Highs and lows for UCC GAA

(Photo: Jim Coughlan) It has been a mixed period for UCC GAA, as the college’s Spring hopes were met with mixed results across the Sigerson, Fitzgibbon and Ashbourne Cups. In the Sigerson Cup, NUIG pipped UCC 1-9 to 0-7 to book their place at the Cup Final weekend. NUIG were out of the traps quick through…

Snowstorm Emma hits County Cork & UCC

(Photo: Cian Power) Munster, Leinster, and parts of Connaught are currently facing extreme weather conditions as Snowstorm Emma crosses the nation. From Cork City to Waterford, nowhere was spared from the snowfall. Met Éireann has issued a red snow-ice warning at 11am on Wednesday morning, valid in both Munster and Leinster from 4pm to Friday at…

FemSoc Petitions for Mandatory Consent Classes

UCC Feminist Society has launched a petition to introduce mandatory consent classes for all students attending the university. If the petition is successful, UCC will be following in the footsteps of other Irish universities, including Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast. A spokesperson from FemSoc explained that they “believe these classes are necessary to…

UCC students pledge to save energy on campus

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in partnership with UCC Students’ Union, UCC, and UCC Green Campus yesterday launched a major European energy efficiency and energy saving campaign called ‘Student Switch Off’ encouraging students in Cork to save energy and combat climate change. The campaign is supported by the European Union to the sum…

“Out On The Streets” Campaign Launched

LGBT young people are over-represented on our streets and Ireland doesn’t know how to help- UCC LGBT Society campaigns for better LGBT youth are disproportionately represented in the homeless population, as shown by international research. However, we know very little about LGBT homelessness in an Irish context. In America, studies report that about 40% of homeless…

D’fhógair Comhdháil ar an gcomhshaol agus ar an aeráid do UCC i ndeireadh na Feabhra

D’fhógair Cumann Comhshaoil ​​UCC go mbeidh comhdháil saor in aisce acu ar an gcomhshaol agus athrú aeráide. Tionólfar Comhdháil Aeráide UCC san Aula Maxima stairiúil i Sciathán Thuaidh na hOllscoile Dé Luain 26 Feabhra. Beidh comhdháil comhdhéanta de shraith díospóireachtaí agus óráidí painéil, arna dtabhairt ag cainteoirí agus saineolaithe le linn an lae, maidir le…

Refugee Week – Inside UCC STAR Society

UCC STAR society is the very first Irish branch affiliated with the UK based charity ‘Student Action for Refugees’. STAR is a student run organisation, which is comprised of approximately 27,000 members stemming from student societies across 42 universities and colleges in the UK and Ireland. This vast network of students is utilised by the…