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Update - 01/09/2021 - Email from VP of Academic Affairs to Students

 

Dear Students

I hope you, your friends and families have remained well over the summer, and enjoyed the periods of sunshine and easing of restrictions on movement and activities which it brought.

As we approach the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year, I want to outline to you our plans for our return to campus. These are in line with what was in my email to you earlier in the summer. 

DCU has been working with the Government, with counterpart institutions, and with student and employee stakeholders to ensure that the recognition of higher education as essential translates into concrete support for our safe return to face-to-face teaching. There have been important statements by the Government and the Irish Universities Association in this regard which recognise the importance for learning, student experience, and wellbeing of an on-campus experience. Colleagues across DCU have worked incredibly hard to put all the necessary measures in place, in service of all of our safety and the quality of your learning. Thankfully, despite ongoing concerns, we are in a very different public health situation from this time last year and we can have confidence in our plans to safely return to face-to-face teaching, with appropriate risk mitigation in place. 

 

Teaching (lectures, laboratories and tutorials): 

Teaching for all continuing students and new postgraduate students on taught programmes will start on September 20th as planned. During that week, incoming first year undergraduate students will have orientation, and teaching for them starts on Sept 27th.

Registration is open for many continuing students and will open shortly for others. As mentioned in the email sent by Registry last week, relevant information about registration is here.

I also want to remind you that we are implementing a revised academic calendar this year and more information about this is available here.  

 

We will be delivering face-to-face teaching at close to normal levels for most modules, on programmes which are normally campus-based, including for relatively large groups. We can do this because most of our classrooms and laboratories will be operating at 80% or greater capacity.

There is more detail below on how air quality will be managed and monitored, allowing us to safely use our teaching spaces at these levels of occupancy.  The fact that students will be wearing face coverings also contributes to safe operations and, while staff can remove face coverings when lecturing, everyone is protected in that instance by a 2m social distance space which is marked out in each lecture room / classroom around the lectern at the top of the room. Please respect the 2m social distance area around the lectern in each classroom.

 

You will understand that we do not have the resources to simultaneously support extensive face-to-face teaching and to deliver programmes fully online.  We have facilities in a small number of large classrooms to stream or record lectures and, where appropriate, we will make use of these, but any such supports may not equate to the learning experience you will have in-person.

 

Where a student is, based on medical advice, deemed to be at very high risk from COVID-19, the university will make every effort to support a full learning experience.  If you fall into this category, please complete the form at this link and we will undertake a review to see how best we can support your learning. 

 

Timetables:

Draft timetables will become available in the week starting September 6th. Please remember that these are draft -they are subject to change, mainly because of the delayed Leaving Cert results and the knock-on impact on first year registrations and selection of modules. There are always some timetable changes in the first week or two of semester. We will avoid changes where we can, but some change is expected.

A review of the timetables is currently underway to assess the risk of overcrowding at specific locations and times during the day. Where such risks are identified, the timetable may have to be adjusted and, in some instances, may require a move to online class delivery. Such action will be kept to a minimum and Executive Deans in each Faculty will ensure there is not a disproportionate impact on any class group.

 

Research

If you are a research student, you may already be working from campus as part of the phased return over the summer. If you have not been on campus, then please discuss plans for your return with your supervisor and/or local coordinator of facilities for research students.

It has been a very challenging period for all researchers, and I hope returning to campus enhances both your study and the extent to which the community of researchers in DCU can engage with and support one another. 

 

Campus Services:

All academic, library, student support, finance and registry services will be operating on the campuses.   

 

  • The Cregan and O’Reilly libraries will be open for book borrowing and study spaces Monday to Saturday.  The new Woodlock Hall library on the All Hallows campus will be open for study spaces, with advance booking, Monday to Friday.  Further details will be provided on the DCU Library webpage.
  • DCU Sports facilities are all open and will be operating in accordance with national COVID-19 guidance for that sector. Student Sports Clubs’ activities will resume for the upcoming academic year with specific arrangements that will reflect the Government’s guidance for Sport, which include a phased relaxation of restrictions across September and October.

 

Catering & Retail

Campus catering and retail facilities will be open for the start of the new term with slightly reduced indoor seating capacities, and staff/students will be encouraged to eat outdoors where possible.

Please note in keeping with Government regulations a licenced premises entry to Nubar in the U building will require a Digital COVID Certificate and a DCU student ID card as evidence of identification.

