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COMEDY SOC A nv oi u t s t a n d i np gy ea r o rt a l la ol f UC s f a r me r s! Gi n g c h e a l a u gf h s o l t hC e’ co l l ege .

Macracommi t t eemembersat Soci et i esDay2012i n DevereHal l .

Thi syearhasbeen oneoft hebestt heSoci et yhasseen i n recentyears.Toki ckt heyearof fwehadasoci alt oi nvi t e our new members t o Macra. I n Oct ober, t he Soci et y ent eredi t sf i rstof f i ci alMacracompet i t i ons,debat i ngand i mprompt u debat i ng,wi t h at eam oft hree compet i ng i n debat i ngandt woi nt heI mprompt usect i on.I n November, we hel d our si gnat ure event ;Speed Dat i ng.Thi s was a huge success and we are wai t i ng f or our f i rst Macra Weddi ng,but onl yt i me wi l lt el l .2013 came and UCC Macra began t o getbusy.Af t erest abl i shi ng a very good rel at i onshi p wi t h Gl anmi reMacra,memberswerei nvi t ed t opart akei nt hei rsport sni ght .Thi sl edt heUCCmembers t o part ake i n bot h t he basket bal l and vol l eybal l compet i t i ons.Sadl ywedi dn’ twi n ei t hercompet i t i on,but i n Macrai t ’ sal laboutt het aki ngpart ,and pl us,t herei s al waysnextyear. AspartofRAG week,t heSoci et yorgani zedaMacrapenny t rai l ,rai si ng over one hundred euro i nt he space of2 hours.A hugesuccess,i fwedosaysooursel ves. The hi ghl i ghtoft he year has t o be t i t l es ni ght .Wi t h5 memberst aki ng partand showcasi ng t hei rmany t al ent s f rom pl ayi ngt herecorderand ukul el et opoet ryand even j oke t el l i ng!I nt he end ourvery own Mei g Col l i nscame outont oprecei vi ngt het i t l eofSeandunMi ssMacra.Mei g wi l lnow goont orepresentSeandunf ort heI nt ernat i onal Mi ssMacra compet i t i on whi ch wi l lt ake pl ace i n August . Weknow t hati twi l lbeahugesuccessand t hatMei gwi l l doUCC MacraandSeandun regi on proud.

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MANAGEMENT & M AR K ETIN G A greatyearf orM&M wi t hl ot sofexci t i ngt al ks!

I n2012weki ckedof ft heyearwi t hameetandgreeti nt he West Wi ng f ol l owed by t he screeni ng of t he cri t i cal l y accl ai meddocument ary;I nsi deJob.Everyonegott oknow eachot heraf t eraf ew pi nt sl at eroni nt heOl dBarandwe al ldeci ded whatposi t i onswe woul d run f ori nt he EGM hel dt heweekaf t er. Earl yon i nt heyearweest abl i shed a st rong rel at i onshi p wi t ht he Market i ng I nst i t ut e ofI rel and.We were l ucky enough t o bei nvi t ed t o at t end t wo oft hei rguestspeaker event searl yon i nt heyear.Wegott heopport uni t yt osee Don O’ LearySeni orsal esManagerwi t h Twi t t erand Edel Russel l Head of I nnovat i on and Commerci al i sat i on at Musgraves.Lat eron wedeci dedt obri ngsomeofI rel ands l eadi ngbusi nessf i gurest o ourown doorst ep i n UCC.We hel dguestspeakersemi narswi t hpeopl esuchasMyl esLee ( CEO of CRH) ,Bob Savage ( CEO EMC I rel and) ,Bri an Cori sh( HeadofDi gi t alSt rat egyTBWA)andJudyHopki ns ( Di gi t alDi rect orHopki nsCommuni cat i ons) . Many ofourmembers want ed t o gai n barexperi ence so wi t ht he hel p ofour f ri ends i n UCC Ol d Bar we began hol di ng bar t rai ni ng sessi ons on Fri day eveni ngs. The demand f ort hi si n col l egewashugeand I ’ m surenobody l ef tt he pl ace sober. We al so deci ded t o vi si t vari ous compani es t hroughout t he year, one of t he most memorabl ebei ngGoogl e’ sof f i cesi nt heDubl i n dockl ands whi chbl ew everyoneaway. A greatyearwashadbyal landwel ookf orwardt obui l di ng on t hef ant ast i cprogresswehavemadei n 2013/2014.

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M ATHS SOCIETY Addi ngupt oagreatyearf ort heSoci et y.

Mat hs Soc had a busy year i n 2012 - 2013. Bet ween oursoci aland academi cevent sour memberswerenotl ef twant i ng.Thi syearwe host ed t he Mat hemat i cs I nt ervarsi t i es i n associ at i onwi t hDel oi t t eandi twasarousi ng success wi t h ourown UCC t eam comi ng out on t op.Our annualBool e Pri ze and Super Mat hemat hi csst udent sataMat hs Brai n compet i t i ons were won by Ryan Qu i z i n t h e Ol d B a r l a s t y e a r . MacCart hy and James Fennel l ami d st i f f compet i t i on f rom many ot her st udent s.Our Mat hs Cup soccer compet i t i on t ook pl ace agai n t hi s year and t he t hi rd years were vi ct ori ousi n whatwasapul sat i ngmat ch!We were t reat ed t o numerous i nt erest i ng t al ks t hroughoutt heyearand had greatsuccessi n host i ng our t wo qui zzes. The Mat hs and Physi cs Bal l ,t he pi nnacl e of t he soci al cal endar f or al lmat hs st u’ dent s,t ook pl ace wi t hout any cont roversy. Everyone had an amazi ngni ghtatt hebal li nt heSi l verspri ngs and we' re hopi ng f or t he same agai n next year!We woul dl i ke t o wi sh Susan Fennel l , ournew audi t orandt herestoft hecommi t t ee Rut hO' Bri en andShaunaHogan at t heverybestf ort hecomi ngyear. t heMat hsandPhysi csBal l2012.

MATURE STUDENTS Bri ngi ngMat urest udent si nt oSoci et yLi f e!

I ' ve been t ol d t hat i ti s common f or us Mat ure St udent st obeveryconcernedwi t hworki nghardand get t i ng t he bestresul t swe can. . .somet i meswe set very hi gh st andards f or oursel ves. So i ti s most i mport antt hatweremembert omaket i mef orf un;t o rel ax and enj oy t hi swonderf ulexperi ence,because t i mef l i esbyhereandbef oreyouknow i tyou' l lbei n agown get t i ngyourdegree.

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TheMSS i sheret ohel p you gett hebestoutofyour t i mewi t h us.Lastyearf orexampl ewe,wi t ht hef ul l support of and i n conj unct i on wi t h t he Mat ure St udentOf f i ce( MSO)and l astyear’ sSt udentUni on Mat ure St udentOf f i cer ( SUMSO)part i ci pat ed i na seri esofsoci alevent s. Fi rstof fwehadourboatt ri pt oKi nsal e.Thi rt yofus enj oyed a shortcrui seon t he' Spi ri tofKi nsal e' ,we di dn' tl oseanyone,f ol l owedbyal ovel ydi nneratt he ' Bl ueHaven'andamusi csessi on att he' Si l entBanj o' . OurChri st mas Part y was mostsuccessf ul l y hel d at t heOl i verPl unket ti nt own.Ni net yst udent spl ayed games and mi ngl ed wi t h Sant a, an el f and t wo gat ecrashersf rom t heUni versi t yofLi meri ck… t hey hadagreatt i me.

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MEDI CAL SOCI ETY

COMEDY SOC Av ni o t h r b u s yy e a r f os ro ur f u t u re o c t o r s ! Gi n gec h e a p l a u g h t o a l l t h ed c o l l e g e .

