BT Scholarship Extended

Writes Samantha Calthrop   Just before the 56th BT Young Scientists Exhibition, the Irish Universities Association (IUA) announced two additional scholarships to be available to winners. Since 2015, entrance scholarships to seven NUI universities have been awarded to winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, with over 40 students having received the awards…

RIC Farce and Stormont Success Highlight Contemporary Divisions

Writes Ciaran Dineen It took just 10 days into 2020 for two incredibly significant moments to occur on the green fields of this Island, reminding us all that we are far from ‘united’. Plans for a controversial commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) were deferred by the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, following a…

USI Launch Mental Health Helpline

Writes Samantha Calthrop Mental health in students is an increasing problem, with growing pressure on counselling services at universities. That is according to the USI National Report on Student Mental Health in Third Level Education, which surveyed over 3000 students, found that 33% of participants had been diagnosed with a mental health problem, 70% of…

UCCSU Claim Huge Victory As Capitation Increase Reversed

UCC’s Students’ Union (UCCSU) have successfully reversed a €200 increase in the student capitation fee, reducing the cost to €170 for all incoming students. The increase was announced in June 2019, inciting protest from the Students’ Union, who staged a sit-in protest in the following days; following the increase being implemented, the UCCSU began negotiations…

#TooIntoYou Campaign Offers Support to Young Women

National organisation Woman’s Aid launched its new campaign #TooIntoYou Wednesday 23rd of October. The organisation, which offers support and information to women experiencing domestic violence and dating abuses, is running the campaign until 25th of November. Previously this year, under the Domestic Violent Act 2018, new laws were introduced and meant that women experiencing abuse…

UCC Named World’s Best University for Recycling and Sustainability

Times Higher Education has ranked University College Cork number 1 on their actions towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The process of ranking took into consideration how the college researches, operates, sustainability reports and recycling programmes. In 2007, the Green Campus programmed was launched in UCC. Through the programme, the college improved its…