UCC Celebrate Works Award

This year many students from University College Cork benefited from the UCC Works Award, and some were recently awarded for their achievements from the last academic year. The UCC Works Award is a professional skills development programme, and demonstrates that you have engaged in, and developed professional skills through extra-curricular activities and work experience, all of which…

UCC REACT Programme Receives Honorary Award

Alongside ten other third level institutions, UCC staff and students were awarded at DCU for an Inaugural ceremony on August 28 th due to their efforts in reducing the harm experienced by students from excessive alcohol consumption. The awards were presented by Minister for State for higher education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, and Dr Michael Byrne,…

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,…