Category: "Express News"

Daniel Dennett draws huge audience at UCC Atheists event

Brian Byrne

Daniel C. Dennett, arguably one of the greatest living philosophers, discussed last week the importance of religious societies at University College Cork.

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Raise and Give charities announced, Student Patrol to return

Karen O’ Neill
The charities which will receive the takings from Raise and Give Week have been announced, comprising the Student Hardship Fund, The Horgan’s Building Senior Citizen’s Trust and the Hope Foundation.

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Mental health issues garner awareness through week of events

Brian Byrne

Mental Health Week took place last week at University College Cork. Held every year, the week’s primary aim is to raise awareness for mental health issues.

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Avego to launch world first commuter service in cork

Daniel Lynch

An innovative car-pooling service is set to launch and offers the chance for students and fellow commuters to cut down on their carbon footprint.

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Howard Marks discusses student drug use at UCC

Brian Byrne

Howard Marks, former drug smuggler and prison convict, reasoned why cannabis is so popular among third level students during a visit to University College Cork last week. The talk, which was hosted by the UCC Psychology Society, was one of the biggest events on the society’s calendar. Marks

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UCC President believes Hunt Report makes many welcomed recommendations

Laura Cashman

At a staff meeting last Wednesday, Dr. Michael Murphy, President of UCC, claimed the report of the National Strategy Group for Education was “welcome” and rightly showed “the country’s vision of the future of education”. Chaired by Colin Hunt, an alumnus of UCC, the Hunt Report board has set out many suggestions for the future of UCC and other third level institutions around the country.

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Registration for Irish General Election becomes paramount for student representatives

Byron Murphy

The attention of the Union of Students in Ireland, UCC’s Students’ Union and those of other third-level institutions has been turned this week to the registration of students for the upcoming general election.

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UCC President leaves students in great uncertainty

Cathal Brennan

Dr. Michael Murphy, President of University College Cork, took part in an open Q&A session with students of the university in UCC Students’ Union Council on Wednesday the 19th of January.

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Nursing and midwife pay cut draws heavy criticism

Kate Magner
The decision to phase out and eventually abolish the payment received by final year midwives and nurses on their clinical placement is, according to Prof. Josephine Hegarty, “a retrograde step.”

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Mardyke Arena improvements to be ready for centenary year

Byron Murphy, News Editor

A new Mardyke Pavillion, along with an extension to the gym complex, will be completed this year. The changes are set to coincide with the hundred year anniversary of the Mardyke area being used for sports and recreation by UCC.

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