UCCSU Updates – November 2022

Pink Training

USI Pink Training is Europe’s largest LGBTQ+ Training and networking event for third-level students. This year it took place in Galway from 18th – 20th November. Your Welfare, Ents & Education Officers attended with the LGBTQ+ Society and UCC delegates.

Protests & Campaigns

  • Attended the Cork Cost of Living Protest
  • Provided feedback to USI at the USI Campaigns Working Group and Presidents Working Group regarding the National Student Walkout and the next steps for national lobbying.
  • Voter Registration drive on Campus & How to write to your local representative event
  • Worked with FemSoc on Abortion Access for All campaign – informational posters/cards
  • Plastic Free UCC: 1900 + UCC branded water bottles handed out to students to encourage the Plastic Free UCC – all students were surveyed.
  • Attended the ‘Raise the roof‘ Rally in Dublin
  • Green Campus Strategic Workshop


  • the President and Education officer engaged with relevant UCC Staff to start progressing plans for Postgraduate Research Student Class Reps
  • Launched the Lecture Recording Feedback Survey, 1771 responses (thank you class reps for sharing!!)
  • Ran 2nd Academic Rep Training
  • Continued to push Lecture Recording in ACL&T, DEAG, Inclusive UCC, and basically any forum I can.
  • USI VP for Academic Affairs set up a WG about placement provisions


  • Appointed Welfare Crew
  • Ran successful Mental Health & Wellbeing week
  • Assessed 25 Student Assistance Fund Applications, 5 Emergency Fund/Foodbank applications, and 3 Childcare Subsidy Scheme applications
  • Welfare Officer listened to, signposted, and supported dozens of UCC students with Welfare related concerns on a 1:1 level


  • Launching Raise and Give week very soon!
  • Vendors on campus as well to close out the semester
  • Ice Cream Van visited 4 UCC Campuses during Mental Health and Wellbeing week
  • Raised the Living Wage issue at USI Comhairle Náisiúnta and asked the USI VP Welfare to prepare information on the issue for MOs


  • Equality Working group organised 2 events for UCC Equality Week
  • Ents Officer Mary MC’d I’m Grand Mam Podcast
  • Organised Alcohol-Free Night in the New Bar
  • Appointed Ents Crew


  • Represented UCCSU at Level Up in the European Parliament
  • Attended USI Comhairle Náisiúnta/National Council
  • Continued to campaign for Living Wage for SU Content Creator roles from UCC
  • Implementation Plan for Seomra na Gaeilge completed and branding document completed
  • UCCSU ‘Know your Union’ Radio Show up and running
  • The Environmental & Sustainability rep attended COP27, debrief document is incoming!


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