UCC Student Union Defends Virtual Freshers Week

They say all events are in full compliance with public health guidelines

It comes as residents living in the vicinity of the college say house parties are already ongoing and they fear any Freshers Week format will further encourage this type of activity. 

The residents of Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas say the decision to proceed with a virtual week goes against the sentiment of a meeting that was held last Friday between the college itself, residents and gardaí where all parties expressed concern about the implications of such an event in the midst of the pandemic. 

Meanwhile Students Union President Naoise Crowley told RedFM News there's no evidence to suggest that the online event that has been organised will encourage house parties, and the point of the event is to ensure safety:

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