External groups visit campus on abortion issue

A bus travelling across Ireland in support of the ‘Repeal the 8th’ movement arrived in UCC on the morning of March 7th. The campaign was hosted by pro-choice group ROSA (Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity), in conjunction with Women on Web, an online medical abortion service. Spokesperson for the campaign, Rita Harrold, elaborated…

#UCCVotes – Frahill elected Council Chair

In the final direct election to the UCC Students’ Union executive of the academic year, current CACSSS Rep (College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences) Aaron Frahill was elected as the Chair of UCC Student Council by those in attendance in Boole One last night. Frahill was opposed, on the night, by former CACSSS Rep…

UCC President announces state-of-the-art Cork University Business School building

Since January of 2015 Corks University Business School at University College Cork has been one of Ireland’s largest business schools. Already home to the largest number of full time undergraduate students in any business school in Ireland, and with the second highest number of postgrads, it also boasts the highest level of research income. The…

#UCCVotes Controversy Comes to an End

The saga that was ‘#UCCVotes 2017’ have finally come to a close, as Presidential candidate Art Kelleher has dropped his appeal with the returning officer. Mr.Kelleher, who lost to President-elect Martin Scally by six votes after one count and three recounts, had appealed the result on the grounds that some students had been turned away…

LGBT Society launch campaign on slurs & abuse

The LGBT Society this week announced their new campaign, titled “More Than Words.” With this campaign the Society aims to highlight the frequent and casual way in which offensive homophobic slurs are hurled at their community, and the harrowing impact verbal abuse can have on an already marginalised group. It is hoped the campaign’s hashtag…

Presidential Result Appealed – #UCCVotes

We have just learned that the result of the presidential race in the recent Students’ Union elections has officially been appealed. The result, which was arrived upon after four counts, including one the following day, has proved controversial for many reasons. On the night of the count, at around 2am and after three counts, the…

#UCC Votes Results (So far)

A majority of the UCC Students’ Union Executive have today (or yesterday, by the time you’re reading this) been elected; all of the College Reps and Non-Sabbatical officers have been elected, as well as a majority of Sabbats. The race to be UCCSU’s next President, however, will go into a second day of counts, as…

#UCCVotes Candidate Interviews

President Deputy President & Campaigns Officer VP for Commercial & Communications (Comms Officer) VP for Education (Education Officer) For a full playlist of these videos, you can click this link. These interviews were recorded on Thursday, March 2nd. At the time of recording we did not know who the Welfare Officer candidates were, as their…

Law Soc to Host Women in Law Forum

In an event that will be the first of its kind in Ireland, female forerunners in the field of law will be brought together to encourage female students to pursue legal careers. The forum, coordinated by UCC Law Society, will be held in Hayfield Manor on March 10, and will discuss issues relevant to the…