SCSS COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Students

This page describes the arrangements for teaching in SCSS in response to COVID-19 in the 2020/2021 academic year. It should be read in conjunction with the main TCD COVID-19 information page.

It is important to note that the information below applies only to SCSS modules and SCSS facilities. Students taking modules in other Schools (e.g. Business, Economics, Language, or Linguistics modules) should also refer to the information provided by our partner Schools.

If you suspect you may have Covid-19 or have received a positive test result, please follow the procedure here …

Teaching Arrangements for Semester 2

Update on 19 January 2021: All teaching in the School of Computer Science and Statistics will take place online for the duration of Semester 2. This includes lectures, tutorials, labs and all other teaching activities and assessments. All computer labs in the School of Computer Science and Statistics remain closed until further notice but at least for the duration of Level 5 public health measures. Read the full announcement here …

SCSS Computer Labs

Due to Level 5 public health restrictions, our computer labs and Small Group Meeting Rooms will remain closed to students until further notice.

Face coverings and hand sanitiser

We need to ask you to wear face coverings at all times, in all teaching spaces. Please remember to bring your own face coverings. Staff may wear a visor instead of a mask during teaching events to aid communication. Further information is available on the College COVID-19 website.

College will provide you with refillable hand sanitiser bottles and there will be refilling stations around the Campus.

Computers and equipment

Most of your teaching will take place online this semester and this means that you will need access to a suitable laptop or desktop computer and a reliable internet connection. Your Tutor or the Senior Tutor’s Office may be able to advise you or offer assistance to students with financial hardship.

SCSS is recommending that students also equip themselves with suitable headphones with microphone for use when engaging in online activities in SCSS labs or in the Library. You may wish to bring your own USB keyboard and mouse to use with SCSS PCs but as usual, we will also provide these at each computer.