Maynooth University - Subject Choices & Welcome Week Schedules 2018
Maynooth University - Subject Choices & Welcome Week Schedules 2018
3 2 3 2 Welcome Dear Student, I would like to welcome you to Maynooth University and congratulate you on your choice to study with us. We are excited to have you join the Maynooth community and we look forward to welcoming you to campus as you begin your Maynooth journey. Maynooth University has been Ireland’s fastest growing university for the last decade and our reputation has been built on quality teaching and research. We also pride ourselves on fostering a community of approachable and supportive staff and we aim to make your student experience at Maynooth a truly outstanding experience.
This guide to your New Student Orientation Programme is to help you get started. It provides practical information about what to do before you start, about our Orientation Programme and Welcome Week and other details to help you settle into university life.
For those students who have subject choices to make as part of their degree programme there are Subject Information Talks on Thursday 13th September and Friday 14th September. These sessions will help you to choose the subject you wish to study. Welcome Week will guide you through the practical side of university life introducing you to our Student Support Services, Your Maynooth Education and Your Maynooth Experience as well as offering Library and Campus Tours. There is a lot to learn and much to be discovered on your Maynooth journey and we hope that this guide and your Welcome Week will be a good starting place for that endeavour.
I wish you all the best in your transition to Maynooth University and I hope you find your time with us as rewarding and beneficial as we know it can be. Dr Alison Hood. Dean of Teaching and Learning. Contents What Happens Next? 4 Subject Information Talks 5 Arts & Social Science Subject Information Talks Timetable 6-7 Science & Engineering Subject Information Talks Schedule 8 Top Tips for Choosing your Subjects 9 Planning your 1st Year Key Contacts 10 Academic Departments’ Contact Information 11-13 Welcome Week & Registration Information 14-17 Find your Welcome Week Group 20–23 Group Timetables 24–45 Map 46 Information 48 mymaynooth2018 (Facebook Group) @mymaynooth2018 @mymaynooth2018 mymaynooth2018 This booklet will guide you through your first couple of weeks at Maynooth University.
The booklet contains details of your Subject Information Talks & Welcome Week schedule and a map to help you find your way around the campus. Please contact us if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve this publication. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Make sure to follow our New Student Orientation Website (www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ mymaynooth) and social media channels for updates on the Subject Talks, Welcome Week and campaigns throughout the year (see below).
5 4 Welcome Week Attend Welcome Week (17th-21st September) and find out about university life and complete your registration (See Page 14 onwards for details) Changing your Subjects During your first four weeks you have the opportunity to change your subjects and you may attend lectures in any subject to facilitate your final selection. It is important to make up your mind reasonably soon due to in class assignments and continuous assessment as well as end of semester examinations in January as it can be difficult to make up for lost time. Students wishing to change subjects can do so on-line.
Details on how to do this can be found on the Student Records & Registration Office webpages: www.maynoothuniversity. ie/records.
The deadline for 1st Year change of subject is Friday, 19th October 2018. Please refer to the University’s course finder (www.maynoothuniversity.ie/courses) for details of the subjects available on your programme and individual requirements for taking a particular subject. Join us at one of the “Choosing your Subjects” sessions on Thursday, 13th or Friday, 14th September to learn more about your programme choices, including the subjects you can combine for your degree, and other exciting opportunities available to help you shape your programme during your time at Maynooth University. (See Page 10 for Programme Advisory Office contact details) Subject Information Talks - Thursday, 13th & Friday, 14th September What happens next?
Presentations by Academic Departments: To help you make your subject choices there are Subject Information Talks on Thursday, 13th and Friday, 14th September. Details of the schedule for the Arts / Social Science talks are on pages 6 & 7 and on page 8 for the Science talks. Check the map of the campus on page 46 or our website for a full list of classroom locations on campus: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/campus-life/ campus-map Tips for choosing your Subjects The Subject Information Talks will help you to select the subjects you wish to study. Please see page 9 for some of our tips in choosing your subjects.
If you find that you have not been able to attend a talk on a particular subject then the staff of that department will be only too happy to talk to you about their subject. Department contact details can be found on pages 11-13.