I twasanot herbusyyearf ort heMedi calSoci et ykeepi ngup someoft radi t i onalevent saswel lasaddi ngaf ew new ones t ocal endar.Asal ways,t heyearbeganwi t hourCl i ni calBBQ i nt he Mardyke Bart o wel come back t he cl i ni calyearsas wel laswel comi ng t henew Graduat eEnt ryst udent s.Some of t hehi ghl i ght sofoursoci alcal endart hi syeari ncl uded MedHunt - our hal l oween part yi n The Pav,The Gol den Scal pel-t ohonourt hosest udent swhoarecapabl eofgoi ng outmostni ght soft heweekaswel lasat t endi ngcol l eget he next day,and ofcourse,t he hi ghl i ght ;our Medi calBal l whi ch was hel d i n Si l verspri ngs and had t he bi ggest numberseverat t endi ng.

Medi ci neSt udent sdressupf ort he AnnualHal l owe’ en ‘ Medhunt ’ .

Academi cal l y, we organi sed book sal es, guest speakers, OSCE preparat i on ni ght saswel laswri t i nggui desf oreach year.I n an ai m t oi ncreasest udent s’abi l i t i est o dealwi t h emergenci es we organi sed an ext remel y successf ul Emergency Care eveni ng wi t h cont ri but i on f rom advanced paramedi cs,consul t ant si n EmergencyMedi ci neaswel las WestCorkRapi dResponse. Ext endi ng our reach i nt ot he communi t y, we wel comed chi l dren f rom l ocal pri mary school st o our Teddy Bear Hospi t ali nt hel i f el i kewardsi nBrookf i el d( whi chf eat ured on TV3) , st udent sf rom Transi t i on Year t ot he Medi cal School ' s Prepf orMed programme as wel las rai si ng vi t al f undsf orMarymountandt heI ri shCancerSoci et y.

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Onanat i onalscal et heAudi t orandVi ceAudi t orsatont he Associ at i on ofMedi calSt udent s ofI rel and and Nort hern I rel and commi t t ee and UCC part i ci pat ed i nt he nat i onal "MedCest "sport i ngeventi n UL comi ng2ndoveral l . Al li n al l ,i twasagreatyearf ort hesoci et y.

MEDI EVAL &

RENAISSANCE Keepi nghi st oryal i vei n UCC.

TheMedi evalandRenai ssancesoci et yhadagoodyear wi t h manysuccessf ulevent sand t hef oundat i onsl ai d f ormoreevent si nt hef ut ure.Wehel dasmal lnumber ofacademi ct al ks,such ast hevi si tofDaveO'Rei l l y who broughtwi t h hi m t he reconst ruct i on ofan I ri sh chari ot .We have seen t he i nt erestoft he academi c depart ment si nt heCol l eget ot heset al ksandwehope t ohavemanymorenextyear.

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We hel d a successf ul Chri st mas Medi eval Banquet wi t h more i nt erestbei ng gai ned f rom ot hersoci et i es t o become part oft he event hopef ul l yl eadi ng t oa bi ggereventf ornextyear.Changessuch asmedi eval Gangnam St yl et o a medi evalf ol k band t o recreat ea more aut hent i c at mosphere are an exampl e of one suchi mprovement . OurBat t l eoft heFl agseventwasmetwi t h overone hundred part i ci pant sf rom around t he count ry.We mett hef oundersofl i vi nghi st orysoci et i esf rom ot her col l eges and wi l lbe worki ng wi t ht hem t o creat e an i nt eruni versi t yrel at i onshi pwi t ht hem;wi t hi nf ormal compet i t i onsandabasef orl i vi nghi st oryproj ect sand di spl ay. TheSoci et yhasworked i n a wayt oi mprovewhatwe havenow,f ornotj ustt hecomi ngyearbutal sof ort he great erf ut ureoft heSoci et y.

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M USICAL SOCIETY BestNew/Revi vedUCC Soci et y2012/2013.

I t goes wi t hout sayi ng t hat t he Musi cal Soci et y' s i naugural year went of f wi t h a bang. From t he begi nni ng, we have had massi ve support f rom everyoneand havehad asuccessf ult urnoutatal lof ourevent s. TheCreat i veArt sChri st masSpect acul ar,whi ch was hel di n Cyprus Avenue,was t he f i rstcol l aborat i ve eventt oi ncl udet hemaj ori t yoft hecreat i vesoci et i es. I twasourf i rstpubl i cperf ormance and wasa huge success.

Musi calmembersperf orm asongat t he‘ Songsf oraNew Worl d’Launch.

We ran a range of workshops f aci l i t at ed by prof essi onal si nt hei rf i el d oft heat re.We have had vocal workshops, act i ng workshops, choreography workshopsanddi rect i ngworkshopsovert hepastsi x mont hs. I twasahugeachi evementf orusi n ourf i rstyeart o produceaf ul lscal emusi cal .Songsf oraNew Worl d ran f or4 ni ght si nt heCorkArt sTheat reand pl ayed t oasel loutaudi enceeveryni ght .Theshow i nvol ved over30 st udent son and of fst age and hasrecei ved rave revi ews f rom t he Associ at i on ofI ri sh Musi cal soci et i esandvari ousot herpubl i cat i ons. Bei ngawarded BestNew Soci et yi n UCC wassuch an accompl i shmentf ort he commi t t ee and Soci et y.We havehad an amazi ng yearand t hereareonl ybi gger andbet t ert hi ngst ocome!

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NETWORKI NG,GAMI NG

& TECHNOLOGY SOCI ETY Achi evementUnl ocked:Net soc20122013

Ourweekl ygameni ght sonandof fCampuswereagreat success.Of fCampus,i nWebWorkhouseweranaseri es of4and12hourLAN ni ght si ncl udi ngt heamazi ngFree LAN Ni ghtWeb gave us.The gamespl ayed were qui t e vari ed wi t h Team Fort ress,Lef tf orDead,DOTA,LOL, Company ofHeroes,Europa Uni versal i s,St arcraf tand CommandandConquer3,amongt hemany,manygames pl ayed.

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On Campus,we ran severalsuccessf ulconsol e ni ght s wi t h Hal o and Fi Fa t ournament s,Mari o Cartand our ever popul ar Ki ng of Fi ght ers t ournament . The t ournamentwasi nt ensewi t h over1000 mat chesbei ng pl ayed across t hree weeks i n Soul Cal i bur, St reet Fi ght erandTekken,wi t hUl t i mat evi ct orygoi ngt oSean Di neen. I nt hef i rstt erm weal so hel d hel d weekl yt ut ori al son how t oprogram i n pyt hon,desi gn awebsi t e,useLi nux and uset heUni t ygameengi ne.OverChri st maswegot 20 RaspberryPi sand ran aseri esoft ut ori al son t hem and set t i ng up t heNet socProj ect sDi vi si on whi ch had weekl ymeet i ngst owardst heendoft heyear.Ourserver host ed severalgamesduri ngt heyeari ncl udi ngMan vs Machi ne and our Mi necraf t server whi ch now has severalmegaproj ect sunderconst ruct i on.

Net socmemberspl aya‘ Cal lofDut y’ t ournamentatoneofi t ’ sgameni ght s.

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NURSI NG SOCI ETY

COMEDY SOC r si n g st u e n t sb ac kl t o h ac l t hl . Gi vi nNu gc h e a p l ad u g h s t o a l t he e o l ege.

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The hi ghl i ght oft he year f or t he Nursi ng and Mi dwi f erySoci et ywas,asal wayst hebal l ,whi ch t ook pl aceon t he25t h ofOct ober.Thi syearwe deci dedonachangeofvenueandhel dt hebal li n t heCl ari on Hot eli nt heci t ycent re.Wechoset o sett het hemeas“A Ni ghtatt heOscars”and t he ni ghtcert ai nl yl i ved up t ot het hemeasi twasa very gl amorous event . The Nursi ng and Mi dwi f erybal lmarksat i mewhent hef ourt hyear nurses are neari ng t hei rf i nalexams and i sa greatwayofget t i ng t hegroup t oget hert o mark t he begi nni ng of t hei rf ut ure careers.A great ni ghtwashadbyal l .Preparat i onsareal readyi n pl ace t o make next years’ event even more successf ul . The Soci et y al so hel d some f undrai si ng event s. We i nvi t ed t he Si mon Soci et yt o organi se t he cl oak room att he bal land al lproceedswentt o t heSi mon Communi t y.On Daf f odi lDaywesol d somemerchandi sei nt heBrookf i el d campusand rai sedover€200 f ort heI ri shCancerSoci et y.