 

The following catering and retail outlets will be open:

 

Glasnevin campus:

  • Londis shop 

  • Business School restaurant

  • Zest in the Sports Complex

  • Main Restaurant

  • O’Reilly Library restaurant

  • Nursing building restaurant

 All Hallows Campus: 

  • Marmadukes Coffee shop

 St Pats Campus:

  • Londis shop

  • Starbucks Coffee Shop in the Cregan library

  • Main restaurant

  • Java Cafe

 

On-Campus Accommodation

DCU campus accommodation is operating as normal, with most students due to take up occupancy from September 13th. Dates have been adapted for first year undergraduates. Relevant information is here

Students should:

  1. Open windows, where feasible, to ensure good ventilation in your room / apartment

  2. Wear a face covering when moving around outside your apartment

 

Students’ Union, Clubs & Societies Activities

A marquee is being installed on Glasnevin on the grass area outside the Lonsdale building to cater for DCU Students’ Union and Clubs & Societies activities/events there. There is additional outdoor seating on all campuses, and marquees (one on Glasnevin outside the Business School and one on the St. Patrick’s campus outside the Cregan library) will facilitate outdoor socialising and Student Union events also.

The U building on the Glasnevin campus and Java Cafe on the St. Patrick’s campus will be open as normal.

 

Ensuring that the return to campus is sustained:

As we return to campus, the University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all of our staff and students, and will adhere to government guidelines.

As per the Government announcement yesterday, we are entering a phase where planning and responsible personal behaviour will replace regulation and restriction in keeping us all safe, and the university running on-campus as an essential experience for student learning. 

 

Vaccination: The situation with COVID19 has been in a constant state of flux. The Delta variant has caused concern, but the national vaccination programme is proving to be very effective. If you have not already availed of the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19, I encourage you to do so now - the public health advice is very clear that take-up of vaccines is the best way we can protect one another and open up activities, including those in universities. Vaccination is a matter of individual choice however and not compulsory to attend classes on campus. 

 

Responsible behaviour by students on and off campus is key to the success of returning to campus safely and allowing us all to make the 2021/22 academic year as normal as possible.  

 

We need your cooperation and support in the period ahead with the following:

  • Students and staff will be required to wear face coverings in all university buildings. If you are unable to do so due to a condition or for medical reasons, you should  register here.

  • Movement of people into, within and out of buildings will be managed and will require your cooperation to avoid congestion. It is important that you do not congregate indoors before or after classes.

  • Wash your hands regularly.  Hand sanitization stations are being provided at the entrances to all buildings; please always use them

  • Anti-viral wipes are provided in all lecture rooms which can be used to wipe down your work area before each class.

  • Anyone who is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and follow HSE advice. More information on what to do if you contract COVID19 or experience symptoms is here.

  • Where possible you should socialise outdoors when on campus.  Additional outdoor seating will be in place on all campuses with large marquees also in place on the St. Patrick’s and Glasnevin campuses.

  • Bear in-mind that we will be living with the ever present risk of COVID-19 for the foreseeable future.  Taking sensible and practical steps when socialising or when you are involved in non-University activities off campus can substantially reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19:

    • Avoid crowded indoor spaces with poor ventilation.  

    • Socialise outdoors as much as possible.

    • Wear face covering when indoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.

 

Managing suspected or confirmed cases of COVID 19

  • DCU’s COVID helpline (email and phone which is operational 24/7) will remain in operation for the 2021/22 academic year. You can contact the helpline at 01-7007019 or email dcucovid.helpline@dcu.ie

  • If you are confirmed as being COVID positive - please inform the DCU COVID Helpline so that we can commence contact tracing.

  • A HSE walk-in COVID-19 PCR test facility will be available on the Glasnevin campus from Sept 21st. This will be located in the Health Living Centre in the Nursing building. 

  • We await guidance from Government as to whether rapid antigen testing will also play a part to keep campuses safe.

  • It is worth reiterating here - anyone who is displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and follow HSE advice.

 

How room capacities were established and how air quality is being managed. 

The DCU campuses, for the most part, consist of relatively modern buildings with modern efficient ventilation systems.  

DCU Estates and the Health and Safety Office have risk-assessed all of our teaching spaces,  particularly in terms of ventilation and air quality and approved each room’s safe capacity. Rooms with high quality ventilation substantially reduces the risk of COVID-19 transmission, and they can be scheduled as normal, others have a reduced maximum capacity limit.

 

The following measures are in place to ensure a safe campus environment:

  • All campus mechanical ventilation systems have been reset to fresh air in-take only e.g. no recirculating air  in accordance with the latest COVID-19 ventilation guidelines

  • In rooms that are naturally ventilated, we will be encouraging staff/students to open windows, and where feasible doors, to allow for fresh air into the room.  This may mean that certain rooms are cooler than normal but your safety and the safety of our staff takes priority.

  • We will be constantly monitoring the carbon dioxide levels in all spaces as an indicator of air quality, to ensure appropriate ventilation is in place.

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place across all campuses.

 

It is hopefully evident that staff across the University have put huge effort in planning for a safe return to campus. We realise that the crisis is not over; advice will evolve and we will keep you informed as things change.

