|5th January 2023
|6th January 2023
|9th January 2023
|31st March 2023
|Semester 2 Exams begin
|17th April 2023
|Semester 2 Exams end
|4th May 2023
*Your examinations may be completed before this date, but you are advised not to make travel arrangements homeward before this, allowing for the possibility that some examinations may be rescheduled. Examination of modules which are taught to domestic first year students may be scheduled during study week.
1. Orientation Programme
Date: Thursday 5th January 2022
Time: 9.30 am – 1 pm
Venue: Bailey Allen Hall
Information Session for Erasmus Students
Date: Thursday 5th January 2022
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Venue: Bailey Allen Hall
2. Academic Advisory Sessions
Date: Friday 6th January 2022
Time: 8.30 am – 4.30pm
Venue: Bailey Allen Hall
|8.30 – 9.30am
|Distribution of Registration packs & identity cards to Visiting students
|9.30 – 10.15am
|Introduction to Course Selection procedures & Exam Information
|10.15 – 10.30am
|10.30 – 10.50am
|School of Political Science & Sociology
|10.50 – 11.10am
|School of English and Creative Arts – English
|11.10 – 11.30am
|School of History and Philosophy – History
|11.30 – 11:50am
|School of History and Philosophy – Philosophy
|11.50 – 12:10pm
|School of Psychology
|12.10 – 1.10pm
|School of Languages, Literature & Culture
|1.10 – 1.40pm
|School of Geography, Archaeology & Irish Studies
|1.40 – 2.00pm
|School of Law
|2:00 – 2.30pm
|J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
|2:30 – 3:00pm
|College of Science & Engineering
|3:00 – 3:20pm
|Philosophy in Irish Schools
|3:20 – 3:40pm
|Designing Futures – Global Engagement
|3:40 – 4:00pm
|Introduction to Sustainability
Introductory lectures for all modules will be provided during the first week of the semester.
3. Registration Packs
Registration packs and identity cards will be distributed to Visiting students at Orientation.
4. Academic Information
This Academic Information Booklet provides a comprehensive list of modules which are available to Visiting and Erasmus students. Students may select modules from a wide number of Disciplines in different years.
No change to the official lecture schedule or examination timetable can be made. Should two of the modules in which you are interested clash on the lecture schedule, you must choose between the two.
Understanding Module Codes
As a general rule, the structure of a module’s code is made up of a sequence of letters and numbers. The module code starts with two letters which denote the Discipline teaching the module (e.g. HI – History, AN – Anatomy, LW – Law). The remainder of the module code is made up of three or four numbers. The first number in the sequence normally indicates the year the module is delivered to e.g. HI165/CT1102 are modules offered to first year domestic students. HI208 is a module offered to second year domestic students, HI362 is a module offered to third year domestic students etc. Module codes starting with the numbers 4 or 5 are normally offered to 3rd and/or 4th year students. The higher the number, the more advanced the module is. Visiting and Erasmus students are offered modules from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year.
Full Year Modules
Students wishing to enrol on a full year module must be registered at the University of Galway for a full academic year. Students who are only registering for one semester may not enrol on full year modules
IF A MODULE IS NOT LISTED IN THIS BOOKLET, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REGISTER FOR IT!
5. Academic Load
Modules are credited in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The ECTS protocol allocates 60 credits to a full academic year’s work, and 30 credits to a semester’s work. Visiting/Erasmus students may, at their discretion, take fewer or more credits but should carefully consider the implications, from the point of view of transferring credit, of taking less than the full-time quota. You should discuss your course load with your home institution. Access further information about the ECTs system at http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/ects_en.htm
6. Lecture Timetables
Lecture timetables are available from Disciplines. Callto the Discipline’s office in person, visit the Discipline’s website or email the Discipline to request a timetable. The addresses of Discipline offices, their websites and a contact email address are listed in this booklet together with the list of modules on offer for that Discipline. Visit the Discipline websites via https://www.universityofgalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/
7. Module Selection & Registration
Students are permitted to attend classes prior to registering their module selection in order to make an informed decision regarding the modules they wish to follow for the semester. Module Registration for Visiting Students opens on January 9th and closes on January 27th 2023.
Changes to registration will not be accommodated after this date. To register your modules:
1. Logon using this link, http://www.universityofgalway.ie/registration
2. Enter your User Name (ID number) and password
3. Update your personal details e.g. term address, mobile number only under the ‘Profile’ tab, update any personal details and hit ‘Continue’
4. Click ‘Choose Subjects/Modules’ to select your subjects/modules (where relevant) and follow the prompts provided.
Note: Students Registering for Science and Engineering modules must complete the Science and Engineering Registration Form provided in your Registration Pack and submit it to the International Office before 27th January 2023. Admission of Visiting Students to individual Science and Engineering modules is subject to the agreement of the Head of Discipline and will depend upon the applicant’s academic background in the relevant subject areas and the availability of places within the module.
A full course load is 30 ECTS per semester. Please check with your home institution to confirm how many credits you are required to register for.
8. Registration Statements
Once you register your modules on My Campus and click ’Finish’ your modules are registered. You should then print a copy of your registration statement for your own records.