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Unf ort unat el yt hi syearwasnotasbusyasot her years.Weonl yhad onemai n eventt o represent t heNursi ng and Mi dwi f erySoci et y.Wepl an t o begi nt hecomi ngyearwi t hent husi asm andhope t oorgani sevari ousevent st hroughoutt heyear.

PHARMACY SOCI ETY A successf ulyearf orUCC pharmaci st s! Overal l ,t hePharmSocYearwasasuccesswi t h acombi nat i on ofnew event swi t ht radi t i onalevent s,and onceagai n provi ng abi ghi twi t hi nt heSchoolofPharmacy,of f eri ngabreakf rom exams and an opport uni t yf oreveryone t o gett o know each ot heri nt hevari ousyears. A brand new event whi ch t ook pl ace t hi s year was t he i nt roduct i onofa“Wi nt erSoci al ”i nt heI mperi alHot eli nt ot he PharmSocCal endar.Ti medperf ect l yi tprovedt obeaf ant ast i c break post mcqs and mi dt erm exams. I t al so of f ered an opport uni t y f or i nt egrat i on of t he f or years, and some surpri ses made an appearance wi t h Pharmacy St al l i ons and Cougarsbei ngreveal ed,butasPatFi t zwasqui ckt oremi ndus “Whathappensi n Pharmacy;st aysi n Pharmacy. ”

Fi nalyearPharmacyst udent s posef oracl assphot o.

Thi syear,weopt ed f oracakesal et orai seval uabl ef undsf or ourchosen chari t yCork Ci t y’ sChi l dren’ sHospi t al .Chocol at e muf f i ns,i ced cakesgal ore,anyt hi ngt ot i ckl eone’ scakef et i sh. I nt ot alwerai sedover€400 f ort heCorkCi t ychari t y. OurAnnualPharmacyBal lt ookpl acei nt heVi ennaWoodst hi s February wi t h al lt he gl i t z and gl amour expect ed f or f ut ure heal t hcare workers.The t heme was a “Sweet Val ent i ne” i n t andem wi t h Val ent i nesweekend.Weweret reat ed t o vari ous sweet s, candy f l oss and t he hi ghl y ant i ci pat ed Hermi t age Green. Weal socol l aborat edwi t ht heMedi calandDent alSoci et i esf or anot her bal li n March where we l i t eral l y went Ment al f or Paddy’ s Day. Over 400 f ut ure Doct ors, Dent i st s and Pharmaci st st urned outgroomed,pol i shed and sui t ed up.Our good rel at i ons wi t ht he Medi calSoci et y cont i nued wi t ht he Teddy Bears’Hospi t al ,where pri mary schoolchi l dren oft he vi ci ni t yaround UCC gott obri ngi nt hei rf urrycompani onst o get di agnosed and t reat ed wi t h st udent doct ors and pharmaci st sdi spl ayi ngheal t hcaret reat mentati t sf i nest .

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PH ILOSOPH ICAL BestSoci et yOnl i nePromot i on i nI rel and2013.

ThePhi l osophi calSoci et yi st heol destSoci et yon Campus,and one of t he ol dest i nI rel and.I t was est abl i shed i n 1850 t o provi deaf orum f orUCC st udent st odi scusst opi cali ssueswi t h eachot her,membersoft heCorkcommuni t y,andpubl i cf i gures f rom around t heworl d.Theot hersi deoft heSoci et yi nvol ves compet i t i vedebat i ngonanat i onalandi nt ernat i onall evel .Thi s year we have sent our members t o represent us i n over 16 compet i t i onsaround I rel and,Engl and and t he restofEurope. Att heWorl dDebat i ngChampi onshi psi nBerl i nt hi syearoneof ourt eamsmadei tt ot heoutrounds,and wehavemanaged t o break t eams ( i . e.gett hem t ot he quart erf i nalorf urt her)at al mostevery compet i t i on we have sentt o.We are current l y l ooki ng f orward t o t aki ng part i n t he European Debat i ng Champi onshi psi nManchest ert hi sAugustsof i ngerscrossedwe bri nghomevi ct oryoncemore. Over t he col l ege year our event s of f i cer has brought some f ant ast i cspeakerst oUCC f ort hebenef i tofal lst udent s.These i ncl ude pol i t i ci ans; Mi chael Mart i n, hi st ori ans; Rut h Dudl eyEdwards, j ournal i st s; Brendan O’ Nei l l , and f amous comedi ans;ArdalO’ Hanl on.Thehi gh poi ntwasdef i ni t el your f i nalspeaker,Mr.Noam Chomsky,who came t o UCC i n Apri l andwasahugesuccess.Ti cket sweresoi n demandt hatwehad t ol i vescreen i ti nt oal ect urehal lf ort hosewhocoul dn’ tf i ti n t hemai nroom.Wi t hourschool sprogrammewehavehadavery successf ul year t hanks t o our ext remel y compet ent School s Of f i cer,and ourf i rstyeardebat ershavei mproved great l yover t heyear;wi t h credi tt o ourDevel opment sOf f i cer.Att heUCC Soci et i es Awards, members of our commi t t ee won personal achi evement awards, our post er was nomi nat ed, and t he Phi l osoph won BestOnl i nePromot i on.Wewenton t o wi nt he sameaward atBI CS ( Board ofI ri sh Col l egeSoci et i es)Awards. Overal l , we have had nat i onal and i nt ernat i onal success, ensuri ng ourreput at i on i suphel d asoneoft hebestSoci et i es UCC hast o of f er.A speci alt hankst ot heent i recommi t t ee,al l ofour members,and t he Gui l df or t hei r cont i nued hel p and support .

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The Soci et yt hi s year had a t ough t i me wi t h peopl e havi ng pri orcommi t ment s and t he pressure ofcol l ege work on t hem. I tt ook some t i me but t he Soci et y managed t oworkaround t hi sand setagood f oundat i on on whi cht oworkon i mprovi ngf ort henextyear.

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Even wi t h al lt hi s,t he Soci et y st i l lmanaged t o puton more event st han i n t he l ast f ew years marki ng an i mprovement .Oneoft hehi ghl i ght soft heyearwasour Li ghtPai nt i ngwhi ch wasverysuccessf ul .Att heend of yearwe hel d ourphot o compet i t i on whi ch proved very popul arwi t hover50 ent ri es. We al so had much successf ulcol l aborat i on wi t h ot her Soci et i es whi ch i ncl uded Theat re Phot ography wi t h Dramat ;ourcol l aborat i on wi t ht he Journal i sm Soci et y whi ch was a t al k by chi ef press phot ographer Dan Li nehan oft he I ri sh Exami ner;and our col l aborat i on wi t ht he Envi ronment alSoci et y whi ch was a t al k on Wi l dl i f e Phot ography by Mark Carmody.We hope t o keepgoi ngwi t ht hesecol l aborat i onsi nf ut ureyears. Wehadasuccessf ulAGM el ect i ngal lavai l abl eposi t i ons f or t he comi ng year.Att he AGM we al so showed t he redesi gned Phot oSoc l ogo t hat wi l lhel p post ers next yeart ol ookbet t erwi t ht hel ogomoresui t abl e.

Nextyearwehopet o bui l d on t hework donet hi syear get t i ng more peopl e around UCC i nt erest ed i n phot ography. Wi t h t he growi ng avai l abi l i t y of good A phot of rom Dramat ’ sTheat rePhot ography camerason phoneswehopet ogetpeopl eut i l i si ngt hei r eventwi t hPhot osoc.Phot obyI an Byrne. cameraphonesmore.


PHYSI CSSOCI ETY

COMEDY SOC Best So c i e t yc We ek o nu gg E v en t /C mp a i g n 0 1 2 / 2013 Gi v i n g hea pl l a h s t o aa l l t h e c o2 l l e g e .

