UCC In Top 10 Most Sustainable Universities Worldwide

University College Cork has placed 9th in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2017. The rankings showcase the most sustainable universities across the globe. The achievement is an increase on the university’s previous position of 12th in 2016. Established in 2010 by the Universitas Indonesia (UI), 619 universities across 76 countries were assessed for the…

UCC Student entrepreneur to employ homeless people in Cork to make ‘homeless support bags’

Emily Duffy, a first year commerce student in UCC and successful social entrepreneur, hopes to employ the homeless population of Cork to make her creation, the Duffily Bag: a metallic bubble wrap specially designed for those sleeping rough. The Limerick-born 18 year old already has a similar project up and running successfully in Dublin, which…

Fiction: Rhapsody in Boole

Crushed brown beans and whistling hot steam, squashed mango pierced with a straw. The saccharine paste, dripping, at the back of my mouth. The solitary, synthetic caffeine surge. That shivering warmth inside of me. The September breeze. Shop windows and heavy eyes. The cries of the Examiner Startling the models, dummy struck, inside of their…

Storm Ophelia Hits UCC

Late in the evening of Sunday 15th October UCC students received emails and texts from the university, alerting them to the status red weather warning put in place by Met Éireann for the following day regarding the then-Hurricane Ophelia. Soon after, it was announced that schools and colleges across the country, including UCC, would be…

An Autistic’s Guide to UCC

Embarking on the journey that is your university education is an experience that anyone can describe as thrilling and exciting – as well as completely and utterly terrifying. Obviously, it’s clear that we’re well into the first semester; almost half way in fact (scary, I know!). However, for someone with autism, one may need a…

UCC Launch Historic Investment Plan

Early last week UCC unveiled an exciting €350m investment plan. The project is going to take place over the next five years, and is aiming to create 500 new jobs in the construction industry for Cork. Professor Patrick O’Shea, President of UCC, outlined the key aspects of this landmark project, as well as explaining the…