The University will only certify examination results when the results have been obtained at the formal assessments. Consequently, you should not attempt to make arrangements with individual members of staff regarding the substitution of essays or other coursework for formal examinations. Such arrangements, if made, will not be officially recognised and a result for the module in question will not appear on your transcript.
Please consider the notes on Examination Timetables below. Disciplines will advise of arrangements for modules being examined by essay.
Continuous assessment elements and/or essays may form part of the assessment process in any module.
Past Examination Papers
To assist with preparation for examinations, students can obtain copies of previous examination papers on the Library website at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/exams/
10. Examinations Timetables
The examination timetable for all Colleges will be published on the web at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/exams/. Timetables are normally released mid semester.
Please note that modules assessed by essay will be assessed and completed before the formal examinations commence. Modules may be timetabled at the same time for examination even where the lecture timetable does not clash. It is important that when the examination timetable issues, that you check if you have a clash. If your examinations clash, you should visit the Student Information Desk, ground floor in Áras Uí Chathail to report the issue.
Students should also check their personal examination schedule to ensure that all their examinations are listed. In the unlikely event of an examination not showing, this should be reported in person to the Student Information Desk, Ground Floor, Áras Uí Chathail.
Only modules which are examined by formal examination papers are listed on the examination timetable. Arrangements for modules examined by means of essays etc. will be notified by the Discipline providing the module. Such arrangements must be strictly complied with.
11. Procedures & Regulations for Examinations
Students are required to adhere to the University of Galway’s examination procedures and regulations. All students intending to sit the University of Galway examinations are required inform themselves of the regulations governing examinations. You can read the University of Galway’s examination procedures document here https://www.universityofgalway.ie/exams/policies-procedures/
12. Examination Standards
Please note the following regarding the University of Galway standards: Module taken must be passed at 40%.
|40% or above
|Third Class Honours
|50% or above
|Second Class Honours, Grade 2
|60% or above
|Second Class Honours, Grade 1
|70% or above
|First Class Honours
13. Code of Conduct
The primary objectives of the University are the dissemination and advancement of knowledge and understanding through teaching, research, study and rational discussion. Any student who enrols for any course in the University in doing so accepts the objectives of the University and is giving a commitment, as a responsible individual and as a member of the University community, to behave in an appropriate manner.
The Student Code of Conduct offers guidelines as to the norms of behaviour that accord with the obligations of students, but where more specific requirements are in place, they are available on the University’s web site. It should be noted that Students of the University cannot claim any privileged position in regard to the general law of the land.
Breaches of this Code and of any University regulations make students liable to the imposition of sanctions. Students can review the full Code of Conduct at https://www.universityofgalway.ie/student-services/policies/
14. Campus Account (IT Account)
Campus Account (IT Account) provides access, using a single user ID and password, to the: PC Suites, WiFi, Email & Office 365 Apps, Blackboard, Library Systems, Self-Service Registration, MyCampus, Placement, Exam timetable and Exam results.
User ID is your current Registration/Student ID number. This ID is used to access all services except student email (Office 365). Your student email username is your the University of Galway email address. Your student identity number will be provided to you in your registration pack at orientation and also prior to arrival via email.
Get started by activating your Campus Account (IT Account)
(a) Go online to https://cass.universityofgalway.ie/ Note: Your temporary activation password allows access to PC Suites and WiFi on- campus.
(b) Login using the following credentials:
User ID is your current Registration/Student ID number
Password is your temporary Activation Password
(c) Complete the activation questions.
(d) Choose your new Campus Account Password. Note: Password must be at least 8 characters in length. Your Campus Account is now active.
If you have any difficulties activating your campus account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org You should provide
your name and identity number when reporting the issue.
15. Fax Facilities
Students requiring fax facilities to communicate with their home institutions may use the fax service provided by Print That located on the Concourse, Arts/Science Building (beside Smokey Joe’s Restaurant).
16. Change of Galway Address
Students should notify Dr. Cyril Reddington, International Affairs Office, of any change of address. Email: email@example.com Non EU students must also notify the GNIB of a change of address. Tel: 091 768002 / Fax 091 768003.
Special Classes for Visiting Students
1. Service Learning Module
Philosophy in Irish Schools (PI2109) is a service-learning module for visiting students from the United States. This semester-long module is worth 10 ECTS credits (approximately 4-6 US credits) and is delivered via a series of academic lectures and reflective seminars.
PI2109 also has a practice-based element which requires fourteen hours of service in the community. These service- learning hours will either be completed in person (on site at a local elementary school) or online. (NB: Please note that the mode of delivery will be dependent on the Irish Government public health guidance at that time.)
PI2109 utilises an educational approach to learning called Philosophy for Children (P4C). P4C is a form of inquiry- based learning that encourages critical thinking through democratic dialogue. The module will provide students with a theoretical introduction to the P4C pedagogy, the opportunity to experience the pedagogy as a member of a community of inquiry, and the skills needed to become a P4C facilitator. Students will develop their own facilitation
practice by delivering P4C workshops (in pairs) to groups of 3rd, 4th and 5th class students (7-11 year olds) at a local primary school.
The number of registrations for this module is capped at 21 students. If you would like to be considered for a place, you must complete the expression-of-interest form. For further information about this module please see https://www.universityofgalway.ie/international-students/inboundstudyabroad/tailormadeprogrammes/