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?
Amy O’Callaghan defends the worthiness of introducing consent classes in Irish Universities There’s a big conversation happening around the issue of consent at the moment, and rightly so. It finally appears as if the horrendous cycle of rape culture is being discussed in an effective matter by raising awareness of how “no” means “no.” It’s also an especially important topic in universities across the globe, … Continue reading What A Consent Class Looks Like
Report: Motley Staff The Commercial Court (Mr Justice Barrett) has today ruled in favour of University College Cork in the action it brought for the benefit of Aviva against the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) for compensation for the flood damage to its property following the extensive flooding of Cork City in November 2009, which infamously caused considerable damage to areas of the University campus. The … Continue reading Commercial Court Rules in Favour of UCC
Report: Motley Staff The Union of Students in Ireland launched its pre-budget submission earlier today in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. The focus of the submission was predominantly focused on the most vulnerable of students in third level education. Speaking in advance of the launch, USI President Kevin Donoghue said: “Successive austerity budgets have had a severe impact on students and their families. This submission calls on … Continue reading USI launch pre-Budget submission
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