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.
The Academic Advisory offices are located on the first floor of Education House. Education House is located on North Campus of the University. Click here for an online map of the University.
You can contact the Academic Advisory Office by:
Telephone: (01) 708 3368
Fax: (01) 708 4523
Website: Academic Advisory Office
The Programme Advisory Office
The Programme Advisory Office is available to assist and advise undergraduate students, including incoming first year students, with programme related decisions you may be unsure about before and during the start of term. Incoming first year students will be briefed by the Programme Advisor during Welcome Week about the programme choices you will be asked to make during your academic journey at Maynooth University.
The Programme Advisory Office can be contacted by:
Telephone: 01 474 7428
Or in person: for times and locations please see their website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/programme-advisory-office
Your student experience is about taking on new challenges and meeting new people, exploring opportunities for yourself and discovering who you are. There are many resources and people in Student Services who can help you on your journey - please take advantage of all we have to offer.
Mission Statement: "Student Services is an integral part of the University community, enabling the promotion and development of its educational mission. Using a holistic approach, we offer a range of clearly defined services to support and empower students to achieve their personal and academic potentials and so enhance their life's journey. We strive to create a community which is open and caring and where diversity is expected and respected."
The Department of Student Services is located on the North Campus. Click here to locate Student Services on the map
Moodle is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used at Maynooth University. It is an online environment where students and staff interact with each other, and with learning resources for programmes and modules delivered at Maynooth. Moodle is made up of individual spaces that represent the modules being taught. There are also additional Moodle spaces for learning support and other projects and activities of the university.
For further information on Moodle including instructional videos, visit the Moodle website.
IT Services provides a wide range of general and specialist IT services to students and staff of the university in support of the university’s objectives in areas including teaching, learning and research.
IT Services also supports and maintains the computing infrastructure which underpins those services.
Details of the services provided are available on this website and support and assistance in using those services can be obtained by:
Checking our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
E-mailing our ServiceDesk (email@example.com)
As a registered student of Maynooth University or St. Patricks College, Maynooth (SPCM) you are provided with access to Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 includes email, calendar, OneDrive and Office software. This will be available from your initial registration with the University until a year after graduation.
- Your student email address will use either @mumail.ie (for Maynooth University) or @spcmail.ie (for SPCM.)
- You have access to email, Office software and 1TB of OneDrive storage through your browser or dedicated apps.
- Office software including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote can be installed on your own computer(s) and mobile device(s) at no extra cost.
- Share files with your peers and collaborate with OneDrive and Office software.
- Use Teams for a group project or with your study group or class.
The Mathematics Support Centre (MSC) is a FREE service providing informal, friendly additional support to all undergraduate students.
The main service that the MSC provides during term time is a drop-in centre in Library. These sessions provide a relaxed, friendly and non-judgemental atmosphere for students who need assistance with any aspects of mathematics. Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis.
Students are advised to bring their lecture notes, along with a calculator and any other relevant material, including homework and all attempted work. The Support Centre is a supplement to lectures and tutorials, not a substitute for them.
For further information, visit the Maths Support Centre website.
The Maynooth University Writing Centre offers free, friendly, non-judgemental writing help to any student, undergraduate or postgraduate, regardless of course, degree or level.
The support we offer is primarily through one-to-one appointments, where students can discuss their writing with peer/expert tutors. In addition, Writing Centre staff offer writing workshops, support writing groups, engage in discipline specific work and research in academic writing and related fields.
Further information regarding the Centre's opening hours and specific services will be posted on the Writing Centre Website.
Maynooth Students' Union (MSU) is the representative body for all students. The aim of MSU is to promote, defend and advance the interests of its members. Every registered student is a member of the Maynooth Students' Union.
For further information about the MSU and the various services its provides including welfare and education queries, visit their website: www.msu.ie
The Library is a key part of both the Maynooth University and St Patrick’s College Maynooth. The Library was founded in 1795 and is now housed in the John Paul II Library and the Russell Library.
We can help you to make the most of your time working and studying in Maynooth. We have over 450,000 books/eBooks and more than 42,000 electronic journals. We also provide a range of information skills and training courses to enable you to identify, obtain, evaluate and use information efficiently, effectively and ethically.
You can contact us in person, by e-mail, phone, and using our online library chat service. You can keep up-to-date with new developments and activities by following the library on twitter, facebook and the Russell Library Blog.
For further information on the Library and its services, visit the Library Website.
