Launchpad is the Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP) orientation designed to support and ease the transition to third level for students who are coming to Maynooth University through entry routes supported by MAP (the Mature Student Entry Route, the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR), the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE),  Turn to Teaching, QQI entry, or new students with a disability). 

Launchpad 2021

Launchpad took place online on 17 and 18 September 2021 and provided helpful information sessions about university life. Attendees received advice and guidance from current Maynooth University students called MAP ambassadors, and got to meet other incoming students. Take a look at the Launchpad 2021 Schedule for recordings of the information talks on a wide range of topics relevant to starting out at Maynooth. 

MAP My Way 2021

MAP My Way is an opportunity to maintain and build connections, share advice, with an opportunity to hang out every Wednesday at 1pm, starting out virtually and aiming for a blended element each week. 

Information about getting involved in MAP My Way sessions is posted weekly on instagram, moodle, discord and the join link is available on Linktree. No need to book. Just click to join this fun hangout. 

Social Media

Facebook: Launchpad on Facebook
YouTube: Maynooth University Access Programme
Twitter:  @MU_MAP
Instagram: mu_launchpad
Discord: Launchpad Discord Server
LinkTree: mulaunchpad
Launchpod - Launchpad Podcast


Episode 1 (40 minutes) Gavin, David (aka Mugsy) and Craig discuss what it was like for them coming to Maynooth and attending Launchpad for the first time. They talk about the foundation that it provided for them entering into University, and they share some of their favourite memories from being involved in Launchpad and MAP over the past 4 years


Episode 1 (20 minutes) Gavin, Maia and Kieran share their memories of starting at Maynooth and offer their advice as you start out on your college journey. 
Episode 2 (24 minutes) Ryan and Donnchadh talk about getting involved outside of the classroom at Maynooth.
Episode 3 (29 minutes) Joanne, Iqura and Emma give you a survival guide for being a college student in Maynooth.
Episode 4 (19 minutes) Nicole, Shane and David give their top tips for making the most of your college experience!
Episode 5 (22 minutes) Maia, David and Eoin talk about dyslexia and dyspraxia at college as part of the Access Society's Awareness Week