Archive for the ‘Polls’ Category

Student Fees Survey… The results are in

26 November 2010

By Lisa Marie Griffith

The four-year plan has been set and it looks like student registration fees will increase from €1,500 to €2,000 from next year. But surely this is just fees through the back door and there is also no guarantee that students won’t face another hike in fees over the next couple of years. A few weeks ago we ran a poll at Pue’s to see how people felt about the reintroduction of full fees and there are our results.

56 people undertook the survey: 36% were postgraduate, 18% were university lecturers, 18% were postdoctoral fellows, 16% were concerned citizens (i.e. none of the above), 11 % were undergraduates and 2% were parents of undergraduate students.

We asked if fees should be reintroduced universally, be reintroduced but vary according to income or not be reintroduced at all. Read more

Pue’s Poll: How should we treat human remains?

24 August 2009

Our new poll is up and asks your opinion on the use of human remains in history exhibits.  We put this one up because it seems to have been a topic of conversation recently.  The Bodies Exhibition just closed in Dublin and it generated a little (but less than expected) controversy over the source of its displays.  Have a look at this thorough review.  In addition, efforts by Aboriginal groups to repatriate remains of Aborigines currently housed in British museums has attracted media attention.  So should humans be treated differently in life and death?  Have your say!

Poll: Best film on the Easter Rising and its Aftermath

27 July 2009

Thomas McDonaghPue’s poll is one of the monthly features on the blog. This month’s poll is, as usual, entirely subjective and the result of our collective (and biased, of course) list-making: what’s the best film on the Easter Rising and its aftermath? Well, what are you waiting for? Go to our poll page and vote! Voting is completely anonymous, and we’ll publish the results in about 4 weeks.

Any ideas for future polls? Leave us a comment below.

Poll: Digital Humanities

21 June 2009

Ballot BoxPue’s poll will be a monthly feature of the blog.  This month’s poll asks your opinion on the role of digital humanities.  Voting is completely anonymous, and we’ll publish the results in about 4 weeks.  So please go to our poll page and vote!  It’s just a bit of fun.

We’d welcome suggestions for future polls on any questions you think are pressing in the field of history.