UCC Societies Update – January

Words: Kelly Doherty UCC Societies have an exciting couple of weeks to come. As per usual at this point of the year, a whole host of balls are taking place so there’s something for everyone to get their glad rags together for. Accounting & Finance Society, Law Society, Food Science Society, Science Society, the language societies and creative societies are holding their annual balls. This … Continue reading UCC Societies Update – January

Loans for Learning

Hassan Baker takes a look at the reality behind proposed student loan schemes In recent times funding for education has been decreased, while costs have continued to increase. This is due to the cuts made during the recession, as well as an increase in demand for places in third level institutions. The number of entrants into third level education is expected to rise from 41,000 … Continue reading Loans for Learning

USI joins forces with the Teachers’ Union of Ireland

Ellen Desmond The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has joined forces with the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) as part of its ‪#‎EducationIs coalition to campaign against the erosion of the publicly funded higher education system, and safeguard higher education for the next generation. The ‘I Value Higher Education’ campaign invites students, their families and teachers to sign the petition to lobby the Minister … Continue reading USI joins forces with the Teachers’ Union of Ireland

93% of Student Nurses Considering Emigrating

Words: Ellen Desmond The Union of Students in Ireland today released new survey information showing that 93% of student nurses have considered emigrating when they finish college. Over 600 student nurses were surveyed across the country and 564 (92.5%) stated that they have thought about emigrating when they qualify as a nurse. ”If the vast majority of student nurses emigrate Ireland once they qualify, Ireland … Continue reading 93% of Student Nurses Considering Emigrating

Powerful Irish women in tech to be honoured by UCC

Words: Motley Staff The first Irish woman to be named as Corporate Vice President at Intel and Apple’s Vice President of European Operations are among those to be honoured at UCC’s Alumni Achievement Awards on Friday. Ann Kelleher, corporate vice president in Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manager of the Semiconductor Manufacturing organization at Intel Corporation and Cathy Kearney, Vice President of European … Continue reading Powerful Irish women in tech to be honoured by UCC

UCC Students Vote to Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment

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