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Batman arrested for interfering in police business ‘A man dressed as comic book superhero Batman found himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested for interfering in police business. American caped crusader Mark Wayne Williams was arrested after refusing to leave the scene of a roadside accident as police searched for a…

UCC launch programme in Military Medical Care | Stephen Goulding

     University College, Cork’s School of Medicine launched a new medical diploma programme in conjunction with the Irish Defence Forces and the Academy of Emergency Care at Cork University Hospital last month.      The programme will act as the entry level course for serving members of the defence forces that wish to enter the Medical…

UCC Works Internship Programme Launched | John Smith

     The UCC Student’s Union, in conjunction with the Careers Service, have launched UCC Works, a new internship scheme designed to reward participation in extracurricular activities and give students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of their degree.      Last Tuesday, the 2nd of October, saw UCC President Michael Murphy launch the…

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Cambridge entrepreneur and lecturer to deliver talk at UCC Ms Hanadi Jabado, Entrepreneur in Residence at Cambridge University, will deliver a public lecture entitled ‘Rejuvenate Your Business Through Entrepreneurship’ on Thursday October 11 at UCC. Hosted by the Department of Management and Marketing at UCC, the lecture is part of a series of master classes…

Philosophical Society debate same-sex marriage | Ruth Lawlor

     An atmosphere of hostility was proclaimed by some last Monday evening (the 1st of October) at the Philosophical Society debate on the legalisation of marriage for same-sex couples. With a large LGBT presence, overwhelmingly in favour of the motion and cries of “bigot” ringing throughout the room, the claim is perhaps unsurprising for anyone…

Class Rep Elections Underway | Audrey Ellard Walsh

     Class Rep Elections are continuing this week and will conclude on Friday the 12th of October.      1st and 2nd year class rep elections have already taken place in-class and elections for other years and Post-Graduates are being held campus all this week. Polling stations will be located outside the library from 10am-4pm Monday,…

LGBT Ally Campaign goes National | Audrey Ellard Walsh

     The launch of the USI’s national Ally Initiative took place in UCC on the 1st of October. Held in conjunction with the Students’ Union and the LGBT Society, it was officially launched by Cork City Lord mayor, Councillor John Buttimer. University College Dublin Students’ Union, Waterford Institute of Technology Students Union, St Angela’s College…

Cholera’s Coming to UCC | Audrey Walsh

UCC Friends of MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders) Society are hosting an interactive cholera tent exhibition to campus this Tuesday, the 25th of September. The event, which takes place as part of MSF Ireland Week, aims to provide UCC’s students with more awareness about the work of the NGO by affording them an…