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…

“Scale difference” causing UCC President Salary “stress” | Stephen Goulding & Heather Steele

Stephen Goulding and Heather Steele examine the recent controversy over UCC President Michael Murphy’s recent comments regarding his salary.        The president of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy, came under scrutiny in the media last week when it emerged that he is under “stress” with regards to his salary. Speaking to the Irish Independent, Dr Murphy…

EU Commission Representation to host seminar in UCC | Loran Gardiner

     In cooperation with the European Movement Ireland, the European Commission Representation in Ireland plans to host a seminar on ‘European Economic Policy – What’s in it for Ireland?’ during the coming weeks in UCC.      The seminar is one of a series of public events being hosted nationwide this year. Featuring presentations from local…

UCC Graduates launch unique business venture | Kevin O’Neill

     Launched by two UCC graduates, new venture UrYearBook.com provides students with a unique facility to commemorate their time in third level education, both in terms of academic and social pursuits.      Graduates of Government and BIS, respectively, Jayne Ronayne and David Murray developed the website to allow students to document the “class parties, nights…

New Societies Prepare to Recruit | Karen O’Neill

In advance of Societies Day this Wednesday, Karen O’Neill discusses the wave of new society approvals.      Societies’ Day 2012 will take place on the 26th of September in Devere Hall. The event will be awash with fresh faces as UCC welcomes nine new societies to campus. However, the addition of such a large number…

Students’ Union Condemns actions of Clare COCO | Audrey Ellard Walsh

     UCCSU have joined others in coming out against the recent actions of Clare County Council. It was revealed last week that Clare County Council have taken the decision to require proof of payment of the Household Charge with all Maintenance Grant applications.      Speaking on the matter, Students’ Union President Eoghan Healy stated that…