USI receives huge endorsement from UCC

The UCC Students’ Union has re-affiliated with the national union, the USI, after this week’s referendum passed by an overwhelming majority of voting students. The USI responded to questions raised over transparency by publishing accounts over the weekend, while their on-campus presence was met with no visible opposition; paying off with a 91.4% ‘Yes’ vote…

The Big Interview: Dr. Michael Murphy

The UCC President is put through his paces on library hours, semesterisation problems and the value of a UCC degree by Stephen Barry   The first thing people tell you before going to question Michael Murphy is that he is hard to pin down: his mantra is that he doesn’t micromanage. It’s something he reaffirms…

UCC Library agrees to longer opening times

The Boole Library will stay open an hour and a half longer than planned this evening, after the Students’ Union’s sit-in protests resulted in an agreement with the university. Instead of a 9.15pm closing time, the library will stay open until 10.45pm Monday to Thursday during the remainder of exams. It will open more than three…

Boole Library sit-in to continue for third day

Following criticism from the student body about inadequate opening hours, UCC’s Students’ Union has been engaged in a series of sit in protests in the Boole Library. These protests began on Sunday, the evening before exams started, and will continue this evening. The protest consists of SU members, along with any willing students, staying in…

SU hits back at ‘Wipe the Slate’ comments

The UCC Student’s Union has hit back at comments that they acted wrongly by introducing the controversial ‘Wipe the Slate’ motion to Student Council, which sought to wipe the previous five Council’s worth of mandates from the record, due to inadequate record keeping. While the motion passed by a majority of 65 to 23, since…

Mary’s shoot themselves in the foot

UCC 2 St Mary’s 1 UCC won their opening game of the Munster Senior League Premier Division season with a late comeback against a strong St Mary’s side. An own goal from Anthony O’Callaghan after 75 minutes proved to be the difference between the sides, after Evan Browne had equalised for UCC a minute earlier….