Climate emergency, is it finally time?

Ramya Baskaran discusses the climate emergency and how seriously we should be taking it.  It’s a common consensus that our world needs help. Mother Nature is in distress. She needs her children to understand this and act upon the climate emergency.  Is it finally time?  The climate emergency is different from climate change. Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climatic … Continue reading Climate emergency, is it finally time?

Reacting Out: Should Ireland Consider Nuclear Energy?

Deputy Current Affairs Editor Stephen Moynihan tackles the issue of Nuclear Energy in Ireland – is it viable given the developments in technology or are there simply too many strings attached for Ireland to consider?  The discussion around nuclear energy as a viable, alternative clean energy source is one that undoubtedly turns heads, but with the mitigation of environmental degradation and climate breakdown becoming increasingly … Continue reading Reacting Out: Should Ireland Consider Nuclear Energy?

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