Information for Students

The country is operating at a Level 5 of the Government protective measures. This means the University is operating as follows: 
 
January Exams: The January exams have already been moved off-campus, and replaced with either assignments or remote exams.   We will continue to provide limited computer access on-campus for students who pre-booked it for the purposes of remote exams.
 
Buildings:  Most of the campus buildings will be closed and on card access.  The John Hume Building will remain open to provide spaces for students who need to study on campus. 
 
Teaching:  For the duration of the level 5 measures, most teaching should be remote.  On-campus teaching will be used only where necessary, such as for practical classes.
 
Research students:  Postgraduate research students who have been issued with letters permitting access to the campus can continue to work on campus when necessary.   Researchers should work from home where possible, and avoid unnecessary travel to the campus.  
 
Library:  The Library will operate as in November providing a range of services including click and collect and Digital on Demand. For more please see: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/library/news/library-update
 
Catering:  There will be a limited catering service in the Phoenix restaurant (09.00 to 15.00 Monday to Friday), and food can be bought at the Londis shop.
 
Student services:  The Student Services, including the Student Health Centre, the Student Helpdesk, the Student Budget Advice Service will remain open, but mainly providing support remotely.
 
Sports facilities:  The gym and indoor sports facilities will be closed for the duration of the level 5 measures.  
 
Student societies:  The student societies will continue to operate remotely.
 
Residences:  The student residences will remain open.  As before, visitors are not allowed in residences and students in residence are asked not to visit other households.
 
Health Precautions 
If and when you are on campus, please ensure to follow all public health and university guidelines and requirement, including:  
 

  • We ask you not to come to the campus unless you need to. 
  • We ask you to wear a face covering when indoors on campus (or anywhere that maintaining 2m distancing is difficult), to wash your hands regularly, and to observe the social distancing measures in place. 
  • We ask you to avoid any social activity which is not compliant with the public health advice, on or off campus.  
  • We ask you to respect the “No Visitors” policy in the student residences. Only residents are permitted to enter. 
  • We ask you to please follow the Classroom Safety Protocols as seen here

 
Support 
If you are having difficulty with one of your subjects, contact the department and ask for help.  If you are concerned more generally, please contact the Student Services team and talk to them about the supports that are available.