2014 Press Releases

Hat trick for UCC Societies

11 Apr 2014
UCC Societies have won three awards at the annual Board of Irish College Societies Awards (BICS) 2014 in Belfast. Pictured: The three winning committees with Societies President, Padraig Rice, Societies BICS Rep, Olga Dennehy and Dave O'Leary, Societies Officer. (Image by Emmet Curtin)

The students of UCC are celebrating today following the welcome news of a hat trick by UCC Societies at the annual Board of Irish College Societies Awards (BICS) last night.

The awards, which took place in Queen’s University Belfast with a Gala banquet held in the Titanic Belfast, attracted more than 400 students from colleges across the island of Ireland.

UCC Amnesty Society won ‘Most Improved in a Large College’, along with UCC Cancer Society for ‘Best Publicity/Campaign’ and UCC Economics Society, who in a titanic battle won ‘Best Society' in its category, 'Academic/Social & Cultural’.

UCC Societies were the top placed college in their category, winning three awards from a possible 11.

President of UCC Societies Guild, Padraig Rice said: "UCC Societies form a rich tapestry of cultural life in the University with 99 societies producing over 1,100 events for students accross a wide range of interests. Last night saw three deserving societies being recognised nationally for their important role in the UCC Community."

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