PECN Events at CIG 2022, Limerick

PECN are excited to welcome attendees to our upcoming events at the 53rd Conference of Irish Geographers in Limerick. All details below. PECN Social @ Mother Macs Date: Wednesday 18th May Time: 20:00-23:00 (right after the opening ceremony and wine reception) Location: Mother Macs, 8/9 High St, Limerick Join fellow postgrads and ECRs on Wednesday … Continue reading PECN Events at CIG 2022, Limerick

PECN Spring Social Calendar

With the arrival of Spring, we’re catching a glimpse of brighter days ahead. To mark this, PECN have a packed social calendar providing plenty of opportunities to meet fellow postgrads and early career researchers over the next few months. Regular scheduled coffee mornings and virtual writing retreats will help you strike the right balance between … Continue reading PECN Spring Social Calendar

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