Read StudentHandbook09.pdf text version

Ireland's University Town

St

ud

en

tH

an

db

oo

k0

9/ 10

Fo ldou tC

am

pu sM ap

The University is made up of the North and South Campuses and is situated in the heart of Maynooth Town and all its transport links. Each of the University buildings is numbered and colour coded on the map and index to help you find your way around. If you have any difficulty just ask a member of staff and they will point you in the right direction. Throughout this book we`ve added map references to help you locate that particular office, room or building.

Fo ld-

ou t

Ca

mp

us

M

ap

South Campus

1 2 3 Music Practice Music Technology Logic House Mathematics Dept. Music Dept. Bewerunge Room Logic Hall Mathematics Computer Lab Mathematics Hall Mathematics Rooms 1 & 2 New Music Room O'Callaghan Room Casey Changing Rooms Loftus Halls Museum Russell Library Pugin Hall Campus Planning & Development Swimming Pool Riverstown Annexe Rooms 61 & 62 Rhetoric House Economics Dept. Geography Dept. History Dept. Roque Lab Postroom Riverstown Lodge Accounts Office Alumni Office Marketing & Communications Office Procurement Office Buildings Office Bursar's Office General Services Office President's Office Human Resources Office Salaries Office Riverstown Hall Humanity House Academic Council Admissions Office Deans' Office Examinations Office Freedom of Information Office International Office Quality Promotion Unit Registrar's Office Registrar's Central Office: Registration Fees & Grants Student Records Office Maynooth Campus Conference and Accommodation Centre

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Callan Hall Long Corridor Physics Hall New House Businees & Law Dept. Main Entrance to South Campus Gate Lodge (Security) Computer Centre Computer Training Rooms 1 & 2 Aula Maxima John Paul II Library Footbridge to North Campus

36 37 38

39

40

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

North Campus

28 29 Main Entrance to North Campus Student Centre Students' Union Offices Photocopying Centre Speakeasy Café S.U. Bar Callan Building Biology Dept. Computer Science Dept. Science Lecture Theatre CS1 & CS2 Sports Halls & Gym Bioscience & Engineering Building Arts Building Ancient Classics Dept. French Dept. Media Studies Dept. Philosophy Dept. Roinn na Ghaeilge Spanish Dept. Academic Advisory Office Careers Office Chaplaincy Service Security Office Quiet Room Arts Reading Room Classhalls A to H Language Labs Theatres 1 & 2 Science Building Chemistry Dept. Maths Physics Dept. Physics Dept. Physics Chemisty Theatre John Hume Building Psychology Dept. JHL 1 to 7 JHT 1 to 10 Café AIB Bank University Bookshop Shop Postroom NIRSA

41

30

42 43 44

13 14

31 32 33

15

34

45 46

16

35

17

47

St. Catherine's St. Anne's Applied Social Studies Dept. Education House Adult Education Dept. Anthropology Dept. Education Dept. Education Lecture Theatre Education Seminar Room MAP Lodge Access Office Assistive Technology Centre Disability Office Mature Student Office Student Services Centre Information Point Medical Centre Chaplaincy Service Health & Safety Office Residence Office Counselling Service Director of Student Services Auxilia House Research and Graduate Studies Sociology Dept. Auxillia Classhalls 1 & 2 Rye Hall Snooker Room Créche River Apartments Reception Apartments Teaching Hall A) Avoca B) Boyne C) Carrick D) Dodder E) Erne F) Foyle G) Gweedore H) Hurley J) Joyce K) Killary L) Liffey M) Moy N) Nore P) Potters Q) Quiltey Laundry Village Apartments Reception and Common Room R) Riordan Hall S) Leavey Hall T) Hargadon Hall U) Mullin Hall Kairos Communications

W N U el co I M me ay t o no oth

Congratulations on obtaining a Congratulations on obtaining a place at National University of place at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. You are very Ireland, Maynooth. You are very welcome as you begin your studies welcome as you begin your studies at this historic centre of learning. at this historic centre of learning. This booklet is intended as an This booklet is intended as an information package to help you information package to help you prepare for Registration Day and prepare for Registration Day and your first weeks at University. It's your first weeks at University. It's packed full of all the information packed full of all the information you'll need, but if you do have any you'll need, but if you do have any queries see the Quick Guide on queries see the Quick Guide on page 4 for a full list of contacts. page 4 for a full list of contacts. We hope you thoroughly enjoy being We hope you thoroughly enjoy being part of Ireland's University Town. part of Ireland's University Town. David Redmond David Redmond Registrar Registrar Comhghairdeas leat as áit Comhghairdeas leat as áit a fháil in Ollscoil na hÉireann, a fháil in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad. Tá fíorchaoin fáilte romhat Má Nuad. Tá fíorchaoin fáilte romhat agus tú ag cur tús le do chuid staidéir agus tú ag cur tús le do chuid staidéir san ionad stairiúil léinn seo. san ionad stairiúil léinn seo. Tá an leabhrán seo ann mar áis Tá an leabhrán seo ann mar áis eolais le cabhrú leat ullmhú do Lá an eolais le cabhrú leat ullmhú do Lá an Chláraithe agus don chéad chúpla Chláraithe agus don chéad chúpla seachtain a chaithfeas tú san Ollscoil. seachtain a chaithfeas tú san Ollscoil. Tá sé lán den eolas ar fad a bheidh de Tá sé lán den eolas ar fad a bheidh de dhíth ort, ach má tá ceist ar bith agat dhíth ort, ach má tá ceist ar bith agat nó tuilleadh eolais uait breathnaigh nó tuilleadh eolais uait breathnaigh ar an `Quick Guide' ar leathanach 4 le ar an `Quick Guide' ar leathanach 4 le haghaidh liosta teagmhála iomláine. haghaidh liosta teagmhála iomláine. Guímid rath agus sonas ort Guímid rath agus sonas ort agus tú anois mar chuid de agus tú anois mar chuid de Bhaile Ollscoile na hÉireann. Bhaile Ollscoile na hÉireann. David Redmond David Redmond Cláraitheoir Cláraitheoir

Contents

Student Handbook2009/10

2­3

Welcome ......................................................01 Fáilte Romhat............................................01 Quick Guide ...............................................04 Semester Dates 2009­2010 .........06 Getting Started .......................................08 Orientation and Registration ............10 Documents for Registration..............10 Withdrawal from Course .....................11 Transfers......................................................12 Registration of Subject Choices .....12 Change of Personal Details................12 Students of French, German, Nua-Ghaeilge and Spanish .................12 Registration Procedures 2009........13 Your Finances ...........................................14 Fees & Grants ­ 2009/2010 ............16 Funding your Studies ............................18 NUIM Undergraduate Academic Scholarships ........................20

Student Services....................................22 Information Point ....................................24 Academic Advisory Office ..................25 Residence Office .....................................25 Crèche ...........................................................28 Chaplaincy Service .................................28 Medical Centre .........................................30 Subject Choice ..........................................31 Career Development Centre .............32 Your Personal Safety ............................34 Counselling Service................................35 Additional Offices on Campus ..........36 Library ..........................................................38 Overview.......................................................40 Library Regulations..................................41 Computer Centre ....................................42 General Student Computing Facilities..............................44 Contacting us ............................................45 Usage Policy ..............................................45 Maynooth Access Programme ........46 Access Office ............................................48 Learning through Moodle....................49 Mature Students .....................................50 Students with Disabilities ..................51 Assistive Technology @ NUIM..........53

Sports ...........................................................54 Sports Office .............................................56 Sports Facilities.......................................57 Sports Scholarships ..............................59 Other Developments .............................61 Student Activities .................................62 Extra-curricular Activity (ECA) ........64 Student Societies ...................................65 Student Clubs ...........................................68 Student Volunteering ............................65 Students' Union ........................................66 Getting to Maynooth............................70 Car ...................................................................72 Bicycle ...........................................................72 Bus Routes .................................................73 Train Routes ...............................................73 Student Daily & Weekly Commuter Bus Routes .................................................73

Rules & Regulations ............................76 General Rules of the University .......78 Code of Discipline for Students ......79 Policy for Responsible Computing .82 Code of Conduct for Users of Computing Facilities ..........82 Library Regulations ................................84 Examination Appeals ............................86 Student Diary & Timetable ..............90

Quick Guide Quick Guide

Student Handbook2009/10

4­5

Everything you need to know at a glance

Medical centre Telephone (01) 708 3878 (extension 3878 within the University). The Centre is located in the Student Services Centre, North Campus. It is a free confidential service available to all students. Medical card holders are welcome.

Useful Contacts

Office

Information Point Academic Advisory Office Access Office Admissions Office Career Development Centre Chaplaincy Service Computer Centre Helpdesk Counselling Service Creche Disability Officer Examinations Office International Office Medical Centre Registrar's Office Security Office Security Office Security Office Mobile Units Sports Office Student Services Students' Union

Location

Student Services Centre Arts Building MAP Lodge Humanity House Arts Building Student Services Centre Computer Centre Student Services Centre Rye Hall MAP Lodge Humanity House Humanity House Student Services Centre Humanity House North Campus South Campus Sports Complex Student Services Centre Student Centre

Map

Telephone

(01) 708 4729 (01) 708 3368 (01) 708 6025 (01) 708 3822 (01) 708 3592 (01) 708 3469 / 3588 (01) 708 3388 (01) 708 3554 (01) 708 3319 (01) 708 6341 (01) 708 3820 (01) 708 3868 / 3417 (01) 708 3878 (01) 708 3813 (01) 708 3054 (01) 708 3059 (01) 708 3929 (01) 708 3824 (01) 708 4729 (01) 708 3669

Accommodation To contact the Residence Office phone (01) 708 3322, email [email protected] The office is located in the Student Services Centre, North Campus. Fees & grants If you have queries now or during the year regarding fees, please contact the Fees Office at (01) 708 4747 (extension 4747 within the University), or visit the website http://fees.nuim.ie

Opening hours

9.30am12.45pm, and 2.00pm4.45pm Monday to Friday. Please contact the Medical Centre by phone or call in to arrange a visit. Students who have any serious or long-term illnesses, are recommended to register with the Medical Centre immediately after student registration.

Out of hours medical service

The University has an arrangement with Dr. Denis Gaffney (surgery located in Glenroyal Centre) for the provision of a GP service. Should you require medical attention after 5pm any day, or at weekends, contact Dr. Gaffney's surgery at (01) 629 1169 and listen to the recorded message carefully. You will be advised which doctor in the area is on duty and how to make contact with them.

In all cases, the `708' number prefix can be ignored when you are telephoning

*

Major Emergencies

Security

(01) 708 3333

Semester dates 09/10

Student Handbook2009/10

6­7

First semester 14th September 2009 ­ 18th December 2009

Second semester 1st February 2010 ­ 7th May 2010

Student Handbook 2009/10

8­9

G et

t i ng

St a

r ted

Orientation and Registration ............10 Documents for Registration..............10 Withdrawal from Course .....................11 Transfers......................................................12 Registration of Subject Choices .....12 Change of Personal Details................12 Students of French, German, Nua-Ghaeilge and Spanish .................12 Registration Procedures 2009........13

Getting Started

Student Handbook2009/10

10­11

Orientation and Registration First Year Orientation and Registration will take place from Monday to Friday, 14th to 18th September 2009. Each student must attend the campus on two consecutive days (three days for Science students) between the 14th and the 18th of September ­ full details are enclosed in the orientation and registration timetable. From the timetable, you will be able to ascertain which days you are requested to attend. Lectures will commence on Monday, 21st September. Orientation for mature students takes place on 10th & 11th September 2009 and should also attend First Year Orientation as above. Students, upon conclusion of registration, will be asked to complete a survey questionnaire.

Documents for registration Bring those documents requested on page 13 and pay particular attention to: (a) Birth Certificate or Valid Passport. Please note that your Baptismal Certificate will not serve as a substitute for your Birth Certificate. In the case of applicants who wish to register under a married name, please also bring a Marriage Certificate (State version) to registration. (b ) Your CAO Offer Notice ­ or a printout of your offer details from the CAO website. (c) PPS (Personal Public Service) Number (d) Bank Giro Receipt ­ First time applicants having accepted a place via the CAO for the Academic year 2009/10 will receive a Bank Giro payment form from the University to enable them to pay the relevant fee. The Registration Fee for 2009/2010 is 1,577. A Bank Giro detailing costs will be sent to all students prior to Registration. Non Grant-holders are required to pay the full Registration Fee, which includes a student services charge and a student levy of 77; this must be paid in full before Registration is complete. For further information please contact the University's Fees & Grants Office at telephone number: (01) 708 4747, by email at [email protected], by fax to (01) 708 6498. Our webpage is http://fees.nuim.ie.

Grantholders are required to pay 77 before Registration is completed and to produce a letter of confirmation from their Local Authority that they are in receipt of a grant when they register at the University. Once a student receives an I.D. Card and is a registered student at the University, all deposits are non-refundable should the student decide to de-register from University. Please see the details from the Fees & Grants Office on page 16. When registered, you will be issued with your Student Identity Card. This should be carried by you when on campus as it may be required as proof of identity at any time. Replacement of a lost Identity Card will be subject to a re-issue charge (20). If your documents are not available or if the fee payment is incomplete, then you will be registered provisionally. This will mean being without a Student Identity Card and library borrowing facilities until all documents are in order and fees are paid. Lack of the Student Identity Card will prevent you from availing of student travel rates and other student discounts. Note: Payment of fees alone does not constitute registration.

Do you come to registration if some documents are missing? ­ YES! Even if you do not have all of your documentation, please make sure that you do provisionally register on September 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th or 18th as indicated in the Orientation and Registration timetable. Failure to do so may cost you your place in the University. Withdrawal from course Should you withdraw from University at any stage after you have registered, you must notify the Student Records Office in writing and return your Student Identity Card to the Student Records Office. You must also advise the Academic Advisory Office, Room 59, Arts Block Annex (tel: 01 708 3368). You are also advised to contact the Fees and Grants Office (tel: 01 708 4747) with regard to fee implications should you intend to return to University at a later date. By doing this, there will be a record of your cessation of studies from the time of receipt of your I.D. Card, which can subsequently be certified to the University Office, Department of Social Welfare or any educational establishment which may request such a statement. If you fail to follow this procedure, the University may not be able to certify withdrawal from your course. This could affect your transactions with the Department of Education under the Government's Free Fees Initiative if you seek admission to another third level college in the future.

Please note that due to the assignment of students to specific time slots, you should only present for registration at the time stated on the enclosed timetable. Students who fail to register on the day assigned will incur a fine of 100.

