Postgrads and Postdocs as Workers Series | An Interview with UCD Postgraduate Workers Alliance

We started the ‘Postgrads and Postdocs as Workers’ blog series to use PECN as a platform for groups who are organizing around postgrad and postdoc issues. Following our last post, an interview with members of NUIG-PGWA, this week’s post looks to the UCD Postgraduate Workers Alliance. PECN spoke to a member of the UCD Postgraduate … Continue reading Postgrads and Postdocs as Workers Series | An Interview with UCD Postgraduate Workers Alliance

Postgrads and Postdocs as Workers Series | An Interview with NUIG-PGWA

Campaigns to improve research and studying conditions for postgrads have been gaining traction in universities and HEIs across Ireland. These campaigns have been mobilised by self-organised collectives of students and staff in response to the exploitative working conditions and increasing precarity they face. Our last post explored the challenges facing postgrads and ECRs within the … Continue reading Postgrads and Postdocs as Workers Series | An Interview with NUIG-PGWA

Postgrads and Postdocs as Workers Series | Some context for current Postgraduate experiences

Lucky to be here: When I was accepted as a PhD Candidate, I was cautiously optimistic. When I received a 9,000 Euro scholarship, I was excited to think that I could stay in Ireland and make it work. When I was awarded a 16,000 Euro scholarship, I was overjoyed. This was more money than I’d … Continue reading Postgrads and Postdocs as Workers Series | Some context for current Postgraduate experiences

Tips and Tricks – IRC Postgraduate PhD Funding

Applying for IRC funding? Want to garner tips and tricks and learn about the process of writing a successful Geography postgraduate IRC application? Come to our information session aimed at postgraduate Geography students who are applying for the Irish Research Council's (IRC) Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2021! Organised and led by scholars who have … Continue reading Tips and Tricks – IRC Postgraduate PhD Funding

Our PECN Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) 2020 will be held on Monday, 7 September

As you may be aware, earlier this year our AGM was cancelled. Normally, we convene during the Conference of Irish Geographers, however this year due to the global pandemic the conference was cancelled and so was our meeting. However, as life is now settling into a new rhythm, we are committed to holding a general … Continue reading Our PECN Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) 2020 will be held on Monday, 7 September

A guide to geography related postgraduate courses on the Island of Ireland

Screenshot and link to interactive map of postgraduate geography courses in Ireland

So, you have finished your undergraduate degree? Congratulations. And you are now thinking about continuing your geographical education in Ireland in 2020? We at PCEN have got your back. Here is a list of geography related courses on the island. We found there are so many overlaps between human / physical / environmental or climate … Continue reading A guide to geography related postgraduate courses on the Island of Ireland

Survey invite: Early Career Precariousness in Irish Geography and associated disciplines

The Geographical Society of Ireland Postgraduate Early Career Network (GSI PECN) supported by a number of senior Geographers invite you to take part in a survey on precariousness and institutional support. This survey is open to all postgraduate and Early Career Researchers (up to 10 years post PhD) of Geography and associated disciplines. The data … Continue reading Survey invite: Early Career Precariousness in Irish Geography and associated disciplines