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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Higher Level

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# speak out
New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence
The Speak Out tool will be launched across 18 universities this academic year.
# 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’.
# Academic uncertainty
'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.
# Academic uncertainty
On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics
Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.
# oh the irony
Justin Bieber's name was spelled wrong on the Leaving Cert English Paper 1
It’s “I before E, except after C” – everyone knows that.
# Honours
Research underway to find out if primary school teachers need honours maths
The ESRI has been asked to complete its examination of the issue by the end of the year.
# Oops
Here's what happened with THAT error in the Leaving Cert Maths paper
The State Examinations Commission said today that approximately 4 per cent of candidates had been impacted by the error.
# Just so you know
Yes, Sylvia Plath did come up on English paper II
# cao fees
CAO to give discounts for early online applicants... for 2013
Ninety-eight per cent of college applications were received online by CAO in 2012.
# Education
Leaving Cert maths problems 'must be addressed', says TD
Plus, the mixed reaction from Sixth Years on Twitter.
# Project Maths
Bonus points luring students back to higher level maths
An extra 25 points for sitting honours mathematics has led to near-record numbers registering for the paper this year.