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…

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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…