UCC issues 1,500 booklets to promote good relations between students and local residents

UCC issues 1,500 booklets to promote good relations between students and local residents

As ‘Freshers’ Week’ gets underway at University College Cork (UCC), new information booklets encouraging students to respect their neighbours have been distributed to the surrounding areas of the university.

Ahead of first-year orientation this year, 1,500 information booklets promoting good relations between students and local residents have been distributed throughout the surrounding areas of the university on College Road.

In a bid to reduce antisocial behaviour, each booklet also focuses on student welfare and contains contact numbers for use in an emergency, as well as the penalties for any antisocial behaviour.

UCC Campus Watch was introduced two years ago. Gary Mulcahy of UCC Campus Watch said: “We wanted to create the booklets to highlight to students that they must be respectful, while also highlighting to residents that, by and large, our students want to contribute to their community."

“We also wanted to let local residents know that they can make a complaint directly to UCC Campus Watch, to show them they have options if there are issues.”

Mr Mulcahy added. "It's important to keep the lines of communication open between the university and local residents. Campus Watch has been very successful so far, residents have said that the last RAG week and Fresher's Week were the quietest."

Produced in conjunction with local residents, the distributed booklets mark a huge step forward, according to Catherine Clancy of the Magazine Road Residents’ Association.

Ms Clancy said: "This is the first time such a booklet has been produced and it shows a lot of respect for the relationship between the students and the community here.”

Local gardaí have also advised they will have a presence throughout the week and they will be adopting a zero-tolerance approach to any drunkenness or anti-social behaviour, added Ms Clancy.

UCC will also be operating a number of student patrols throughout Freshers' Week from 8pm to 4am every night.

More on this topic

Tyndall National Institute secures additional €8m in EU fundingTyndall National Institute secures additional €8m in EU funding

UCC to hold workshops for LGBT+ students focusing on coming out in collegeUCC to hold workshops for LGBT+ students focusing on coming out in college

College to drive partnerships with newly-rebranded UCC InnovationCollege to drive partnerships with newly-rebranded UCC Innovation

Justice Minister and UCC President back Muslim lecturer at centre of sinister 'execution' callJustice Minister and UCC President back Muslim lecturer at centre of sinister 'execution' call


More in this Section

Someone is €500,000 richer after winning EuroMillions Plus drawSomeone is €500,000 richer after winning EuroMillions Plus draw

Could robots steal our hearts as well as our jobs?Could robots steal our hearts as well as our jobs?

Missing woman forest search finds ‘nothing of significance’Missing woman forest search finds ‘nothing of significance’

Lunney family endured ‘week from hell’ after Quinn executive abducted and attackedLunney family endured ‘week from hell’ after Quinn executive abducted and attacked


Lifestyle

For an instant supper or lunch, fishcakes can be nourishing, warming and tasty. To complete a balanced meal, all it takes is some stirfried or roasted root vegetables.Taste of the sea: Top 8 fish cakes

My seven-year-old stood tall, whispered “bravery” to herself and stepped into the pitch-black dungeon. I stood there and watched her disappear.Learner Dad: I hate nostalgia, I think it’s mawkish and sentimental

Dr Phil Kieran says head lice is incredibly common among school children and offers practical advice on how to remove the crawlers with easy treatments.Tackling head lice: Easy treatments to remove itchy creepers

Gráinne Healy only started running regularly a few years ago. She’s already completed 50 parkruns. She tells Rowena Walsh what motivates her.Ageing with Attitude: Parkruns and quiet Friday nights

More From The Irish Examiner