Blended Learning Hub 

Dear students of Sociology and Politics,

Welcome to the 2020-21 academic year in our department. While it is a unique and challenging year for you and us, we will do our best to make it as helpful and enjoyable a learning experience as we can.

We will provide information here that may be useful to you in managing your studies in Sociology and Politics during the exceptional academic year of 2020-21. 
It will be regularly updated during the year. 

PLEASE GO TO OUR UNDERGRADUATE PAGE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON OUR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME (INCLUDING HANDBOOKS ETC)
THE TWO PAGES SHOULD BE USED IN COMBINATION TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR YEAR WITH US

We understand that you need as much information as you can get at this point to make decisions about how to organise your year. At the same time, there are still a lot of uncertainties about the year ahead. We have done our best here to provide a guide to how we see the teaching in the department operating in the first semester, under current health guidelines.

Click on the tabs below to get important information on

  • our approach to teaching and learning (including details of modules and teaching formats)
  • contacting staff in the department with academic, administrative and personal issues (pro tip: contact us early - before the problems grow)
  • resources within the university that you can make use of (and remember a majority of students make use of these resources at some point in their studies)

Best wishes for 2020-21

Seán
 
 
Professor Seán Ó Riain
Head
Department of Sociology
Centre for the Study of Politics
Maynooth University