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March Networking Event

Our next networking event for researchers will be held on Thursday the 27th of March from 10.30am – 11.30 am in Zone 2, Science Centre East (The new science building opposite the lake). Tea, coffee and nibbles will be provided free … Continue reading

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And we’re back!

Hi everyone. Sorry the site hasn’t been updated in so long but we’re back now focused and with renewed vigor. If you want to join the UCDRSA committee please drop us a line or post a comment and we’ll get … Continue reading

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PhD Comics Movie

We are pretty sure that everyone has heard of the PhD Comics website (http://www.phdcomics.com/). Piled Higher and Deeper… Right? Well, they’ve only gone and made a movie! And we are showing it…. at 4:30pm on Wednesday July 11th in C004 … Continue reading

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RSA Table Quiz

On Tuesday 3rd of April we held our first fund raising Table Quiz in the UCD Students Bar. The event was a great success – we had over 10 full tables of participants and we raised over €350. The table … Continue reading

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IRSA engagement with IFUT

Members of IRSA have had a number of meetings with Mike Jennings and Joan Donegan (IFUT) to discuss representation of researchers by the union. Discussions are ongoing regarding forming better links between the two organisations.

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IRSA meeting with HEA and Department of Education and Skills

Members of IRSA met with Eucharia Meehan (Head of Research Programmes and Capital Programmes HEA) and members of the Department of Education and Skills, on December 12th 2011. Among the items discussed was the lack of recognition of postdocs in … Continue reading

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UCD-RSA AGM 2011

Our Annual General Meeting was held on the 1st November 2011 with Tom Boland, Chief Education Officer of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) since 2004. Tom spoke about the stance the HEA has on research undertaken within the university structure, … Continue reading

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Researcher careers forum

An informative and interesting meeting of minds took place on April 8th. Thanks to all who contributed. Among the problems discussed were career prospects as well as funding concerns for the future. http://www.irsa.ie/forum2011.html

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Meeting with IFUT

Today, we had a meeting with head of IFUT – Mike Jennings. We discussed contract issues and the RCF with him. Thanks for coming in Mike!

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EGM Announced

The UCD -RSA have called an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss the final implementation of the UCD Research Careers Framework. The meeting will be held at 1pm on Wednesday 9th March 2011 in the Conway Lecture Theatre. To find out how the … Continue reading

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