Getting Started

Student Handbook 2009/10

12­13

Transfers Please note that if you accept a CAO place in a particular Faculty any later request on your part to transfer to another degree within the University will only be considered if you possess the points appropriate for admission to that other degree as well as any specific subjects and grades required. Please contact the Admissions Office in the first instance for further information on transfer procedures. Registration of Subject Choices Your subject choices must be made at Registration. During your first few weeks you have the opportunity to change your subjects. You may attend lectures in any subject to facilitate your final selection. Students must finalise their subject choice within the first four weeks of the semester, so that arrangements can be made for the end of semester examinations in January. Remember also, 1/3 of the semester (4 out of 12 weeks) will have passed at this stage! In the event of altering your selection, you must notify immediately the Student Records Office. The deadline for notifying change of subject selection is 16th October 2009. Absolutely no changes are permitted after this date. You are advised to read the advice on "Subject Choice" from the Career Development Centre (see page 33).

Change of personal details You must notify any change of your registered address or phone number (home and local) to the Student Records Office. This will ensure that communications from the University regarding courses and examinations etc. will reach you safely. Students of French, German, Nua-Ghaeilge and Spanish In addition to lectures and tutorials, language students must attend Language Laboratory classes. These classes are arranged by the Language Centre. It is therefore imperative that students of French, German, Nua-Ghaeilge and Spanish register with the Language Centre. Registration for the Language Centre takes place in the Arts Building, North Campus, during University Registration & Orientation (from Monday 14th ­ Friday 18th September 2009). For further information, contact the Language Centre at (01) 708 3737.

Registration Procedures 2009 Please attend for registration on:

Date and Time

See enclosed Orientation and Registration Timetable

Venue

Physics Hall, South Campus

Documents required

1 (a) Birth Certificate or valid Passport; (b) Marriage Certificate (State version) for students who wish to use their married name 2 Your CAO Offer Notice or a printout of your offer details from the CAO website 3 Evidence of Educational Grant Award, if applicable 4 PPS (Personal Public Service) Number

Please note that students may not register for the language centre by post.

Student Handbook2009/10

14­15

Yo u r

Fin

an c

es

Fees & Grants 2009/2010 ..............16 Funding your Studies ............................18 NUIM Undergraduate Academic Scholarships .......................20

Your Finances

Student Handbook2009/10

16­17

Details on Fees & Grants ­ 2009/2010 All matters relating to Course Fees, Local Authority/V.E.C. grants etc., are dealt with by the University Fees & Grants Office in the Central Registration Office on the South Campus. The Fees & Grants Office is open daily for queries and distribution of maintenance cheques. Up to date information and a current fees list is available from the University's Fees & Grants Office at the following telephone number: (01) 708 4747 or by e-mail at fees. [email protected], or by fax to (01) 708 6498. The Fees & Grants Office webpage is http://fees.nuim.ie.

However, notwithstanding this condition, fees will be paid in respect of students who already hold a national certificate, diploma or ordinary Bachelors degree and are progressing to an honours degree course, where their existing qualifications provide them with the necessary credits to enable them to meet the entry requirements and an appropriate exemption from the normal duration of the degree course is available on the basis of the certificate/diploma/ordinary degree. (d) Except in the case of second chance students (see (e) below) tuition fees will not be paid in respect of students repeating a year / level having changed (but not completed) their undergraduate course. This condition may be waived in exceptional circumstances such as cases of certified illness. (e) Tuition fees will be paid in respect of students who, having attended but not completed approved courses, are returning following a break of at least five years in order to pursue approved courses at the same level in the 2009/10 academic year. (f) The tuition fees payable do not include the payment to be made by students towards the cost of registration, examinations and student services.

First time applicants

First time applicants having been offered a place via the CAO for the academic year 2009/10 are requested not to pay any deposit to the CAO. Once a student has accepted their place through the CAO, the University will then forward a Bank Giro form along with an information pack to each accepted student. Non-grant-holders are required to pay an acceptance deposit (i.e. student levy and student services charge) which will be clearly indicated on the University Bank Giro form. Grant holders are only required to pay the student levy which will be clearly indicated on the University Bank Giro form. Once a student receives an I.D. card and is a registered student at University this deposit is nonrefundable should the student decide to de-register from the University.

Bank information

Details of the University's bank account, into which fee payments should be made, are as follows: Address: Allied Irish Bank PLC, Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sort Code: 93-32-01 Account No: 21310411 Please quote your student number and the name under which you are registered at the University on all bank transactions. Students are advised to use the bank giro system rather than sending cash or cheques directly to the Fees & Grants Office.

Higher education grants

All students in receipt of Higher Education Grants or VEC Grants are required to pay the Student Levy (77) only which is not covered by the Grant Scheme. This sum together with a matching amount from the University will be used for the development of student sports, social and recreational facilities. Applications for maintenance grants and student services charge must be made to your Local Authority. Before registration can be completed, written confirmation of your award from the Local Authority must be produced. In some cases, this evidence will be available early in October but in other cases not until late October, and if the latter is the case, students have the option of paying the acceptance deposit. Any such payment will be refunded in full if a grant is subsequently awarded.

New & existing undergraduate students:

The composite fee includes capitation fee and examination fee but does not include repeat examination fee, late payment fee or late registration fee. Tuition fees will be paid by the State in respect of EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in an EU Member State for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to their third-level course subject to the following conditions : (a) Tuition fees will be paid only in respect of students attending fulltime undergraduate courses. (b) The courses must, other than exceptionally, be of a minimum of two years duration. (c) Tuition fees will not be paid in respect of students pursuing a second undergraduate course.

Overseas & occasional students

Occasional students are required to pay a pro-rata amount for each subject studied. All Overseas and Occasional fees must be paid in full prior to registration. Should you require any further details please contact Mr. John McCormack by email to [email protected] ie or at telephone (01) 708 3745.

Your Finances

Student Handbook2009/10

18­19

Maintenance cheques

Maintenance cheques are generally received in three instalments, usually in mid October, January and April. The names of the Local Authorities from whom maintenance cheques have been received are posted daily on the Fees & Grants notice board in the Central Registration Building and on our webpage at http://fees.nuim. ie. Students are advised to check either of these regularly. When your Local Authority/VEC's name appears you may call, bringing your current Student Identity Card to collect your cheque. Please note maintenance cheques will not be released under any circumstances without producing this I.D. Card. Since the Fees & Grants Office is only involved in the distribution of maintenance cheques, any queries in relation to delays or amounts should be addressed to the relevant Local Authority.

Funding your studies There are many ways of financing your education, so make sure you are aware of all the possibilities open to you. www.studentfinance.ie is a very comprehensive and clear website explaining the many options available to you including how to apply for the Higher Education Maintenance Grant from your local authority.

External funding

Higher education grants scheme The maintenance grant is the main source of financial help available from the Irish State for students in fulltime courses. For eligible students, the maintenance grant is there to help with the various costs of participating in further or higher education. Any student undertaking an approved fulltime undergraduate course of at least two years in duration or a fulltime postgraduate course can apply for a Higher Education Grant. You must meet a number of criteria to qualify for the grant including academic attainment and a means test. You need to complete a grant application form and return it to your local authority (your corporation or county council). Applications must generally be received by 31st August of the year you are applying for the grant.

Back To Education Allowance The Back To Education Allowance (BTEA) is a scheme administered by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs. It allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in approved full-time courses in further and higher education. Eligible students receive a standard rate of payment that is not means-tested. Students are advised to check www.studentfinance.ie for the most up-to-date information on this. ESF Fund for Students with a Disability Over 2,500 full-time students with disabilities in higher and further education get funding every year through the ESF Fund for Students with Disabilities. Money from the Fund goes towards helping students participate fully in their academic programmes. When staff in the NUIM Access Office have met you and have determined what supports you need, they will may make an application for this funding on your behalf. This fund goes towards the cost of assistive technology, learning and academic support and other costs. You do not have to be in first year of a course to be eligible to apply for this fund, but the closing date for each year is generally late October. Application for the first time can be made during any year of study.

Internal funding

NUI Maynooth has some internal sources of funding including bursaries and scholarships. More details are available from the Access Office website, access.nuim.ie/grants. Student child care fund This is a fund allocated by the Students' Union each year. The amount awarded to each student can vary considerably depending on the amount of applications and the amount awarded to the fund by the University. Any amount awarded is a once-off payment, and not a loan. Students with a child are entitled to apply. Students are strongly urged to make contact with Elizabeth Murray, SU Vice President/Welfare Officer at (01) 708 3098 in September as demand often exceeds the funds available. The forms are available at the start of the academic year from the Students' Union offices. Completed applications should be received by the SU Vice President before the end of October. The form must be accompanied by a copy of a benefit book (or any document to prove that the student is in receipt of benefits), and a letter stating that they have a child in full-time care.

It is the responsibility of students to collect their maintenance cheques from the Office; failure to do so will result in the cheque being returned to the Local Authority, which may result in the grant being discontinued

Your Finances

Student Handbook2009/10

20­21

Student Aid Fund The Student Aid Committee administers the Student Aid Fund, which is an emergency fund to help students in severe hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. An application form must be accompanied by two written references from academic staff, and by some documentary evidence of financial status (bank statements, etc.). For more information contact Aoife Collins, Student Services Centre or Elizabeth Murray, SU Vice President / Welfare Officer. NUI Equal Opportunities Scheme National University of Ireland (of which NUI Maynooth is a part) makes funding available each academic year to support a student or students in economically disadvantaged circumstances. There are no special application procedures or entry requirements. The Maynooth Access Programme together with the President's Office nominate students for the award. NUIM Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities This scholarship, which is for studies leading to an undergraduate degree, is valued in total at 2,000, and is available initially for the forthcoming academic year. The scholarship may be shared between a number of students. Subject to satisfactory progress it may be renewed for a further two years.

The student, on registration for his/her course, should discuss his/ her particular disability and make an application for the scholarship directly through the Disability Officer. The closing date for applications is generally the 1st of November (check access.nuim.ie/grants for exact date). NUI Award Scheme for Students with Disabilities Under this scheme, funding is available from the National University of Ireland for new entrant undergraduate students who have serious physical disabilities and who propose to pursue primary degree courses. You may apply if you are registering for the first year of a primary degree course of studies, in one of the Constituent Universities or Recognised Colleges of NUI. You are required to submit evidence of your disability with your completed application form. The closing date is generally the 1st of November, and more information is available from the National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. You might also qualify for some of the following: Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholars Trust www.boi.ie/millenniumscholars Education Bursaries ­ Kildare County Council www.kildarecoco.ie The Annual Fulbright Awards Programme email: [email protected]

Remember that you are not guaranteed to receive funding from the above sources; each source has its own criteria for allocating awards. For more information please contact the relevant agencies. Contact details can be found at access.nuim.ie/ grants or consult studentfinance.ie for the most up-to-date information. NUIM Undergraduate Academic Scholarships The University awards a number of Scholarships (e.g. Disability, Irish for continuing students, and Music), including an Entrance Scholarship Scheme, which acknowledges students who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate Examinations (calculated from six subjects in one sitting), or three/four subjects in GCE A levels. Successful students will be awarded 1,000 for one academic year following their admission to the University; in addition, a place will be reserved for them in one of the Campus Apartments in first year irrespective of their commuting distance to the University (please note that normal residency charges will apply). All applicants, including potential scholarship students, are advised to apply for campus apartments in advance of admission. Application forms for campus apartments are available on-line at http://residence.nuim.ie/.

Michael Osborne Equine Business Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available for students who are admitted to the Equine Business degree programme. These scholarships are jointly sponsored by the University and Horse Racing Ireland. They are tenable for students for the duration of their undergraduate studies (three years) as long as they are full-time registered students and progress successfully at the end of each academic year. There are four scholarships available. There is one scholarship awarded on the basis of student performance in school leaving examinations. One scholarship is awarded on the basis of student performance in FETAC examinations. There is one scholarship reserved for a student from a socio-economically disadvantaged background and one scholarship is reserved for a mature student. These scholarships are known as the "Osborne Scholarships" and are in honour of the memory of Michael Osborne and of his immense contribution to the Irish and international horse-racing industry.

Music Scholarships

These scholarships are managed by the Music Department. No application is required for the scholarship; successful students are advised in writing of their eligibility. Please contact (01) 708 3733 for more details.

Student Handbook2009/10

22­23

St u

den

t Se

r vic

es

Information Point ....................................24 Academic Advisory Office ..................25 Residence Office .....................................25 Crèche ...........................................................28 Chaplaincy Service .................................28 Medical Centre .........................................30 Subject Choice ..........................................31 Career Development Centre .............32 Your Personal Safety ............................34 Counselling Service................................35 Additional Offices on Campus ..........36

Student Services

Student Handbook2009/10

24­25

Welcome to Student Services in NUI Maynooth

Our aim is to help you fulfil your potential in college. You may be coming to University straight from secondary school, or you may be returning to learning after a long break. Either way, we hope to provide you with the tools and skills to make the most of your time in Maynooth. You will find most of our offices in the Student Services Centre on the North Campus (near the John Hume Building). The next few pages will explain what services we offer, and we will also be talking to you during orientation. We look forward to meeting you then.

Information Point The Student Information Point is located on the ground floor in the Student Services Centre. Whatever your query, this should be the first place you visit. Maybe you need directions to a building, need information about a particular service, want to find out who you should talk to, then the Student Information Point is the place to go. At the Information Point you'll meet Aoife Collins, who will be delighted to help you in whatever way possible.

Academic Advisory Office This office functions as a convenient first point of contact for students who wish to seek advice on general issues that may arise from their relationship with the University. Information is also provided which will assist students in accessing information on regulations and progression routes to their degree. Any student requiring help with their general experience of University life is encouraged to make contact with the Office. The Office also provides an ombudsman-like role for students who may be encountering difficulties in their programme of study. In the last academic year about 25% of the student population availed of the services provided by the office, the category of students seeking advice ranged from first year undergraduates to those in the final year of their Ph.D. The office can be contacted by calling in to Room 59, Arts Annex, (01) 708 3368 or via email: [email protected]

Residence Office

What and where is the residence office?

If you are looking for a place to live, this is the place to come to. The Office provides students with comprehensive accommodation listings, maps and accommodation information. If you come across any difficulties during your stay in Maynooth, the Residence Office will be happy to offer advice and assistance. The Residence Office is situated in the Student Services Centre on the North Campus. Our drop in hours are 10am­12pm and 2.30­4.30 pm. On Fridays we have morning drop-in hours. You can also ring, fax or e-mail us. Telephone: (01) 708 3322 Fax: (01) 708 3523 [email protected] http://residence.nuim.ie

Aoife Collins Student Services

Niamh Lynch Director of Student Services

Contacts

Room 59, Arts Building, North Campus (01) 708 3368

Rose Donovan

Student Services

Student Handbook2009/10

26­27

There are various types of accommodation in Maynooth, both on and off campus

On-campus accommodation 40% of NUI Maynooth campus accommodation is reserved for first years. Students who live on campus share fully kitted out apartments. The atmosphere on campus is friendly and you can expect to meet other students from home and from all over the world. There is a campus social and cultural club which runs events for residents from the international food night to the campus ball. Every apartment has good study facilities and the campus is very much a home from home. In 2009-10 weekly rent on campus ranges from 90 to 110. If you are interested in applying for campus check out the Residence Offices pages on the NUI Maynooth website where you will find more information about on-campus accommodation.

