SCSS COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Students

This page describes the arrangements for teaching in SCSS in response to COVID-19 public health measures in the 2021-2022 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 …

Your timetable: in-person and online teaching

College is planning to release Semester 2 timetables on 20th December. Most teaching is expected to be in-person in Semester 2.

SCSS Computer Labs

SCSS Computer Labs are available on an “open access” basis during designated Lab Opening Times.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

All students are asked to adhere to College safety protocols when on campus for in-person teaching activities or student club and society events (i.e. mask wearing, hand washing, cough etiquette and to maintain social distancing.)

Please do not congregate outside lecture or tutorial rooms after your classes; we would ask you to exit the building immediately after your event has finished.

We need to ask you to wear a face covering at all times, in all of our buildings. Please remember to bring your own face coverings. Staff may remove their face covering to aid better communication when addressing a class.

Further information is available on the College COVID-19 website.

Computers and equipment

Some teaching and most assessment in School of Computer Science and Statistics modules will take place online. A laptop is recommended as you can use this either at home or while you are on campus. A reliable internet connection at home is also highly recommended.

You should also equip yourself with suitable headphones and microphone for use when engaging in online classes. A wired USB headset with microphone is recommended.

Meetings with staff

If you are meeting a lecturer or other member of staff, please do not assume that the meeting will take place in the office of the staff member unless they have explicitly told you this. Many meetings with staff will continue to take place online. Please do not call to a staff member’s office unannounced.