We are all looking forward to welcoming each of you back, and wish you the very best for the academic year ahead.

 

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Accessing your Timetable

To search for your programme of study... Click on Timetable 

NOTE: Draft timetables for Semester 1 21/22  are now available. Draft timetables are subject to change, please check back regularly for updates.

 

Timetable Activity Naming Convention

All activity names on the timetable have been standardised, e.g. MC114[0]SY/L1/01. 

Activity Names are made up of the following:

Module Code[Semester]Delivery Type/Activity Type and number/Group number

Where;

Module Code - Value can be any module code E.g. MC114

Semester - Value can be: [1] = Semester 1, [2] = Semester 2, [0] = Year Long

Delivery Type - Value can be OC, AY or SY:

OC - On Campus, all activities that are on campus (including; Practical, Lectures, Tutorials, Workshops & Seminars)

AY - A-synchronous means pre-recorded Online, you can attend these during your own time, however, be aware that some may be a pre-requisite for attending certain On Campus or SY activities.

SY - Synchronous means Live Online, you should login as directed and attend at the time scheduled on your Timetable.

Activity Type - Value can be: P = Practical, L = Lecture, T = Tutorial, W = Workshop, S = Seminar.  There can be multiples of the same activity type under a module, e.g 2 lectures, 4 tutorials, therefore a number 1, 2, 3 etc will appear after the letter to differentiate between these. E.g. L1, L2, T1, T2, T3, T4.

Group - Value can be: 01, 02, 03 etc. This is the group of students who are scheduled to attend this activity.  Students are informed of their group by their faculty.

An example activity name is: MC114[0]SY/L1/01 - This is an activity for module MC114, that is a year long, Synchronous Lecture 1, for group 1 of students.

 

Accessing your online activities - If your activity is scheduled to take place within 48 hours and you have not been provided with links to your SY or AY activities, please contact your module coordinator.

For more help...

To find your programme of study using your CAO code take a look at the Timetabling Guide.

To find out what modules are available on your programme click on Registration Schedules.

Have a Question? Click on Ask a Question  

Finding your way? Click on Campus Maps  

A location code is made up of the Campus code, followed by the building, followed by the floor, followed by the room number e.g. GLA.QG13

Campus Codes are: GLA = Glasnevin Campus, SPD = St Patricks Campus, SPD.AHC = All Hallows Campus

The first letter on the location indicates the Building/Block listed on the campus Map.  The next digit indicates the Floor, G is for Ground, 1 is for 1st etc.  The remaining digits are the room number of that floor.

GLA.QG13, is room 13 on the ground floor of the Business School on the Glasnevin Campus.

Institute of Education Students studying...

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education(BECE)

  • Bachelor of Education(BED) (All streams)

  • Professional Master of Education(PMEP)

NOTE: Draft timetables for Semester 1 21/22 will be available once you are fully registered and an individual timetable is generated for you by your Faculty. Draft timetables are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.

Click on Publish to access your timetable

NOTE: Draft Semester 1 Timetable will be available the week of September the 6th.

 

Timetable Activity Naming Convention 

All activity names on the timetable have been standardised for Semester 2 2021, e.g. MC114[0]SY/L1/01.  

Activity Names are made up of the following:

Module Code[Semester]Delivery Type/Activity Type and number/Group number

Where;

Module Code - Value can be any module code E.g. MC114

Semester - Value can be: [1] = Semester 1, [2] = Semester 2, [0] = Year Long

Delivery Type - Value can be OC, AY or SY: 

OC - On Campus, all activities that are on campus (including; Practical, Lectures, Tutorials, Workshops & Seminars)

AY - A-synchronous means pre-recorded Online, you can attend these during your own time, however, be aware that some may be a pre-requisite for attending certain On Campus or SY activities.

SY - Synchronous means Live Online, you should login as directed and attend at the time scheduled on your Timetable.

Activity Type - Value can be: P = Practical, L = Lecture, T = Tutorial, W = Workshop, S = Seminar.  There can be multiples of the same activity type under a module, e.g 2 lectures, 4 tutorials, therefore a number 1, 2, 3 etc will appear after the letter to differentiate between these. E.g. L1, L2, T1, T2, T3, T4.

Group - Value can be: 01, 02, 03 etc. This is the group of students who are scheduled to attend this activity.  Students are informed of their group by their faculty.

An example activity name is: MC114[0]SY/L1/01 - This is an activity for module MC114, that is a year long, Synchronous Lecture 1, for group 1 of students.

 

Accessing your online activities - If your activity is scheduled to take place within 48 hours and you have not been provided with links to your SY or AY activities, please contact your module coordinator.

