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

Geo-conferencing: IQUA Symposium, 29 Nov. 2019

The Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) has a yearly symposium each November at the Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin. This small event brings together those working or interested in the Quaternary environment (past 2.6 million years). It showcases Irish based researchers and/or research projects about Ireland. There are invited talks and an open poster session. … Continue reading Geo-conferencing: IQUA Symposium, 29 Nov. 2019

NUI and Fulbright funding opportunities in Ireland

This post is the first in a series about funding for postgraduate and early career geographers, based on PECN workshops. Keep an eye out for more to come soon! By Rhonda McGovern. Rhonda McGovern is a PhD candidate at Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities in Trinity College Dublin and a member of the GSI PECN … Continue reading NUI and Fulbright funding opportunities in Ireland

The relevance of geography to cardiac care in the South-East

Welcome to the PECN blog series 2018-2019. This post is a re-publishing of a Geography Society Ireland blogpost first published here celebrating geography in Co. Waterford for Waterford week, part of the GSI Year of Geography celebrating each of the counties Ireland. By Darren O’Rourke, Doctoral student at the Department of Geography, Maynooth University) People … Continue reading The relevance of geography to cardiac care in the South-East

Strategic PhDing: All the things you wish you knew when you started your PhD

This year at EUGEO we invited five panellists, (Shane Conway, NUI Galway; Rachel McArdle, Dublin City Council Culture Company; Niamh Moore-Cherry, UCD; Eoin O’Mahony, UCD; and Kathy Reilly, NUI Galway) to join us for a panel discussion on “Strategic PhDing”.  The aim of the session was to address some of the many issues faced by … Continue reading Strategic PhDing: All the things you wish you knew when you started your PhD

PECN AGM & Invitation for 2019/20 Committee Nominations

The Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers Network Annual General Meeting will take place at EUGEO next week.  The meeting will take place 12:30 - 13:30, Thursday 16 May in Room G001 Human Biology. As we enter a new year for the committee we also have some officers stepping down from their posts. As a result, we are now formally inviting … Continue reading PECN AGM & Invitation for 2019/20 Committee Nominations