Studying at Maynooth University next year

Our aim is to give you the best educational experience that we can in the next semester.   We know that you value the interaction with lecturers and tutors, and the opportunity to share ideas with others in your class. While we will operate within restrictions designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will be working to ensure that your educational experience is as close to normal as we can make it. 

We would like to return to our normal operation as soon as possible.  We know that won’t be possible in the first semester of next year, but our aim is to have as much teaching on campus as public health measures allow.  And where we cannot teach on campus, we will work to use the technology to provide the best blended learning experience we can offer. 

What this means in practice:

  • If you are in a module that is taught through large lectures (over 100), those lectures will probably be delivered remotely, and supplemented with smaller group classes. 
  • If you are in a smaller module, this may be taught on campus, and supplemented with on-line support materials.
  • Practical classes will run on-campus, although they will be managed to limit the number of students in a room at any time.
  • Tutorials will run on campus, but may operate at a reduced frequency or be interspersed with online tutorials.

This is an outline of what we plan to do in the next semester.  Of course this could change if there is a change in the public health situation, so we ask you to treat this as a guideline.