International Service Design Experiences Comes to Cork

The International Service Design Experience, an international conference on the ergonomics of services- where accessibility, fairness and convenience are made a priority- will place on September 26th 2017 in Fota Island Resort, Cork. Hosted jointly by Cork County Council and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), the conference will feature a number of speakers on the…

USI Calls For Urgent Return of Ibrahim Halawa As Egyptian Court Postpones Verdict

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for the immediate return of Ibrahim Halawa to Ireland, and declared the decision of an Egyptian court to postpone the verdict of his trial until September 18th a “farce.” While in recent times the Irish government has shown themselves willing to take steps to ensure Ibrahim’s…

Thirteen million trees planted with help from UCC students

Environmentally conscious search-engine Ecosia has recently announced that it has planted over 13 million trees all over the world, in places like Indonesia, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Peru and Burkina Faso. The browser uses revenue collected from advertising to plant trees and fund their projects, with their website stating that it takes 1.7 seconds of use to…

UCC Conducted Research Using More Than 4,000 Live Animals For Last Year

Records exposed under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that 4,162 live animals were used in research by UCC alone in 2016, primarily mice and rats, but also pigs, rabbits, birds and guinea pigs. Almost €200,000 was spent in sourcing the animals through domestic and international suppliers, with another €3,000 spent to dispose of…

Student Accommodation Booked Out Before CAO Offers

Student accommodation complexes have been fully booked out, despite the majority of college places not being offered until late August. Round 1 CAO offers are not given out until August 21st, but all of the bigger student accommodation options have already been booked. University Hall, Victoria Lodge, Victoria Mills and Castlewhite Apartments, all of which…