Report: Last Student Council

The final student council of the year was held on Wednesday, the 15th of March, usually the longest council of the year as in addition to the normal business, a new council team had to be elected along with the USI hustings and subsequent USI elections. Five motions were up for discussion and debate, following…

An Addiction to Happiness

I am addicted to helping other people. Doesn’t sound like an awful thing, right? Not always, no. But when one takes on more than they can handle, not being able to say no can become a problem. You know when you go into an interview and the people on the other side of the table…

#UCCVotes Candidate Interviews

President Deputy President & Campaigns Officer VP for Commercial & Communications (Comms Officer) VP for Education (Education Officer) For a full playlist of these videos, you can click this link. These interviews were recorded on Thursday, March 2nd. At the time of recording we did not know who the Welfare Officer candidates were, as their…

#UCCVotes Survey – Irish Unity Referendum

On March 6th & 7th UCC Students’ Union, in response to a student petition signed by around 1000 UCC students, will hold a referendum to decide their position on Irish Unity. The question put to students will be to decide the Students’ Union’s position on a United Ireland. The referendum is supported by several political…

SU nominations to re-open for Welfare Officer position

It has been today announced that the nominations for the positions of Vice President for Welfare (Welfare Officer) and Equality Officer on the Students’ Union will be re-opened. This decision has been made due to the fact that both of the candidates for the positions, Mike O’Keeffe and Niamh O’Reilly respectively, failed to send a…

Consent Classes in UCC

Recently our newsfeeds have been dominated by the Stanford rape case; Brock Allen Turner, a young white male attending Stanford University, sexually assaulted & attempted to rape an unconscious girl behind a dumpster after a party. Turner’s defence used the girl’s alcohol intake as their reasoning for this heinous crime rather than admitting that Turner refused to…

Manifesto Breakdown – Keep Your SU Accountable

Earlier this month we saw the election of the incoming Student Union for the academic year 2016/17. Some of you won’t be around for the next year but most will, as such the Express has decided to print a breakdown of the elected candidate’s manifestos. To highlight some of the main talking points of these manifestos…