Off-campus accommodation The Residence Office maintains a database of off-campus accommodation which includes houses, house shares and accommodation in a family home. Prices in "digs" or lodgings where you get meals provided range from 115 to 142 depending on requirements. If you chose to live in private rented accommodation rents range from approximately 75 to 100 per week. Tenants' rights & duties Comprehensive information leaflets drawn up by the Residence Office are available to all students seeking accommodation or already living in rented accommodation while at NUI Maynooth. If you require information, feel free to drop in to the Office. Living in Maynooth During the academic year, Maynooth may be your home as well as your place of study. Remember that you may be living in a residential area. Introduce yourself to your neighbours when you move into your new accommodation. When coming home at night, please try and keep quiet. You may go clubbing on a Wednesday or Thursday night but the chances are that your neighbours don't and probably have to get up early to commute to work. Be nice! Treat your neighbours with the respect that you and your family require in your own area.

Budgeting Make sure to budget before the academic year begins. Base your budget on a 38 week period, which is roughly the length of time from the beginning of the university year to the end of the examination period. Remember to include food, travel, books, bills and a certain amount for extra-curricular activities when making up your budget. Do not fall behind in your rent. If you need help to budget, please contact the Residence Office where a budget plan can be worked out with you.

Susan Caldwell Senior Executive Assistant

Contacts

Student Services Centre, North Campus Tel. (01) 708 3322 Email: [email protected]

Mary Keane Executive Assistant

Niamh Banks Rye and River Apartments Supervisor Seamus Carr University Village Apartments Supervisor

Fiona Kenny Residence Officer

Clair Greene Senior Executive Assistant & Off Campus Accommodation Co-Ordinator

Student Services

Student Handbook2009/10

28­29

Crèche The University Crèche is located in Rye Hall on the North Campus. The Crèche is available for the children of all university students and employees (except those of the Crèche staff). It is open from 8.45am ­ 6.15pm, Monday to Friday during the academic term (and from 9am ­ 5.30pm, outside the academic term). The crèche also provides a baby-room facility and an after school service. Students are charged a reduced rate during the academic term (which is subsidised by the University). The normal rate applies outside the academic term. Details of the rates are available on the crèche website (http://creche.nuim.ie/).

Chaplaincy Service Welcome back everyone and a special word of welcome to those starting out in college. We look forward to meeting all First Year students at Orientation. Beginning your studies at third-level is a very important step in your life. It is an exciting time for many students to enter University, and to make new friends. For some, it can also prove to be a difficult and even lonely time. First Year students may feel a need for support in those early days. We are always available and only too willing to help any student, especially in those first months and also throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to drop in to any of our offices in the Arts building and in the Student Services Centre in the North Campus. We offer a range of religious and support services, including pastoral, counselling, spiritual direction and prayer opportunities. For details, see Chaplaincy Calendar, Website and Noticeboards. The Chaplaincy Service strives to build community by promoting a friendly and caring atmosphere. If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Again, welcome everyone to a new college year. Take good care ­ and hope to meet you soon.

Chaplains

Catholic

Other Chaplaincy Contacts

Church of Ireland

Rev. Janice Aiton

(01) 825 3288 [email protected] Methodist Church

Rev. Bill Mullaly Sr. Margaret McConalogue

Tel: (01) 628 0666 Presbyterian Church

Rev. Keith McCrory

(01) 708 3469 [email protected]

(01) 505 4742 [email protected] The Society of Friends in Ireland www.quakers-in-ireland.ie Jewish Community Offices (01) 492 3751

Contacts

Rye Hall, North Campus (01) 708 3319 [email protected]

Mr. Shay Claffey

(01) 708 3588 [email protected]

Islamic Cultural Centre (01) 260 3740

Chaplaincy Office

Mary Coleman Creche Manager

Ms Susan Caldwell Senior Executive Assistant

(01) 708 3320 [email protected]

Sr. Bríd Liston Pastoral Mentor St. Patrick's College Deborah Kenny Assistant Manager

(01) 708 6229 brid.list[email protected]

Student Services

Student Handbook2009/10

30­31

Medical Centre Telephone (01) 708 3878 (extension 3878 within the University). The Centre is located in the Student Services Centre, North Campus It is a free confidential service available to all students. Medical card holders are welcome.

Subject Choice Choosing subjects is a cause of concern for many students and the importance of making the right decision cannot be over emphasised. The right subjects will enhance your employability but not for the reasons that most students and their parents might think. Although there are a number of exceptions such as Historians becoming Archivists and Geographers becoming Town Planners, in reality few occupations particularly for Arts Graduates, either require specific disciplines or afford opportunities to directly use degree subjects. Approximately 45% of employers of graduates do not specify particular subjects when recruiting. You will be equally employable if you do well in any subject and I mean ANY subject. Employers want trained minds ­ graduates who have enjoyed their subjects, participated in extracurricular activities, and have developed what is termed personal transferable skills: time management, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills. The subject is far less important than the standard of degree except of course for teaching where it is recommended to choose at least two subjects that are on the school curriculum.

Pauline Carbery Nurse

Regardless of what you are studying, you are much better off being good at something for which there may not be a specific demand rather than being mediocre in an area of high demand. Even if you are fortunate to gain employment the chances are that you will not get the fulfilment you require from the job. Choose what you enjoy and are good at but don't forget that university also gives you the opportunity to try new subjects such as Anthropology, Philosophy and Sociology. Students choosing Psychology as one of their subjects in First Arts should consider carefully their other two subjects as, given the limited places available in second year Psychology, the other two subjects could be their degree subjects. During your first few weeks you have the opportunity to change your subjects though it is recommended that you attend as many lectures as possible in all the subjects you are considering ­ this will facilitate change and help you avoid falling behind in any subject.

Opening Hours

9.30am12.45pm, 2.00pm 4.45pm, Monday to Friday. Dr Helen O'Leary attends the practice on a full time basis from Monday to Thursday during term time. It is advisable to make an appointment for routine visits. There are 2 nurses working from Monday to Friday available to see students generally by appointment. However, students are advised to call over and sometimes it may be possible to be seen on the same day. (Collect a copy of the Practice Leaflet for more consultation information and details of services available). Emergencies take priority over all routine appointments with the Doctor or Nurse. The secretary will take appointments either by telephoning or calling in to the practice. Students, who have any serious or long-term illnesses are recommended to register with the Medical Centre directly after student registration.

Kathleen Cox Nurse

Dr. Helen O'Leary Doctor

Rose Breheny Medical Centre Reception

Contacts

Student Services Centre, North Campus (01) 708 3878

Student Services

Student Handbook2009/10

32­33

Regular problems that we encounter in the Career Development Centre refer to students who are excellent at applied languages, whose written and oral skills are admirable but who have major difficulty in coping with the ambiguity and subjectivity involved in the study of literature ­ in any language. If you do not enjoy reading for pleasure then Languages may not be the best option for you. On our website you can avail of resources to assist you in exploring subject options ­ http://careers.nuim.ie/ students/subjects. Finally, the best jobs come to those best prepared, so use your Career Centre throughout your time at Maynooth. We run talks on a variety of job related topics and on postgraduate study opportunities. Check our noticeboards and website for details of our events. Enjoy your time with us.

Career Development Centre `The majority of people spend more time planning their holidays than they do planning their career!' (The Art of Building Windmills). Career planning is a process, not a once off event and the earlier you start the more likely you will be prepared to recognise the vast range of opportunities that come your way. By postponing career planning, you run the risk of missing out on opportunities with early closing dates which may be specifically aimed at final year students. The Career Development Centre can assist your transfer to employment or further studies by facilitating informed decision-making. Our Careers Education Programme offers you the opportunity to focus on decisions concerning: Further study Career objectives Employment opportunities Job-hunting strategies (e.g. CV and interview techniques).

Final year and postgraduate students can register for email alerts of job vacancies. Our Graduate Recruitment Fair ­ a must for all those intending to go directly into employment, takes place in the RDS on 21 October 2009 ­ full details will be available from our website. Our postgraduate study fair is planned for 16 February 2010 ­ keep an eye on our website for further details. As our mission is to educate students to become self-sufficient career planners, you will need to participate fully in the process, by attending the relevant seminars and studying the course material.

Lorraine Kelly Information & Event Manager

Contacts

Arts Building, North Campus http://careers.nuim.ie http://moodle.nuim.ie (Career Development Area) (01) 708 3592 [email protected]

Natasha Marron Careers Consultant

In addition to attending career lectures/seminars, students are expected to enrol on our online course (see Moodle ­ Career Development). This, along with our paper based resources, and our on/off campus events will help you explore the options open to you on completing your studies.

Loretta Jennings Director of Career Development Centre

Student Services

Student Handbook2009/10

34­35

Your personal safety Prevention is always best. Students are encouraged to assess their personal safety and to take reasonable measures that can blend into everyday life without stimulating unnecessary fear. Please remember that most people go through life without ever encountering a personal safety problem, so please keep it in perspective. - Avoid situations, which will necessitate you travelling alone at night time. There is safety in numbers. If however, you must travel on your own, plan your journey to limit your exposure to risk of assault, robbery or theft, by scheduling your journey to coincide with bus and train times etc. Use a taxi if no other transport is available. - When travelling on foot, use busy routes and well lit walkways ­ avoid isolated and darkened areas. - Inform another trusted party of your intended destination, mode of transport and expected arrival time. - Do not display obvious valuables on your person ­ jewellery, hand bags etc. unless completely necessary. Carry only the amount of cash that you require ­ credit cards, bank pass books should be kept securely out of sight and not in hip pockets. - When socialising other than at home, do not leave opened drinks unattended even for short periods unless a trusted friend is watching your drink for you.

- Remember that Campus sites are like any other public place and thieves will take advantage of students leaving property unattended in libraries, lecture theatres, restaurants and changing rooms. If you think you are being followed, go to the nearest place where there are people, even an apartment or private house and contact the Gardaí. If you are assaulted, help is available to you 24 hours a day. In any case involving sexual attack, you should NOT wash, change your clothes or clean up the immediate vicinity until after you have talked to the Gardaí or Security. You may unwittingly destroy essential evidence.

Counselling Service The Counselling Service at NUI Maynooth offers a confidential counselling service to all students attending the University. Counselling provides the opportunity for students to discuss in private any issues or concerns impacting on their academic performance or personal health and well-being. Counselling is offered on a one-to-one basis and is short term in nature. It is provided free of charge. Confidentiality is assured to all who avail of the service. The service is located in the Student Services Centre and is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 5.00pm. It operates on an appointment basis. Self-referral is welcomed and encouraged. Deciding to speak with a Counsellor can be a positive step towards making life better for you. Appointments and further information can be obtained by contacting the Counselling Service reception on (01) 708 3554.

Dr. James Corbett Psychiatrist

Mary Martin Student Counsellor

Contacts

Arts Building

Contacts

John Hayes Head of Security

Dr. Elaine Ryan Student Counsellor

Student Services Centre, North Campus Tel (01) 708 3554

(01) 708 3589

Security Telephone Numbers

Arts Building Front Gate 24/7 Contact Emergency Number (01) 708 3054 (01) 708 3059 (01) 708 3929 (01) 708 3333

Kay Lynch Counselling Service Reception Kathleen McNutt Acting Head, Student Counselling Service

Student Services

Student Handbook2009/10

36­37

Additional offices on campus

International Office

The International Office at National University of Ireland Maynooth was established in 1997 with one member of staff. We have continued to grow and now consist of 6 members of friendly and diverse staff, supporting about 600 international students from more than 50 countries. Besides supporting the large number of international students, the international office also advises NUI Maynooth students wishing to study abroad in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia as part of their international degree. The University has a large number of links with some top class academic institutions around the world, which ensures wonderful exchange opportunities for NUI Maynooth students. We are working closely with these partner Universities to strengthen and improve study abroad experiences for students, while creating new links to explore more exciting opportunities for our students.

Alumni Office

The Maynooth Alumni Association would like to get students involved as early as possible so that you can reap the benefits of your time at NUI Maynooth. Please keep in touch with us at http://alumni.nuim.ie or by telephone at (01) 708 6492.

The international office has an open door policy in the office, so if you have any queries, feel free to drop by any day during our office hours, which are Mon-Fri 09:30­13:00 & 14:00­17:00. Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will reply as soon as we can. Our office is busy, but we always try to find time to look after our students as best we can. So, get in contact with us to see how the opportunities that we offer can change your world. Why not check the office website at http://international.nuim.ie for up to date news and events. The International Office, Humanity House. Tel (01) 708 3868, Fax (01) 708 6113, email: [email protected]

Student Handbook2009/10

38­39

Lib

ra r

y

Overview.......................................................40 Library Regulations..................................41

Library

Student Handbook2009/10

40­41

The Library is a key resource for students. Library staff provide all registered students with a high quality service in a friendly and student centred environment.

Overview Much of the library book collection (currently over 400,000 items) is available for borrowing and return through our self-service facilities. Most of the printed books and journals are listed in the library catalogue. This can be accessed both on and off campus via the library website. The Library also provides access, via the library website to an extensive range of online information including the full text of over 22,000 journals and over 190,000 eBooks. The Library provides more than 85 public access PCs located throughout the building and two networked printers in the Multi-media Area on Level 1.

This area also houses the library printing and photocopying services and microfilm reading equipment. Most desktop PCs offer full access to the internet, software to access university e-mail accounts, the Microsoft Office suite of applications, and USB-disk access. A number of desktop PCs are restricted to the university intranet, allowing access to all services available on the campus network. All desktop PCs are connected to a library network printer. Library Laptops can be borrowed for three hours, for use in the library building only. These laptops automatically connect to a wireless network and offer the same services as the PCs . All library laptops are connected to a library network printer. Library users are also welcome to use their own laptops anywhere in the library. The campus wide NUIM wireless network (which is supported by the Computer Centre) is available throughout the library building. Personal laptop users can print by mediating through a Library desktop PC or a Library laptop (or directly from a USB).

A group study area and coffee shop are available on Level 1. Levels 2 and 3 are quieter study areas providing seating for individual study near the print collections. Staff are located on each floor in the Library and are on hand to deal with any queries or problems. Training on all aspects of the library is provided in the initial weeks of the first semester. The Library is committed to training users in finding, using and managing information. The Information Services Department and the team of Subject Librarians offer detailed training throughout the year. The Library's older book collections, manuscripts and archives are housed separately in the Russell Library. For more information about the Library, please consult the Library web page at http://library.nuim.ie

Library regulations Readers wishing to use the Library are expected to acquaint themselves with, and observe library regulations (see page 84 of this Handbook). They are required to respect and comply with these regulations in order to ensure an appropriate atmosphere for study and research. Any member of the library staff is empowered to enforce the regulations. The most up-to-date set of library regulations is available on the library web page at: http://library.nuim.ie

Student Handbook2009/10

42­43

Com

put

er C

ent

re

General Student Computing Facilities..............................44 Contacting Us............................................ 45 Usage Policy...............................................45

http://computercentre.nuim.ie

Computer Services

Student Handbook2009/10

44­45

The Computer Centre (CC) supports the operation of the university by providing leading-edge information technology (I.T.) and communications facilities and services to students, lecturers, researchers, administrative/ support staff and, where appropriate, to the general public.