Thi swasapart i cul arl ygoodyearf ort hePhysi csSoci et yas we ran more event st han i n any pri or years wi t h great t urnout s.The yearopened wi t ht he soci et y' sEGM where mostoft hecommi t t eef ort heyearwasel ect ed.

Physi csst udent sat‘ ThePhysi csFormal ’ ,a get t oget herf ormembersoft hePhysi csDept .

I nt hef i rstsemest er,t heSoci et yhad f ourt al ksorgani sed, t wo by of t hem gi ven by newl y hi red l ect urers of t he Physi csDepart mentt o gi ve t hem a chance t ot al k about t hei rf i el ds,oneont heCuri osi t yRoverwhi chhadrecent l y l andedonMarsandoneont heHi ggsBosonwhi chhashad al otofmedi a at t ent i on i n recentyears.Thesoci et yal so had good success wi t h soci alevent s wi t ht he Mat hs & Physi csBal lbei ng t he bi ggesti nt he hi st ory eventand a new end ofyearevent ,t he Physi csFormalwasal so wel l recei ved. The Soci et y added t wo new compet i t i ve event st ot he al readyannualphysi cspri ze.TheFermiPri zewasaqui z wi t hphysi csquest i onsdesi gnedbyphysi csl ect urerswhi l e t heSt udent svsLect urerseventwasan eventdesi gned t o see i ft he f i nalyearphysi csst udent s'f ouryearsofwork pai dof fast heyseei ft heycandef eatt hel ect urersatt hei r own game. Successf ort heSoci et yt hi syearcamei nt hef orm oft he Soci et y wi nni ng t he I OPI I nt ervarsi t y Qui zf or t he f i rst t i mei n 3 yearsaswel laswi nni ngaSTARS award f ort he R&G event ;t he Zombi e Out break f or t he second year runni ng.

Ki eran Brophyhol di ngbackt hePat i ent Zerof ort heR&G Zombi eOut break2013.

Fi nal l y,t he Soci et y achi eved whati thadn' tachi eved f or yearsbef ore; t hesoci et yt el escopewasf i nal l yrepai red t o worki ng condi t i on pavi ng t he way f or many f ut ure st argazi ngni ght s.

PLANNI NG SOCI ETY Pl anni ngagreatyearf ort heSoci et y!

Si ncet aki ngof f i ce,t hi syear’ sPl anni ngSoci et y( Pl anSoc) Counci l began t he year by ref ormi ng el ement s of t he Soci et y.Thi si nvol ved act i vi t i es such as st udent sf rom f i rstandsecondyeardesi gni nganddrawi nganew l ogof or Pl anSoc, renewed act i vi t y t hrough soci al medi a, i e Li nkedi n & Facebook Pages,i ncreased Soci et ypromot i on andf i nal l yeducat i onalandsoci al i si ngevent s. TheannualPl anni ngSoci et yBal l ,washel di nt heI mperi al Hot eland organi sed by Orl a O’ Cal l aghan ( 2nd Yr) and Si únMacCart hy( 1stYr)andwasagreatsuccess,compl et e wi t h press coverage i nt he Eveni ng Echo.The bal lwas hel dt owardst heendoft erm i nconj unct i onwi t hTheI ri sh Pl anni ngI nst i t ut e( I PI ) ,wi t h ourguestspeakerbei ngMr. SeánO’ Leary,Manageroft heI PI .TheBal lwasdeemedt o be a greatsuccess,wi t h awards and gi f t s present ed t o membersoft heFacul t y and st udent s.A f undrai si ng pub qui zwashel di nt heNew Bar,pri ort ot heannualbal l ,i n ordert oassi sti nf undi ng.

UCC Pl anni ngSt udent satt he Pl anni ngBal li nt heI mperi al .

Al so i n conj unct i on wi t ht heM. Pl an Depart mentand Mr. Dani elGal l and,Assi st antProf essori n Urban & Regi onal Pl anni ng,Uni versi t y of Aal borg,duri ng a f i el dt ri pt o Denmark,a present at i on wasmade by Pl anSocmembers t o pl anni ng st udent s at t he Uni versi t y of Aal borg i n Denmark.Thi s was f ol l owed by a l i vel y debat e wi t ht he t opi cconcerni ngt hei deasand proj ect si nvol vi ngGarden Ci t i es. Thi sdi scussi on and i nt eract i on wi t h ourcount erpart si n t he Uni versi t y ofAal borg was i nt erest i ng and enj oyabl e. Af t ert hepresent at i onanddebat e,asoci aleventwashel d. Hopef ul l y,wewi l lseearet urnvi si tf rom t heUni versi t yof Aal borgt oUCC i nt hef ut ure.

Pl anni ngst udent satt hePl anni ngBal l i nt heI mperi al .Phot os:A2B DJ’ s.


POKER SOCIETY Pl ayi ngt hei rcardsri ghtt hi syear.

Overal laverysuccessf ulyearf ort hePokerSoc. We began pl anni ng ourevent sand gott o work bef ore t he new st udent s arri ved f or t hei r ori ent at i onandFreshersWeek.Wewerepresent f orFái l t eFeston Campuswi t h ourpokert abl e, where we were promot i ng whatt he Soci et y di d and provi ded i nf ormat i on t oj oi n.Byt heend of t heday,wehad over100 new memberscoupl ed wi t h 250+ si gn ups at Soci et i es Day t he f ol l owi ng week.The f ol l owi ng Monday wasour openi ng t ournamentoft he yearwhi ch brought over50 pl ayerswhi ch wasa greatst artt ot he year f or a Soci et y whi ch rarel y had such numbers on t he f i rst ni ght .We cont i nued t o haveast rongweekl yf ol l owi ngf orourt ourneys every Monday ni ght f or t he ent i re year. We compet ed i n t he Maynoot h I V as wel l as represent i ng UCC att he I ri sh St udentMast ers wheresomeofourpl ayersperf ormed qui t ewel l agai nst st i f f opposi t i on.We hope t o cont i nue bui l di ng on t hi s year’ s success wi t h more compet i t i ons,hi ghert urnoutand col l aborat i ng wi t h ot her Soci et i es i nt he f ut ure.We al ways encouragenew memberst ogeti nvol vedwi t ht he Soci et y as i t ’ sa f un game t ol earn as wel las bei ng a greatski l li nt erms ofreadi ng a hand, observi ng body l anguage and t he st at i st i cs of wi nni ng.

PokerSoci et ymembersatt hef i rst PokerTournamentoft heYear.

PokerAudi t orDai t hiO’ Sét eachi ngUCC st udent show t opl ayPokeratFai l t éFest .

POLI TI CSSOCI ETY Keepi ngUCC st udent si nf ormedon pol i t i cs.

Thi syearwasaf ai rl yhappyonef orPol soc.Weent eredt heyear wi t h a commi t ment t o recrui t i ng and devel opi ng young members and bui l di ng l i nks wi t h ot her Soci et i es, an et hos whi ch we mai nt ai ned t hroughout t he ent i re sessi on of t he Soci et yand whi ch wef eelhasl ef tuswi t h qui t ea l ott o bui l d upon f ort hecomi ngyears.

JerryBut t i merTD openst heAnnual UCC GovernmentandPol i t i csweek.

GovernmentandPol i t i cshostadehat eon Homel essnesswi t ht heSi mon Communi t y.

