‘Educate people about consent’ – student reps

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Student representatives of University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology have said they are ‘in the dark’ about the circumstances surround three alleged rapes that have taken place since the start of the college term. It was reported this week that three female students had informed Cork Sexual Violence Centre that they were raped since the college term began this month …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, Evening Echo, 27 September]

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UCC becomes first university outside the US to win top Green award

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has become the first third-level institution outside the US to get a major Sustainability accolade. The gold star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) means UCC now joins Princeton, Cornell and UC Berkeley in getting the Gold ‘Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System’ (STARS) for excellence in sustainability …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 26 September]

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Cork’s Tyndall Institute secures €7m in Horizon 2020 funding

Posted in Research on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“As one of Europe’s leading research centres and Ireland’s national institute for high-tech hardware, Tyndall has been awarded over €7 million for research projects in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 25 September]

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Three college students raped in Cork, say Sexual Violence Centre

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Three teenage female college students have been raped in Cork since the start of the university term. Mary Crilly, the head of the city’s Sexual Violence Centre (SVC), revealed the shocking details of the assaults as she warned about ‘male predators’ who are targeting women as they leave pubs and nightclubs …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 25 September]

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UCC staff asked to rent rooms to students

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“UCC staff members are being asked to consider offering up spare rooms for rent as over 40 UCC students remain without accommodation into the second week of the academic year. The college’s accommodation centre confirmed that 20 first years and over 20 postgraduate students are staying in short-term accommodation …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, BreakingNews.ie, 24 September]

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Students protest over price of apartments

Posted in Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Students in Cork have claimed they are being used as ‘cash cows’ for private developers who are charging up to €9,000 a year for a box room. Students from University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) turned out yesterday to protest against both the lack of student accommodation in Cork, and the price of the accommodation that is available …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 21 September]

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Rising numbers and cuts to funding push universities into ‘danger zone’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on September 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The twin pressures of funding cuts and growing student numbers sees Ireland’s university system classed as being in the ‘danger’ zone, according to an analysis by the European Universities Association (EUA). Ireland is rated with Iceland and Croatia as in the most perilous position in terms of public funding, in a review of 34 European countries and regions in the EUA Public Funding Observatory 2017 report …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 18 September]

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Irish universities must be ‘freed from the grinding levers of State control’ if they are to compete with the best in Europe – IUA Chief

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities say they must be ‘freed from the grinding levers of State control’ if they are to compete with the best in Europe. The call has come as the country’s seven universities launched a joint Charter, their first ever, in which they commit to transforming capability and performance across the sector …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 17 September]

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The Monday Interview: Women to the fore in UCC’s Office of Technology Transfer

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“There is something very special happening at the Office of Technology Transfer in UCC – it’s not just the world-class tech innovation and research, but also the volume of women involved in carrying it out. The global dearth of women involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) has been long documented …” (more)

[Pádraig Hoare, Irish Examiner, 17 September]

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Students to protest over ‘breaking point’ rent levels

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Students will next week protest outside a new student accommodation building in Cork over the housing crisis and its impact on those pursuing third-level education. The joint demonstration by UCC and CIT students’ unions will follow a separate housing protest set to take place in Cork tomorrow …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 14 September]

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New school of architecture to build on colleges’ success

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Some 170 architecture students will begin classes in a new state-of-the-art city centre building this month. The Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE) is a joint venture from UCC and CIT, with undergraduate and postgraduate students set to move into a new purpose-designed school adjoining the Nano Nagle Place complex on Douglas Street …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Evening Echo, 8 September]

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New CEO for Tyndall Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Research centre the Tyndall National Institute, which works with industry and academia in the area of information and communications technology, has appointed Professor William Scanlon to the role of CEO. Prof Scanlon joins Tyndall from Queen’s University Belfast, where he was most recently head of school of electronics, electrical engineering and computer science, and chair of wireless communications for over a decade …” (more)

[Independent, 6 September]

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UCC cuts the jargon in new Instagram campaign

Posted in Governance and administration on August 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has successfully launched a social media campaign aimed at presenting complex ideas and research in a straightforward way to a general audience. It featured attention-grabbing portraits of researchers taken by Cork-based photographer Clare Keogh, accompanied by accessible explanations of their work …” (more)

[Kevin O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 30 August]

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Student apartments permitted near Cork’s Lough despite opposition

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The construction of apartments for 320 students near University College Cork has been approved, despite local opposition. The plan was first submitted to Cork City Council in April of last year, with part of the site on a portion of the rear of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in The Lough …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 25 August]

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Lord Mayor hits out at decision to grant permission for student apartments at The Lough

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Cork’s Lord Mayor Mick Finn has hit out at a decision by An Bord Pleanála to give the go-ahead for a new student accommodation block at The Lough. Rejecting an appeal by residents and local politicians, the planning authority said the proposed student development would make a positive contribution to the landscape of the area and would not be damaging to residents or the biodiversity of The Lough ….” (more)

[Evening Echo, 23 August]

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UCC-based developer of Ireland’s first webpage logs off

Posted in Life on August 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Tributes have been paid following the retirement of the man who developed Ireland’s first webpage. UCC president Patrick O’Shea, described Peter Flynn, who worked at UCC for more than 30 years and who has retired as manager of the IT Services Unit’s Academic and Collaborative Technologies Group, as a ‘true pioneer’ …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 24 August]

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4,500 reusable cups to be issued to UCC freshers

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Thousands of reusable travel cups will be distributed to freshers starting college in Ireland’s ‘greenest’ university later this month. All retailers on University College Cork’s Green Flag campus will offer a drinks discount to every student user who presents their bamboo mug for a tea or coffee …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 21 August]

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Planning delay to UCC student housing

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A planning decision on a student accommodation project near University College Cork has been delayed as a number of details have to be clarified by the applicant. Cork City Council has asked Kevin Lynch for more information about the application to build a five-storey block containing around 120-bed spaces in 19 apartments …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 9 August]

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Working conditions for archaeologists

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The Department of Archaeology in University College Cork wishes to express strong support for the position currently being taken by the trade union Unite in seeking better pay and working conditions for commercial archaeologists in Ireland (‘Archaeologists seek “appropriate” pay after site walk-off’, News, July 9th) …” (more)

[William O’Brien, Irish Times, 30 July]

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Demand for student housing ‘at critical point’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 18th, 2018 by steve

“Demand for student housing is at a critical point and is a concern for third level institutes in Cork, it has been claimed. It was revealed last week that 34-bed spaces for students were delivered in Cork since the start of 2016. A further 788 have been earmarked for completion by the end of 2019 …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 17 July]

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