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Academic Support and Student Welfare

Tuesday, 15 August, 2023

The School of Geography endeavours to provide a supportive and engaging environment within which students will develop their independence, curiosity and criticality. While most students will enjoy their time studying with us, there may be occasions when students will need additional support.

If your concerns relate to academic matters, your first port of call should be your tutor (if you are in first year) or the relevant module coordinator. Their name can be found on course materials and on the online module descriptor.

If your query is not satisfactorily answered by the module coordinator, you may contact the Head of Teaching and Learning, Assoc Prof Gerald Mill (gerald.mills@ucd.ie)

‌‌‌‌By calling to their office. Some staff operate an open-door policy, but because of large student numbers, most staff will dedicate specific times to dealing with student queries. These ‘office hours’ are displayed on the School notice board in the EH corridor Newman and are also listed here Academic Staff Office Hours Autumn Trimester 2023/24 Academic Staff Office Hours Autumn Trimester 2023/24. If you are unable to visit your lecturer during these office hours, you may e-mail them.

The School of Geography wishes to draw your attention to the Acceptable Use Guidelines in the University Student Email Protocol.

E-mails that do not conform to this policy (i.e. are discourteous, aggressive etc.) will not receive a response and will be referred onwards for appropriate action. Some staff operate specific e-mail response hours, details of which can be found on your module syllabus.

Students can seek advice from the College Student Advisers whose contact details can be found on their website.

You can also seek support from the Students Union Welfare Officer. The SU have a Welfare Office based in the Students Centre.

 Where can I go for help with specific queries?