Ulster University leaps to second place in postgrad research survey

Posted in Research on July 30th, 2021 by steve

“Ulster University (UU) has risen to second place in the UK rankings for researcher satisfaction in the latest Postgraduate Research Experience Survey. The PhD benchmarking exercise surveyed postgraduate research students from 89 universities about their experiences, with UU leaping from eighth in the table in 2019 …” (more)

[Mark Bain, Belfast Telegraph, 30 July]

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Conversations with Leaders: Prof Linda Doyle, the new provost of Trinity College

Posted in Governance and administration on July 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“With just days to go before she takes over as the first woman provost of Trinity College Dublin in its 429 years, Prof Linda Doyle sat down to speak with Ann O’Dea for the pilot in a new Future Human series …” (more)

[Silicon Republic, 29 July]

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59% of students struggled mentally last year

Posted in Research on July 30th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“59% of students said that their mental health had been negatively affected by the Covid-19 crisis according to a report by Aontas, the National Adult Learning Organization. Over half of the students surveyed (54%) also said that they struggled with motivation and a ‘lack of structure’ while learning online …” (more)

[Ann Jaffray, College Tribune, 29 July]

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