Ireland’s Technology Elite to Descend on Cork

Some of Ireland’s most technologically gifted up-and-coming minds will descend upon the Hayfield Manor Hotel in Cork this Monday, February 4th for the first BIS Society Conference. The Business Information Systems Society committee has been in preparation for the past several months for the inaugural event that will see Paul Kenny (inset), James Whelton and Brendan…

UCC Graduate takes to Silver Screen in Deception | Siobhán O Callaghan

Former UCC student, actress Roisín O’ Neill stepped into the spotlight once again this month as she made her TV debut in TV3’s new six-part serial drama, Deception. The Ballincollig native-who attended Coláiste Choilm and subsequently studied Drama and Theatre Studies here at UCC-first became involved in acting having been inspired by her fifth and…

Operation Transformation- One Week In | Heather Steele

Operation transformation is into its second week and the programme has been met with great success. The leaders have completed their first week and have had their first in-programme weigh-in and review on Tuesdays. Already the Operation Transformation leaders have made real changes. The programme will run for a further six weeks. UCC Operation Transformation…

Science Today: Public Lectures Series 2013 | Tommie Grant

The UCC Public Lectures Series 2013 kicked off recently with the aim of making a diverse range of science and technology topics accessible to the public. This series has become a “highlight of the academic calendar” and is not to be missed by science buffs. Lectures, covering issues ranging from a philosophical look at human…

A New World for UCC Students | Annie Hoey

UCC is widely known for its talent in the theatre world. UCC students have produced first rate productions time and time again, garnering accolade both here and afar. But now UCC students are taking on a new theatrical medium: musical theatre. This is not to say that no UCC student has even undertaken a musical…

UCC students begin unprecedented charity initiative | Tracy Nyhan

First year Medicine students, Darragh Grace (19), Chris Reidy (18), Dan Coffey (19), Brian O’Mahony (18) and Donnacha Hogan (19) from different areas in Cork, Waterford and Limerick, have begun a unique project in order to raise awareness and raise money for charities. Their initiative, called ‘5.5.5 Charity Challenges’, aims to raise €500,000 in five…

Don’t Be That Guy Campaign Launched | Audrey Ellard Walsh

Last Tuesday saw UCC Students’ Union in association with the Feminist Society launch the ‘Don’t be that Guy’ poster campaign, bringing to UCC and Cork a highly effective international sexual assault prevention campaign. This campaign, which is also currently running in TCD and NUIG, argues that messages that target the victim in rape cases can…

UCC Students Getting to the Heart of It | Tommie Grant

Over 100 of University College Cork’s top athletes will be undergoing potentially lifesaving cardiac screening on Dec 6th & 12th. The University’s Clubs Executive – the joint student and staff body – funded cardiac screening for all students on a sports scholarship. While there is a great awareness of SAD’S itself there is no current…