Category: "Express News"

Inaugural Disability Awareness Week deemed to be a success

Cathal Brennan

UCC’s inaugural Disability Awareness Week was held on campus recently. From the 31st of January to the 3rd of February, a number of events were run around the university to spread awareness of physical disabilities and the challenges met by those who have them.

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UCC R&G Week in full swing

The Rubber Bandits are set to headline this year’s annual Raise and Give (R&G) Week. Starting yesterday afternoon with ‘Cupid’s Love Booth’ at midday, UCC’s own version of Take Me Out and Moulin Rouge, R&G week has gone down a storm so far.

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High student turnout hoped for after registration drive

Student representatives are optimistic a high proportion of students will participate in the upcoming general election, which the Union of Students in Ireland is keen to remind voters will be the government responsible for deciding the future of tuition fees and other university issues.

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Irish presidential candidate speaks at UCC

Presidential candidate Senator David Norris addressed students and staff at University College Cork last Saturday. Openly gay for over forty years, Mr. Norris discussed whether Ireland is ready for a gay presiden

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Forgeries cause concern at UCC Arts Ball

The UCC Arts Ball, which was organised by the Student Union, ran into difficulties when a large quantity of forged tickets allegedly surfaced on the night.

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UCC graduate among survivors in horrific Cork plane crash

Brian Byrne

University College Cork graduate Dónal Walsh was one of six survivors of the plane crash in Cork airport last Thursday. Dónal was returning from a volunteer training programme in Belfast and walked away from the crash relatively unharmed. Six others died in the crash.

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Nursing and midwives pay cut to be reconsidered following protests

Following student lunchtime protests, the Minister of Health and Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has agreed to reconsider the eventual abolishment of pay during clinical placements for fourth year nursing and midwifery students.

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Amnesty International Director Ireland visits UCC

Colm O’ Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland, made an appearance at University College Cork last Thursday. Mr O’ Gorman addressed the organisation’s mental health campaign which aims to make mental health a political priority

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Survey set to examine student experience

Brian Byrne
A university-wide student survey will be emailed to every student of University College Cork this February 21st. The aim of the survey is to gather students’ experience as a student at UCC. Students will have two weeks to complete the survey, the results of which will remain anonymous.

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Female participation in student politics examined in talk series

Cathal Brennan

A talk on female participation in student politics held in Devere Hall last week brought to light the poor participation of women in student politics.

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