Read & Reply Read and follow the instructions from the e-mail sent by the University Student Records & Registration Office. (See Page 14 & 15) Start Lectures Start your Lectures and Get Involved in University life (24th September) Subject Choices If you have to make a subject choice as part of your degree programme make sure to attend the Subject Information Talks on the 13th or 14th September (See Page 6-8 for schedules) For advice around programme choices and subject options contact the Programme Advisory Office Email: programme.
email@example.com Tel: +353 1 474 7428 Check out the New Student Orientation Website for information and schedule updates www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ mymaynooth MH101 students wishing to study law are asked to attend the Department of Law Induction programme which is taking place on campus from 10am - 1 pm on Friday, 21st September 2018.
Please consult with the Department of Law for further details.
7 6 Arts & Social Science Subject Information Talks Thursday, 13th & Friday, 14th September John Hume Lecture Theatre 1 John Hume Lecture Theatre 2 John Hume Lecture Theatre 3 John Hume Lecture Theatre 4 John Hume Lecture Theatre 5 John Hume Lecture Theatre 6 John Hume Lecture Theatre 7 Iontas Lecture Theatre 10.00 am – 10.40 am Geography English Choosing your Subjects Economics & Finance Computer Science Mathematical Physics Accounting Business (International / Marketing / Management) 10.45 am –11.25 am Geography English Critical Skills Economics & Finance Computer Science Mathematical Physics Accounting Business (International / Marketing / Management) 11.30 am – 12.10 pm History Anthropology Choosing your Subjects German International Development Music Medieval Celtic Studies Psychological Studies 12.15 pm – 12.55 pm History Anthropology Critical Skills German International Development Music Medieval Celtic Studies Psychological Studies 1.00 pm – 1.40 pm Sociology Law Choosing your Subjects Latin / Greek Spanish Politics Chinese Studies Pure Mathematics / Mathematical Studies / Statistics 1.45 pm – 2.25 pm Sociology Law Critical Skills Latin / Greek Spanish Politics Chinese Studies Pure Mathematics / Mathematical Studies / Statistics 2.30 pm – 3.10 pm Philosophy Choosing your Subjects Nua-Ghaeilge Greek & Roman Civilisation French Old Irish & Celtic Languages Criminology 3.15 pm – 3.55 pm Philosophy Critical Skills Nua-Ghaeilge Greek & Roman Civilisation Old Irish & Celtic Languages Criminology
9 8 Subject Choices & Welcome Week Main Venues (See Campus Map on page 46) North Campus John Hume Building (JH) 49 Iontas Building 48 Arts Building 33 Callan Building (CB) 35 Student Centre 36 South Campus John Paul II Library 31 Top Tips for Choosing your Subjects Before coming to Maynooth – Once you have accepted your CAO offer to come to Maynooth, review and research your course choice including course content on course finder: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study- maynooth/undergraduate-studies/courses – Consult Department Websites as a way to get a feel for a potential subject. – Reflect on what interests you.
Ask yourself questions such as: Why did I choose this subject in the first place? Is it selected by me or by someone else? What are my strengths? Does the subject interest me? What kind of occupation could I pursue with this subject? Could I see myself doing this for years to come?
Subject Information Talks & During Welcome Week – Go to as many subject information talks as you can to optimise your choices. – Talk to various departments and staff to enquire about subjects that interest you. – Seek out students who are currently studying the same programme or who have graduated from the same programme. Meet and ask them questions about their coursework, career hopes, and experiences. – Talk to the Programme Advisory Office about your programme choices and subject options. – Talk to the Career Development Centre about your subject choices and potential career implications.
Change of Mind – You can change your subject choices up until Friday, 19th October (free of charge) BUT remember to use this 4 week window wisely.
– Get the timetable of the subjects / modules that you are interested in (www.maynoothuniversity.ie/exams/ academic-examination-timetable). – If you still have queries in relation to the subjects or are still unsure as to your final choices, consult with the relevant department(s) and the Programme Advisory Office anytime (See page 10 for contact details).
