This article has been updated in response to new information provided by the UCC SU president. Yesterday, the UCC Students Union revealed a press release that marked the public announcement of the closure of the Old Bar, and the start of a campaign by UCCSU, the Societies Guild and the Clubs Executive, in opposition to the closure. The press release referred to an open letter sent … Continue reading No Old Bar, No Holds Barred – Motley Opinion
Report: Motley Staff This Tuesday, April 12th 2016, UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) launched the ‘Citizens of the 8th’ campaign to call on the government to repeal the 8th Amendment of Bunreacht na hÉireann by highlighting the impact that it has on Irish women. The campaign aims to call attention to the State’s negligence in protecting the reproductive rights of women and trans* men. In November 2015 … Continue reading Powerful campaign by UCC students calls for the 8th Amendment to be repealed
Words: Motley Staff UCC students have voted in favour of UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) campaigning to repeal the 8th amendment of Bunreacht an hÉireann. A referendum took place across UCC campus on Monday & Tuesday of this week with thousands of students queuing to cast their votes. Aidan Coffey, UCCSU President said “it’s important to note that this was put forward by an independent group … Continue reading UCC Students Vote to Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment
Words: Motley Staff Earlier this month, UCC’s Students’ Union received a petition from over five hundred students calling for a campus wide referendum concerning the 8th amendment. On the 23rd and 24th of November, all students of University College Cork will have the opportunity to vote. This referendum will ask if UCC’s Students’ Union should campaign for a repeal of the 8th Amendment of Bunreacht … Continue reading Should UCC Students’ Union campaign to repeal the 8th amendment?
By Dion Davis A students’ union is the body that represents students of a university and acts on their behalf in matters of interest. For incoming first years, a student union that actually represents your interests in the college might seem a mile away from the representation you received in secondary school. These guys and girls actually do help enhance your student experience within the … Continue reading Get to know your Students’ Union
Ellen Desmond With official exam season now upon us, UCC students are fighting for extended opening hours in their library. The protests, led by UCC Students’ Union, have been prompted by the allegedly “inadequate” Boole Library opening hours. The current opening hours are being seen as even more inadequate in light of the newly semesterised exam system. Winter 2014 is the first time that UCC students have been required to sit … Continue reading Boole Library Sit-In coincides with 150th anniversary of George Boole