Ourevent st hi syearwereami xoft heseri ousand t hepl ayf uloccasi onal l y att he same event .On t he seri oussi de,we had a numberofdebat es,guestspeakers,andsomet hi ngent i rel ynew i nt heshapeofamockConst i t ut i onalConvent i onsessi on,whi l e ourmembershadt hei rsoci alneedswel lcat eredt owi t h event s such as t he ( i n) f amous Government Bal li n January. The l egendary Government Cup al so made i t s ret urn af t er an unf ort unat eabsence,t hough debat est i l lragesoverwhet heror nott hi seventwasaseri ousorapl ayf ulone;t heconsensusi s t hati twas most l y wel l i nt ended bant er even i ft hatpenal t y shoul d never have been gi ven i n t he f i rst pl ace. We were del i ght edt owel comeanumberofl umi nari est ocampusduri ng ouryear,part i cul arl y ourHonorary Presi dentJerry But t i mer TD whoaddressed ourmembersduri ngt heopeni ngeveni ngof Pol i t i cs Week 2013. We al so host ed t he everent ert ai ni ng George Hook,who act ed as compère f or a debat e on energy pol i cyf eat uri ngourf ri endsi nUCC Envi rosoc,UCC Fi annaFái l , andUCC Greens. Wef eelagreatsenseofsuccessatseei ngt hatt hemakeupoft he Soci et y commi t t ee has been al t ered qui t e a bi tby our year’ s act i vi t i es. Last year, BA Pol i t i cs st udent sf i nal l y made a breakt hrough i nt o a commi t t ee t hat has been t radi t i onal l y domi nat ed byst udent sf rom BScGovernmentI I I ,and t henew commi t t eet hi syearret ai nst hei nvol vementofPol i t i csst udent s whi l e al so movi ng t he f ocus f rom t hi rd year Government t o i ncomi ng second year st udent s. Our out goi ng Audi t or Luke Fi el d( BA Pol i t i cs I I I )hands over t he chai n ofof f i ce t o new i ncumbentLi sa Mari e Sheehy ( BScGovernmentI )saf ei nt he knowl edge t hat she wi l lcont i nue t hese t rends and t ake t he Soci et yt onew hei ght s.


POSTGRADUATE

COMEDY SOC Av g r eg at r es o u rc e o rh Ps os t gr al d ut a t e t u d e ng t s . Gi i n c h e a p l af u g t o a l h esc o l l e e .

The Post grad Soci et y cont i nued as i t had st art ed t wo years ago wi t h growi ng popul ari t y, as seen wi t ht he i ncreasednumberofcommi t t eemembers. Weareproud t o say we keptourt radi t i on ofhol di ng mont hl y event s and we are gl ad t o see t hatsome f ami l i ar f aces keep showi ng up as wel l as new el ement sj oi n us i n our act i vi t i es.

Post graduat est udent satt hePost graduat e Hal l owe’ en Part yi nt hePost gradCommon Room.

One oft he mostsuccessf ulevent shel dt hroughoutt he year had t o be t he Make your own mask’ ni ght ;a precursort ot heannualPost gradDi nner.Whoknew UCC had so many post graduat e st udent st hat are buddi ng art i st s? Thi s year’ s Post grad Di nner had a masquerade t heme and everyone l ooked t he part .Our speci alguest Prof . Graham Al l en ( wi nner of t he Supervi sor of t he year award)keptt hegoodspi ri t soft hePost gradsupwi t hf ew i nspi ri ngwords.Danci ngski l l swereputt ot het estaswe di d t he Harl em Shake ( now avai l abl e on YouTube) . Anonymi t ywasprot ect edaswewereweari ngourmasks. Fort hef i rstt i me,wehel dourChri st maspart yatt hedog t rack and we al so cont i nued wi t ht he annualpub qui z wi t h at ri p back t ot he 80s t est i ng t he knowl edge ( or memory)oft hose who t ook part .The Post grad Soci et y was al so successf ul i n hel pi ng t o secure f undi ng t o enabl e post graduat e UCC st udent s part i ci pat ei nt he I nt ernat i onalGraduat eCompet i t i onatt heHEC Busi ness SchoolMont real ,Canada.

Post gradst udent satt hePosgraduat e MasqueardeBal li nt heMi ni Rest aurant .

I thasbeen agreatyearf orUCC’ sPost grad Soci et y;we areverymuchl ooki ngf orwardt ot henextacademi cyear andt owel comi ngnew post graduat est udent s.

PSYCH OLOGY Thement alsoci et y!

Psychol ogy Soci et y had a very busy yeart hi s l astyearaswewererevi t al i zedwi t hl ot sofnew i deasand event s.Forexampl e,t heyearbegan wi t h an exchange t ri pt ot he Uni versi t y of Groni ngen i n The Net herl ands, whi ch consi st edofa2hourl ongl ect ure,"ci t ygames", mul t i pl e pub crawl s and a ni ghtoft ryi ng t o dodge a proj ect x part y gone wrong. I n November,our"dut chi es"camebackt oI rel and, wheret heyexperi enced t hecéi l í ,t heshandon bel l s,Ki l arney,andofcourset heBróg.

UCC Psychol ogycommi t t ee2012 2013att hePsychol ogyEGM.

I n February, we had our "Ameri can Prom" t hemed bal l ,hi ghl i ght ed byourt hemed t abl es; cheerl eaders, j ocks, nerds, et c. The bal l , al t houghnott hebestat t endedPsychBal l ,was st i l lahugeamountoff un wi t h bot h st af fand st udent shavi ngagreatni ght . Guest speakers f or t he year i ncl uded Bri an Hughesf rom NUI G,whodi scussed"psychol ogy as a sci ence"; Ki mberl y Wade f rom t he Uni versi t y ofWarwi ck,who shed l i ghton t he i dea of "i magi nary memori es"; and t he cogni t i ve psychol ogi st Al an Baddel ey, who shared hi s knowl edge about t he human memory.

Psychol ogyst udent shavi ngal augh att hePsychol ogyBal li n Ori elHouse.


SCIENCE SOCIETY Bri ngi ngt oget herSci encest udent sf rom al loverUCC.

Sci Soc gotup t o al lki ndsofwonderf uladvent uresi nt he l astyear,f rom academi ct o soci alevent s we had a bi tof everyt hi ng t o keep sci ence f ol k everywhere happy. The academi c season we ki cked of fwi t h at al k on cl i mat ol ogy f rom NobelPeacePri zeWi nnerProf essorJohn Sweeney. On t heacademi csi deoft hi ngs,ourbi ggestand mostbusy week of t he year was Sci ence Week whi ch was hel di n November,we hel d a di verse range ofevent s duri ng t he week and we host ed t al ks on t he phi l osophy of sci ence, bi ophysi cs ( i ti s as compl i cat ed as i t sounds) ,a t al k on women i n sci ence, a col l ab wi t h Newst al k on t hei r Fut ureproofshow and al sohost ed at echni calsci ent i f i cCV wri t i ngworkshopf oral lt hosei nt erest edi nonedayearni ng money f rom t hei rdegrees.Ourf i nalt al k oft he yearwas aboutSudden Adul tDeat h Syndromeand wasdel i vered by t heI ri shHeartFoundat i on. We al so host ed soci alevent st hroughoutt he yearbecause i t ’ sni ce t o geta break f rom t he l ab every now and agai n. The annual“Are You Smart er t han a Leavi ng CertQui z?” was a huge success wi t h some t eams provi ng t hei r wort h whi l esomet eamswerel ef twonderi nghow t heyevergotout ofJuni or I nf ant s.Our bi ggesteventoft he year was t he Harry Pot t ert hemed Sci ence Bal l .Over1500 wi zardsand wi t ches at t ended and report ed si ght i ngs ofSnape,Harry, Ron andHermi onehavi ngaboparoundaf t eronet oomany but t erbeerscan nei t herbeconf i rmed nordeni ed… i twasa magi cal ni ght overal l wi t h guest s l eavi ng t he hot el spel l bound( I ’ m sorryaboutt heawf ulpuns) .Ourf i nalevent oft heyearwast he4t hyearbal lwheret heol derf ol k,mysel f i ncl uded,gott ohaveonel astgracef ulni ghtoutatacol l ege bal l .I twasani ghtf i l l edwi t hnost al gi aandremi ni sci ngand overal li twasaverydi gni f i edaf f ai r.If oronel ookf orward t oseei ngwhatnextyearhast oof f er!

Sci encest udent satt heAnnualBal l i n Rochest own.Phot o:Dai reCal nan.

Audi t orAoi f eNoonan wi t hNobelPeace Pri zeWi nnerProf essorJohn Sweeney.

