Students’ Union Election: Candidate Watch – Commercial and Communications Officer

UCC’s annual Student Union Elections take place next week, with voting taking place on March 4th, 5th and 6th. This year, as part of the election registration process, candidates were asked to answer five questions for The University Express about their campaign, their manifesto and their plans were they to be elected. Each day, we will…

Student Wellbeing Framework

The landscape of Cork City has changed in recent years due to the construction of student accommodation premises such as Amnis House. The opening of Amnis House provided another 190 student beds to a city that is sorely crying out for increased accommodation amid this student housing crisis. Uninest, who run this student residence, are…

Students’ Union President Impersonated on Live Radio

UCC’s Student Union president, Alan Hayes, has confirmed that the man who called Cork’s 96fm Opinion Line radio show on Friday February 15th was not, in fact, him despite claiming to be. Hayes clarified the situation in a tweet sent from the @UCCSUPresident account. He noted that that the caller ‘He passed inaccurate remarks about…

UCC Launch Food Institute

University College Cork has recently launched its new Food Institute, which represents a growing development in food research and education in Ireland. Jim Corbett, Director of the Food Institute in UCC, described it as “an exciting development which will make a strategic contribution to regional and national food industry development, innovation and success, and which…

Success in Sustainability for UCC

This year, University College Cork grabbed headlines by becoming the only Irish university to make the list of the top ten most sustainable universities in the world. This is a big achievement for UCC and one that both staff and students have been working towards for some time. A number of improvements have been made…