Update on face-to-face teaching

The public health advice for Dublin changed on Friday 18 September and as a result, universities in Dublin have been asked to move more activities online, with students only attending campus for activities that can only take place in-person.

In light of this, teaching for all modules in the School of Computer Science and Statistics will be moving online until 26 October. Our computer labs and Small Group Meeting Rooms will also remain closed to students until this date. Note that this only applies to modules delivered by the School of Computer Science and Statistics. Students taking modules in other schools should refer to any information or updates from those schools.

As you are aware from previous emails, the School has developed a plan that would see most teaching delivered online. Students in Years 1, 2 and 3 would have face-to-face sessions and scheduled use of labs  every 3 weeks. We have also developed a plan to give students in Years 4 and 5 scheduled access to labs for one day per week. Unfortunately we cannot activate this plan for face-to-face teaching and scheduled lab access at the moment. As soon as it safe to do so, we will communicate the details to our students.

Timetables have been made available through the my.tcd.ie portal and will remain the same. However, until at least the 26 October, any classes that are designated as face-to-face sessions in a room on campus will instead take place online. Lecturers will communicate the specific arrangements for each module.

Getting students back to campus remains a priority for the School so it is very disappointing for us to have to make this difficult decision just before term begins. We have, however, been working hard to ensure that the online teaching and learning experience is effective and we look forward to welcoming you back on campus as soon as possible.