Report: Last Student Council

The final student council of the year was held on Wednesday, the 15th of March, usually the longest council of the year as in addition to the normal business, a new council team had to be elected along with the USI hustings and subsequent USI elections. Five motions were up for discussion and debate, following…

Modern Medicine’s most neglected disorder receives much needed attention

New updated guidelines for the diagnosis, managements and care of patients with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes have been published for the first time in 20 years. A recently formed international consortium of over 90 experts in the field of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes published their research in the American Journal of Medical Genetics on Wednesday, March 15th….

UCC Express nominated for international award

The UCC Express was last night nominated for an international award. The Student Publication Association National Conference Awards, also known as the SPANCs, have been awarded to student publications & their staff for the last five years. The majority of their entries come from across the UK and Ireland, with entries from prestigious publications like…

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…