SCI FISOCI ETY Soci et i esChoi ceAward2012/2013

Sci f ii saf t erhavi ngaveryexci t i ngyear:f rom wi nni ng t he Soci et i es Choi ce Award, organi si ng advanced screeni ngsof"The Hobbi t "f or400 peopl e and "I ron Man 3"f or250 peopl e,t o organi si ng t wo convent i on t ri ps,t aki ng70 peopl et oEi rt akon i n Dubl i n and al so bri ngi ng 35 members t o MCM Comi c Con i n Tel f ord. Al lt hewhi l ehavi ng t hreeweekl y screeni ngs,regul ar col l aborat i ons wi t h ot her Soci et i es and a number of soci alni ght s.

‘ Preparef orTroubl eandMakei t Doubl e! ’att heMasqueradeBal l !

Throughoutt he year,we al so organi sed panel s on a vari et yoft opi cs,f rom t he“Rol eof“Women i n Ani me” and “Superheroes and Di sabi l i t y” t ot he ext remel y popul arpanel“Ani meHel l ”whi chhasbeenaf avouri t e atvari ousconvent i onsacrossI rel and. Thi syearwehaveseti n mot i on pl anst o bri ng Corks f i rst Ani me and Sci f i Convent i on t o UCC. Kai zokuCon wi l ll aunch i n March 2014 and wi l lbea greatweekend packed,wi t h hundredsofpeopl ef rom al loverI rel and al ready exci t ed t o at t end t hi shi ghl y ant i ci pat edevent .

Al i dai rGri f f i n dressedasSt eampunkAl i ce i n Wonderl andataSci Fiscreeni ng.

UCC Sci f iSoci et y has exi st ed f or t he l ast19 years growi ngbi gger,bet t erand moredi verseateveryst ep, sowecanbri ngover150 event st ost udent sduri ngt he year,whi l eprovi di ngourmemberswi t haf ri endl y,f un and Bant erf i l l ed out l ett omeetnew peopl easwel las i nf ormi ng and hel pi ng t hem di scover more about Sci encef i ct i on,Fant asy,Ani meand Horrorand al lof t hei rsubgenresandmedi ums.


SI MON COMMUNI TY

COMEDY SOC Best Co l l ab oc ra t i v e v e ng th 20 3 /2 0 1 3 me l e s s We Gi v i n g h e a pEl a u s1 t o a l l t hHo ec ol l e g e . ek

Si mon Soci et y had a product i ve year. The commi t t ee was l aunched i nt oact i on earl yon i nt heyeari n ordert oorgani ze Si mon Week,aweekdedi cat ed t orai si ngawarenessaboutt he cont ri but i ons of Si mon Communi t i es. Count l ess vol unt eers and commi t t eemembersdedi cat ed t hei rt i mei n ordert ohel p make t he week a success.Nott oo l ong af t er,Si mon Soci et y becameact i vei nt heorgani sat i onofevent sf orHomel essWeek, whi ch was organi sed i n col l aborat i on wi t h UCC SVP Soci et y. MaryWhi t ef ormerGreen part ysenat orspokei n UCC rai si ng awarenessaboutt heprobl em ofhomel essness.

Si mon organi zeachari t abl ecol l ect i on on campusf ort heSi mon Communi t ychari t y.

TheChri st masperi od wasabusyt i mef orSi mon Soci et y.We set t he bal l rol l i ng wi t h t he openi ng of t he Rot ary Tree organi sed wi t h UCC E&S Soci et y.Severalmembers ofCork Si mon Communi t y at t ended t o show t hei r support and appreci at i on oft he work t he Soci et y does.The Si mon St reet Mash Up proved i t sel fa hugel y successf ulof fcampus event agai nt hi s year,t he event was even broadcast on nat i onal radi o! Choral Soci et y and t he Li ve Musi c Soci et y were bri l l i antf or dedi cat i ng t hei rt i me and t al entt o bri ng some Chri st mas cheer t ot he shoppers on Opera Lane as wel las rai si ngf undst ot ackl et heprobl em ofhomel ess.Lastbutnot l east ,t he Ji ngl e Bel lBal ldef i ni t el y gave us a f ew seasonal gi ggl esand madeusmerrybef oreSant aarri ved.To bri ght en upJanuary,Si mon Soci et yandLGBT Soci et yhel dQueerTake Me Outwas organi sed by Si mon Soci et yi n order t o spread awareness about Rai nbow Week and rai se f unds f or homel essness.

Senat orMaryWhi t et al ksataSi mon/Greenst al k on t hei ssueof Homel essnessf orHomel essWeek

Fi nal l ynoSi monyearcoul dbecompl et ewi t houtament i onof R&G Week.Bui l di ng on i t ssuccesst he previ ousyear,Si mon Soci et yt ook' TakemeOut 't oanew l evel ,di vi di ngi ti nt ot wo event s,boys and gi rl s.Thi s al l owed more peopl et o at t end resul t i ng i n more money bei ng made f or t he R&G Week chari t i es.Thi sbri ngsacl oset ot he20122013 Si mon Soci et y bi ography.Fi nal l yabi gshoutoutt ot henew commi t t eewho wi l lundoubt edl ymake20132014assuccessasi t spredecessor.

SI NN FÉI N Bui l di ngan I rel andofequal s.

HereatUCC Si nn Féi n wehad anot hergreatyearwi t h many of our comrades part i ng ways f or di st ant shores on t hei r Erasmus years;and some l eavi ng t he col l ege Cumann f or good,and st art i ng careers i nt he part y’ s headof f i ce.Thi s meantt hatt heSoci et ywasl ef ti nt hehandsofl astyear’ sf i rst years— mostofwhom hadonl ybeeni nt hepart yf oramat t er ofmont hsandwhohadt o‘ hi tt hegroundrunni ng’ .Theyear ki cked of fi nf orcewi t h prot est sout si det heBankofI rel and on campus and t he const i t uency of f i ce of Jerry But t i mer. Af t er t aki ng t he t op t i t l el ast year, we ret urned t ot he opposi t i on benches oft he ModelDái li n st rengt h.Af t er a heat ed and cont ent i ous debat e, Gavi n Lynch Frahi l l( t he Cumann’ sEducat i on Of f i cer)won t hepri zef orbestspeaker. Ot herevent sat t endedi ncl udedt heSl ogadhnanÓgi nBel f ast where our members i mproved t hei r cúpl af ocai l ; and our nat i onal yout h congress wi t h Odran Ó Corcrái n ( PRO) proposi ngadet ai l edmot i on on nat uralresources.

UCC Si nn Féi n st agedaprot est t hi syearatt heBOIon campus.

Oncampuswehadast rongpresencewi t haprot esti nsupport oft heKurdi shHungerst ri kers–l edbyourSecret aryTadhgO Laoghai re-recei vi ngmuchsupport ;aswel lasourcampai gns surroundi ng t he Poppy and LGBT ri ght s.No yearwoul d be compl et ewi t houtourannualcommemorat i on,and t hi syear t hose i n at t endance were t reat ed t o powerf uland movi ng speechesf rom ourkeynot espeakerMart i n Ferri sTD,aswel l asan addressf rom Al an Conway( ExOf f i ci o) . To f i ni sh of f our year we ensured our voi ces were heard wi t hi nt hepart yasourAudi t orSt ephenCunni gham andVi ce Audi t or( I ncomi ngAudi t or)St ephen Goul di ngt ookt hest age wi t ht he part y bi g whi gs at Ard Fhei s mot i oni ng a wi de vari et yofmot i onson col l egef ees,sui ci deprevent i on and a Uni t ed I rel and. We’ dl i ke t ot hank everyone who made i t possi bl eandwi sheveryonet hebestofl ucknextyear.

EdwardO' Fl ynn,JamesMcCart hyandShane O' RourkerepresentSi nn Féi n atSoci et i esDay.


SLÁINTE SOCIETY I nf ormi ngst udent saboutheal t hl yl i vi ngi n UCC.