– If you do want to make any changes, they can be done on-line via the registration amendment facility which can be accessed by logging in to the Student Web: https://studentweb.nuim.ie – Please try and avoid making changes to your subjects at the last minute without previously attending the lectures of the relevant subject you are moving to. Please Remember: Subjects are taught from day one of the commencement of lectures, so the later you leave it to firm up your choices, the more of a subject you may miss. Arts Theatre John Hume Lecture Theatre 3 10.00 am – 10.40 am Engineering Science Choosing your Subjects 10.45am – 11.25 am Chemistry Critical Skills 11.30 am – 12.10 pm Pure Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics Choosing your Subjects 12.15 pm – 12.55 pm Computer Science Critical Skills 1.00 pm – 1.40 pm Choosing your Subjects 1.45 pm – 2.25 pm Mathematical Physics Critical Skills 2.30 pm - 3.10 pm Experimental Physics Choosing your Subjects 3.15 pm – 3.55 pm Biology Critical Skills Science & Engineering Subject Information Talks Thursday, 13th & Friday, 14th September
11 10 Academic Departments’ Contact Information Planning your 1st Year Key Contacts Department Location Telephone E-mail Adult & Community Education Maynooth University School of Education (North Campus) 01-7083784 firstname.lastname@example.org Ancient Classics Room 9, Arts Building (North Campus) 01-7083316 email@example.com Anthropology Room 2.18, Rowan House (North Campus) 01-7083984 firstname.lastname@example.org Applied Social Studies Laraghbryan House (North Campus) 01-7083743 email@example.com Biology Room 2.40 / 2.41, Callan Building (North Campus) 01-7086161 firstname.lastname@example.org Business School of Business Building (Rye Hall Extension) (North Campus) 01-7083703 email@example.com Chemistry 1st Floor, Science Building (North Campus) 01-7083770 firstname.lastname@example.org Chinese Studies Room 66, Arts Building (North Campus) 01-4747183 email@example.com Computer Science Eolas Building (North Campus) 01-7083847 computerscience.
firstname.lastname@example.org Design Innovation 2nd Floor, Rye Hall (North Campus) 01-7086634 email@example.com Economics, Finance & Accounting Room 54, Rhetoric House (South Campus) 01-7083728 firstname.lastname@example.org Programme Advisory Office The Programme Advisory Office is available to assist and advise students including incoming first year students with programme related decisions you may be unsure about. Incoming first years will be briefed by the Programme Advisor during the Subject Information Talks and Welcome Week about programme choices you will be asked to make during your academic journey at Maynooth University.
Website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ programme-advisory-office Email: email@example.com Tel: +353 1 474 7428 Experiential Learning Office The Experiential Learning Office aims to embed and grow experiential learning for undergraduate students, enabling the development of transformative learning experiences that enhance academic learning, integrate theory and practice, and promote professional development and active citizenship. The office will facilitate the enhancement of student opportunities in the areas of professional development and employability, undergraduate research, and community based service learning.
Website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ experiential-learning Email: Explearning@mu.ie Tel: + 353 1 474 7760 Critical Skills At third level it is expected that students will develop skills that will not only enable you to successfully negotiate your university experience but which will also help you in other areas of your life. Our Critical Skills Courses are designed to develop these skills early in your university experience. These courses are available as a first year subject.
Website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ critical-skills Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +353 1 708 6770 Academic Advisory Office The Academic Advisory Office offers a convenient first point of contact for students who wish to seek advice or assistance with their general experience of University life. The office provides an ombudsman-like role for students who may be encountering difficulties in their programme of study. Website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/centre- teaching-and-learning/student-learning-and- advice/academic-advisory-office Email: email@example.com Tel: +353 1 7083368
13 12 Department Location Telephone E-mail Law Room 302, New House (South Campus) 01-4747265 firstname.lastname@example.org Theoretical Physics Room 1.11, Science Building (North Campus) 01-7083774 email@example.com Mathematics & Statistics Room 207, Logic House (South Campus) 01-7083914 firstname.lastname@example.org Media Studies Room 0.16, Ground Floor, Iontas Building (North Campus) 01-7083624 email@example.com Music Room 115, Logic House (South Campus) 01-7083733 firstname.lastname@example.org Nua Ghaeilge (Modern Irish) Arts Building (North Campus) 01-7083666 email@example.com Philosophy Room 10/11, Arts Buidling (North Campus) 01-7083661 firstname.lastname@example.org Psychology Room SF12, John Hume Building (North Campus) 01-7086311 email@example.com Sean-Ghaeilge (Early Irish) Room 43, Arts Building (North Campus) 