MAP Student Advisory Service 


The MAP Student Advisory Service is Ireland’s first integrated student advisory service for students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Made up of a team of experts with backgrounds in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Community and Youth Work, and Educational Technology; the team works to support over 3000 students through our collaborative ethos and provides a wide array of supports to students through its comprehensive range of academic, personal and financial assistance.

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MAP Student Advisors

Every student supported by MAP is assigned a MAP Student Advisor at the start of the academic year, who works with students to discuss any academic, personal or financial issues that they might have and lnk them in with appropriate supports.  

MAP My Way

MAP My Way is a weekly programme of supports designed to create a positive first year experience. It begins during Welcome Week and becomes an extended orientation programme for MAP entrants to connect, grow and belong at Maynooth University. A series of online and face-to-face activities takes place throughout the semester to help students to transition successfully to the university and to make friends, find out about supports and to get involved in the range of activities on academic, personal, financial, technological and social skills. Students are invited to come along and bring a friend!

Student Central

Student Central supports MAP students who require additional academic and/or wellness support through one-to-one support sessions, small group sessions and needs assessments to set up appropriate supports and practical strategies to help students reach their full academic potential. The National Learning Network (NLN), and the MAP have worked in collaboration since 2012 to deliver this Assistant Psychologist led programe to develop practical self-management skills and strategies.

MAP Academic Advisors  

All academic departments have a MAP Academic Advisor who ensures that MAP students are supported as effectively as possible with their academic course-related queries and concerns. Academic issues that may arise include difficulties accessing the curriculum, barriers to attendance and keeping up with course content. MAP Academic Advisors can ensure that students don’t need to talk with all their lecturers about an issue, as they can offer a coordinated point of access and support. MAP Academic Advisors aim to resolve issues swiftly within the department when possible. Sometimes the MAP Academic Advisor will refer a student to other supports within the University if necessary.