Cost of UCC Accommodation Soars

  The cost of student accommodation for the year 2019/2020 has increased nationwide, with UCC introducing the highest price increase in Ireland. All five of UCC’s on-campus accommodation facilities— University Hall, Victoria Lodge, Castlewhite apartments, Victoria Mills, and Mardyke Hall– saw price increases between 10% and 11.5%, with the price range now €4029-€6179 yearly. The…

Circadian Rhythms: The Body Clock-Themed Exhibition at the UCC Glucksman

The Glucksman Gallery at UCC launched its newest exhibition, Circadian Rhythms, on Saturday 2 August. In conjunction with the SFI research body APC Microbiome Ireland, the exhibition focuses on the interaction between the human microbiome— the microorganisms that live inside the human body— and the body’s internal sense of time, or “internal clock”. The Glucksman…

Efforts Made To Alleviate Student Accommodation Crisis

The latest progress report of the National Student Accommodation Strategy (NSAS) has been released, including reports on the creation of 7000 new bed spaces and a new 4% annual cap to minimize rent increases, similar to the already established, Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs). The NSAS is the official government strategy for creating more student accommodation,…

UCC Students Face Crippling Accommodation Rent Hikes

Writes News Editor: Samantha Calthrop The cost of student accommodation for the year 2019/2020 has increased nationwide, with UCC introducing the highest price increase in Ireland. All five of UCC’s on-campus accommodation facilities— University Hall, Victoria Lodge, Castlewhite apartments, Victoria Mills, and Mardyke Hall–  saw price increases between 10% and 11.5%, with the price range…

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…