01-7083737 firstname.lastname@example.org Sociology Room 1.5, Auxilia Building (North Campus) 01-7083659 email@example.com Spanish & Latin American Studies Room 35, Arts Building (North Campus) 01-7084724 firstname.lastname@example.org Academic Departments’ Contact Information (continued) Department Location Telephone E-mail Education Maynooth University School of Education(North Campus) 01-7083656 email@example.com Electronic Engineering E3.01, 2nd Floor, Engineering & BioScience Building (North Campus) 01-7086057 firstname.lastname@example.org English Room 0.18, Ground Floor, Iontas Building (North Campus) 01-7083706 email@example.com Experimental Physics Science Building (North Campus) 01-7083641 firstname.lastname@example.org French Arts Building (North Campus) 01-7083663 email@example.com Froebel Department of Primary & Early Childhood Education 3rd Floor, Maynooth University School of Education (North Campus) 01-4747400 firstname.lastname@example.org Geography Room 23C, Rhetoric House (South Campus) 01-7083610 email@example.com German Studies Arts Building (North Campus) 01-7083419 firstname.lastname@example.org History Room 53B, Rhetoric House (South Campus) 01-7083729 email@example.com International Development Rowan House (North Campus) 01-7084626 firstname.lastname@example.org
15 14 Welcome Week & Registration Information Welcome Week is part of our New Student Orientation Programme which is made up of a number of different sessions to introduce you to University life. Registration is where you formally become a student of Maynooth University. The following is a quick overview of the sessions that take place before lectures start: My Maynooth Updates For updates on the Subject Information Talks, Welcome Week and the My Maynooth events throughout the year follow our website: www. maynoothuniversity.ie/mymaynooth as well as our social media channels (see page 2).
Subject Information Talks (13th & 14th September) To help you make your subject choices there are Subject Information Talks on Thursday, 13th and Friday, 14th September.
Details of the schedule for the Arts / Social Science talks are on pages 6 & 7 and on page 8 for the Science talks. For advice around your programme choices and subject options please attend a “Choosing Your Subjects” session during these days. These sessions will help you to choose your subjects. Documents Required for Registration 1. Valid Irish Passport / Passport Card OR Irish Driving Licence / Irish Driving Permit (with Photo) OR Irish Public Services Card (with Photo) OR Birth Certificate - must be accompanied with a valid photo id. Please note that your Baptismal Certificate will not serve as a substitute for your Birth Certificate.
OR Current National ID Card for EU /EEA / Swiss citizens OR Govt Issued Driving Licence OR Govt Issued National ID Card Note: All Identification documents must be in date at time of registration. 2. PPS (Personal Public Service) Number 3. Confirmation of registration (as per registration instructions received via email) 4. Study Abroad and Erasmus Students are required to bring their module selection form. NOTE: If your documents are not available or if the fee payment is incomplete, then you will be registered provisionally. If you are unable to attend at your assigned date and time then check the Records & Registration Office website for late registration schedule.
President’s Welcome The President of Maynooth University, Professor Philip Nolan, addresses all First Year students to welcome you to Maynooth and to wish you well in your studies and in all aspects of your student life. Registration This is where you formally become a student of the University. You will be required to register and pay your fees on- line via the Maynooth University Student Web. You will receive an email to the email address you supplied to the CAO with detailed instructions on how to register and pay your fees. This email will be issued by the Student Records & Registration Office.
You will also be required to come to campus to attend a series of Welcome Week events and Registration Verification where the Student Records & Registration Staff will check to ensure you have registered correctly and will issue your student card. You will be assigned to a particular group for Welcome Week and registration verification, details of which will be specified in the email you will receive about registration and in this handbook. Note: Payment of fees alone does not constitute registration. Your Maynooth Education You will be given an introduction to the student journey at Maynooth University and the programme choices you will be asked to make during your time with us, including information on our exciting Critical Skills subject.
Maximising Your MU Experience This interactive session will give you a flavour of the wide range of opportunities that you can avail of during your time here, that equip you to become future ready. From the Maynooth University Student Experience Awards to the Summer Programme for Undergraduate Research, start shaping your MU Experience from the beginning! Welcome to your Programme of Study Get your first glimpse of your academic programme which will be introduced by a member of the academic staff. Getting to know your Campus and Community You are now part of the University and the Maynooth Community.
