By Neasa Gorrell At the beginning of the 20/21 academic year, Postgrad Research Students at NUI Galway formed the Postgraduate Workers Alliance NUIG in response to the exploitative guidelines set out in the NUI Galway Guidelines for Research Degree Programmes. These guidelines require postgraduate research students to undertake 120 hours of unpaid teaching work per year for … [Read more...] about The Plight of the Postgrads – Unpaid, unsupported and under immense pressure – What’s happening now?
By Órla Masterson This week I had the privilege of joining a WIP forum online to discuss issues which may arise in our (hopefully soon to be) post Covid-19 world. The WIP (Washington Ireland Programme) promotes leadership and personal development through debate and discussion. As their website states, the programme is founded on a key principle of supporting leaders … [Read more...] about Diary of a week at the WIP (Washington Ireland Programme)
By Ellen O'Donoghue Co- News Editor An international partnership of NUI Galway, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Irish Aid is to offer media training on migration and misinformation. A new global partnership has been established, involving NUI Galway and the (IOM), with the support of Irish Aid, to tackle fake news around migration. The Global … [Read more...] about Head of Discipline of Journalism and Communications at NUI Galway leading head of global foundational course to challenge fake news on migration
By Ewelina Szybinska NUI Galway’s School of Nursing and Midwifery has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for their commitment in progressing gender equality through the department and creating cultural change in the University. Ireland introduced the Athena SWAN Charter in early 2015. This initiative aims to provide help in addressing gender equality in … [Read more...] about NUI Galway School of Nursing and Midwifery Achieves Athena SWAN Bronze Award
By Caoimhe Killeen Co-News Editor NUI Galway’s Moore Institute has collaborated with 12 other European institutions that aim to aid digital approaches to the study of literature. Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA) is a four-year partnership that will focus on building a shared resource of high-quality data, tools and knowledge needed for literary … [Read more...] about New resource project launch focuses on decoding literary secrets