The ERG’s main strength lies in the support it offers to ‘new’ researchers in providing a space for discussion and collaboration with peers across Europe. In addition, it creates a new space in EERA which allows emerging researchers to be supported so that a strong, independent ‘Emerging Researchers’ forum will add to EERA’s internal democratic accountability.
The Group will recruit members whose membership details will be held within the EERA database. The annual meeting is held at ECER each year; and year round contact is maintained between members through email and via the Emerging Researchers’ Group website.
The Link Convenor, elected for a fixed term by the annual group meeting, will be co-opted onto the EERA Council for the period of their office and their travel expenses will be paid by EERA. The Convenor will be expected to represent the interests of ‘new’ educational researchers in Europe on Council.
Find out more about the Emerging Researchers’ Group on the EERA website, including upcoming events, workshops, and more.
Emigration has become common for many Irish teachers due to the often precarious and casual nature of employment many recently qualified teachers face in Ireland. England, the nearby neighbour, has proved to be a popular destination for many. England has faced a severe teacher recruitment and retention crisis for many years and recruiting teachers from countries such as Ireland, often facilitated by recruitment agencies, has become a common practice.
The doctoral journey is well known for its highs and lows. For current students, that journey has been intensified by the uncertainty and challenges of COVID-19. As we all try to settle into the new normal, how can we best approach the upcoming academic year? PhD Student Emily Dowdeswell took a look for us – consulting both the internet and experienced academics to bring us this awesome list of tips.