Whi l eourcommi t t eegotof ft oal at est artt hi syear, wewerest i l labl et ogetal otofreal l ygreatevent s i nt o ourcal endar.Theai msoft heSl ái nt eSoci et y f or t hi s year was t o creat e as much awareness as possi bl e about vari ous ment al i l l nesses and di sordersaswel lasf i t nessand st ressrel i efduri ng exam t i mes. Duri ng t hi s we year we hel d vari ous movi e screeni ngs whi ch hi ghl i ght ed di f f erent t ypes of ment aldi sordersand how t heyaf f ect ed peopl e.We f ol l owedt hi supbyhost i ngat al kbyNextSt epCork whi ch i sa group who workswi t h peopl e suf f eri ng f rom ment ali l l ness.Wewereal so l uckyenough t o have a represent at i ve f rom t he Cork Samari t ans gi veusat al kon t heworkt hatt heycarryout .

Sl ái nt ecommi t eemembersat Soci et i esDay2i n DevereHal l .

Towards t he end oft he yearwe hel d a successf ul Meetand Greet .Thi sgave ourSoci et y membersa chance t o meett he commi t t ee and t al k aboutour pl ans f or nextyear.Thi s evental so doubl ed as a f ant ast i c col l aborat i on wi t h The Hot Beverages Appreci at i onsSoci et yi n whi ch wewat ched t hef i l e “Li t t l eMi ssSunshi ne”.Theni ghtwasagreatwayt o cl earourmi ndsoft hest ressofupcomi ngexams. We have qui t eaf ew i nt erest i ng pl ans f or t he 2013/14cal endaraswef ocusonvari ousi ssuessuch asheal t hyeat i ng,ment alheal t handal sohow t oget t hemostoutofyouracademi cyear.

Sl ái nt ecommi t t eememberswi t ht wo speakersf rom t heSamari t anschari t y.

SUAS SOCI ETY Rai si ngmoneyandawarnessf orGl obali ssues.

SUAS had a very act i ve yearj ustpassed,wi t h our cosy,yetproduct i veweekl ymeet i ngsi n WestWi ng6. Thi syearsaw ourf i rstcol l aborat i on wi t ht he Law Soci et ywhi cht ookt heshapeofani nsi ght f uldebat e aboutai d work and i ncl uded a vi si tf rom Joanne McGui re,based i nt he SUAS of f i ce i n Dubl i n,who addressed i nt erest i ng argument sf or and agai nst gl obalai dwork. Suasmemberscol l ect i ngmoneyat ast al lon campusf orDramatWeek.

On a more l i ght heart ed not e, we enj oyed a col ourf ul Mad Hat t er Tea Part y on campus wi t h Dramat ,aswel last abl e qui zzes,Movi e screeni ngs, St .Pat ri ck' sDayf acepai nt i ngal laboutt heCi t yof Corkandoodl esuponoodl esofbakesal es,al li nai d ofSUAS. As wi t h every success, however, we must al so acknowl edget het hi ngst hatdi dnotgoqui t easwel l . Whi l e a st rong commi t t ee was est abl i shed and we became very cl ose,a l otoft he event swere poorl y at t ended by noncommi t t ee members and t he i nvol vement or i ndeed expansi on of t he Soci et y overal lwas poor,wi t hl i t t l e part i ci pat i on i n our bakesal esandf acepai nt i ng.

Suascommi t eemembersadvert i si ngt he soci et yatSoci et i esDayi n DevereHal l .

However,t he ragi ng successand popul ari t y oft he t heMent ori ngProgrammeand Gl obalI ssuescourse servesashopef ort hef ut ureoft heSUAS soci et yi n UCC.


SURGEON NOONAN

COMEDY SOC Ra i s e d ov eh re €a 14 , 00 f o rt c ha r i t y i n 0 1 2 / 2 0 1 3. Gi v i ng c p0l a u0 gh s o a l l t h e2c o l l e g e .

Summer2013saw over40SurgeonNoonanvol unt eerst ravel t o hospi t al s i n Ghana, Mal awi , Zambi a and Tanzani a, bri ngi ngwi t husmuchneededdonat i ons,andal lt hemedi cal suppl i eswecoul d carry!Fourt h yeari sa busyperi od f ora medi calst udent ,buteveryone st i l lt ook t i me outoft hei r hect i cschedul est oshakebucket sonst reetcornersandshop doorwaysal loverMunst eral mosteveryweekend.Fl agDay hi ghl i ght si ncl uded pub col l ect i ons over t he j azz weekend, Chri st mas carol l i ng on t he Grande Parade, and an Af ri cant hemedent ryi nt ot heSt .Pat ri ck' sdayparade.

Vol unt eersf rom Surgeon Noonan col l ect i ng moneyf ort hechari t yon Art hursDay2012.

Al ongwi t hpart i ci pat i ngi nst reetcol l ect i ons,eachvol unt eer t akes i t upon t hemsel ves t o organi se t hei r own personal chari t abl e endeavour t o rai se money f or medi cal ai di n Af ri ca.Cof f ee morni ngs and t abl e qui zzes kept everyone bot h caf f ei nat ed and amused respect i vel y,whi l stsome of ourmorecourageousvol unt eersel ect edt ocycl ef rom Mi zen t oMal i n Head f orourcause.I tt hen cameasnosurpri set o anyone when t hi s same group of vol unt eers successf ul l y reached t he summi t of Ki l i manj aro i n Jul y 2013,havi ng compl et edt hei rt i mei nt hehospi t al s. Asacommi t t ee,wededi cat ed ouryeart o organi si ngevent s t hatwoul dappealt obot hourf el l ow st udent sandourheal t h care col l eagues. Not abl e hi ghl i ght si ncl uded t he annual SurgeonNoonanBal l ,whi cht ookpl acei nFebruary,ahi ghl y successf ulgol fcl assi con asunnydayi n March,and af oray i nt ot heat re,when we col l aborat ed wi t h UCC Dramatand UCC DJ Soc f ort he f i rstt i me when host i ng an eveni ng of ent ert ai nmentl astDecember.

St ephen Creedon,Ni amhLogan andSi néadPl ant att heSurgeon Noonan st andon Soci et i esDay.

TheSurgeon Noonan Soci et ywasdel i ght ed t o rai seagrand t ot alof€122, 000 t hi syear.Al l42ofushadt hesummerofa l i f et i me, and f el t pri vi l eged t o wi t ness f i rst hand t he di f f erence ouryearl y donat i onsmake i n our11benef i ci ary hospi t al sal lacrossAf ri ca.

SURGI CAL SOCI ETY Enl i ght eni ngst udent st ot heworl dofsurgery.

The Surgi calSoci et y gotof ft o an exci t i ng st art agai nt hi syear.Havi ngdonewel lt heyearbef ore wehad t heopport uni t yt ot ryoutsomebi gi deas. The most not abl e of course was t he i naugural surgi calconf erencewehel di n Brookf i el d whi ch had a very l arge at t endance and i ncl uded st udent si nvi t ed f rom t heUni versi t yofLi meri ck. Weal sohadourf i rstpl ast ercast i ngworkshopi n Cork Uni versi t y Hospi t aland i n preparat i on f or nextyear we purchased a l aparoscopy t rai ni ng Surgi calst udent sprepari ngf orsurgery box whi ch wi l lal l ow membersoft he Soci et yt o i n oneoft hei rl absi n Brookf i el d. pract i ce t hi s ski l li n addi t i on t o our regul ar sut uri ngsemi nars. I n addi t i on t o t he conf erence we hel d many popul ar t al ks t hroughout t he year. We st rengt hened t he Soci et y’ srel at i onshi p wi t ht he Medi cal Soci et y and as a resul t were abl et o cohost a seri es of 8 t al ks f rom 8 di f f erent medi calspeci al t i es whi ch was l arger t han any yearbef ore. Thebesti ndi vi dualt al koft heyearwasbyf art he Wi l derness Medi ci ne t al k by Dr Amy Hughes, Medi cal Di rect or of Expedi t i on Medi ci ne and represent at i ve of t he Hel i copt er Emergency Medi ci ne Servi ces i nt he UK.She had a great earni nghow t osut ureat st oryt ot el landi twascl eart hateveryonei nt he Twostudentsl t heUndergraduat eSurgi calConf erence. audi enceenj oyedi t .


