First national USI Fed Up? Stand Up! March takes place in Cork

The 5th of November saw UCC and CIT students join to march from UCC to the Glasheen Road constituency offices of Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer. The march, which set off from UCC after 1pm was part of a nationwide series of student demonstrations planned ahead of Budget 2013. Turnout was poor in comparison to levels…

FUAIM community arts projects continue | Cathal Nally

  A series of concerts, lectures and community initiatives launched under the ‘FUAIM’ bracket by the UCC School of Music continue. Performing arts projects such as ‘Lifesounds’ are aimed at facilitating the making of music across all spectrums in Cork City is central to the ethos and actions of the project. ‘Lifesounds’ featured “an extravaganza…

Relay for Life UCC | Ellen Desmond

  UCC Cancer Society members launched the university’s first official Relay for Life campaign. Thursday the 18th of October saw society members spreading information and gathering volunteers for what hopes to be the biggest event seen on campus next year. An Information Night was held the following Monday, during which every seated person in Boole…

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…