Services available over the wireless network include: internet (web), e-learning (moodle), university e-mail (webmail), electronic library resources and access to your personal network file store. In order to access these services securely over the wireless network, it is necessary to configure a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your computer. Instructions for doing this are available at http:// computercentre.nuim.ie/students/ Wirelessindex.shtml. Support and assistance with this configuration (if needed) is available at wireless clinics which are held regularly and advertised on the Computer Centre web pages and in the PACRs.

Library electronic resources

Library electronic resources can be accessed over the university network and from home. Details on the resources and how to access them are available at http://library.nuim.ie/resources

Contacting Us Contact The Computer Centre in any of the following ways: - During the academic year CAs are available in the PACRs ­ 09.00am to 10.00pm - Computer Centre Reception is available all year around ­ 09.30am ­ 17.00pm (closed 13.00 to 14.00), located on the South Campus - Internal phones are provided in all of our PACRs, please ring the Computer Centre Helpdesk at 3388 from these phones to receive further assistance. Phones are also available in the Gate Lodge on the South Campus and beside the security desk in the Arts Building. - Alternatively please email [email protected] Usage Policy As with any shared resource, usage of the University computing facilities is subject to some regulations. These services are provided to facilitate a person's work as a member of staff or as a student of NUI Maynooth and may be used for educational, training or research purposes. All users of the Computer Centre's resources are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct for Users of Computing Facilities and the NUIM Policy for Responsible Computing. These documents are available at http:// computercentre.nuim.ie/policies and on page 82 of this Handbook.

Software and Services

A wide variety of software is installed on the PACR machines ranging from Microsoft Office to specialised software, which is used to support the teaching and research requirements of individual departments.

General Student Computing Facilities The University network hosts over a 1,000 PCs and workstations which are used throughout the University to support research, teaching and administration. The Computer Centre provides student computers in a number of student Public Access Computer Rooms (PACRs), on the North Campus in: Arts, Callan and Rye Hall; and on the South Campus in: Long Corridor and in the Teaching Rooms. Several academic departments also provide computers for specific student groups. Computing Assistants (CAs) are available in the larger PACRs to assist students.

Computing Skills

The Computer Centre is an accredited test centre for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). This qualification is recognised throughout the European Union and signifies that the bearer is acquainted with the basic concepts of information technology and has achieved ECDL standard in 7 Microsoft computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets etc. Staff and students of NUIM and SPCM are eligible to take part in the ECDL Program. This is a wonderful opportunity to pick up an additional qualification that will be of benefit to you when you complete your studies in NUI Maynooth. Indeed for certain courses it is mandatory that you complete the programme. The course material for ECDL may be accessed on any of the machines in the PACRs. Further information is available at http://computercentre.nuim.ie/ecdl Alternatively you can email us at [email protected] or call into The Computer Centre to discuss your requirements with a member of the ECDL team.

Printing

The Computer Centre print service is available from all computers in the PACRs, please check the printer location with the Computing Assistant (CA) before printing. To use this service you will need to purchase a print card, from a vending machine in the PACRs, this card should be topped up with print credits, again from the vending machine, so please keep them safe. For the latest information please talk to our CAs or check our web page: http://computercentre. nuim.ie/students/pacrs.shtml

Wireless Computing

Wireless computing is available extensively in buildings on the North campus and at many locations on the South campus. Students with valid network logon accounts and a wireless-enabled laptop may access the wireless network.

e-learning

The university's e-learning system (Moodle) is available at http://moodle. nuim.ie. Advice and assistance in using the system is available from your lecturer and from the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL). See the moodle home page for details.

Student Handbook2009/10

46­47

Ma

yno

oth

Acc

ess

P ro

g ra

mm

e

Access Office ............................................48 Learning through Moodle....................49 Mature Students .....................................50 Students with Disabilities ..................51 Assistive Technology @ NUIM..........53

Access Office

Student Handbook2009/10

48­49

NUIM, through the Maynooth Access Programme, is responsible for encouraging under-represented groups to enter third level and to provide these groups with support throughout their time here. These groups include under-represented school leavers, mature students, students with disabilities, Travellers and New Irish. We aim to encourage these under-represented groups to consider Higher Education as a real option and endeavour to provide access routes and post-entry supports.

The Maynooth Access Programme is able to use its resources to provide a co-ordinated approach to support all students from these groups and beyond. For example, the shared expertise on study skills among our staff enables us to provide advice and guidance in this area in face-to-face teaching contexts or online through our award winning website (access. nuim.ie). Regardless of whether you are a mature student or a student just out of school, the Access Office enables students to get the practical skills involved in becoming a confident, independent learner and to carry these skills forward into the workplace or onto further study. Because of the collaborative approach to providing support within the Maynooth Access Programme, there is a huge wealth of resources at our disposal and this means that NUIM can provide excellent support for all our students. The Access Student Advisor provides support to students from the above groups, with particular focus on First Years. If you need help adjusting to university, need advice or information in relation to social, personal or practical issues, the Access Student Advisor can be of help. You can contact Maeve McCaldin on (01) 708 3721 or [email protected] Mature Students may contact the Mature Student Support Officer directly (see Mature Students section).

Students entering through the FETAC route are also welcome to avail of the supports offered by the Access Office. Students with disabilities should head to the Disability Office section below. The Access Office is based in MAP Lodge on the North Campus . Further information is available at access.nuim.ie. You can also follow us on Twitter twitter.com/ nuimaccess Tel: (01) 708 6025. E-mail: [email protected]

Learning through Moodle Moodle is an online learning environment available to all registered students at NUIM. Moodle is used by academic and other offices in the University to communicate with students, post information, facilitate discussions and more. The Maynooth Access Programme uses Moodle to post important announcements, share study skills resources, provide useful information and downloads about our services. There are three areas within Moodle: - Access Students Area (relevant to students entering through the HEAR programme). Contact Maeve McCaldin, Access Students Advisor (contacts above) for details.

Ann O'Brien Director of Access

- Disability Support Area (relevant to students registered with the Disability Office). Contact Simon Ahern in the Assistive Technology Centre. - Mature Students Support Area (relevant to mature students). Contact Anne Mooney, Mature Students Support Officer. Tel: 01 70 86724 E-mail: anne. [email protected], for details.

Maeve McCaldin Access Students Advisor

Access Office

Student Handbook2009/10

50­51

Mature students At NUI Maynooth 15% of the total intake each year are mature students. We appreciate that many people might have left school early, or were unable to achieve their full potential in education due to financial, social or family pressures. Over the intervening years circumstances change and the opportunity to return to study now presents itself. The Mature Student Support Officer encourages the participation of mature students and supports their learning experience. This support is provided primarily in the following ways:

Advisory Service (Current Students)

This service deals with a wide range of queries and support issues. Support is provided around both academic and personal issues and is accessible through drop-in hours or by appointment. Where appropriate, students are referred to other support services within the University.

Peer Mentoring

The Mature Student Peer Mentoring Programme is a new voluntary programme that became available on a pilot basis to first year mature students during the academic year 2008­9. The aim of the programme is to enhance the first year mature student experience at NUI Maynooth by facilitating a `gentle touch' support mechanism provided by fellow students. This complements other supports provided by the college to new mature students. 40 students participated in the Programme this year (20 mentors and 20 mentees). It was extremely successful in its initial year and will be offered to new incoming students for the 2009­10 year.

Students with disabilities Over 3.5% of the full time student population at NUIM are students with disabilities. NUIM strives to create a community which is friendly and open and where diversity is expected and respected. We know that a disability can impact upon your ability to participate in university life which is why we work with students to help minimise that impact. You will need to provide documentary evidence of your disability in order to register with the Disability Office. This evidence must be from a consultant or other medical specialist, or in the case of a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, a report from an Educational Psychologist. Remember that letters from a GP (General Practitioner) cannot be accepted.

Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) for potential students

The Mature Student Office provides advice and guidance to prospective students and is happy to meet with students to help with course information, application and selection procedures and any general concerns or issues that a potential student may have. Potential students can make an appointment to meet the Officer on a one-to-one basis by telephoning (01) 708 3307 or email: [email protected] The Officer also visits groups of students who are currently enrolled in Adult Education courses, VTOS courses, PLC etc. Course coordinators or tutors are welcome to contact the Officer to arrange a visit to their group. Small groups are also most welcome to visit the University. If a group would like to meet with the Officer and current students, and go on a tour of the University, please contact me.

Mature Student Academic Advisors

As part of the mature student support programme at NUI Maynooth, each academic department of the University nominates one of its academic staff members to become a mentor or advisor for mature students in their particular subject. An Advisor in this regard is someone whose experience of the University, and of their own subject, can be drawn upon by a student when any kind of advice and support is needed. In the establishment of Mature Student Academic Advisors, NUI Maynooth recognises that mature students have particular needs in return to learning that require extra support from time to time. An updated list of the Mature Student Advisors is available at the beginning of term each year from the Mature Student Office.

Emer Sheerin Mature Student Officer

Mature Students Orientation

An additional orientation programme is provided for mature students who have been offered a place at NUIM. It aims to provide new students with a wide range of information which will help them cope with the transition to university life and study. It familiarises students with the campus and the Library and provides information on finance, accessing support, subject requirements and study skills.

Rose Ryan Disability Officer

Access Office

Student Handbook2009/10

52­53

NUIM provides support to all students with disabilities including: - specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, - significant ongoing health issues, - mental health difficulties, - physical/mobility, - blind/vision impaired, - deaf/hard of hearing, - ADD/ADHD, - Asperger's Syndrome. You may need support with different aspects of college life. The Disability Office can help co-ordinate these supports which can include the following: - General information and advice about how to become a student at NUIM and what supports you may need. - Launchpad. Get a headstart on what life at NUIM is about by attending our orientation programme. Over one week, find out about the supports available, learn about study skills and meet other new students. If you are offered a place under the Supplementary Admissions Procedure, Launchpad is mandatory. - Needs assessment so we can find out how best we can support you in achieving your academic goals. - Workshops, seminars and on-thespot training on how to become a better learner in university. Specialist tuition for students with specific learning difficulties.

- Extra tuition in academic subjects. - Access to Moodle, an online environment where you can access lecture notes, discussions, quizzes and more as well as communicate with other students and your lecturers. - The online Disability Support Area which gives you round-the-clock access to advice, tips, news and opportunities to communicate with other students and staff. - Assistance and advice on how to best use the Library and the thousands of physical and online books and journals available. - Personal supports such as academic or personal assistants. - Access to learning technology in the Assistive Technology Centre (ATC). - Arrange for materials to be converted into audio, Braille or other formats. - Liaison with other staff throughout the University to ensure you get the same level of service in all aspects of your life at NUIM. - Advice on financial supports including the ESF Fund for Students with Disabilities, the NUI Maynooth Disability Scholarship, the National University of Ireland Award Scheme for Students with Disabilities and more. - Screening for learning difficulties. - Referrals to other professionals such as an Educational Psychologist for further screening. - Alternative examination arrangements.

Assistive Technology @ NUIM Turn your essay into a podcast. Have a computer type what you say. Use colours, shapes, sound and links to make your notes come alive. When you register with the Disability Office, you have access to the Assistive Technology Centre on the North Campus . Here you can use computers to work on your assignments, research online, access your email, print, scan or use learning technology. The `assistive' part refers to the term used for technology that helps with the difficulties you may have as a result of a learning difficulty or disability. We think this technology is helpful to everyone though, which is why you'll find some of the software available everywhere (including the Performance+ Room in the JPII Library) on campus for everyone to use. Staff in the ATC can also provide training on how best to use technology in your learning. Examples of assistive technology include: - Reading software. You can use this software to have books or any text read back to you. You can select words and have them defined, spelled out or read back. Some users convert their reading into mp3 and listen to it on their phones or other devices. - Magnification software. Users with visual difficulties can magnify the information on their computer screens so they can see things more easily.

- Writing software. These applications give you access to tools which help with spelling, grammar and presentation of your written work. Some have text prediction which works like predictive text on a mobile phone. - Mindmapping software. These tools allow you to plan and organise your work using colours, shapes, links and pictures. - Screenreading technology. This allows users who are blind to access computers by `speaking' the things happening on the screen. Voice recognition allows users to use their voice rather than a keyboard and mouse to control their computer. This software can be useful for people with restricted mobility, dyslexia or sometimes people with visual impairments. You can also use assistive equipment including the following: - Alternative keyboards and mice. If you have restricted mobility or a visual impairment, there is a huge range of keyboards and mice that might suit you better than standard ones. CCTV devices can scan and magnify books or any other material on paper. Find out more about all of these technologies at access.nuim.ie. Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Student Handbook2009/10

54­55

Spo

rts

Sports Office .............................................56 Sports Facilities.......................................57 Sports Scholarships ..............................59 Other Developments .............................61

Sports

Student Handbook2009/10

56­57

Your formative years spent at NUI Maynooth should encompass a lot more than study and course-work. Research and practical knowledge vouches that sport enables all of us to work and play better. For students, the lifestyle habits adopted during the college years are likely to be those for life. Schoolleavers just starting college have an obvious advantage and can anticipate quick gains through physical training that should stand to them for the rest of their years.

Sport and physical recreation is an integral part of this University, and to this end usage of the facilities including the fitness centre, weights room, sports halls, all-weather pitch and swimming pool is free for current students of NUI Maynooth.

Facilities Sports facilities at NUI Maynooth are spread over both campuses, with the main centre comprising two sports halls, two gyms, indoor and outdoor dressing-rooms.

Fitness Centre

The gym Located on the first floor in the Sports Centre extension , opened on the 3rd March 2003. It is a superb asset to students and staff alike and indeed the public. The facility has been kitted out with the most up­to­date equipment, including 34 cardiovascular stations (10 treadmills, 7 rowers, 1 stepper, 3 recumbent bikes, 5 upright bikes, 2 spinning bikes and 6 elliptical cross trainers), 17 resistance machines, and a selection of free weights. Free Weights Room The Free Weights Room comprising 2 racks of dumbbells, 3 Olympic barbell sets, a 45-degree leg press, along with the necessary benches and pulleys is situated on the ground floor of the Sports Centre . The Sports Hall, Weights Room and Fitness Centre are open from 8am, with activities finishing at 10.00pm, and on weekends from 11am ­ 5pm. While there is no charge to students for use of the facilities at the time of going to print, nominal charges may become applicable - at the time of booking in the case of the Sports Halls, and on a pay-and-play basis when using the Fitness Centre.

