"Choosing your Subjects" Information Talks
The Programme Advisory Office will provide new students with details of their programmes choices and subject options during the Choosing Your Subjects talks during the Subject Information Days, which will be taking place on Thursday, 12th and Friday, 13th September - see timetables above for times and venues.
First Year Information Website
We have a dedicated website for first year students to help you with your programme choices. Please follow this link: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/year1info
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 Advisory Office during the Subject Choices days (12th & 13th Sept) as well as during Welcome Week (16th-20th September) 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
There are some skills that we regard as critical for a university education and that every university graduate should have. These are also skills that are highly valued by today's employers. You must be able to deal with complex arguments, evaluate evidence and make balanced judgments, and communicate ideas clearly both verbally and in writing. Because these skills are so important, both in university and beyond, we are offering a specially designed foundation course for first-year students in critical skills.
This critical skills course aims to develop these skills early in the university learning experience. This will aid the transition to third level while at the same time complementing and supporting disciplinary learning. It is designed to help first year students to learn, experience, practice and develop essential skills that will support their learning. These skills include:
Analysis and use of data
Developing learning skills
We use innovative teaching techniques facilitated by the support of the library and the small class size to develop these skills.
For further information on the Critical Skills programme, visit the Critical Skills website.
Before coming to Maynooth
- Reflect on what interests you. Ask yourself questions such as: Why did I choose this subject in the first place? Is it selected by me or by someone else? What are my strengths? Does the subject interest me? What kind of occupation could I pursue with this subject? Could I see myself doing this for years to come?
Subject Information Talks & During Welcome Week
- Talk to various departments and staff to enquire about subjects that interest you.
- Seek out students who are currently studying the same programme or who have graduated from the same programme. Meet and ask them questions about their coursework, career hopes, and experiences.
Change of Mind
- You can change your subject choices up until Friday, 18th October 2018 (free of charge) BUT remember to use this 4 week window wisely.
- If you still have queries in relation to the subjects or are still unsure as to your final choices, consult with the relevant department(s) and the Programme Advisory Office anytime.
- If you do want to make any changes, they can be done on-line via the registration amendment facility which can be accessed by logging in to the Student Web: https:// studentweb.nuim.ie
- Please try and avoid making changes to your subjects at the last minute without previously attending the lectures of the relevant subject you are moving to.
Please Remember: Subjects are taught from day one of the commencement of lectures, so the later you leave it to firm up your choices, the more of a subject you may miss.
Programme & Subject Choices
For advise on your programme and subject choices please explore the Subject Choices section of this website.
The Programme Advisory Office will host a series of information sessions, Choosing Your Subjects, during the Subject Information Days (12th & 13th September) to provide incoming students with details of their programmes choices and subject options. Check the
Welcome Week & Subject Choices Schedules Booklet 2019
for times and venues. All Students should refer to the Course Finder before they register for their Subjects and Modules.
Special Note to First Year MH101 Students regarding Subject Selection
- MH101 Students must select two, three or four subjects in First Year, with not more than one subject selected from the same group. Refer to Course Finder for the range of subjects available within MH101.
- Ensure your preferred subject combinations are available in Second and Third Year.
- It is your responsibility to ensure you meet Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) minimum entry requirements for your selected subjects.
Registering for your Programme
All new incoming First Year Undergraduate Students must:
(1) register remotely online (you will receive an email from the Student Records & Registration Team on the 12th September which will detail what you need to do to begin your registration)
(2) attend in person for Registration and Documentation Verification.
Required Registration Documentation
Students must produce the following documents at their Registration and Documentation verification:
- Valid Passport OR Passport Card OR Driver's License OR Driving Permit (must include photo) OR Birth Certificate plus Irish Public Services Card (must include photo)
- PPS (Personal Public Service) Number
- Confirmation of registration (as per registration instructions received via email)
- SUSI Grant Application Number (if applicable)
Note 1: Students wishing to register in their married names should also bring their marriage certificate OR have their married name on their proof of identity.
Note 2: All identification documents must be in date at time of registration.
For further information on the registration process and documents required, visit the Student Records & Registration Website.
The Admissions Office will send all new 1st Year Undergraduate Students a student pack which will give information on Student Registration, Subject Information Days and Welcome Week Schedules.
Welcome Week Groups
Students are divided into groups by course and it is important that students attend Welcome Week and their Registration Verification on the assigned days. Please note that MH101 and MH 201 students will be allocated to their specific Welcome Week Group via an email from the Student Records & Registration Team on the 12th September 2019.
HEA Equal Access Survey
You can access the Information Leaflet regarding the HEA Access Survey here : Information Leaflet HEA Equal Access
If you have any trouble finding your way around campus, please consult our campus map by clicking on this link: CAMPUS MAP
For a list of the teaching venues on campus please click on this link: VENUES MAP
For a list of the various departments and services on campus click on this link: DEPARTMENT / SERVICES MAP
And if you are still having trouble locating a particular venue just stop one of our Student Leaders (in the coloured t-shirts) and ask for directions.