USI candidates seek UCC votes

Today (right now, as I write this) UCC student council meets to, among other things, decide where UCC’s votes at USI Congress will go. As with the SU elections, RON (Re-Open Nominations) is a candidate in all elections. Síona Cahill, current USI VP for Equality & Citizenship, is unopposed for President and, due to her…

Trinity Student Protesters Locked into Dining Hall

The situation around the recent protest and occupation of the dining hall in TCD has just escalated, with UCC Express receiving a press release from the students in the #TakeBackTrinity Campaign. ‘This evening at approximately 5pm 60 Trinity Students were locked into the Dining Hall as part of the ongoing occupation in Trinity College Dublin. External…

Campus cycle week hits Cork from March 12th

(Photo: Tomás Tyner) Campus Cycle Week begins next week in the ‘Real Capital’, starting on Monday the 12th of March. “Every college in Cork is taking part,” an organiser told us, “UCC, CIT, CUH, Saint John’s Central College, Cork College of Commerce, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa…” The focal point of the week will be a screening of the film “Why…

Referendum on the Eighth Set for May 25th

According to a report by The Times, Cabinet has made extensive progress on the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment by setting a poll date, May 25th, and approving the text of the draft bill. The late May date is thought to have been fixed upon because it will facilitate University and Leaving Certificate students…

#UCCVotes – USI Referendum may be unconstitutional

Voting on the Students’ Union elections opened today on campus, with students filing into the Boole Basement, O’Rahilly Building, Kane and Brookfield (and CEC, CUH and Copley St.) to vote for their favourite candidates. Also on the slate is the USI affiliation referendum, with the following question put to students: Should UCC Students’ Union remain in…

UCC Partners With Cork Opera House

UCC has unveiled an exciting new collaboration with Cork Opera House, the first of its kind in Ireland. The eight-year cultural partnership programme, launched on February 20th, aims to not only boost Cork’s already strong reputation as a city of learning and culture, but also to enhance the student experience in UCC. The plan will…

#UCCVotes – Candidate Profiles

UCC students will flock to the polls tomorrow and on Wednesday to decide who should be on your students’ union for the year ahead. There are 33 candidates overall, but do you really know who’s who? Not sure who to vote for? Wondering what candidates stand for, and what sets them apart? We asked every…

Trinity Lecturer Under Fire for Pro-FGM Comments

Dr. Ali Selim, part-time lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, has been the subject of heavy criticism following comments made to RTE’s Primetime in support of female circumcision. Selim teaches Arabic language classes at Trinity, and he is also a senior representative and spokesperson for the Islamic Cultural Centre, Clonskeagh. “I’m not an advocate of female…