Swimming pool

Located on the South Campus . this facility is available right through the academic year. Please consult the timetable posted on the notice board at the pool.

Paul Davis Sports Officer

Sports halls

Available from the beginning of the academic year until May, these are the practice and competition venues for almost all of our indoor sports clubs and the many aerobic dance, martial arts and fitness sessions. The daily timetable will be finalised during the first two weeks of term. The priority order for booking is as follows: Inter-college competitions; club practices; fitness classes; inter-mural competitions; individual/ casual bookings for sports; individual/ casual bookings for non-sports activities. To book the Hall, call in to the Fitness Centre Reception on the ground floor (telephone: 01-708 6406; e-mail: [email protected] ie). Casual bookings are subject to availability, and a minimum of 24 hours' notice is required. Aerobics These sessions run from Mondays to Thursdays inclusive each week at least once per day. Times of the classes will be confirmed on the timetable.

Pamela Lucas Sports Receptionist

Student-run clubs form the backbone of the sports and recreation programme at the NUI, Maynooth. The Sports Office organises a range of fitness classes for those who are unable to commit themselves fully to a club. With thirty-two active university clubs, an exceptional and time-honored structure is in place for student sport.

Barry Fehily Sports Reception

Sports

Student Handbook2009/10

58­59

Physical Therapy Room Sports massage therapy and injury rehabilitation services are available in this facility that opened in May 2005. University sports teams and individuals can avail of a range in-house qualified therapists. The room will also be available for hire to private practitioners wishing to market their services.

Outdoor

Pitches and Changing South Campus There are five playing fields on this side, including Rhetoric (floodlit, suitable for training), High Field (one GAA, one Soccer), The Pond (one Camogie, one GAA). There are two sets of changing-rooms on the South Campus: one set is beside the Museum and the other is housed in the former Casey Laboratory which is located between Rhetoric House and Logic House . Pitches and Changing North Campus In one of the most significant developments on the north campus, the construction of three high quality sand-based turf playing fields on the North Campus was completed in 2005. There is a soccer, rugby and floodlit GAA pitch. To facilitate club training sessions and internal competitions, a "third generation" floodlit synthetic pitch is already in use. Six team- changing rooms will serve the North Campus playing fields complex as part of the Sports Centre development. Tennis Courts Two floodlit macadam tennis courts form part of the residences on the North Campus. Bring your own equipment!

Sports Scholarships

Rugby

The University in association with Barnhall RFC is in a position to offer a number of scholarships to students who are registered on a full-time course for the academic year. All applicants will be required to show a high level of commitment and enthusiasm along with potential to continue reaching a high level of performance in Rugby. Students will be expected to show commitment towards playing for both NUIM and Barnhall RFC and in return will be provided with excellent facilities and resources. Further information is available from John Bagnall, Rugby Development Officer, Sports Department, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare. (01) 708 6065 [email protected]

GAA

A number of scholarships in Gaelic Games may be available to students who are registered on full-time courses for the academic year. Applicants will be required to have reached or have the potential to reach a high level of performance in Gaelic Games i.e. Hurling, Camogie, Gaelic Football and Ladies Football. These scholarships are sponsored by Bank of America. Further information available from Tom Maher, GAA Development Officer, Sports Department, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare Tel: (01) 708 3321 Fax: (01) 708 3876 [email protected]

Wendy Barry Athletic Trainer

Racquetball / Handball Court

Located on the South Campus directly behind Logic House . The court can be booked and the key checked out from Maynooth Campus Conference and Accommodation Reception (in the Archway to the left of Stoyte House ). There is also an outdoor Handball Alley beside the indoor court.

Snooker Room

This is run and maintained by the University's Snooker Club. The facility has four full-sized snooker tables including one professional table. Games are charged per half-hour. It is open from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. The room is situated in the basement of Rye Hall on the North Campus . Access to the room is controlled by swipe cards. Contact must be made with the snooker club executive (see www.nuim.ie/ sports) to apply for membership.

Tom Maher GAA Development Officer

John Bagnall Rugby Development Officer

Sports

Student Handbook2009/10

60­61

Snooker

The Snooker Club, in partnership with NUIM and RIBSA, is willing to offer a scholarship to potential professional players interested in combining study with an amateur playing career before turning professional. NUIM has established a winning record in intervarsity championship snooker over the last number of years. For further information contact Paul Davis, Sports Officer (01) 708 3824 [email protected]

Golf

NUI Maynooth, in association with Carton House and the Golfing Union of Ireland are offering scholarships in order to identify and assist the development of student golfers of international standard during their course of study. The scholarship offers a structured golf programme which includes: - Free Access to Carton House Golf Course (host to the Irish Open) - GUI (Golfing Union of Ireland) Golf Academy - Practice area, Golf Museum, Two excellent championship golf courses - Training & technical development under GUI National Coach - Fitness training - Sports psychology - Health and nutrition - Golf course strategy - Performance analysis - Lifestyle management Applicants should hold a handicap of +1 or better for men and 3 or better for women. Further information is available from Paul Davis, Sports Officer, NUI Maynooth. (01) 708 3824 [email protected]

Swimming

Swim scholarships are available at undergraduate and posgraduate level. Training is in the National Aquatic Centre for up to 22 hours weekly and transport is provided to and from the NAC by NUI Maynooth. Terry Denison, ex British Olympic Coach is consultant in the design, implementation and on-going development of the programme. Further information is available from Martin McGann, Swim Development Officer and Head Coach, NUI Maynooth. (01) 708 6944 [email protected]

Other Developments

Soccer

NUI Maynooth is exceptionally located and boasts excellent facilities for the development of both men's and women's soccer. To realise our full potential, an FAI Facilitator was appointed to NUI Maynooth in 2008 to support the NUI Maynooth Men's and Women's Soccer Clubs, increase participation and develop the high performance aspect of the University's representative teams. Coaching and referee qualification courses are scheduled on campus during the academic year. There are intra-mural soccer and futsal leagues. For more information, contact Barry Prenderville, FAI Facilitator, NUI Maynooth. (01) 708 6054 [email protected]

Sports scholarship applications should be submitted to the Sports Office before May 1st 2010. Further information and application forms are available from Paul Davis, Sports Officer, NUI Maynooth Tel: 01 708 3824, email: [email protected] You can also download the form from http://admissions.nuim.ie/ school _ leavers/scholarships.shtml

Martin McGann Swim Development Officer

Barry Prenderville FAI Development Officer

Student Handbook2009/10

62­63

St u

den

t Ac

t iv i

t i es

Extra-Curricular Activity (ECA) Awards Scheme .......................................64 Student Activities ..................................64 Student Societies ...................................65 Student Volunteering ............................65 Students' Union ........................................66 Student Clubs....... ....................................68

Student Activities

Student Handbook2009/10

64­65

The Office of Student Activities is charged with the development of student activities (i.e. Students Union, Clubs, Societies, Volunteering) on campus. The office promotes and encourages students to get involved in activities outside their academic studies thus enhancing their university experience and providing opportunities for personal growth and development.

The office is also charged with the supervision of the commercial and not-for-profit services of the Students' Union which includes the Student Centre, bar, music venue, cafe, meeting rooms, sound rooms as well as a convenience shop in the John Hume Building.

Active Student Societies The University has 62 societies that cover non-sporting extracurricular activities. Whether it's our awardwinning Drama Society, Music, Dance, or Debating ­ we have something to interest everyone. You can find out about most Society activities in the Students' Union publications (including the SU Handbook), or on the Society Noticeboards, most of which are in the Arts Block. You will get a chance to join as many societies as you want at Clubs & Societies day, which takes place in the Sports Hall. If you miss Clubs & Societies Day, contact the Students' Union Office at (01) 708 3669 or [email protected] nuim.ie and the Students' Union will give you the contact details for the Societies that you want to join. Student Volunteering A joint initiative between Kildare Volunteer Bureau and the University now provides students with the opportunity to engage with local and wider community through volunteering. Call into Kildare Volunteer Bureau Office, Students' Union, NUI Maynooth and get information on hundreds of different volunteering opportunities locally and internationally. Travel assistance can be offered to those who volunteer with any of our organisations in the Co. Kildare area.

Our Participation Officer, Doreen O'Byrne can be contacted on (01) 708 4712 or [email protected] volunteerkildare.ie. The office is open 3 days a week: Tuesday ­ Thursday. Visit www.volunteerkildare.ie for more details about volunteering and available opportunities.

Contact

Student Centre, North Campus (01) 708 3669 [email protected]

Ian Russell Student Activities Officer

Extra-curricular activity (ECA) awards scheme NUI Maynooth is proud, not only of delivering top quality academic courses, but of what it is has to offer in relation to extra-curricular activities. We believe that this is an important part of the university experience and the development of our students. The NUI Maynooth Extra-Curricular Activity (ECA) Awards scheme aims to formally recognise students for their work and achievement within the remit of extra-curricular activities. Successful applicants receive a certificate, along with their degree, at their graduation ceremony as well as having this achievement recorded on their exam transcripts.

Student Activities

Stu

de

nt

So

cie

tie

Student Handbook2009/10

s

66­67

Students' Union The Students' Union is the representative body of the Students. The aim of the Students' Union is to promote, defend and advance the interests of its members. Every registered student is a member of the Students' Union. Further information about the Students' Union is available in a separate Handbook published by the Students' Union. Student Union Offices, Student Centre, North Campus

Eoin Byrne Vice-President/Communications & Development Officer

(01) 708 6249 [email protected]

The Sabattical Officers for 2009/2010 are:

The Staff in the Students' Union Office are:

Mary MacCourt Brian Murphy President

(01) 708 3669 [email protected]

Niamh O'Brien

(01) 708 6436 [email protected]

(01) 708 6070 [email protected] or [email protected]

Elizabeth Murray Vice-President / Education & Welfare Officer

(01) 708 3098 [email protected]

Student Activities

Student Handbook2009/10 Active Student Clubs

68­69

Name of Club

Aikido Archery Athletic Badminton Basketball Billiards & Snooker Boxing Camogie Canoe & Kayak Cumann Peile

Beginners Catered For

League Involvement

Inter-Varsity Representation

Name of Club

Rowing Rugby Self Defence Ski Soccer Mens

Beginners Catered For

League Involvement

ICRU

Inter-Varsity Representation

Internal Freshers Intermediate Seniors Freshers­Div1 Intermediate­ Div1 Seniors­Div1 Purcell Cup

Internal & IUFU Div. 1

Soccer Ladies Snooker Surf Swimming and Waterpolo Table Tennis Tennis Trampoline Volleyball Yoga

Cumann Iománaíochta

Equestrian Fencing Gaelic Football Ladies Gaelic Football Mens Go-Karting Golf Handball Hockey Judo Karate Kickboxing Kung Fu & Tai Chi Ladies GAA Outdoor Pursuits Paintball

Freshers Seniors

Student Handbook2009/10

70­71

Getting to Mayn ooth

www.nuim.ie/location/

Car ...................................................................72 Bicycle ...........................................................72 Bus Routes..................................................73 Train Routes ...............................................73 Daily Bus Services ..................................74 Student Daily & Weekly Commuter Bus Routes ........73

Getting to Maynooth

Student Handbook2009/10

72­73

The University is committed to providing a comprehensive range of services to its students. NUI Maynooth has been proactive, in conjunction with transport providers, in enhancing the transport services available for students attending the University.

Various transport connections to the campus offered by Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, and private weekly/daily coach operators. All information on timetables can be found on the NUI Maynooth website http://www.nuim. ie/location/ or by contacting the individual transport providers listed. Car Maynooth is situated 25km from Dublin city. Take junction 3 (signposted Maynooth/Straffan/ Naas) off the M4 and follow the signs to Maynooth. Turn left in the centre of the town and the gates to the South Campus are directly ahead of you. To reach the North Campus, take the left in the centre of the town, then turn right, take the next left and the entrance is on your right. Free parking is available on both campuses. Bicycle Students are encouraged to cycle to college, if possible. Ample bicycle racks are provided in key locations around the campus. Student are advised that cycling is not permitted in Saint Joseph's Square, in the vicinity of the John Paul II library, on the footbridge linking the North and South campus and in some other areas indicated in signposts.

Bus Routes

Train Routes

Dublin Bus (www.dublinbus.ie)

NUI Maynooth is served by two Dublin Bus routesthe 66 and the 67a. Both of these buses depart from Pearse St. in Dublin city centre and run frequent services to Maynooth. There are also 66x and 67x express services to and from Maynooth. Both buses follow the same routing until they reach Lucan. Both travel through Lucan village and out onto the dual carriageway (N4). Both take the first exit after the Spa Hotel and then the 66 takes the turning for Leixlip, while the 67a travels via Celbridge. The journey times for both are approximately 45 minutes. To get further information on these routes including pricing and times, please visit the Dublin bus website (www.dublinbus.ie) which provides comprehensive information and the most up to date timetables.

Irish Rail (www.irishrail.ie)

Maynooth lies on the Western Suburban railway line which serves the three Dublin city centre stations (Pearse Station, Tara St. and Connolly Station) as well as nine other suburban stations (Drumcondra, Broombridge, Ashtown, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, Leixlip Confey and Leixlip Louisa Bridge) which makes it a quick and convenient way to get to NUI Maynooth. This railway line also serves Maynooth to and from Sligo, Collooney, Ballymote, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Dromod, Longford, Edgeworthstown, Mullingar, Enfield and Kilcock. Information on prices and timetables is available from the Irish Rail website (www.irishrail.ie). Student Daily& Weekly Commuter Bus Routes NUI Maynooth is very well served during term time by a number of private bus services. It is therefore easy to get to the University from many locations in the country, both north and south. Most coach operators pick up passengers outside the main gates of the University, making it even easier to arrange travel.

Bus Éireann (www.buseireann.ie)

Daily services from Athlone; Ballina; Galway; Longford; Mullingar; Portumna; Sligo; Tuam; Westport to Maynooth are provided by Bus Éireann. To get further information on these routes including pricing and times, please visit www.buseireann.ie.

Getting to Maynooth

Student Handbook2009/10

74­75

Daily Bus Services

Daingean ­ Croghan ­ Rhode ­ Edenderry ­ Carbury ­ Johnstownbridge ­ NUI Maynooth Allenwood ­ Robertstown ­ Blackwood ­ Prosperous ­ Rathcoffey ­ NUI Maynooth

OK Transport (045) 528 124/5/6 or Students' Union (01) 708 3669 [email protected] www.oktransport.com NUI Maynooth wishes to acknowledge the support of Offaly & Kildare Community Transport Ltd. in the provision of these services.

