Toddlers and Transcripts

“I wish I could go back to college, life was so simple back then.” Oh, Avenue Q, you sum it up so perfectly… In the four years since I graduated from UCC, I’ve discovered one big fact about life: being a grownup sucks. There are never emails to cancel work, beans on toast every day…

Student flats by UCC approved

Plans to build apartments for nearly 200 students near University College Cork have been approved. An Bord Pleanála have rejected the recommendation of their own inspector and upheld the decision by cork city council made last August to give planning permission for the development of Student flats for UCC students. The development is to be…

Opinion – Teetotalism in Universities

“What? Really? Why not?” That is the usual response from a fellow student when I reveal that I am teetotal. Sometimes, it is phrased more politely, with a “if you don’t mind me asking?” to cover up their obvious surprise. Others struggle more to hide their shock horror, recoiling with a “WHAT?” – the way…

Miller’s French odyssey off to a flying start

  Stephen Barry | News Editor On Wednesday night Alison Miller will board a chartered flight in Dublin, and set course for Pau in the South of France. She will arrive at the Pyrénéen airport that night, and settle down in her hotel room two days before her big game on Friday. It will be…