Covid 19: School of Geographys' plans for the Autumn trimester

Dear Students,

The start of term is fast approaching and we are busy preparing to welcome you all to the School of Geography at UCD. For some of you, this will be an exciting new chapter of University life while for others, it will be good to see your familiar faces in lectures again. However, it’s impossible to escape the reality that his year will not be a ‘normal’ year and I am sure many of you may have concerns around issues of how you are going to learn, campus access, public transport, accommodation and even travelling from abroad. We have tried to provide some guidance here on how the School of Geography will be conducting our teaching and the measures that have been put in place for the first trimester.

Firstly, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount and the university has been busy implementing public health guidance in advance of the start of term. Students will be fully briefed on these as part of the university’s induction activities. Secondly, the School is, and always will be, following university and public health guidelines with regards to social distancing and hygiene. We ask for your full co-operation in order to keep us all as safe as possible. Thirdly, in terms of delivering an exciting and stimulating learning experience, we have worked hard to ensure that the current circumstances will not adversely affect your learning experience. We have examined our teaching schedule and  the School will use a blend of face-to-face and online learning options to ensure that you are supported to meet all your learning outcomes.  All our faculty and staff remain available to you for individual discussion and support through regular office hours and student appointments.

We look forward to seeing you back at UCD virtually and in person.

If you have any specific questions or concerns, please email the School Manager at or please check out the university FAQs for additional and very useful  information.

You will find more detail specific to your programme, below. 

Click here for Undergraduate Safety and Teaching policies

Click here for Postgraduate Safety and Teaching policies

Prof Jacky Croke