Drogheda ­ Duleek ­ Kilmoon Cross ­ Ashbourne ­ Ratoath ­ NUI Maynooth

Finlay Coaches (041) 685 6505 (or Students' Union (01) 708 3669) www.finlaycoaches.com

Rathfarnham ­ Templeogue ­ Tallaght ­ Clondalkin ­ NUI Maynooth

Slevins, Mullingar (044) 937 2777 or (044) 937 2157 (or Students' Union (01) 708 3669) www.slevinscoaches.com

Kilkenny (via Carlow, Castledermot)

Callinan Coaches (059) 914 1619 or (086) 647 8277

Carlow ­ Athy ­ Kilmead ­ Ballytore ­ Kilcullen ­ Newbridge ­ Naas ­ Sallins ­ Clane ­ NUI Maynooth Kildare ­ Newbridge ­ Naas ­ Sallins ­ Clane to NUI Maynooth Mountrath ­ Portlaoise ­ Mountmellick ­ Portarlington ­ Monasterevin ­ Kildare ­ Newbridge ­ Naas ­ Sallins ­ Clane ­ NUI Maynooth

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Ltd (0818) 333 222 (or Students' Union (01) 708 3669) www.jjkavanagh.ie Tickets can be purchased on the bus or online

Monaghan (via Castleblaney, Carrickmacross, Ardee, Collon, Slane)

A2B Coaches (047) 89 831or (087) 277 9070

Mullingar ­ NUI Maynooth

City Flyer Express (057) 935 3992 or (087) 690 3636 www.cityflyer.ie Weekly Bus Services These services operate on a weekly basis i.e. they depart the locations below on a Sunday evening for Maynooth and return on Friday afternoons.

Clones (connects with the Monaghan service above)

McConnon Coaches (047) 82 020

Letterkenny, Annagry, Buncrana, Inishowen

McGinley Coaches (074) 913 5201 www.johnmcginley.com

Cavan ­ Virginia ­ Kells ­ Navan ­ Trim ­ Dunshaughlin ­ Dunboyne ­ NUI Maynooth

Streamline Coaches (049) 433 0281 or (086) 818 2555 or (086) 818 1561 (or Students' Union (01) 708 3669)

Dundalk

Finlay Coaches (041) 685 6505 (or Students' Union (01) 708 3669)www.finlaycoaches.com

Birr ­ Tullamore ­ Kinnegad ­ Enfield ­ Kilcock ­ NUI Maynooth

Kearns' Transport, Birr (057) 912 0124 or (057) 912 2244 or (086) 898 1748 www.kearnstransport.com Bus Eireann www.buseireann.ie (Bus Éireann services pick up at designated Bus Éireann stops) Students' Union (01) 708 3669)

Routes from: Carlow / Kilkenny / Waterford / Limerick / Nenagh / Roscrea to NUI Maynooth via Naas/Kildare

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Ltd (0818) 333 222 www.jjkavanagh.ie Tickets can be purchased on the bus or online

Wexford (via Enniscorthy, Bunclody, Tullow,Castledermot)

Ardcavan Coaches (053) 912 2561 or (053) 912 4900 www.ardcavan.com

Student Handbook2009/10

76­77

Ru

l es

&R

eg u

l ati

ons

General Rules of the University .......78 Code of Discipline for Students ......79 Policy for Responsible Computing .....82 Code of Conduct for Users of Computing Facilities..............................82 Library Regulations ................................84 Examination Appeals ............................86

Rules &s Regulations

Student Handbook2009/10

78­79

All students are expected to acquaint themselves with, and observe, University rules and procedures. The following Rules and Regulations are printed on the following pages: - General Rules of the University - Code of Discipline for Students - Policy for Responsible Computing - Code of conduct for Users of Computing Facilities - Library regulations - Examination Appeals Students should note that these regulations are correct at the time of going to print. The most up-to-date regulations are available on University's website. General rules of the university 1. Student Identity Cards, issued to each student at Registration, shall be carefully retained and produced on demand by any University official or member of the academic staff or properly authorised University employee. If a student fails or refuses to produce his/ her Student Identity Card on such demand, he or she may be denied access to any or all University premises and facilities. If the Student's Identity Card is lost he/she should immediately inform the Registrar's Office. A replacement may be issued on payment of a fee. 2. A student entered for a course or courses is expected to attend all lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and all other requirements given in each course for which he/she is registered. 3. If a student changes his/her address, he/she must notify the Registrar's Office as soon as possible. 4. A student who wishes to withdraw from the University should before withdrawing, firstly notify the Registrar's Office and the Library and secondly return his/her Student Identity Card to the Registrar's Office. Students must also advise the Academic Advisory Office Room 59, Arts Building Annex, telephone (01 708 3368). Failure to do this could affect later claims regarding fee remission or social welfare entitlements. 5. The Tobacco (Health Promotion and Protection) Regulations, prohibit smoking in any part of the buildings of third level educational institutions.

6. Motorists and cyclists must adhere to the speed limit of 24 kilometres per hour that applies on campus. Cycling is prohibited in Saint Joseph's Square, in the vicinity of the John Paul II library, on the footbridge linking the North and South campus and in such other areas as are indicated in signposts. Bicycles must be left in bicycle racks which are provided in key locations around the campus. Cars must be parked in the car parks or designated parking areas. Parking to the front of Stoyte House and Long Corridor is restricted to designated staff of St. Patrick's College. Parking in Saint Joseph's Square is reserved for resident staff of St. Patrick's College. Motorcycles are not permitted on the South Campus and must be parked in the vicinity of the bicycle racks inside the main gate. 7. By way of medical and counselling support, the University authorities may require a student during his/her period of study at the University to attend a nominated medical practitioner/ counsellor. The authorities would require such attendance only where they consider it to be necessary for the safety or well being of the student concerned and/or the safety or well being of another/other member/ members of the University community or otherwise. The University authorities would be responsible for the cost of the initial attendance but not in respect of any further attendance for treatment indicated. 8. A student may be denied access to any or all University premises or facilities without notice, and for such period of time as the University authorities see fit, in the event that the University authorities consider such exclusion to be necessary in the interests of the safety or well being of that student and/or any other member/members of the University. 9. Any accident which occurs on campus must be reported to the University Safety Officer, without undue delay. 10. Failure to comply with these rules may result in the imposition of disciplinary sanctions (including expulsion, fines, campus service and, in the case of the rule in relation to vehicles, the placing of adhesive stickers on vehicles and clamping).

Code of discipline for students

Introduction

The purpose of a Code of Discipline within the National University of Ireland, Maynooth is to ensure that the pursuit of the objectives of the University is not disrupted. These objectives are primarily the advancement, promotion, gathering and dissemination of knowledge and understanding through teaching, research, learning, science investigation and rational discussion. To enable these aims to be fulfilled in a satisfactory manner it is necessary that a suitable academic environment be maintained. A Code of Discipline is a positive thing which promotes concern and respect for other people's rights and property. This helps to enhance the quality of life for all members of the University community - staff and students. A student who registers for any course in the University will be expected to accept these objectives and to comply with the rules and regulations of the University. A Committee of Discipline exists to help maintain good discipline within the University and its general environs. The Code of Discipline and its implementation is subject to the Statutes of the University and to amendment by the University authorities. The Code of Discipline is subject to review at such intervals and in such manner as the University authorities consider appropriate.

- Plagiarism, cheating or the use of unauthorised material during an examination or other breaches of Examination Regulations. - Breaches of the Examination Regulations shall be dealt with directly by such officers of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth as are specified in those regulations. - Disruption of teaching, study or research or administration of the University. - Obstruction of members of the University administrative staff, academic staff, officers, students or servants of the University in the performance of their duties. - Furnishing false information to the University with intent to deceive or in circumstances calculated to deceive. - Forging, alteration, or misuse of University documents, records or identity cards. - Intimidation or harassment of any kind, physical abuse or verbal abuse of a defamatory character of another person. - Malicious or reckless damage or theft of University property or any other property on the University grounds. Misuse of University property including library materials or private property on the campus. - Forcible occupation of University buildings or grounds. - Unwarranted interference with the University's safety equipment, fire fighting equipment, security systems and alarm systems. - On or off campus conduct likely to bring the University into disrepute. - Engaging in activities that contravene the laws of the State and infringe either of the University's two basic rules of discipline. - Refusal to produce a Student Identity Card when requested to do so by a University staff member who shall identity himself/herself. - Failure to pay a fine or comply with a disciplinary sanction imposed for a breach of discipline (subject to any right of appeal applicable). - A serious failure to comply with the regulations governing the use of University computer services (Code of Conduct for users of Computing Facilities listed below) and Library services which, in the case of a breach of library regulations, has not been dealt with by the Librarian in accordance with the terms of those regulations.

Rules and breaches

The two basic rules of the Code of Discipline shall be: 1. Every student is expected and required to respect the rights of fellow students and the authority of the University academic and other staff in the performance of their duties and at all times to observe the rules and regulations of the University and at all times conduct themselves in a manner conducive to the academic environment of the University and the promotion of its objectives. 2. Every student is expected and required to respect the rights of fellow students in the enjoyment of the facilities of the University, including its clubs and societies, and all privileges in relation to those facilities and to observe applicable rules or regulations in so doing and at all times to respect the property of the University and/or of other students, members of the University staff or other persons working in or visiting the University. In applying the two basic rules the Committee of Discipline would normally regard as serious breaches of the Code such matters as:

Rules &s Regulations

Student Handbook2009/10

80­81

Membership of the committee of discipline

The Committee of Discipline shall comprise: - The Vice President or his nominee who shall be the Chairman of the Committee of Discipline - One member of the academic staff elected by the Academic Council - One academic staff member elected by the Student Assembly prior to 31st October in the year of selection - The President of the Students' Union - One student nominee of the President of the Students' Union to be nominated by October 31st in the year of selection. Each of the academic members is elected for a period of three years. Four members one at least of whom must be a student shall constitute a quorum for a meeting of the Committee of Discipline and the Vice President or his nominee will act as Chairman. Should a meeting duly called fail to be quorate due to student non-attendance then the postponed meeting held within a reasonable time shall not require the presence of a student member to be quorate provided that four committee members are in attendance. An agenda will be circulated in advance of Committee meetings and save as provided below the deliberations of the Committee will be kept in confidence.

An appeal from a decision by the Chairman of the Committee of Disciplinary shall be to the Committee of Discipline (excluding the Chairman). The appeal procedures shall apply to such an appeal only to the extent relevant. A reasonable effort must be made to inform the student in writing of the alleged breach: - detailing the nature of the allegation and any grounds on which it has been made; - informing the student of his/her rights; and - inviting him/her to attend a meeting of the Committee of Discipline convened to deal with the allegation and to make such representations in relation to the allegation as he or she sees fit. The student is entitled to have present to assist him/her at the meeting a representative who is a registered student or a member of the academic or administrative staff of the University. The University or the student in question may have a legal adviser present at the meeting subject to prior notice having been given to the student or the Committee as the case may be. If a student fails to respond to such an invite and/or to present himself or herself at the meeting the matter may be dealt with in his/her absence. If a member of the Committee of Discipline is a complainant or is otherwise involved in the alleged breach of conduct he/she shall be replaced at the meeting by a nominee of the Vice President of the University. The Committee, having considered the allegation, the evidence received in relation to it and any representations made by or on behalf of the student and made such inquiries as it sees fit, shall deliberate in private and shall notify the student of the outcome within three days, where practicable. The Committee shall forward a written report of its handling of any serious breach of conduct to the President and, in the event of an appeal, following the expiry of that appeal, to the Academic Council. Where a Department Head or the Head of Security (hereinafter referred to as "the Relevant Head") becomes aware of a breach of the Code of Discipline of the type described below, he or she may elect not to refer the breach to the Vice President and may deal with it in the following manner. The kind of breach of the Code which may be dealt with by the Relevant Head is one where: - in his/her opinion, the breach is such that it could appropriately be dealt with by the Relevant Head; - the student has admitted the breach of the rules and confirmed in writing that he or she wishes to have the matter dealt with by the Relevant Head.

The Relevant Head shall promptly inform the Chairman of the Committee of Discipline that he or she is dealing with such a breach. The disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed by a Relevant Head are confined to a fine not exceeding 64, campus service up to 5 hours, a reprimand, warning or advice and repay compensation for loss or damage caused. In deciding what disciplinary sanction will apply the Relevant Head will ensure that the student is informed of the full case against him/her and offer the student an opportunity to explain any mitigating circumstances to the Relevant Head. A written summary of the facts of and the decision taken in any such case will be supplied to the Chairman of the Committee of Discipline. An appeal from a decision by the Relevant Head shall be to the Chairman of the Committee of Discipline and the appeal procedures shall apply to such an appeal only to the extent relevant.

Conditional Discharge - that no further action be taken against the student provided he/ she fulfils the conditions laid down by the Committee. The Committee reserves the right to impose conditions involving compensation in the case of damage to property or persons. The Committee may also give an absolute discharge. Save as provided above any sanction imposed shall if the Committee so decides appear on the student's record for such period of time as the Committee may decide.

Appeal procedure

A student who is aggrieved by a decision of the Committee of Discipline shall have the right of appeal to the President of the University. The President may, at his discretion, decide that an Appeal Committee of three people would deal with the appeal. An Appeal Committee shall consist of two nominees of the President, one of whom must be a member of the academic staff. A third member shall be a student nominated by the President of the Student Union. The appointment of an Appeal Committee shall be notified to the student in question. No member of the Committee of Discipline which made the appealed decision shall be a member of an Appeal Committee. Appeals must be brought within twenty eight days of the date of service of the original decision. References below to the appellate authority are to the President or, where he decides that an appeal will be dealt with by an Appeal Committee, the Appeal Committee. Appeals will not normally involve a rehearing of the evidence but arrangements must be made for written submissions, appearing in person and/or producing fresh evidence. The student shall convey in writing to the appellate authority the grounds of the appeal and any relevant evidence supportive of the case for appeal. The aggrieved student may also represent his/her case in person to the appellate authority and may be accompanied by a registered student or by a member of the academic or administrative staff of the University. The University or student in question may have a legal adviser present subject to prior notice having been given to student or the appellate authority. The appellate authority may affirm, reverse or vary any decision of the Committee of Discipline, or remit the case to the Committee of Discipline for reconsideration. The decision arrived at through the appeals procedure shall be final.

Disciplinary sanctions

The Committee of Discipline may impose the following sanctions upon a student who has been found in breach of discipline: Expulsion - that the student ceases to be a member of the University and that he/ she be barred from any property occupied by the University. This sanction shall appear on the student's record permanently. Withdrawal - that the student be requested to withdraw from the University permanently or for a stated period or until he/she has complied with requirements laid down by the Committee. Suspension - that the student be suspended from the University or be barred from certain University activities for a stated period or until he/she has complied with requirements laid down by the Committee. Fine - that the student be fined a sum determined by the Committee or the Relevant Head. Campus Service - that the student be required to carry out a period of service on the University campus of a nature and on such terms as are determined by the Committee or the Relevant Head. Reprimand - that the student be reprimanded and warned that if further breaches of discipline occur in future his/her present breach would be taken into consideration by the Committee or the Relevant Head when imposing a sanction.

