UCC Lecturer published in National Geographic | Heather Steele

Professor John Davenport of the school of BEES has recently published a paper jointly with Roger Hughes, a colleague at the University of Bangor, on the mechanism of emperor penguin swimming. The pair noted a previously unstudied phenomenon in emperor penguins. The penguins utilise the power of bubbles to act as lubricant to cut drag…

Mental Wellbeing week held by SU and Societies Guild | Tommie Grant

As part of an annual, national Student’s Union campaign UCC ran a Mental Wellbeing week from Monday the 12th to Thursday the 15th of November. The Student’s Union ran this campaign with the assistance of the Societies’ Guild and various societies to organise specific events. There were various aims of this campaign; including stamping out…

SU Postgraduate Officer Elected | Lorna Gardiner

Last week, elections took place for the position Postgraduate Officer in the university, seeing Ann Marie Harte, an MBS Government student elected to the post. Such a role holds particular importance now more than ever due to the cutbacks that postgraduate education endured in last year’s budget. Last December witnessed maintenance grants being removed from…

UCC Hosts LGBT Pink Training Weekend | Margaret Perry

Last weekend, UCC hosted Pink Training 2012, the largest LGBT training event in Europe.  The event was organised by the Union of Students of Ireland (USI) and spearheaded by USI Equality and Citizenship Officer and past UCC student Laura Harmon. This year is the 20th anniversary of Pink Training, which began in 1992 at a…

Europa Society discuss careers in Europe | Audrey Ellard Walsh

 The newly founded Europa Soc hosted a careers talk on Thursday 15th November at 6pm in West Wing 6. Jenny Flynn, Communications and Membership manager with European Movement Ireland presented the lecture on career, internship and study opportunities in Europe. The event was  not to be missed for students thinking of a career in Europe,…

Bar Training on Campus Tommie Grant

Students are availing of bar work training organised by the UCC Managing and Marketing society. Running for two weeks from 4pm on Friday the 16th of November bar training has been taking place in the Old Bar. For the small fee of €5, students are being taught how to pull pints correctly and also availing…

First national USI Fed Up? Stand Up! March takes place in Cork

The 5th of November saw UCC and CIT students join to march from UCC to the Glasheen Road constituency offices of Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer. The march, which set off from UCC after 1pm was part of a nationwide series of student demonstrations planned ahead of Budget 2013. Turnout was poor in comparison to levels…

FUAIM community arts projects continue | Cathal Nally

  A series of concerts, lectures and community initiatives launched under the ‘FUAIM’ bracket by the UCC School of Music continue. Performing arts projects such as ‘Lifesounds’ are aimed at facilitating the making of music across all spectrums in Cork City is central to the ethos and actions of the project. ‘Lifesounds’ featured “an extravaganza…