Archive for jobs

The Big Academic Job Hunt

Posted in Life with tags on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“The academic job season is about to begin – broadly speaking March to August this is the period when most academic institutions begin to advertise the much coveted vacancies they hold for the following academic term …” (more)

[Lisa Marie Griffith, Pue’s Occurrences, 1 March]

Research and jobs

Posted in research with tags , , on 13 August 2010 by Steve

“Conor Lenihan, Ireland’s Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, was recently reported as explaining the link between the funding of university research and job creation. I confess I am always nervous whenever a politician links research expenditure with job creation …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 13 August]

Switch focus

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“Student groups in Ireland should switch focus from fees to jobs. You are not being represented in current economic debate.” (tweet)

[Liam Delaney, Twitter, 5 February]

‘We put our heads down to do our final-year projects. When we looked up, the economy had collapsed’

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 27 January 2009 by Steve

“It looked like they would never have it so good, but all has changed utterly for last year’s third-level graduates. Three of them talk about employment and emigration … and the art of compromise. Orla Kennedy started her six-year architecture degree at the height of the construction boom and never had a problem getting work; until she graduated. Now working as a temp in administration, she is one of many Irish graduates struggling to use their qualifications and reconsidering their future in Ireland …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 27 January]