Ireland Calls for UCC Powerlifter

UCC Medicine Student, and Express Fashion Editor, Kenneth Nwaezeigwe has been called up to the Irish Powerlifting team. The 22 year-old underwent trials in Athlone this September before receiving the call to lift for the Boys in Green. Speaking on the announcement, a cheerful Kenneth was ecstatic about the call-up, commenting that: “I’m excited and…

A potted history of the Express

[dropcap style= boxed]A[/dropcap]lthough UCC has an assorted history of student publications, the UCC Express traces its origins back only 17 years. That corresponds to the first ever issue of the University Examiner on the 9th of October 1997, a publication which was founded by Fionnán Sheahan. Sheahan had been the penultimate Editor of the Gazette,…

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…

SUSI confirms grant system is running smoothly | Heather Steele

Almost two-thirds of grants have been paid to students already this year according to a statement by SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), the single Awarding Authority for all new student grant applications. The system is well ahead of time compared to the multiple system failures it experienced last year. Grants have been paid to 39,000…

Tyndall to help create 100 new jobs per annum | Stephen Barry

Tyndall National Institute’s new 5-year strategic plan outlined the UCC research centre’s aim to help create 500 new jobs by 2018. These jobs will come in high-tech start-ups, foreign multinationals coming to Ireland and already established Irish companies. The plans were unveiled by Minister for Jobs, Research and Innovation Richard Bruton, who used Tyndall as…