Latest Advice Guidance re Covid 19


Posted 06th May

Last updated: Tuesday 9 June 2021

The country is currently in heightened protective measures in response to COVID-19. The implications for the University are as follows:

Work from home where possible: Staff are asked to work from home if possible. Staff who need to access the campus should carry a letter of permission from HR.

Buildings: Most of the campus buildings will be closed and on card access. The John Hume Building will remain open to provide spaces for students who need to study on campus. We ask you to wear a face covering when indoors on campus (or anywhere that maintaining 2m distancing is difficult).

Teaching: For the remainder of the spring semester, most teaching will continue remotely, with only essential practical activities and essential project work on campus. We will not return to on-campus tutorials and practicals this academic year.

Exams: We will not have on-campus exams this semester, or in the August re-sit period. There will be a small number of exceptions, but all scheduled university exams will move to remote assessments.

Research students: Postgraduate research students may have access to the campus can continue to work on campus when necessary, and keep to social distancing protocols.

Library: As of 6th April, students will be able to return to the library for on-site study. Students must book in advance of coming to the library. See more information here.

Catering: There will be a limited catering service in the Phoenix restaurant, and food can be bought at the Londis shop.

Campus Bookshop: is operating a click and delivered via website Orders can be placed for click and collect or delivery, with free delivery over €60.

Our Aims

  1. Our aim is to give you the best educational experience that we can in the upcoming semester. We know that you value the interaction with lecturers and tutors, and the opportunity to share ideas with others in your class. While we will operate within restrictions designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will be working to ensure that your educational experience is as close to normal as we can make it.
  2. For more information, please click on the links below.
  3. Maynooth campus has been asked to take additional measures to minimise the presence of students on campus and avoid the risk of students congregating, including reducing student presence on campus.
  4. See more information below on the University’s Return to Campus plans, which are subject to updates as plans develop and public health guidelines and/or restrictions change.
  5. All official communications about our plans will be provided to staff and students via their official university email account and on this web page.

Studying at Maynooth this year: Click here

New students starting in 2020: Click here

Covid Cases: What to do (Undergraduate) (Postgraduate) (Staff)


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