Mike Jennings

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Studying for a PhD can involve seven-day weeks, long days, low pay and uncertain prospects. Photograph: iStock
Is doing a PhD a waste of time?

What use is a PhD nowadays? After almost two decades in education, is it really worth committing another three, four or even more years to a doctorate(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers:  “Any suggestion of introducing a teaching excellence framework-based approach in Ireland will further demoralise our universities.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

College lecturers have criticised plans which they say could result in rankings on teaching quality which place a major emphasis on student satisfacti(...)

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane, a member of the PAC, said it appeared that some accounting officers were running colleges as it was the “wild west”. File photograph: Eric Luke

Senior staff in some third-level colleges have been accused of taking a “wild west” approach to the use of taxpayers’ money. The claims were made by (...)

Unions have reacted cautiously to the proposed pay deal with teachers organistions saying they are disappointed.

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has said the proposed public sector pay deal is “in line with what is affordable to the State”. It is (...)

Dr Caroline Hussey was registrar and deputy president of UCD from 1994 until her retirement in 2004. Photograph: UCD

Tributes have been paid to former University College Dublin registrar and academic Dr Caroline Hussey who has died following a short illness. A forme(...)

The Irish Federation of University Teachers’ conference heard staff numbers fell 4,500 in universities between 2008 and 2013, and  student numbers surged more than 31,000 over the same period. Photograph: Getty Images

The patience of those working in the higher education sector is at an end after experiencing years of cutbacks, the general secretary of the Irish Fed(...)

Sean McKillen of the University of Limerick: There tends to be a lack of transparency over what student teachers are entitled to, such as money for corrections or what work they’re required to do in return for fee or partial fee waivers. Photograph: Brian Gavin Press 22

Academia was once among the most respectable and secure careers. In recent years, however, it has become one of the most precarious places to work. (...)

The protesters called on Archbishop Michael Jackson to urgently respond to allow a speedy resolution of the issues. Photograph: Darryl Mooney

Staff and students at the former Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) in Dublin’s Rathmines are to stage a protest on Friday at what they cl(...)

Two-thirds of third-level teachers in Ireland are not in full-time or permanent jobs. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide for Irish teachers. Already teaching abroad? Tell (...)

A spokeswoman for TCD, Ireland’s oldest university,  ruled out the prospect of a “Guinness Long Room” or a “Ryanair Front Square”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College in Dublin is seeking to sell the “naming rights” to part of its campus in a deal expected to generate €1 million over the first five (...)

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