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…

Thirteen million trees planted with help from UCC students

Environmentally conscious search-engine Ecosia has recently announced that it has planted over 13 million trees all over the world, in places like Indonesia, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Peru and Burkina Faso. The browser uses revenue collected from advertising to plant trees and fund their projects, with their website stating that it takes 1.7 seconds of use to…