Passing the Torch – Dr.Madoline O’Connell at the Jennings Gallery | Áine McLaughlin

An upcoming exhibition at the Jennings Gallery, “Passing the Torch,” which will run concurrently with “The Experience of Illness” show at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, will display the art of Dr.Madoline O’Connell, a former UCC student herself, as well as medical professional and talented artist. It will be curated by UCC students Áine McLaughlin and…

Sinn Féin highlight SUSI’s flaws as 60,000 grant applications remain unprocessed | Heather Steele

60,000 grant applications remained unprocessed as of the end of October. Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) was created to replace the previous grant awarding system. It is the central system through which all new grant applications for the year 2012/13 are processed. It has amalgamated 66 grant awarding bodies into a single online process. The…

UCC students excel in Undergraduate Awards

UCC has swept the board at the Undergraduate Awards, boasting seventeen “exceptional entries” in the Highly Commended category and three overall winners. The Undergraduate Awards which was founded in 2008 by two Trinity College graduates, Oisin Hanrahan and Paddy Cosgrave, is an initiative “to celebrate students who propose fresh arguments and new approaches, providing undergraduate…

College cutbacks to cost Cork economy | €33m Stephen Barry

With four weeks to go until Budget 2012, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has launched an innovative campaign which intends to localise and broaden the now annual campaign against an increase to college fees. As part of the ‘Fed up? Stand up’ campaign, the USI has revealed that the rising level of the…

UCC Falls in World University Rankings

     UCC has dropped 9 points in the QS World University Rankings, slipping to 191st in the world in 2012.  While UCC has been steadily climbing in international rankings since 2005, this marks the first slide backwards to pre-2010 levels.      The QS World University Rankings is an annual report of the world’s top 700…

Student printing costs increased

     Student printing costs have been increased as of Wednesday the 17th of October. The cost of printing a single sided sheet will witness an increase from 5 cent to 7 while a double sided sheet goes from 4 to 6 cent a side. This is the first rise in the charges since the student…

“Rowdy Students” Make Front Page News

     Anti-social behaviour by UCC students has once again made headlines in local news. The issue most recently came to light in a front page article on Saturday’s Evening Echo.  “We’ll March on UCC Says Locals, Angry over Rowdy Students”, is the headline of the article which covers a recent meeting organised by the Cork…

Launch of UCC Ógra Fianna Fáil Referendum Campaign

    Last Monday, the 15th of October, saw UCC Fianna Fáil launch Ógra Fianna Fáil’s campaign in favour of the upcoming Children’s Rights Referendum at 7pm in the Council Chambers UCC. Speakers at the event included Micheál Martin TD and leader of the Fianna Fáil party, Edel Quinn, Children’s Rights Policy Officer for the Children’s…

Feminist society starts women’s self-defence classes

     The newly formed UCC Feminist Society, in conjunction with the Students’ Union Gender Equality Officer, is hosting a new women’s self-defence course for UCC students which will begin on the 25th of October. It is a six week course with simple and easy techniques to protect against physical assault. The programme has seen a…

3000+ set to cross The Quad this week | Audrey Ellard Walsh

     Autumn conferring ceremonies begin this week and take place until Wednesday the 31st of October. Over 3000 UCC students are expected to don their gowns and cross the Quad over the week and a half of graduations.      Conferring ceremonies take place daily excluding Friday the 26th and Monday the 29th due to the…