Procedure

It is open to any staff or student member of the University to report in writing any alleged breach of the Code of Discipline to the Chairman of the Committee of Discipline. If an allegation of a serious breach of the Code has been made against a student, the Chairman shall have the power to exclude that student from University premises, if he deems fit, while the alleged breach is being investigated. The Chairman of the Committee of Discipline is empowered to handle summarily what he regards as minor breaches of the Code of Discipline. In cases where the Chairman adjudges the alleged breach to be of a serious character he shall refer the issue in writing to the Committee of Discipline at the earliest convenient opportunity.

Rules &s Regulations

Student Handbook2009/10

82­83

Policy for Responsible Computing In support of its mission of teaching, research and public service, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth provides access to computing and information resources for students and staff, within institutional priorities and financial capabilities.

Preamble

The policy for Responsible Computing at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth contains the governing philosophy for regulating staff and student use of the University's computing resources. It spells out the general principles regarding appropriate use of equipment, software and networks. By adopting this policy, the Academic Council recognises that all members of the University are also bound by local, national and international laws relating to copyrights, security and other statutes regarding electronic media. The policy also recognises the responsibility of academic staff and system administrators to take a leadership role in implementing the policy and assuring that the University community honors the policy.

University policy, or any national or international law. The data owner must also take account of the need to know on the part of the applicant for access, the sensitivity of the information and the risk of damage to, or loss by the University, should the information be misused. University computing facilities and accounts are to be used for the University-related activities for which they are assigned. This policy applies equally to all University-owned or University-leased computers. Access to information resources without proper authorisation from the data owner, unauthorised use of University computing facilities and intentional corruption or misuse of information resources are direct violations of the University's Code of Conduct for Users of Computing Facilities as outlined in the Calendar of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Such instances may also be considered civil or criminal offences.

1. Engage in activities which waste resources (people, networks, computers); 2. Engage in activities which are likely to cause a serious disruption or denial of service to other users; 3. Use computer or network resources to access, distribute or publish material that is obscene, libelous, threatening or defamatory or in violation of any right of any third party; 4. Use computer or network resources for any activities which contravene the laws of the state, or the destination country in the case of data being transmitted abroad; 5. Use computer or network resources for commercial activities which are not part of your work in NUI Maynooth; 6. Infringe copyright or the proprietary rights of software; 7. Share usernames or e-mail addresses, transfer them to other users, or divulge your passwords to other users. Assigned group Usernames and accounts are to be used only for the Universityrelated activities for which they are assigned; 8. Access or interfere with data, displays or storage media belonging to another user, except with their permission; 9. Undertake any actions that are likely to bring NUI Maynooth into disrepute.

The ability to undertake a particular action does not imply that it is acceptable. 7. If you store personal data about others on a computer, you must comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 to 2003 and the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 and any applicable legislation from time to time. 8. The user may use approved NUI Maynooth links to other computing facilities which they are authorised to use. When using external facilities the user must also abide by their rules or code of conduct, insofar as such rules or codes of conduct are not incompatible with the University Code of Conduct. 9. All computer usage is subject to compliance with the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1998. Users are hereby informed that Section 5 of that Act makes it an offence to knowingly produce, distribute, print or publish any child pornography. The term "distribution" in relation to child pornography is defined in the Act as including "parting with possession of it to, or exposing or offering it for acquisition by another person". Persons guilty of producing, distributing, printing or publishing any child pornography are liable: (i) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 1,905 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both or; (ii) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment not exceeding 14 years or both. The Garda Síochána have powers of entry, search and seizure where they believe that an offence has been or is being committed under the Act. A person who obstructs a Garda is guilty of an offence and may be tried summarily and if convicted, be subject to a fine of not more than 1,905 and/or imprisonment for not longer than 12 months. 10. The attention of all network users is drawn to the fact that attempts at `hacking' across networks may result in criminal prosecution in the State or elsewhere. 11. The Code of Conduct is reviewed from time to time and any new regulations must be observed by all users. 12. Alleged violations of the Code of Conduct may result in the service being withdrawn and may be dealt with by the University in accordance with such disciplinary codes and/or procedures as are in place, from time to time, in respect of students and/or staff of the University.

Implementation

Appropriate University administrators should adopt guidelines for the implementation of this policy within each department and regularly revise these guidelines as circumstances warrant. The Computer Centre shall, from time to time, issue recommended guidelines to assist departments and units with this effort.

Policy

All members of the University community who use the University's computing and information resources must act responsibly. All users and system administrators must guard against abuses that disrupt or threaten the viability of systems, including those at the University and those on networks to which the University's systems are connected. Every user is responsible for the integrity of these resources. All users of University-owned or University-leased computing systems must respect the rights of other computing users, respect the integrity of the physical facilities and controls and respect all pertinent licence and contractual agreements. It is the policy of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth that all members of its community act in accordance with these responsibilities, relevant laws and contractual obligations and the highest standard of ethics. Access to the University's computing facilities is a privilege granted to University staff and students. The University reserves the right to limit, restrict or extend computing privileges and access to its information resources. Data owners - whether academic departments, administrative departments or students - may allow individuals other than University staff and students access to information for which they are responsible, so long as such access does not violate any licence or contractual agreement,

Enforcement

Alleged violations of this policy may be dealt with by the University in accordance with such disciplinary codes and/or procedures as are in place, from time to time, in respect of students and/or staff of the University. Code of Conduct for Users of Computing Facilities This Code of Conduct supports the University Policy for Responsible Computing. It should be read in conjunction with the Notes on the Code of Conduct which are detailed below. Staff, registered students and registered visitors are authorised to use certain computing and networking facilities provided by the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in support of its mission of teaching, research and public service. Usernames and passwords are required to gain access to specific services. Students are assigned Usernames and Passwords and e-mail addresses at registration which allow them access to a range of facilities. Staff are allocated e-mail accounts on request. All users must comply with the Code of Conduct for users of computer facilities at NUI Maynooth that is outlined below. Under the Code of Conduct you are not permitted to:

Notes on the code of conduct:

1. While network traffic or information stored on University equipment is not normally monitored, it may be necessary to monitor if there is reason to suspect that the Code of Conduct is being breached, or for purposes of backup or problem solving. You should therefore be aware that such monitoring may occur. 2. Software and/or information provided by NUI Maynooth may only be used as part of user's duties as a member of staff of NUI Maynooth or for educational purposes. 3. The user is responsible and accountable for all activities carried out under their username. 4. Passwords used must adhere to accepted good password practice. 5. Attempts to access or use any user name which is not authorised to the user may be in breach of the Criminal Damage Act, 1991. 6. Existing norms of behaviour apply to computer based information technology just as they apply to more traditional media.

Rules &s Regulations

Student Handbook2009/10

84­85

Library Regulations Readers wishing to use the Library are expected to acquaint themselves with, and observe library regulations. They are required to respect and comply with these regulations in order to ensure an appropriate atmosphere for study and research. Any member of the library staff is empowered to enforce the regulations. The Librarian has the power to restrict or suspend any reader who contravenes regulations from the use of the Library and its services, and/or to impose a fine of up to 63. All Library users are bound by the "General Rules of the University" published in the current NUI Maynooth Calendar and also available at http:// www.nuim.ie/calendar/rules/general_rules.pdf.

10. Smoking is not allowed in the Library. Food and drink (apart from bottled water) may only be consumed on level 1. 11. Ring and key tones of mobile phones must be switched off at all times. 12. Seats in the John Paul II Library may be reserved for 30 minutes. Readers are asked to use the seat reservation system provided. 13. The Library accepts no responsibility for personal belongings left in the building. 14. When leaving the Library, readers must produce for inspection all material in their possession if requested by a security officer or any member of library staff. 15. If the security check, mechanical or manual, discovers that an item has been taken inadvertently without being checked out, the first time defaulter will be fined 1.25. 16. The maximum fine of 63 may be payable when library property has been removed illegally. In addition to the fine the Librarian is empowered to suspend the library privileges of the wrongdoer and report the case to the Committee of Discipline. 17. The Librarian can request the replacement cost of defaced library materials. Mutilating or vandalising books will incur the penalty of exclusion from the Library for an appropriate period and/or a fine. In addition the case may be reported to the Committee of Discipline. 18. Loss of, or damage to library material or material borrowed on inter-library loan must be reported to the Library immediately. The reader responsible will be required to make good any such loss or damage.

Borrowing

21. Items are borrowed and returned at the self-service machines on the ground floor. 22. No item may be removed from the Library until the appropriate borrowing procedure has been followed. A reader is responsible for all items borrowed in his/her name. His/her responsibility is not transferable and ends only when the appropriate return procedure has been completed. 23. Items must be returned on the date and time due. Fines are charged on all overdue items and borrowing rights are withheld until fines are paid. 24. All items are subject to recall after one week, regardless of the normal loan period allowed. 25. Standard Loan books can be renewed once unless another reader wants them or they are requested for the Short Loan or Reserve Collections. 26. Users of the Library leaving the University or College must return all items on loan before the end of their course or before they leave. Disciplinary action will be taken against those who do not return library material. The authorities will be notified and the maximum penalties will be imposed. 27. The Librarian has discretionary power to lend, to refuse to lend, or to recall any book at any time. 28. Certain material is either confined permanently to the Library or available for restricted loan only. 29. Information on the number of items which may be borrowed, fines and restricted material is to be found on the library web site at http://library.nuim.ie.

Copying

32. Readers wishing to use the copying facilities are obliged to observe the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000, available from the library website at http:// library.nuim.ie/about/policies.shtml. 33. A brief summary of the Act is available on the library website at http://library. nuim.ie/about/publications.shtml.

Health and safety

34. Fire drills are held at intervals during the year and readers are expected to follow the procedures correctly. 35. All untoward incidents must be reported to a security officer or a member of the library staff. 36. Users of the John Paul II Library car park are requested to park in the designated spaces and not to block the entrances which must be kept clear for emergency services.

Persons entitled to use the Library

1. Members of the Governing Authority of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and the Trustees of St Patrick's College, Maynooth; registered students and staff of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and St Patrick's College, Maynooth; and retired members of the academic staff. 2. Staff and students of other institutions in accordance with agreed co-operative schemes ­ ALCID, CONUL, and SCONUL. 3. Members of the public requiring access for research purposes or scholarly needs may apply to use library facilities. A fee is charged. 4. Visitors to the John Paul II Library and the Russell Library are admitted at the discretion of the Librarian. 5. Such other persons as the Librarian may consider eligible. 6. External readers and visitors are admitted on the understanding that they do not hinder members of the University in pursuit of their research and studies.

Russell Library

37. The Russell Library is for reference only; material may not be borrowed. 38. Admission is restricted to members of the academic staff and postgraduate students. Undergraduates are admitted on the recommendation of their lecturer. 39. External readers and scholars are admitted at the discretion of the Librarian. 40. Readers and visitors are admitted by prior arrangement only. Visitors must be accompanied by a library staff member. Parties larger than five must also be accompanied by a security officer. 41. Material in the Russell Library may not be photocopied. Digital images may be made available at the Librarian's discretion. 42. The permission of the Trustees of St. Patrick's College must be obtained before any manuscripts or rare books are removed from the Library. 43. The use of copying devices is prohibited. 44. Coats and bags may not be brought up to the reading room. 45. External readers must complete a library registration form. 46. Readers are required to complete call slips for items requested. Readers may not go to the shelves to retrieve material.

Electronic resources

19. The electronic resources subscribed to by the Library are for use by registered staff and students of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and St Patrick's College, Maynooth either on or off campus. Authenticated `walk-in users' may also access the resources within the library building. 20. The resources may not be accessed by any other parties and may not be used for commercial or profit making purposes.

Library PCs and laptops

30. Users of library PCs and laptops are bound by the NUIM Policy for Responsible Computing and the Code of Conduct for Users of Computing Facilities. These are available on the university website at http://computercentre. nuim.ie/policies/index.shtml. 31. PCs and laptops are provided for libraryrelated research and educational purposes.

Code of conduct

7. All library users must produce identification on request from a member of security or library staff. 8. Talking is not permitted in the Library reading areas. Conversation is allowed on the ground floor. 9. Any person who seriously inconveniences other users or causes damage may be excluded from the Library and must make good any damage caused.

Rules &s Regulations

Student Handbook2009/10

86­87

Store

47. Materials from the Store are transferred to the John Paul II Library for consultation and/or borrowing, on application to the desk in the John Paul II Library. Note: Legislation referred to in the rules, codes and regulations of the University (including references to sanctions) may be subject to change from time to time and any such change may have an impact on the rules, codes and regulations. The rules, codes and regulations do not purport to refer to or reflect all legislation to which members of the University may be or may become subject to.

Examination Appeals The following are the procedures for the discussion, checking and appeal of examination results. These procedures shall be implemented by the Supervisor of Examinations.

(a) if there is evidence of substantive irregularity in the conduct of the examination (b) if the student is not satisfied that the checking of his/her examination result was properly carried out (c) if there are circumstances which the Examination Board was not aware of when its decision was taken. Please Note: * Students who are appealing under ground 3(b) above are obliged to request a recheck through the Registrar's Office in the first instance [2(i) above]. Any subsequent appeal will be based on the outcome of this initial recheck and must be lodged within three weeks of the notification of the result of the recheck. * Students who are appealing under ground 3(c) above must outline the steps taken to notify the Department concerned of the circumstances relevant to their appeal, and the response to any such notification. If no steps were taken in this regard, please explain why this was the case. 3.2 Appeal Procedures (i) A student who wishes to appeal an examination result must do so in writing, setting out the grounds for the appeal in full to the Supervisor of Examinations, within four weeks of the publication of the examination results. If a student wishes to appeal following the result of a recheck as under 2(i), he/ she must appeal within three weeks of being notified of the recheck outcome. There shall be a fee for an examination appeal which will be 60 per subject. (ii) Upon receipt of a written appeal, the Supervisor of Examinations shall refer the matter to the Examinations Appeals Board, and shall inform the relevant Head(s) of Department(s) that an appeal has been lodged. (iii) Pending the outcome of an appeal, students should be advised as follows: (a) An appeal may not necessarily be successful. (b) Students should avail themselves of any opportunity to re-present for examination, on the understanding that a re-sitting of an examination would not prejudice their appeal in any way.

