About this blog
This is my blog on Irish Universities. Mainly, it links to news and discussion elsewhere on the web, though I throw in my own 2 cents on occasion. I also occasionally wander off topic, perhaps into whatever foreign academics are up to, perhaps even out of the ivory tower altogether – usually because there’s some relevance for Irish academics, but sometimes just because I feel like it. It’s my blog, after all. It’s been running since August 2008.
If names matter, mine is Steve Hedley. Which categories to put me in: I’m staff, not a student; an academic, not an administrator (unless being a head of department makes me an administrator, in which case I’m both); a professor, not a lecturer; neither Arts nor Science but an academic lawyer (which is a bit like being a real lawyer – but only a bit). Oh, and I’m also English. As for my university, it’s NUI, with serious aspirations to being a world-class regional institution. All of which probably makes me unusual – but not much more unusual than anyone else, I guess. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyway, enjoy. All comments and suggestions are welcome.