LIST covers a wide variety of skills and topics, including library and information skills, personal development techniques, IT services, job and career strategies.
For further information on LIST, visit the LIST website.
The Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP) encourages under-represented groups to enter third level and provides these groups with support through their time at Maynooth. These groups include under-represented school leavers, mature students, students with disabilities and members of the travelling community.
MAP is founded on 4 pillars; outreach into the community, promoting pathways into University, easing the transition for incoming students to Maynooth and supporting our current students. MAP's supports are personal, academic and financial in nature and are designed to promote confidence and independence.
For further information, visit the Access Office website.
The Mature Student Office through the Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP) welcomes mature applicants and encourages their pursuit of study at the university. A mature applicant is a student who is 23 or over on the 1st of January of the year they wish to commence their full-time undergraduate studies.
For further information on the office and the supports it provides, visit the Access Office website.
The Disability Office at Maynooth University coordinates a range of academic supports that put you, the student, at the centre of your academic journey. Our supports will help you become independent in your learning, easing the transition from school to college and from college to career.
To receive support as a student with a disability at the university you must register online with the Disability Office and provide appropriate verification of your disability.
For further information on the office and the supports it provides, visit the Access Office website.
The Career Development Centre provides a service that is student-focussed, professional and informative.
Whether you are visiting the help-desk to ask questions, attending our seminars and employer presentations, helping yourself to Free take-away literature, using the computers in the CDC Information Room for assessment tests/careers work or talking with us in a one-to-one meeting, we are happy to assist you and work with you as you progress through Planning your Career.
Current students and recent graduates can use the Career Development Centre in a number of ways:
- Drop-in Help-Desk
- CDC Information Room with free takeaway literature
- On-Line Resources
- Self Assessment / Careers Interest Tests
- Individual Guidance (Meet with a careers adviser)
- Job Listings
- Information Speakers / Presentations
- Visiting Speakers
- Employers on Campus
- Careers and Postgraduate Study Fairs
For more information, visit the Career Development Centre Website.
The Placement Office at Maynooth University places students to gain work experience as a requirement of their degree. Placement involves interacting with students, Faculty, and Companies. The placement partners that Maynooth University has built up a close
relationship with over the years include: Multinationals, Semi-State Bodies, Government Departments and International companies and institutes.
For further information, visit the Placement Office Website.
The Experiential Learning Office aims to enrich the undergraduate education experience, enabling MU students to experience more from their degree programme by developing and cultivating high-impact learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, where students learn by doing.
These dynamic educational experiences are delivered in collaboration with academic educators, employers and community partners, and connect classroom content with real-world experience, empowering MU students to grow and develop with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies that they need for lifelong learning and future success. Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of research, work, leadership, global and community service opportunities.
Programmes / Activities of the Office include:
The MU Student Experience (MUSE) Awards
Skills for Success
Summer Programme for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
Community Based Service Learning
General Office Email: Explearning@mu.ie
Phone: +353 1 4747760
Address: Room 1.18 Rowan House, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
The aim of the Security Department is to provide a safe and secure environment for staff, students and visitors to our Campus.
We provide the following services:-
- Opening and closing of buildings
- Mobile and foot patrols
- Operation and monitoring of CCTV, access control and alarm systems
- Supporting special events on Campus
- Responding to emergencies
- Liaising with An Gárda Siochána and other agencies
- A point of contact for all persons on Campus
Security can be contacted 24 hours a day as follows:
Tel: +353 (1) 7083929 (General)
Tel: +353 (1) 7083333 (Emergency)
For further information, visit the Security Office website.
All registered students who need to park on campus during the core hours of 08:30 to 17:00hrs monday – Friday are eligible to apply for permits. Proof of registration and evidence of insured interest in the vehicle being registered may be required to obtain a parking permit. Permits do not guarantee the holder that a parking space will be available.
DATES OF ENFORCEMENT FOR 2020 - 2021
Monday 28th September 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020
Monday 4th January 2021 to Friday 5th June 2021
Permits will not be required during study weeks or exam periods. However, please note that the assigned traffic management company will continue to patrol the campus during study weeks, exam periods and outside of term time for dangerous, illegal and inappropriate parking and will penalize any offending vehicles found in breach of The Traffic Management Policy.
Applying for a Parking Permit
You can apply for a parking permit by following this PARKING PERMIT link.
Parking Locations on Campus
You can find out where you can and cannot park on campus by following this Parking Locations link.
For further information about parking on campus, visit the Traffic Management & Parking Office website.