Have a Question? Click on Ask a Question  

Finding your way? Click on  Campus Maps

A location code is made up of the Campus code, followed by the building, followed by the floor, followed by the room number e.g. GLA.QG13

Campus Codes are: GLA = Glasnevin Campus, SPD = St Patricks Campus, SPD.AHC = All Hallows Campus

The first letter on the location indicates the Building/Block listed on the campus Map.  The next digit indicates the Floor, G is for Ground, 1 is for 1st etc.  The remaining digits are the room number of that floor.

GLA.QG13, is room 13 on the ground floor of the Business School on the Glasnevin Campus.

To access your Staff Timetable Click on Publish 

(Log in using your DCU username and password)

NOTE: The Subscribe button within Publish has been disabled, so it is not currently possible to integrate your timetable with your Google Calendar.  This is because Google Calendar can take 8 hours to refresh and display changes to the timetable.  Google determine the refresh rate not DCU.

Click on Open Timetable to search for Module, Location and Programme timetables  (No login required)

Click on Search Staff Timetables to search for another staff member's Timetable   (Log in using your DCU username and password).

Timetable Activity Naming Convention

All activity names on the timetable have been standardised for Semester 2 2021, e.g. MC114[0]SY/L1/01.  

Activity Names are made up of the following:

Module Code[Semester]Delivery Type/Activity Type and number/Group number

Where;

Module Code - Value can be any module code E.g. MC114

Semester - Value can be: [1] = Semester 1, [2] = Semester 2, [0] = Year Long

Delivery Type - Value can be OC, AY or SY: 

OC - On Campus, all activities that are on campus (including; Practical, Lectures, Tutorials, Workshops & Seminars)

AY - A-synchronous means pre-recorded Online, you can attend these during your own time, however, be aware that some may be a pre-requisite for attending certain On Campus or SY activities.

SY - Synchronous means Live Online, you should login as directed and attend at the time scheduled on your Timetable.

Activity Type - Value can be: P = Practical, L = Lecture, T = Tutorial, W = Workshop, S = Seminar.  There can be multiples of the same activity type under a module, e.g 2 lectures, 4 tutorials, therefore a number 1, 2, 3 etc will appear after the letter to differentiate between these. E.g. L1, L2, T1, T2, T3, T4.

Group - Value can be: 01, 02, 03 etc. This is the group of students who are scheduled to attend this activity.  Students are informed of their group by their faculty.

An example activity name is: MC114[0]SY/L1/01 - This is an activity for module MC114, that is a year long, Synchronous Lecture 1, for group 1 of students.

 

Accessing your online activities - If your activity is scheduled to take place within 48 hours and you have not been provided with links to your SY or AY activities, please contact your module coordinator.

Click on Open Timetable

(No login required)

NOTE: Draft timetables for Semester 1 21/22  are now available. Draft timetables are subject to change, please check back regularly for updates.

Timetable Activity Naming Convention

All activity names on the timetable have been standardised, e.g. MC114[0]SY/L1/01.  

Activity Names are made up of the following:

Module Code[Semester]Delivery Type/Activity Type and number/Group number

Where;

Module Code - Value can be any module code E.g. MC114

Semester - Value can be: [1] = Semester 1, [2] = Semester 2, [0] = Year Long

Delivery Type - Value can be OC, AY or SY: 

OC - On Campus, all activities that are on campus (including; Practical, Lectures, Tutorials, Workshops & Seminars)

AY - A-synchronous means pre-recorded Online, you can attend these during your own time, however, be aware that some may be a pre-requisite for attending certain On Campus or SY activities.

SY - Synchronous means Live Online, you should login as directed and attend at the time scheduled on your Timetable.

Activity Type - Value can be: P = Practical, L = Lecture, T = Tutorial, W = Workshop, S = Seminar.  There can be multiples of the same activity type under a module, e.g 2 lectures, 4 tutorials, therefore a number 1, 2, 3 etc will appear after the letter to differentiate between these. E.g. L1, L2, T1, T2, T3, T4.

Group - Value can be: 01, 02, 03 etc. This is the group of students who are scheduled to attend this activity.  Students are informed of their group by their faculty.

An example activity name is: MC114[0]SY/L1/01 - This is an activity for module MC114, that is a year long, Synchronous Lecture 1, for group 1 of students.

 

Accessing your online activities - If your activity is scheduled to take place within 48 hours and you have not been provided with links to your SY or AY activities, please contact your module coordinator.

 

Finding your way... Click on Campus Maps

A location code is made up of the Campus code, followed by the building, followed by the floor, followed by the room number e.g. GLA.QG13

Campus Codes are: GLA = Glasnevin Campus, SPC = St Patricks Campus, AHC = All Hallows Campus

The first letter on the location indicates the Building/Block listed on the campus Map.  The next digit indicates the Floor, G is for Ground, 1 is for 1st etc.  The remaining digits are the room number of that floor.

GLA.QG13, is room 13 on the ground floor of the Business School on the Glasnevin Campus

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