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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]