‘I had to give up hope of finding a permanent job in an Irish university’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Looking for a job in Irish universities was demoralising as there were no permanent contracts for the type of role I was applying for. In Ireland, you get a graduate visa for two years after completing a postgrad in order to find a job. This is difficult when the role you want doesn’t offer permanent contracts, which is the case for most graduate jobs in third levels these days …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 20 October]

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On Zero-Hours Contracts

Posted in Governance and administration on October 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“In a week dominated by stupid things being said by British politicians, one of the stupidest of all was the claim by Labour MP Caroline Flint that the European Union is to blame for the rise of zero-hours contracts. Caroline Flint is a Brexit supporter, of course, so she will not be interested in facts …” (more)

[In the Dark, 20 October]

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Are students at the heart of the new business building?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The school’s design suggests the primary motivation was creating new revenue streams, not giving undergraduates a place to learn. In 2013, planning permission was placed for the new six-story Trinity Business Building. On the May 23, 2019, it was proudly opened by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. This was a momentous occasion …” (more)

[Celine Delahoy, Trinity News, 20 October]

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