Enviously Green

Gemma Kent surveys two of UCC’s core endeavours in the field of sustainability, the “Love Our Library” Campaign and the work of the Environmental Research Institute. In 2010, University College Cork became the first institute of higher-education in the world to be awarded a Green Flag. At the heart of this first milestone in UCC’s efforts to promote and improve its work around sustainability was … Continue reading Enviously Green

Becoming a Student Again

Michelle Rumley describes her return to education as a mature student, and her experiences as a non-traditional fresher. Becoming a student again was not a decision I made lightly. I have a checkered past when it comes to doing courses; I was in my mid 30s and broke. I had thought about it seriously for a few years, world-weary from working in jobs that lead … Continue reading Becoming a Student Again

Accommodation Design Tips for Students

Elaír Ní Thuama offers some affordable tips for snazzing up your student accommodation. Student housing, as I’m sure you know, varies wildly, but it tends to have a very… practical feel. It’s not exactly homely. That’s not a great vibe and can be especially weird for Freshers, who may be away from their real home for the first time. To combat that, here are a … Continue reading Accommodation Design Tips for Students

Sparks – a look at creative spaces on campus

This week, UCC sent out an email that does seem ever so slightly out of place. It doesn’t take a genius to find out how, considering the subject line reads “Drop Out & Start Up”. It takes a little while to understand why the university would drive its students away. As someone who’s been floating alongside the startup community for a long time, I’m not … Continue reading Sparks – a look at creative spaces on campus

Motley Magazine named top of its category at the KBC National Student Media Awards 2015

Ellen Desmond   It is with great pleasure we can announce Motley Magazine has held onto its title of Best Irish Student Magazine. Motley has been the recipient of this award two years in a row now, having been selected for the prize at the KBC SMedias on the 16th of April in the Aviva Stadium, a year after the magazine first won the award … Continue reading Motley Magazine named top of its category at the KBC National Student Media Awards 2015

A Perk Too Far

Motley takes a quick look at the latest perk being offered to employees of the world’s biggest multinational corporations With new age technologies comes new age businesses, renowned worldwide for their quirky interiors, young and eccentric work forces and of course, the ‘perks.’ But in recent weeks, these perks have reached the level where they are beginning to be questioned by the general public. This … Continue reading A Perk Too Far