UCC unveils €350 million investment plan

  University College Cork (UCC) has unveiled a €350 million investment plan for the university, which includes plans to expand campus space by 20% over the next five years.   The plan, which UCC predicts will create 500 new construction jobs, has identified several areas of investment in the university. It aims to facilitate a […]

UL votes to support a united Ireland

The University of Limerick Students’ Union (ULSU) has voted to support a stance in favour of a united Ireland. The results were announced today, April 19. With a turnout of 2,166 students, 77.05% students voted in favour of the motion. ULSU are now mandated to lobby the Irish government to hold a referendum on the […]

Institutes of technology top in third-level rankings despite running significant deficits

Ireland’s institutes of technology (ITs) have fared better than universities in the 2017 edition of U-Multirank. The study compares third level institutions under different headings including research, knowledge transfer and international orientation instead of overall rankings. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and University College Cork (UCC) both received thirteen As, denoting very good scores out […]

Israel conference to go ahead in Cork

A conference that has caused friction between the Embassy of Israel in Ireland and University College Cork (UCC) is to take place this month, but will be jointly held by both UCC and Cork City Hall, organisers announced last week.   The conference entitled “International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility” […]

UCC Students’ Union votes to support Irish reunification

  UCC Students’ Union has become the second Students’ Union in Ireland to vote in favour of supporting the reunification of the country. It will join NUI Galway Students’ Union in calling on the Irish government to hold a referendum on the issue.   The referendum was held following the efforts of the Yes2UnityUCC campaign […]

The declining funding of Ireland’s higher education sector

In a world that sees conservative values dominating, along with the rising sentiment that students should pay for their education, Irish students are, in a sense, lucky, that over 90% of us attend institutions predominantly funded by the state. Unlike students in the UK or US, for example, we are not shouldered with tens of […]

Conference causes row between UCC and Israeli Embassy

A row has erupted between the Embassy of Israel in Dublin and University College Cork (UCC) over plans to host a conference from March 31 to April 2 in UCC on the legitimacy of the state of Israel. The conference, entitled International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism, was originally to […]

Pink Training – a weekend of insightful workshops and lip-sync battles

Pink Training, a crash course in LGBTQ issues held by USI in University College Cork over the last weekend of November, consisted of a series of workshops, talks and social events for LGBTQ students and allies, from Non-Binary 101 to Queer Sex Ed to Debunking Bisexual Stereotypes. The event was attended by around 300 students, […]

Students for Sensible Drug Policy hold conference in Cork over the weekend

Harm prevention, medicinal uses of cannabis and the HSE’s naloxone demonstration project are among the topics discussed at the event on Saturday

UCC Student Centre removes “disrespectful and overly sexualised” adverts after complaints from students

Posters, depicting female bodies, ran slogans such as “Cheap looking,” “Do my buns look big in this?” and “What’s your cup size?”

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