UCC Capitation Fee Set To More Than Double

Writes Samantha Calthrop, News Editor It was announced yesterday that the capitation fee for incoming first-years at UCC is set to rise by €200.The fee is to be gradually raised each year, with the first raise from €170 to €250 being implemented for incoming first years in 2019. The fee is to increase by €40 each…

Cork Marches on Climate Change

The 15th March 2019 marked the day when thousands of children in schools across Ireland dropped their pencils and marched through the streets demanding urgent climate change action. The sight of children dropping their books that teach them about the impact of climate change and instead taking it upon themselves to march to demand climate…

Students Highlight Education Funding Crisis

Students across the country were joined by some of their lecturers on March 21st during a walkout protest over the rising cost of Higher Education fees in Ireland. Since the economic recession of 2008, third-level education in Ireland has faced some of the biggest funding cuts in the public sector. Despite the fact that the…

Almost half the jobs in Irish towns at ‘high risk’ of automation, according to a new UCC report

The risk of automation of jobs in Irish towns has been revealed in a report titled ‘Automation in Irish Towns: Who’s Most at Risk?’. The report, conducted by UCC researchers Dr Frank Crowley and Dr Justin Doran, was presented at ‘The Creative Rural Economy’ event to leading academics, policymakers, and entrepreneurs.  The report found that two…

Ben Dunlea Elected UCC SU President

After three days of voting during last week’s Student’s Union elections here in UCC, Computer Science student, Ben Dunlea was elected President by the student voters of UCC. Running up against Government student, Bea McCarthy, Ben fought a very popular and eye-catching campaign and in the end managed to scoop up just under 57% of…

UCC Votes ‘Yes’ to Five Referenda

Last Thursday following a long day of counting in the Student Centre, it was discovered that UCC students had voted for ‘yes’ votes in all five referenda during this year’s week of Students’ Union elections. Earlier last week, the University Express’ ‘Straw Poll’ indicated that all five questions posed to students would pass, but it…