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Student Support & Development

Online Orientation

S2/Week 12 April 16th – 22nd 2018

Focus on iconFocus this Week: :

  • Exam Revision Strategies - Workshop
  • Contact with Lecturers out of Semester Time
  • Examination Procedures
  • Considering Changing your Programme?
 

Exam Revision Strategies - Workshop:

This workshop is about overcoming blocks to making the best use of your time, energy and focus, as you prepare for your exams: Studying smarter vs. studying more and more. 

Book online at: Student Support Events

You will also get some really useful information in the section on Assessments, Assignments and Exams at: Online Resources

Contact with Lecturers out of Semester Time:

Despite widespread beliefs, lecturers and staff of the University do not have 5 months holidays when the lectures finish at the end of April! The University is open as normal during the summer months and, apart from the catering facilities, which tend to be open for shorter opening hours, you will find that it is business as usual on the campus. 
You will find, however, that the normal movements of staff may vary – lecturers may correct assessments and examinations from home on certain days or be involved in research off campus. Staff will also take their normal leave at various times. 
In order to ensure that you meet with any staff member whom you wish to speak to, it is best to send an email to arrange an appointment. All staff email addresses can be found at http://www.dcu.ie/info/staff.shtml.

Examination Procedures:

At the end of the Semester, you will find the Examination Booklet on the Notice Boards and in the Student Advice Centre. This booklet is really handy and well-worth downloading or getting a hard copy of, as it contains all of the information you could possibly need. The link is:http://www.dcu.ie/students/advice/student-guides.shtml
Examination timetables and results will be published on your Student Apps, so bring the log-in details with you if you are intending to go overseas just after the examinations! Repeat examination procedures will also be published on the Student Apps page – but hopefully you won’t need these!

Considering Changing your Programme:

If you are still not settling into your programme and are considering transferring or changing programmes, please make sure to contact us or your Personal Tutor to discuss the various options. 
The following booklet, which has been produced by Student Support & Development, provides all of the options and explains how to go about changing your programme in 2016, if this is what you wish to do: http://www.dcu.ie/students/advice/student-guides.shtml
Do not walk away at this point of the year without talking to somebody – changing programmes may mean having to pass the year and you need to be fully informed before doing anything you regret later. For advice contact student.support@dcu.ie to arrange to speak to a Student Adviser.

Message from the Director of Student Support & Development

This is the final week of the Week-by-Week Orientation. May I wish you continued success in your studies – and look forward to having you all back on campus in September, after a restful summer! Best of luck in the examinations and enjoy the break.

With kind regards
Dr. Claire Bohan
Director of Student Support & Development
Claire.bohan@dcu.ie