"Choosing your Subjects" Information Talks
The Programme Advisor will be giving a number of presentations on the Subject Information Talk days which will be taking place on Thursday, 7th and Friday, 8th September - see timetables above for times and venues.
First Year Information Website
We have a dedicated website for first year students to help you with your programme choices. Please follow this link: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/year1info
The Programme Advisory Office
The Programme Advisory Office is available to assist and advise undergraduate students, including incoming first year students, with programme related decisions you may be unsure about before and during the start of term. Incoming first year students will be briefed by the Programme Advisor during the Subject Choices days (7th & 8th Sept) as well as during Welcome Week (11th-15th Sept) about the programme choices you will be asked to make during your academic journey at Maynooth University.
The Programme Advisory Office can be contacted by:
Telephone: 01 474 7428
Or in person: for times and locations please see their website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/programme-advisory-office
There are some skills that we regard as critical for a university education and that every university graduate should have. These are also skills that are highly valued by today's employers. You must be able to deal with complex arguments, evaluate evidence and make balanced judgments, and communicate ideas clearly both verbally and in writing. Because these skills are so important, both in university and beyond, we are offering a specially designed foundation course for first-year students in critical skills.
This critical skills course aims to develop these skills early in the university learning experience. This will aid the transition to third level while at the same time complementing and supporting disciplinary learning. It is designed to help first year students to learn, experience, practice and develop essential skills that will support their learning. These skills include:
Analysis and use of data
Developing learning skills
We use innovative teaching techniques facilitated by the support of the library and the small class size to develop these skills.
For further information on the Critical Skills programme, visit the Critical Skills website.
Before coming to Maynooth
- Reflect on what interests you. Ask yourself questions such as: Why did I choose this subject in the first place? Is it selected by me or by someone else? What are my strengths? Does the subject interest me? What kind of occupation could I pursue with this subject? Could I see myself doing this for years to come?
Subject Information Talks & During Welcome Week
- Talk to various departments and staff to enquire about subjects that interest you.
- Seek out students who are currently studying the same programme or who have graduated from the same programme. Meet and ask them questions about their coursework, career hopes, and experiences.
Change of Mind
- You can change your subject choices up until Friday, 13th October (free of charge) BUT remember to use this 4 week window wisely.
- If you still have queries in relation to the subjects or are still unsure as to your final choices, consult with the relevant department(s) and the Programme Advisory Office anytime.
- If you do want to make any changes, they can be done on-line via the registration amendment facility which can be accessed by logging in to the Student Web: https:// studentweb.nuim.ie
- Please try and avoid making changes to your subjects at the last minute without previously attending the lectures of the relevant subject you are moving to.
Please Remember: Subjects are taught from day one of the commencement of lectures, so the later you leave it to firm up your choices, the more of a subject you may miss.
If you have any trouble finding your way around campus, please consult our campus map by clicking on this link: CAMPUS MAP
For a list of the teaching venues on campus please click on this link: VENUES MAP
And if you are still having trouble locating a particular venue just stop one of our Student Leaders (in the coloured t-shirts) and ask for directions.