One-third of Uni teaching staff are considering quitting- survey finds

An IFUT survey of 550 higher education sector workers found that more than a third of teaching staff are considering quitting their jobs. They cited the lack of permanent jobs and not being paid out of term times as the reasons. Those surveyed labeled their jobs as “precarious” as they work on temporary contracts.

TCDSU protest Matheson law event over ‘vulture fund’ connections

TCDSU and other student groups protested outside an event held in the Trinity exam hall which was sponsored by the law firm Matheson. The protestors, armed with large cardboard cutouts of large vultures, claimed the legal giants are “complicit” by defending vulture funds as well as enabling the housing crisis in Ireland.

Picture of TCD student holding a large turkey cut-out in front of a Matheson poster. Image credit: TCDSU.

Houses beside UCD could be replaced by 52 student beds

Two houses for sale beside UCD’s Belfield campus could be replaced with 52 purpose-built student beds according to The Irish Times. The houses have a joint €3.5 million pricetag in an area where UCD has previously purchased a number of houses to ensure the possibility of future campus expansion.

UCD ranks as top EU college for tech fundraising

University College Dublin was ranked as the best university in the EU for producing successful startup founders. Rankings published last week by American venture capital firm PitchBook placed UCD fifth in Europe. Colleges were ranked by fundraising achieved by tech founders from ungraduate degrees. The top four were in the UK.