SVP SOCIETY BestCol l aborat i veEvent2012/2013-Homel essWeek

I twasan exci t i ngyearst artt ot heyearaswegotanew l ogo, anew bannerand deci ded t hatwej ustweren’ tdoi ngenough so added Breakf astCl ubs t o ourrepert oi re ofact i vi t i es.I t wasgreatt o geti nvol ved wi t h a new schoolgroup and I ’ m sureourvol unt eersappreci at edst art i ngat8am. We had l ot s ofgenerous donat i ons overt he yeari ncl udi ng someoft heproceedsofacl assproj ectbyDrLawrenceDool ey and we even had a l ocal band Radi o Carol i ne make a Chri st massi ngl ef orus.Danci ng Frost ywasa greatsuccess andweweredel i ght edt ohavesuchat al ent edl ocalbandhel p usout . Wehad ourannualHomel essWeek and madeourSl eep Out 48 hourst hi syear.I twasachal l engebutwi t h €1, 600 rai sed f ort heHomel essHost el st hatwework wi t h,i twasent i rel y wort hi t .

Kevi n Curt i n andJul i anneO’ Leary atSVP Val ent i ne’ sDaySt and.

We al so gott o spend €1, 000 on outnew act i vi t y Breakf ast Cl ubst omakesuret hatt heproj ectcankeeprunni ngandgi ve t heki dsadecentbreakf astbef orest art i ngschool . Wewere al soi naposi t i ont hi syeart omakeadonat i ont ot heSt udent Hardshi p Fund.Such was t he generosi t y oft he publ i ct hi s year t hat UCC SVP was abl et o comf ort abl y support i t s proj ect s,and wi t ht he surpl us donat i ons i twas deci ded t o supportanot her wort hy cause i n need ofhel p.Af t er much di scussi on,weagreed t hatasaUCC soci et yi twasonl yri ght t hat we support ed our f el l ow UCC st udent st hat may be st ruggl i ng,andsowemadea€3, 000 donat i ont ot heSt udent Hardshi pFundi nt heNew Year. To cap of ft heyearwebroughta cl assofki dst hatwework wi t hi n GreenmountNat i onalSchoolon a t our ofcampus. Theygott o seet hechemi st rymagi cshow,havepi zzai nt he common room and open t he roofoft he observat ory.They wereeven abl et opl antat reet oremembert hei rdayhere.

Ni amhCost el l o,Kat i eCornal l ySomers andMi chel l eDonovan atFái l t eFest .

VOX SOCI ETY UCC’ sSoci alSci enceSoci et y!

VoxSoci sUCC’ sbrandnew soci alsci encesoci et yj ust setupi n2012.I t sai mf rom t heverybegi nni ngwast o rai se awareness on t he phi l osophi cal ,pract i caland publ i c appl i cat i on oft he soci alsci ences.The mai n ai m oft he Soci et y was t o gi ve a voi ce t o st udent s i nt erest ed i n soci al i ssues and cont emporary phi l osophi calandsoci ol ogi caldebat eapl acet ospeak aboutt hei ri deasandsol ut i onst osoci alprobl ems.

VoxSoci et ymembersatt hei rFi nal YearPart yi nt heOl i verPl unket t .

Voxcommi t eemembersrepresent i ngt he soci et yatSoci et i esDayi n DevereHal l .

Wehavehel d many event sovert hepastyear.Some were cent red on t hemes accrui ng i n cont emporary ci nema.Thi syearwehel dt wo such event sbased on t he Hunger Games and Chi l dren of Men. Whi l e munchi ng on pi zza we di scussed some oft he maj or soci ol ogi cal concept s behi nd t hese f i l ms i ncl udi ng but not l i mi t ed t o cl ass pol i t i cs, segregat i on and where soci et yi s movi ng at present .We al so have f aci l i t at ed anumberoff orum di scussi ons,onebei ng oureventwhereweposedt hequest i onwhet herornot I rel and needs a new women’ s movement ,and i fso whatwoul di tbedef i nedas.Wehaveal soorgani seda number of debat es whi ch i ncl uded i nvi t i ng represent at i vesf rom t hepol i t i cal l yaf f i l i at ed part i es t o gi vet hei rst anceon col l egef ees. Weal so i nvi t ed Vi t t ori o Buf f achi ( Head of t he Phi l osophy depart ment )andKat hySi nnot t( MEP)t ospeakont he cont roversi alt opi cofeut hanasi a. I twasanexci t i ngyearandwel ookf orwardt ohavi ng an even bet t eryeart hi st i meround.


WARPS SOCI ETY

COMEDY SOC Bri ng i ng b a ck WA RP ON f os ri t ’ sa 2l 3 rd c on s e c u t i v e Gi vi n g c hea pC l a ug h t o l t h e c o l l e g e .year!

Wehadareal l ygreatyearatWARPSt hi syear.To st art t he year we had a day l ong sessi on of vari ous gami ng t ypes t o show peopl e what we were al labout .Thi s was a f ant ast i c day as i t at t ract ed manynew ent husi ast i cpeopl et o come al ongt oourregul arweekl ymeet i ngs. WARPCON pat ronspl ayi ngacardgameat oneoft hegami ngsessi onsi nt heSt udentCent re.

Our bi ggest event of t he f i rst t erm was our Masquerade Bal l ,a cost ume part y hel d around Hal l oween i n conj unct i on wi t h Sci Fi , Net Soc, At hei stand MedRen.Thi swasa f ant ast i csoci al eveni ngwi t h someamazi ngcost umeson di spl ay. Cost umes ranged f rom zombi e nurses t o Ci nderel l a( whot ookhomef i rstpri ze) . Asal waysont hel astweekendofJanuarywet ook overCampust orunWarpcon,t hel argestst udent run gami ng convent i on i n Europe. Thi s event consi st ed of vari ous di f f erent wargames, boardgames, card and rol epl ayi ng games run over an ent i re weekend. The mai n event at Warpcon everyyeari st hechari t yauct i on where roughl y€11, 000 waspl edgedf orchari t y.

WARPShavi ngoneoft hei rregul ar gameni ght si nt heEl ecEngbui l di ng.

Weal soat t ended manyot hergamesconvent i ons aroundt hecount ryrunbyei t heroneoft heot her gami ng soci et i es i n Uni versi t i es around t he count ryorbyl ocalgami nggroups.

YOUNG FI NE GAEL A greatyearf oroneoft hemostact i vepol i t i calsoci et i es!

YFG had anot her epi c year wi t h at t endances reachi ngrecordl evel s.Thebranchwon t heModel Dái li n sensat i onalst yl ei n Novemberconf i rmi ng ourposi t i onasbot ht hel argestandmostpowerf ul pol i t i calsoci et yon Campus. Theannualpi l gri maget ot heDái li t sel ft ookpl ace i n December whi ch i ncl uded a meet i ng wi t h An Taoi seach. The sessi on concl uded i n t he dark hours oft he f ol l owi ng morni ng i n Copper Face Jacks.Some,namel y ConorMurphy ( BA I I )wi l l never be f orgot t en by t he st af f of t he Dái lbar. Thankf ul l y,weal lgothomeduet ot hegenerosi t y ofJackBarry' s( GPP I I )f l eetofAudi ' s.

SomeYoungFi neGaelmembersat t hei rWel comeNi ghtf ornew members.

Cal l um Donnel l l y( GPP I I )f ai l ed i n hi s goalt o makeTwi nkaHLM,t hehonouri nst ead f al l i ngt o RobertO' Sul l i van.( Audi t or,33rdSessi on) R&G week brought t he annual Oscar' s and gl adrags.Vi ce-Audi t or,Fi ona Durki n( GPP I I I ) provi ded t hebi ggestshock by wal ki ng away wi t h "Rearoft heYear" The 35t h Sessi on ended wi t h a gri ppi ng AGM i n whi ch Audi t or Tadhg O' Donovan ( Fi nance I V) gave a f i nalf arewel lhandi ng over t he rei gns t o Ni al lMcCart hy( BI SI I ) .

Dr.Ai sl i ngParkes,TadhgO’Donovan andEdelQui nn ataYFG debat eon t heChi l dren’ sRef erndum 2012.


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