We are currently planning on the basis that a blended learning approach is necessary in the context of the Covid-19 public health measures. This involves replacing where necessary some face to face on campus classes with online classes. Priority for face to face on campus classes will be given to practicals, laboratories, workshops, tutorials and the earlier years of programmes. The percentage of time on campus will vary for students on different programmes across the different discipline areas.
The face to face on campus classes and the online classes are being timetabled across the week Monday to Friday 9-6pm inclusive. Classes will take place within 9-1pm and 3-6pm, with the on campus classes and the online classes grouped to take place either 9-1pm or 3-6pm. For example, you may have on campus classes scheduled between 9am and 1pm and then online classes between 3pm and 6pm or vice versa.
All students (new and returning) will have an orientation session in relation to Health and Safety and Personal Hygiene, as per the HSE Guidelines. This will ensure that all students can study in a safe environment. It is recommended that you review our website and the link to the HSE site on a regular basis
HSE Guidelines: We will be working at all times within the public health and safety advice which is provided by the HSE, and the well-being of staff and students will be paramount in all cases.
Physical Distancing will be in place and a physical distance of 2 metres should be maintained where possible. There will be areas where this is not possible i.e. laboratories and tutorials etc. However, face coverings must be worn in all areas at all times.
One way systems will be in operation and will be sign-posted around the buildings. Students are requested to keep in the traffic flow, and not to stop along the corridors for any reason.
In Student Accommodation, there should be measures taken that are in compliance with HSE guidelines, in relation to hand-hygiene, cough etiquette, cleaning and use of masks etc.
Access to Student Accommodation: It is advised that students should stay within their own accommodation, and should not visit or have guests over from accommodation other than their own. The onus is on all students to minimise the risk of exposure to the COVID 19 virus while they are registered students with the MTU Kerry Campus.