TCDSU, GSU to Lobby to Retain Four Student Representatives on Board

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on January 12th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) have both said they will lobby for the retention of four student representatives on College Board, after the publication of a bill which will limit the number of students on university governing bodies to two …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 12 January]

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Is doing a PhD bad for your mental health?

Posted in Life on January 12th, 2022 by steve

International“Poor mental amongst PhD researchers is increasingly being recognised as an issue within higher education institutions. However, there continues to be unanswered questions relating to the propensity and causality of poor mental health amongst PhD researchers. Reporting on a new comparative survey of PhD researchers and their peers from different professions, Dr Cassie M Hazell and Dr Clio Berry find that PhD researchers are particularly vulnerable to poor mental health compared to their peers …” (more)

[LSE Impact of Social Sciences, 12 January]

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Gardai and UL join forces to combat theft of bicycles

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“The head of the Limerick garda division says gardai will continue to engage with the University of Limerick over the coming months in an effort to reduce the number of bikes being stolen in-and-around its campus in Castletroy …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 12 January]

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NUIG President says flexible approach being taken as second semester begins

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on January 12th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“The President of NUI Galway says there will be a need for flexibility in the early stages of the new semester as students and staff return. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh says the planning process is being navigated in a similar fashion to semester one, with a view to being back on campus for the most part …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 11 January]

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University governance

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Matthew Glover suggests in his letter of January 10th that the push for university status in some areas is ‘driven by managers and staff seeking improved prestige and pay’ …” (more)

[Des Griffin, Irish Times, 12 January]

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Physics Staff to Call for Schrödinger Theatre to be Renamed

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2022 by steve

Ireland`”Some staff in the School of Physics are to call for the Erwin Schrödinger lecture theatre to be renamed in light of revelations about the physicist’s abuse of young women and girls …” (more)

[Jody Druce, University Times, 11 January]

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