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# PhD

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# PhD
National review of State supports, including financial, for PhD researchers to begin next month
The review is expected to be completed early next year.
# phd students
Students who get Blind Pension to be included in law amending means-testing for PhD scholarships
The law, first brought in last year, aims to remove a barrier for PhD students who are disabled.
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# Academic uncertainty
PhD rights have been ignored in new employment framework, says SIPTU
PhD researchers are not entitled to sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave or other workers’ rights.
# Academic uncertainty
Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed
Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.
# Homophobia
‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’
Dr Linda Greene on elite lesbian athletes in Ireland and the invisibility they have historically endured.
# good news
'Mystery' donor gives €260,000 to Trinity College Dublin PhD students impacted by pandemic
The money has been provided to students whose lab work was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.
# Interview
The pros and cons of talent development in Irish football
Laura Finnegan chats to The42 about the issue.
# dr sindy joyce
University of Limerick student becomes first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD
Dr Sindy Joyce is a doctoral graduate of UL’s Department of Sociology.
JK Rowling asked people to help a Dublin student find an important bag - and it worked
Thank you, JK Rowling!
Tributes paid to "incredible person" Grace McDermott after tragic death in house fire
Renowned blogger and PhD student Grace died in a house fire at Annacotty, Co Limerick, early yesterday morning.
# Chancer
Ever lied on your CV? This NHS executive on £100k a year said he had two PhDs (he hadn't)
Jon Andrewes was sentenced to two years in jail at Exeter Crown Court today.
# France
Woman (91) gets PhD after taking 30 years to finish thesis
Colette Bourlier was awarded the mark of “high distinction” for her thesis on immigrant workers.
# giulio regeni
Italian student found dead in a ditch after disappearing in Cairo
He was last seen when he left his home to meet a friend.
# Maynooth
Maynooth student has PhD revoked for making up data
UCD have said that they are investigating the student’s later work following the revelation
# Summer
Two Irish students are spending their summer with Nasa
They’re off on an exclusive research programme.
# keeping an ion it
This event wants to bring Irish research to you while you're having a pint
Pint of Science is in its second year where ti tries to bridge the gap between the general public and Irish researchers.
# Hitting The Books
Juggling life as a Waterford hurler with a PhD on club leadership within the GAA
It’s GAA on and off the pitch for Noel Connors.
# doctor doctor
These Amazon reviews of a 'Women's Sexy PhD Costume' are the greatest
“This is a sexy BA at best.”
Column: Criminal justice policy should be shaped by our heads, not our hearts
While outrage is understandably high when particularly heinous crimes are committed, we are doing victims no service by letting emotions rule out rational debate on how to reform the justice system, writes Alan Greene.
# Hungary
Hungarian president accused of plagiarising doctoral thesis
Hungary’s leading economic weekly has accused the president of copying almost all of his PhD thesis.
# Cheater
Former German defence minister exposed as a cheat
The former golden boy of Angela Merkel’s cabinet has been found to have copied the work of others word for word. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned in March.