The Union of Students in Ireland have partnered with the Trade Union SIPTU to launch a survey of postgraduate students.

This survey aims to explore the experiences of postgraduate students in Ireland, in particular in relation to income and living standards. This survey is intended to form the basis for a campaign to be rolled out by USI and SIPTU.

Data Protection note.
Please find USI's data protection policy at http://usi.ie/privacy-policy/
For any queries please contact Andrew at postgrad@usi.ie

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* 1. What college are you in?

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* 2. What year of your postgrad are you in?

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* 3. What is your position/title?

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* 4. Did you receive a job description?

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* 5. Did you receive a contract?

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* 6. What kind of contract do you have?

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* 7. Are you required to do other work outside your studies?

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* 8. What kind of work do you do (please tick all relevant):

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* 9. Is there work that you are not required to do but feel like you have to do? If yes, please specify

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* 10. How much non-study work do you do per week (e.g. teaching work)

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* 11. Are your paid hourly or by a stipend ?

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* 12. Total hours worked per week?

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* 13. Total hours working on your research topic per week? (estimated)

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* 14. How are teaching hours allocated to students?

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* 15. Do you believe allocation of hours is fair?

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* 16. Do you receive feedback on your teaching?

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* 17. Are you a member of a trade union?

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* 18. Would you be interested in joining a trade union?

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* 19. Who do you go to if you had an issue? (e.g students' union, trade union, departmental head, etc)

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* 20. Do you have access to facilities that academic staff do? e.g. copying, secretarial support?

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* 21. Are you are allowed to access your institutions Human Resources facilities?" (Harrassment etc)

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* 22. Other sources of income? Please specify which, and how much per year

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* 23. Did you receive training before you began?

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* 24. Why did you take teaching job?

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* 25. How would you rate your satisfaction with your working conditions?

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* 26. What issues that affect you would you like to see addressed by the trade unions and Students' Union.

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* 27. Do you identify as an employee or a student of your institution?

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* 28. Do you have any other comments?

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