'The Ireland I would like to see' is an incredible new campaign launched by UCC 11 months ago

'The Ireland I would like to see' is an incredible new campaign launched by UCC

This is such a brilliant campaign.

UCC in partnership with UCCSU has launched a joint social media campaign for the general election 2020.

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The 'Ireland I would like to see' campaign gives a voice to UCC students on the issues they would like to see addressed by a future government.

From now until the election, you can follow the University Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to watch its students speak about issues, from higher education to mental health.

Speaking about this brilliant campaign, Ben Dunlea, President of the UCC Student Union, said:

"We are hearing a lot from politicians in this election. These politicians will make decisions that impact on our generation, so it is brilliant to work together with UCC to give voice to those issues that will impact us."

I strongly suggest you have a look at the videos - these students are inspiring us all.

Max Shanahan, of the UCC LGBTQ Society, has shared his vision for a more inclusive Ireland. He hopes for "inclusive education and legislation."

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The Ireland I Would Like To See: LGBTQ Issues

LGBTQ issues: “Inclusive education and legislation”

Ahead of the upcoming #GE2020, we’re asking our students to share their vision of ‘the Ireland they would like to see’

Max Shanahan, UCC LGBTQ Society, shares his vision for a more inclusive Ireland.

Posted by University College Cork on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Naoise Crowley, from the UCC Students' Union Welfare Officer wants more of a focus on mental health services, which he says are "chronically underfunded."

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The Ireland I Would Like To See: Mental health services

Mental health services: "Chronically underfunded"

Ahead of the upcoming #GE2020, we’re asking our students to share their vision of ‘the Ireland they would like to see’

Naoise Crowley, UCC Students' Union Welfare Officer, shares his vision for Ireland's mental health service.

Posted by University College Cork on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

And Irina Fernandes, of the UCC Societies, want the new government to work on the system of direct provision.

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The Ireland I Would Like To See: Direct provision

Direct provision: “Change the system”

Ahead of the upcoming #GE2020, we’re asking our students to share their vision of ‘the Ireland they would like to see’

Irina Fernandes, UCC Societies, shares her vision for a change in Ireland's system of direct provision.

Posted by University College Cork on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Be sure to keep an eye on University College Cork social media for more.