Given the current growth rate of Covid-19 and the national advice to minimise mobility, the Institute is modifying some aspects of the planned academic delivery for semester 2. The academic year will follow the published calendar for start and completion dates and for the assessment cycles. The modes of delivery of some modules will however be changed to reflect the developing need to minimise the spread of Covid-19.
All lectures and academic activity including laboratories and workshops and those that require special equipment will be delivered in a virtual (online) manner from 25 January 2021 in line with the academic calendar and published academic timetables. Components of learning which are absolutely necessary to deliver onsite will be delivered in the latter half of the semester but not until after week 6 of the semester. The practical implications of this is that students can expect that all material and learning will be virtual for the first weeks of term.
The Institute encourages students to work from home as much as possible and to engage with the Institute through online channels as services continue to operate virtually. All offices within the Institute have published contact details that can be used to access services or ask questions. Contact details for the various support services available. are published in the relevant section of the website and on tab 2 of this page.
The library will offer click and collect services or electronic equivalent when possible and provide a range of online and remote resources to assist students.
The ability to support and quality assure new placements will be a challenge within the current environment. Individual programme teams will be working with students, professional bodies and placement providers to assess the impacts of the current restrictions and Covid-19 trajectory on the curriculum for the semester and will communicate plans as soon as practical.
There are on-going discussions at national level regarding the delivery of craft apprenticeship programmes and the Institute will advise apprenticeship students concerning planned activities in February/March as information becomes available.
Where, in exceptional circumstances, students must access the Institute for study or other purposes a managed access facility to the college may be available during term time. During the current examination cycle, a space may be reserved in the Digital Hub if the student cannot otherwise complete an assessment but this service will be strictly limited,
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You can also contact SLL by phone on 051 845513 or 087 6211255.
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