AIB partner with UCC to fund sustainable business

It was announced earlier this month that AIB is entering a partnership with University College Cork which will involve the bank funding The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, this is the first of its kind in Ireland. AIB has pledged €1.25 million over the next five years to support and implement the objectives of The…

Former US ambassador to the UN is proud of links to UCC

Samantha Power, the former US ambassador to the UN and human rights advisor to President Barack Obama, recently spoke to UCC’s Government and Politics Society ahead of her appointment to the Biden administration. Power has been named by the current President to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAid) and like her employer, has…

The Future is Digital: UCC Open Days and Careers Fairs go Virtual

Although the pandemic has stalled the in-person events students rely on in order to shape their future—Open Days, Careers Fairs and internship talks—it has not prevented UCC from innovating a new way to look forward. Webinars have become the means to acquiring knowledge about prospective career and degree pathways, allowing students to engage with employers…

UCC sets tone for new year with Bystander Intervention Week

The first week of the new semester was this year ushered in with the university’s inaugural Bystander Intervention Week: an effort to celebrate active bystanders in the UCC community and increase their number. The campaign adapted to Covid-19 restrictions and went virtual, hosting events, workshops and conversations to empower students and achieve a zero tolerance…

UCC reintroduces No Academic Disadvantage exam policy for winter examinations

University College Cork (UCC) has reintroduced the No Academic Disadvantage measures for their upcoming examinations this January. All students received an email from the Interim Registrar Stephen Byrne on Wednesday stating that “in recognition of these exceptional circumstances” the University has “reinstated the additional No Academic Disadvantage” policy and these measures “will apply for the…

Mental Wellbeing put to the fore with launch of SilverCloud and Mental Health Awareness week

UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) President, Naoise Crowley informed all students earlier this week via email of their access to Silvercloud: a virtual mental health platform made available to users through Universities, GPs and certain healthcare plans by the company SilverCloud UK. It provides self-directed courses on mental health and well-being. Mr. Crowley described the project,…

Country and colleges exit Level 5 for Christmas

After six weeks of Level 5 restrictions, the reopening process of retail, restaurants and other amenities began on December 1st as part of the government’s Safe Christmas Plan. The nation is now operating under Level 3 restrictions with the festive season allowing for a number of exceptions – much of these were against the advice…