UCCSU Updates – October 2022

Big Wins!

Organised the UCC edition of USI’s National Student Walkout – possibly the Largest Student Walkout since November 2010, student turnout at UCC was unprecedented – UP THE STUDENTS!

  • No cost fee extension for CACSSS PhD student secured after working on the issue for over a year
  • Ensured UCC was back on track and policy commitment through to deliver on UCC Plastic Free 2023
  • Secured funding for 2,000 UCC-branded reusable water bottles for students, which will be given out this week to encourage the UCC plastic-free policy.


We have protested on the following issues along with students:

  • Abortion Access
  • Climate Crisis
  • Rising Cost of Living
  • LGBTQ+ rights (Cork Pride & Trans+ Pride)
  • Housing (Cork Rally for Housing)
  • National Student Walkout


  • Ran “Beat the Repeats” Campaign, including infographics and food & drink stands/drops.
  • Co-ordinated class rep elections
  • Advocated (and still advocating) for lecture recording, engaging with individual departments. Emailed all heads of schools/departments outlining the SU’s position.


  • Processed/assessed over 60 applications for the Emergency Fund, Childcare Subsidy Scheme and Student Assistance Fund applications
  • Gave 1 to 1 info and support to over 100 students
  • 12 events and info stands for SHAG week


  • Successful Sophomore Week, SHAG Week & Halloweek events
  • Freshers Ball for 1500 students with multiple stages and acts in one venue
  • (Co-)Organised Postgrad Picnic & CASCSS PhD Lunch Social
  • Orientation Class Parties (with free pizza <3)
  • Return of Union Week


  • More sustainable Freshers packs
  • Had 19 vendors on campus since the start of the Semester – distributing free products, running competitions or selling food – e.g. Swoon, Lucozade, Wok n Roll
  • €19,000 made in commercial revenue


  • Updates to SU Common Room – bookshelf and piano!
  • SU Welcome Video filmed and distributed
  • Pre-Budget Lobby Day in Dublin
  • Lots and lots of in-person orientations!!
  • Trainings, training and more training
  • Increased Cooperation with CATU


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