Discover practical information about the campus including where to kick back and relax, as well as looking at the unique relationship between the University and the town. Note: Attendance at Welcome Week is compulsory for all new First Year Students and each student is expected to attend on the assigned days.
17 16 Library Orientation & Campus Tour Discover the 450,000 books, 400,000 eBooks, electronic resources, laptops/ kindle readers for loan and many other free services available to you in the Library. Learn how to save time and get ahead during this session! Then enjoy a tour of the North and South Campuses to help you find your way around. Your guides will be current students who will show you all the important places - make sure to ask them plenty of questions. Planning your 1st Year Planning for success. Begin to plan for your first year in University including the practical elements of the academic journey as well as advice from the Career Development Centre around your subject choices in terms of future careers.
Welcome Week & Registration (continued) Getting Started with Your Learning Get an overview and practical advice on the academic resources and the technology which will be an everyday part of your student life and learning… computer facilities, library and Moodle. Moodle is an online virtual learning environment for students and staff at Maynooth University which supports your studies.
Your Well-being: Student Support Services Where is the College Doctor? Money worries? College getting a bit daunting? How to use the Sports facilities? Meet the people and find out about the services that are available to you on campus to deal with whatever issue you may encounter. Meet Your Students Union Meet representatives of the Maynooth Students’ Union (MSU). The aim of MSU is to promote, defend and advance the interests of its members. Find out more about the services that they provide for their members, the wide range of on-campus events that they organise as well as how to get involved with the SU.
Services Expo Located in the Library, key campus facilities, services and learning supports will be available to students to deal with any queries or issues regarding your transition to University. International Students (Full Degree Program) You should follow your specific degree group schedule. Study Abroad Students Erasmus Students Contact the International Office for your schedule (tel: 00353 1 708 3868 or e-mail: email@example.com) Transfer Students & Occasional Students Please follow Group 1 on Monday, 17th and Tuesday, 18th September. Please consult with with Student Records & Registration in relation to the time and date of your registration.
Note: You can park in any Maynooth University staff, student or multi- permit area until 24th September without having a parking permit. 17
19 18 Group Timetables 19 18
21 20 COURSE CODE TITLE GROUP NO. COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE DAYS PAGE Occasional Students 1 Monday & Tuesday 24 Transfer Students 1 Monday & Tuesday 24 MH001 Education - Primary Teaching 1 Monday plus Department specific Orientation 24 MH002 Education - Primary Teaching 1 Monday plus Department specific Orientation 24 MH101 Arts 2 Monday & Tuesday 25 MH101 Arts 9 Tuesday & Wednesday 32 MH101 Arts 10 Tuesday & Wednesday 33 MH101 Arts 11 Tuesday & Wednesday 34 MH101 Arts 12 Tuesday & Wednesday 35 MH101 Arts 13 Wednesday & Thursday 36 Find your Welcome Week Group You are assigned to a group based on your course.
Arts Students (MH101) and Science Students (MH201) will be assigned to their respective groups via an email from the Student Records & Registration Office with the registration details.
Attendance at Welcome Week is compulsory for ALL NEW First Year Students and each student is expected to attend on their assigned days. For updates on the schedules please check our New Student Orientation website: www. maynoothuniversity.ie/mymaynooth COURSE CODE TITLE GROUP NO. COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE DAYS PAGE MH101 Arts 14 Wednesday & Thursday 37 MH101 Arts 15 Wednesday & Thursday 38 MH101 Arts 16 Wednesday & Thursday 39 MH102 Music Technology 7 Monday & Tuesday 30 MH103 Music 7 Monday & Tuesday 30 MH106 Psychology 5 Monday & Tuesday 28 MH107 Social Science 5 Monday & Tuesday 28 MH108 European Studies 5 Monday & Tuesday 28 MH109 Media Studies 6 Monday & Tuesday 29 MH116 Community & Youth Work (Full-time) 5 Monday & Tuesday plus Department specific Orientation 28 MH201 Science 17 Thursday & Friday 40 MH201 Science 18 Thursday & Friday 41 MH202 Biotechnology 19 Thursday & Friday 42 MH204 Physics with Astrophysics 18 Thursday & Friday 41 MH206 Theoretical Physics & Mathematics 20 Thursday & Friday 43