athena SWAN Bronze Award as a Diverse & Equal University 

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)’s Athena SWAN Award is a national charter that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education, encompassing representation, progression, and success for all.  Recently, University College Cork celebrated its recent Athena SWAN Award which recognised the university’s commitment to promoting and excelling in…

Needle Spiking: an Epidemic for Cork?

By Ciara Browne – Deputy News Editor There have been several reports in recent weeks of people being injected with drugs without their knowledge in bars and nightclubs across Ireland and the UK. The attacks have primarily targeted young women, typically in their early twenties, and the most common areas are pubs and clubs that college…