We hope you are all keeping safe and taking care of yourselves at this time. The University continues to review the current situation in relation to Covid-19 and we are taking this opportunity to provide you with as much information as we have in relation to Semester 2.

In summary:

·        Semester 2 will recommence on Monday 25th of January for all undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes

·        All classes will be online at that point [The facilitation of practical and laboratory work is currently being addressed by relevant Departments and you will be updated accordingly]

·        Access to campus facilities is restricted to essential purposes only, until further notice

·        All Student Services remain available, online, at this time

·        The Students’ Union remain available to assist and support you in any way

·        Library, while closed, will be offering Click+Collect service behind closed doors. Note that online services continue to be available via www.library.cit.ie

·        Refer to the Institute’s Academic Planner for the key semester dates in Semester 2.

·        Note that Semester 2 assessment/examination arrangements remain to be confirmed at this time. You will be updated on these in due course.

We will continue to update you if and when there are any changes.

The current rate of community transmission is extreme with consequent risk of potential transmission on-campus at a very high level and we are very aware of the understandably high level of concern throughout the MTU community. We hope that restrictions will reduce case numbers and the roll out of the vaccine will help minimise the risk over time; however, we are simply unable to predict levels of risk for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, please be assured we are continuing to do everything we possibly can to ensure the safety of the MTU and wider community. Further information on other supports available can be accessed at the following link https://covid19.cit.ie

 

Kind regards for now

 

Aisling

Aisling O Mahony (President MTU Cork Students’ Union)

Dan

Dan Collins (Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager)