Scientists in Cork Discover Aspirin-Ulcer Cure

A new study followed out by APC Microbiome Ireland in Cork has shown that bifidobacteria, which is found in the guts of newborns, can prevent and heal ulcers caused by the painkiller aspirin, despite declining as age occurs. This is a continuation of a previous study, which found the same bacteria could be found to produce a protective…

UCC Celebrate Works Award

This year many students from University College Cork benefited from the UCC Works Award, and some were recently awarded for their achievements from the last academic year. The UCC Works Award is a professional skills development programme, and demonstrates that you have engaged in, and developed professional skills through extra-curricular activities and work experience, all of which…

Students’ Union Election: Candidate Watch – Commercial and Communications Officer

UCC’s annual Student Union Elections take place next week, with voting taking place on March 4th, 5th and 6th. This year, as part of the election registration process, candidates were asked to answer five questions for The University Express about their campaign, their manifesto and their plans were they to be elected. Each day, we will…

Poems For The Homeless 2018: Cork’s wordsmiths come out in droves to raise funds for Cork Simon

Last Saturday saw the culmination of months of hard work come to fruition for the UCC Simon Society and many of Cork’s most esteemed poets, spoken word artists, rappers and musicians. Poems For The Homeless, an initiative of UCC Simon Society’s chairperson, Étáin Collins, local artists Stanley Notte and Ciarán MacCartain and myself, Matthew Moynihan,…

EP Review – Scenes

Scenes, the debut EP from Tralee native PJ Galvin, is the epitome of DIY, produced-in-the-bedroom, sparkle pop. Galvin is a product of the newly founded “DIY LK” scene, whose aim is to create an endearing and supportive atmosphere in which new creative acts can flourish and produce such works as this gorgeous EP. The brevity…

Ditch the Disposables

Approximately 4,500 reusable cups have been distributed to incoming first year students during orientation in a further bid to emphasise UCC’s commitment to having an environmental friendly campus. In recent times, certain measures have been implemented in order to encourage students and staff alike to be more prudent when it comes to their attitude towards…