P‌GR National Student Survey Suirbhe Naisiunta na Macleinn 2021

The 2021 PGR Student Survey opened in NUI Galway on the 22nd February 2021 and closed on the 14th March 2021.

Key results of the survey are available here

 

 

  • Graduate Studies presented your feedback to university staff and to your student representatives.

  • Graduate Studies provided feedback to Heads of School, who produced the School Action Plans below. 

  • Heads of Schools were encouraged to consult with postgraduate research students in the preparation of their planned School Action Plan.

  • University-wide initiatives in 2021/22 were introduced to:

  1. Collaborate with the Students Union on selection of PhD representatives for each School to improve communication with PGR students
  2. Return to in-person, on campus, space and activities as soon as public health advice permitted, while retaining the flexibility offered through virtual communications (such as a virtual viva)
  3. Implement the HEA-costed extension scheme, allocating up to 6 months stipend support and time credit for fees to PGR students that experienced Covid19 interruption of their research
  4. Clarify scholarship procedures for funded research students, including moving to a stipend rate of €18,500 pa for internally-funded scholarships
  5. Agree to payment for contributions by PGRs supporting teaching, to be implemented from start of 2022/23 academic year
  6. Increase funding allocated to the Financial Aid Fund, and widen eligibility criteria to include non-EU students
  7. Expand the College-led PGR seminar series to all Colleges, supported by the Researcher Development Centre
  8. Expand the PGR mentoring scheme, piloted in 2020/21 in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, to all Colleges
Colleges   Schools
ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND CELTIC STUDIES
BUSINESS, PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW 
MEDICINE, NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING