INFORMATION FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
INFORMATION FOR SECOND YEAR STUDENTS
INFORMATION FOR THIRD YEAR STUDENTS
RESOURCES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
There are lots of places to find information on the University website. We have put together some helpful information sheets that might make finding the right information easier.
HOW TO DO WELL IN GEOGRAPHY
Thinking about exams and want to know about the marks and standards for your exams, have a read of one of these:
Want to know how grades are awarded? Read this:
2nd and 3rd Year Grade Related Criteria vAug23
The Department of Geography have created a special guide for how to do your referencing. Check it out....
Geography: The Reference Point
Are you confused about what plagiarism is? Read this one:
Geography - Plagiarism
ASKING FOR HELP
What if things aren't going too well? Read about our Personal & Medical Circumstances process.
Geography - PMC
The Department and the University have lots of supports for students. Find out about some of them in this document.
Geography - Where to get help
STAYING IN TOUCH AND GETTING INVOLVED
Here are all the ways to get in touch with the Department.
Geography - Keeping in touch
Love Geography so much you want to get involved in things? Have a read of this:
Geography - Getting involved
Learn about the Department's involvement with Athena Swan.
Geography - Athena Swan
CAREERS FOR GEOGRAPHERS
Learn about the different careers open to Geographers.
Geography - Careers
Information for Research Postgraduate Students
Information for Taught Postgraduate Students
- MSc Climate Change course handbook
- MSc GIS and Remote Sensing course handbook
- MA course handbook
- MA Spatial Justice course handbook
- Post Graduate Diploma course handbook
Requesting an Academic Reference
When applying for a postgraduate course, employment or work experience, you will typically be asked to provide an academic reference or the name of an academic referee to accompany your application. When seeking an academic reference from a member of the Department of Geography, students should direct their request to their 3rd Year (GY310B) Tutor or their GY303 Thesis supervisor. Geography ‘Minor’ students should normally seek to get an academic reference from their ‘Major’ subject.
Students should in NO circumstances put down the name of a Staff member as a referee/one of their referees in an application form without first getting the agreement of the Staff member in question. Staff provide references as a courtesy not as a requirement and it is in your interest to ask someone who knows you and your work well. Remember to contact staff well in advance of the due date - a minimum of 2 weeks in advance during term time and a recommendation of 4 weeks in advance outside of term time.
Initial reference requests should be made to the member of staff. If that Staff member has agreed to write the reference, the student should:
(a) complete the Reference Disclaimer Form
(b) send an up-to-date copy of their professional curriculum vitae (CV)
(c) all relevant details on the course/job that you are applying for and
(d) details on how/to where the reference letter should be submitted.
See the document “References from the Geography Department” on the MC:GY_03 Moodle page for further information.
Established in honour of John Hume, an alumnus of Maynooth University, and in recognition of his important contribution to Ireland, the John & Pat Hume Doctoral Awards are offered across all disciplines at Maynooth University. There is one type of award this year offering €18,500 stipend, €2,000 for research expenses plus fees for four years.
The call for John & Pat Hume Doctoral Awards opens in November. Dates will be confirmed soon
Applications should be made online via a private PAC portal - John & Pat Hume PAC Application Portal
For further enquiries please see the Graduate School information pages here or contact [email protected]