(c) The conferring of a degree, where relevant, may be deferred, pending the final outcome of the appeal. 3.3 Examinations Appeal Board (i) The Academic Council shall appoint five members to the Examinations Appeals Board. The Supervisor of Examinations shall not be a member of the Board. The quorum for any meeting of the Board shall be four members. (ii) Four of the members shall be members of the Academic Council, appointed by the Academic Council, one of whom shall be appointed Chairperson. The fifth member shall be a person from outside the University, preferably a practicing lawyer. (iii) The Academic Council shall appoint four of its members to be alternate members of the Examinations Appeals Board. One or more of the alternate members shall deputise in the event of the unavoidable absence of one or more, respectively, of the members of the Board or in the event of the involvement of one or more of the members in the appeal being considered. The President of the University may, on the request of the Chairperson of the Board, appoint additional alternate members provided that such appointments shall lapse unless ratified by the next meeting of the Academic Council. (iv) Each of the Faculties will each elect one representative and one alternate representative, who will sit on the Examinations Appeals Board as full members. It will be expected, but not a necessary condition for reaching a quorum, that at least one representative from each Faculty will attend every Board meeting. Elections at Faculty will take place in the Faculty meetings preceeding the meeting of the Academic Council at which a new Board is appointed. (v) The Examinations Appeals Board shall consider the appeal on the grounds on which it is based, and shall as appropriate, consult with the internal and external examiner(s). The Examinations Appeals Board shall determine the appeal by giving a decision. The Chairperson of the Board shall inform the appellant of the outcome of his/her appeal. The Examinations Appeal Board shall inform the Academic Council regarding the outcome of the appeal.

1. Procedures for discussion of examination results

Each Faculty shall arrange a specific date or dates, to fall within ten days of the publication of examination results on which students may discuss their examination results with relevant departments of the Faculty. (This arrangement to be in addition to any other arrangements which departments may make).

2. Procedures for checking of examination results

(i) Students may formally request the Supervisor of Examinations to arrange a check of their examination result within four weeks from the date of the publication of examination results, or, in exceptional circumstances, within such extended period as allowed by the President of the University. (ii) The Supervisor of Examinations shall communicate with the relevant Head of Department or his/her nominee, who shall arrange to have the result checked as soon as possible. The formal check shall ensure that all parts of the examination have been marked and that no errors occurred in the recording, collating or combining of marks which determined the result. (iii) The outcome of the checking of an examination result shall be communicated in writing by the Head of Department, or his/her nominee, to the Supervisor of Examinations who shall, if a change in the result is recommended, make the necessary arrangements to have the result amended, and inform the student concerned without delay. (iv) There shall be a fee for the checking of an examination result which will be 25 per subject.

3. Procedures for appeal of examination results

3.1 Grounds for Appeal: An appeal of an examination result shall be considered

88­89

Ireland's University Town Ireland's University Town Ireland's Irelands University Town

ww

w. nu

im

.i e

Stu

d en

tD

i ar y

&T im e

t a bl

St u d

ent D i ar y 09/1 0

e 09 /10

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Timetable

Timetable

09.00

Semester 1 Semester 1

10.00

11.00

12.00

13.00

14.00

15.00

16.00

17.00

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Semester 2 Timetable

09.00

10.00

11.00

12.00

13.00

14.00

15.00

16.00

17.00

August/ September

Lúnasa/ Meán Fómhair

September

Meán Fómhair

Monday Dé Luain

31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Monday Dé Luain

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Summer Conferring

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin

Summer Conferring

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

September

Meán Fómhair

September

Meán Fómhair

94­95

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester Lectures Commence Freshers Week

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

21 22 23 24 24 26 27

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester Freshers Week

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester Freshers Week Freshers Ball

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester Freshers Week

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester Freshers Week

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

September/ October

Meán Fómhair/ Deireadh Fómhair

October

Deireadh Fómhair

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester Welcome Back Week Meditation, Quiet Room, Arts Block 4-4.30pm every Monday

28 29 30 1 2 3 4

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Welcome Back Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Pastoral Groups Day, Arts Building

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester Welcome Back Week Clubs & Societies Day Lectio Divina, An Tobar, 5-6pm every Wednesday

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester Welcome Back Week 12 noon - Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year, College Chapel

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Welcome Back Week Capitation (Clubs & Societies Funding) Deadline

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

October

Deireadh Fómhair

October

Deireadh Fómhair

98­99

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester Halloween Ball (Fancy Dress)

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week Deadline for notifying change of subject selection

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

SU Childcare Contribution - Application Deadline

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

October/ November

Deireadh Fómhair/ Samhain

November

Samhain

100­101

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester Study Week

26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Study Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester Study Week NUIM Autumn Conferring

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester Study Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Study Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

SPCM Conferring

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

November

Samhain

November

Samhain

102­103

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester 12 noon - Mass for all the Deceased, St. Mary's Chapel

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

November

Samhain

November/ December

Samhain/ Nollaig

104­105

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

30 1 2 3 4 5 6

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week University Open Day

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

University Open Day

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

December

Nollaig

December

Nollaig

106­107

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester Arts Week

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Arts Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester Arts Week Christmas Ball

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester Arts Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Arts Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester Conclusion of Lectures

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

December

Nollaig

December/ January

Nollaig/ Eanáir

108­109

Monday Dé Luain

Christmas Vacation

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Christmas Vacation

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Christmas Vacation

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Christmas Vacation

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Christmas Vacation

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

January

Eanáir

January

Eanáir

110­111

Monday Dé Luain

Study Week

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Study Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Study Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Study Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Examinations Commence

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

January

Eanáir

January

Eanáir

112­113

Monday Dé Luain

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

Look out for the Library Festival First Semester ­ Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

February

Feabhra

February

Feabhra

114­115

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester Welcome Back! Feast of St. Brigid Re-orientation Week

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester Re-orientation Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester Re-orientation Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester Re-orientation Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester Re-orientation Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

February

Feabhra

February

Feabhra

116­117

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC)

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

22 23 24 25 26 26 28

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC)

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC) Students' Union General Elections (TBC)

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC)

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC)

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

March

Márta

March

Márta

118­119

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Mothers' Day

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

March

Márta

March

Márta

120­121

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester Study Week

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester Study Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester Study Week St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester Study Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester Study Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

March/ April

Márta/ Aibreán

April

Aibreán

122­123

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week Clubs & Societies Awards

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week Easter Triduum, St. Patrick's College

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week Easter Triduum, St. Patrick's College

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Easter Triduum, St. Patrick's College

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Easter Sunday

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

April

Aibreán

April

Aibreán

124­125

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester Lectures resume

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

University Day

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

April/ May

Aibreán/ Bealtaine

May

Bealtaine

126­127

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester

26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester Summer Ball

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester Conclusion of Lectures

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

May

Bealtaine

May

Bealtaine

128­129

Monday Dé Luain

Study Week

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Study Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Study Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Study Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester Examinations Commence

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

May

Bealtaine

May/ June

Bealtaine/ Meitheamh

130­131

Monday Dé Luain

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

June

Meitheamh

June

Meitheamh

132­133

Monday Dé Luain

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Fathers' Day

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

June

Meitheamh

June/ July

Meitheamh/ Iúil

Monday Dé Luain

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Monday Dé Luain

28 29 30 1 2 3 4

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Examination Results Consultation Day

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine

Saturday Dé Sathairn

University Day

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Produced by the Student Services Office, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare Design www.unthink.ie Print Craftprint Paper UPM Fine (FSC/PEFC Certified and EU Eco-Label)

©

NUI Maynooth 2009

Be with the only bank on Campus.

The information contained in the publication is intended as a guide for those entering the University and does not constitute a contract or any terms thereof between the University or any third party. Neither is it intended to give rise to legal obligations of any kind on the part of the University or its employees. The University reserves the right, at any time, or from time to time, to cancel, revise, amend or alter any programmes of study and academic regulations. The University is not responsible for and shall not be bound by any errors in, or omissions from, this publication.

Talk to Liz or Michelle in the AIB Campus branch, John Hume Building, NUI Maynooth. Drop in or call 01-628 5277.

Terms and conditions apply. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is regulated by the Financial Regulator.

Ireland's University Town

ww

w. nu

im

.i e

88­89

Ireland's University Town Ireland's University Town Ireland's Irelands University Town

ww

w. nu

im

.i e

Stu

d en

tD

i ar y

&T im e

t a bl

St u d

ent D i ar y 09/1 0

e 09 /10

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Timetable

Timetable

09.00

Semester 1 Semester 1

10.00

11.00

12.00

13.00

14.00

15.00

16.00

17.00

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Semester 2 Timetable

09.00

10.00

11.00

12.00

13.00

14.00

15.00

16.00

17.00

August/ September

Lúnasa/ Meán Fómhair

September

Meán Fómhair

Monday Dé Luain

31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Monday Dé Luain

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Summer Conferring

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin

Summer Conferring

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

September

Meán Fómhair

September

Meán Fómhair

94­95

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester Lectures Commence Freshers Week

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

21 22 23 24 24 26 27

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester Freshers Week

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester Freshers Week Freshers Ball

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester Freshers Week

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester First Year Orientation & Registration

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester Freshers Week

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

September/ October

Meán Fómhair/ Deireadh Fómhair

October

Deireadh Fómhair

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester Welcome Back Week Meditation, Quiet Room, Arts Block 4-4.30pm every Monday

28 29 30 1 2 3 4

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Welcome Back Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Pastoral Groups Day, Arts Building

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester Welcome Back Week Clubs & Societies Day Lectio Divina, An Tobar, 5-6pm every Wednesday

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester Welcome Back Week 12 noon - Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year, College Chapel

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Welcome Back Week Capitation (Clubs & Societies Funding) Deadline

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

October

Deireadh Fómhair

October

Deireadh Fómhair

98­99

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester Halloween Ball (Fancy Dress)

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week Deadline for notifying change of subject selection

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

SU Childcare Contribution - Application Deadline

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

October/ November

Deireadh Fómhair/ Samhain

November

Samhain

100­101

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester Study Week

26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Study Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester Study Week NUIM Autumn Conferring

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester Study Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Study Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

SPCM Conferring

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

November

Samhain

November

Samhain

102­103

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester 12 noon - Mass for all the Deceased, St. Mary's Chapel

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

November

Samhain

November/ December

Samhain/ Nollaig

104­105

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

30 1 2 3 4 5 6

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Comedy Week Mental Health Awareness Week University Open Day

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

University Open Day

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

December

Nollaig

December

Nollaig

106­107

Monday Dé Luain

First Semester Arts Week

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Tuesday Dé Máirt

First Semester Arts Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

First Semester Arts Week Christmas Ball

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

First Semester Arts Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Arts Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester Conclusion of Lectures

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

December

Nollaig

December/ January

Nollaig/ Eanáir

108­109

Monday Dé Luain

Christmas Vacation

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Christmas Vacation

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Christmas Vacation

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Christmas Vacation

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Christmas Vacation

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

Christmas Vacation First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

January

Eanáir

January

Eanáir

110­111

Monday Dé Luain

Study Week

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Study Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Study Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Study Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

First Semester Examinations Commence

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

January

Eanáir

January

Eanáir

112­113

Monday Dé Luain

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

Look out for the Library Festival First Semester ­ Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

February

Feabhra

February

Feabhra

114­115

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester Welcome Back! Feast of St. Brigid Re-orientation Week

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester Re-orientation Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester Re-orientation Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester Re-orientation Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester Re-orientation Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

February

Feabhra

February

Feabhra

116­117

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC)

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

22 23 24 25 26 26 28

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC)

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC) Students' Union General Elections (TBC)

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC)

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester Green Week (TBC)

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

March

Márta

March

Márta

118­119

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester Raise and Give Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Mothers' Day

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

March

Márta

March

Márta

120­121

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester Study Week

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester Study Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester Study Week St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester Study Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester Study Week

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

March/ April

Márta/ Aibreán

April

Aibreán

122­123

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week Clubs & Societies Awards

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week Easter Triduum, St. Patrick's College

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester SU Welfare Campaign Week Easter Triduum, St. Patrick's College

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester Easter Vacation

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Easter Triduum, St. Patrick's College

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Easter Sunday

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

April

Aibreán

April

Aibreán

124­125

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester Lectures resume

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

University Day

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

April/ May

Aibreán/ Bealtaine

May

Bealtaine

126­127

Monday Dé Luain

Second Semester

26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Second Semester

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Second Semester

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Second Semester Summer Ball

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

SecondSemester First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

SecondSemester First Semester Conclusion of Lectures

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

May

Bealtaine

May

Bealtaine

128­129

Monday Dé Luain

Study Week

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Study Week

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Study Week

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Study Week

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Second Semester Examinations Commence

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

May

Bealtaine

May/ June

Bealtaine/ Meitheamh

130­131

Monday Dé Luain

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

June

Meitheamh

June

Meitheamh

132­133

Monday Dé Luain

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Monday Dé Luain Monday, 21 September

First Semester

Dé Luain, 21 Meán Fómhair

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt Tuesday, 22 September

First Semester

Dé Máirt, 22 Meán Fómhair

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin Wednesday, 23 September

First Semester

Dé Céadaoin, 23 Meán Fómhair

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin Thursday, 24 September

First Semester

Déardaoin, 24 Meán Fómhair

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine Friday, 25 September

First Semester

Dé hAoine, 25 Meán Fómhair

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Saturday Dé Sathairn Saturday, 26 September

Dé Sathairn, 26 Meán Fómhair

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh Sunday, 27 September

Fathers' Day

Dé Domhnaigh, 27 Meán Fómhair

June

Meitheamh

June/ July

Meitheamh/ Iúil

Monday Dé Luain

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Monday Dé Luain

28 29 30 1 2 3 4

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Tuesday Dé Máirt

Examination Results Consultation Day

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Wednesday Dé Céadaoin

Thursday Déardaoin

Thursday Déardaoin

Friday Dé hAoine

Friday Dé hAoine

Saturday Dé Sathairn

University Day

Saturday Dé Sathairn

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Sunday Dé Domhnaigh

Produced by the Student Services Office, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare Design www.unthink.ie Print Craftprint Paper UPM Fine (FSC/PEFC Certified and EU Eco-Label)

©

NUI Maynooth 2009

Be with the only bank on Campus.

The information contained in the publication is intended as a guide for those entering the University and does not constitute a contract or any terms thereof between the University or any third party. Neither is it intended to give rise to legal obligations of any kind on the part of the University or its employees. The University reserves the right, at any time, or from time to time, to cancel, revise, amend or alter any programmes of study and academic regulations. The University is not responsible for and shall not be bound by any errors in, or omissions from, this publication.

Talk to Liz or Michelle in the AIB Campus branch, John Hume Building, NUI Maynooth. Drop in or call 01-628 5277.

Terms and conditions apply. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is regulated by the Financial Regulator.

Ireland's University Town

ww

w. nu

im

.i e

Information

99 pages

Find more like this

Report File (DMCA)

Our content is added by our users. We aim to remove reported files within 1 working day. Please use this link to notify us:

Report this file as copyright or inappropriate

1133071

You might also be interested in

BETA
02/contents may 2000_RTO4
DIUS register Final version.xls