We can't wait to welcome you to Maynooth this September!
We're really looking forward to welcoming you into our Student Centre for the start of the new academic year.
We realise that this year feels a bit uncertain with the current situation, but please be assured that your Students’ Union is working hard to make sure that you’ll be living, learning, and studying in a safe and supportive place.
Our 'WELCOME 2020' PROGRAMME
Alongside the Orientation Programme run by the University, MSU will be hosting a schedule of activities that will look to welcome you to Maynooth. 'Maynooth 2020' will help you get to know the campus before you arrive and provide you with the information and support you need to settle in on campus.
There will be sessions on your wellbeing and educational needs that draw attention to the support services available to you. We will also detail how you can get involved with the different extra-curricular activities run by MSU- a great way to meet people and get to know the campus community.
All sessions will run via Zoom and broadcast simultaneously on our Facebook page. Links will be available as soon as they are launched, just check out the 'Welcome 2020' Schedule below.
Everything you need to know
Browse the areas below for the information you need to settle into life here at Maynooth.
'WELCOME 2020' SCHEDULE
College Life during a Pandemic
Tuesday 15th September, 6pm - 7pm
As we live through a pandemic it means there will be measures to be followed when on campus. In this session, your SU President Kelly will run through some of the measures that are in place, give an insight into college life and share information about the supports available to you here in Maynooth.
Thursday 17th September, 6pm - 7pm
Maynooth University is well known for its high rate of commuting students. Join Bukky and Julian, who themselves commuted to Maynooth for 4 years, as they provide tips and guidance for new students who will be commuting to University. From the simple things like where do each of the bus services arrive to and depart from through to where to go to get a Leap Card.
Tuesday 22nd September, Midday
Thursday 24th September, Midday
Tuesday 29th September, Midday
Thursday 01st October, Midday
Whether you are a new or returning student, these sessions offer you a chance to meet your elected officer team and get your questions answered! Kelly, Julian, Ciarán, Bukky and others will be passing on the latest news and trying their best to answer any questions that pop up in the live feed. We will also host unscheduled session on our Insta account as hot topics arise- so keep an eye out!
Join on our Vlog Insta: @msu_vlogs
How to Manage your Money
with EOIN McGEE, in partnership with LIFE Credit Union
Tuesday 22nd September, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
This special session is hosted by Eoin McGee from RTÉ's 'How to be Good with Money' and 'This Crowded House'. Money and budgeting can be difficult for students and Eoin has several practical tips for how you can make your money go further. This session is brought to you by Life Credit Union, who offer a range of service catering specifically for students.
MY FIRST YEAR
Tuesday 22nd September, 6pm - 7pm
Starting college can be a daunting experience, full of new challenges. It can also be exciting and fun! Join our elected officers as they share with you their experience of their first year here in Maynooth and how it set them on the path they are on now. They have ‘been there and done that’ so can answer almost any question you might have!
Wednesday 23rd September, 6pm - 7pm
Starting college can be an overwhelming experience at times. You will be very busy and there will be a lot of information to take in. It’s important that you look after yourself, in this session Ciarán will share some advice with you and outline the wellbeing supports that are available. He will also be joined by Beth, the Maynooth University representative for the Niteline Student Listening service.
FIND YOUR PEOPLE
Thursday 24th September, 6pm - 7pm
Join Bukky as she shares her experience of the social side of college life. She will give you hints and tips on how to meet new people and get involved in activities outside the classroom. You will also be introduced to some of the online activities that MSU will be running to help you get to know your fellow Maynoothians.
GETTING INVOLVED WITH MSU
Tuesday 29th September, 6pm - 7pm
There are lots of opportunities to get involved here in MSU. Our aim is to provide you with a range of activities that enrich your college experience and allow you to have some fun and meet new people. In this session, our officers will outline some of the opportunities available including Student Ambassadors, Student Engagement Ambassadors.
REMOTE LEARNING & DESTRESSING
Wednesday 30th September, 6pm - 7pm
Join Julian as he shares his experience of studying here in Maynooth. Learn about what you can expect from lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions. Julian will also explore what remote learning will look like and what it means for your college experience.
Thursday 01st October, 6pm - 7pm
Every year MSU advocates on important issues that affect the student body. We know what it takes to raise awareness of an issue and make those with the power to enact change to pay attention! In this session, Kelly and Bukky will empower you with the knowledge of what your rights are as a student, and what you can do about it if those rights are impacted.
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