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The contents of this Handbook are for information purposes only and should not be viewed as the basis of a contract between the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and any student or other person. ITB reserves the right to cancel any course and/or amend courses, fees, regulations or timetables at any time.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS On behalf of ITB, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the compilation of this Handbook. Firstly, thanks to all our students and staff who contributed to, or are featured in the publication. Particular thanks to Cynthia O’Hea and Patricia Doyle who were responsible for the preparation and editing of the Handbook. Our design team is Language and photography was by Moya Nolan and Tara O’Reilly. Dr. Diarmuid O’Callaghan Registrar

Investing in your future

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Mission Statement ITB’s mission is to serve its students and the community by meeting the skills needs in the economy and increasing the level of participation in third-level education and training in Dublin North-West and its environs. We will do this: (a) by achieving consistently high standards of relevance and quality in teaching, research, development and consultancy; and (b) by offering a welcoming and supportive environment to students from all educational and social backgrounds, and to adults wishing to increase or update their level of technical skills.

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Shared Vision

Shared Values

“We believe in the capacity of people to develop their potential through education and training.

Community We acknowledge the diversity of people involved in our work. We respect the different role played by each person.

We will provide this education and training in a way that is innovative, responsive and holistic. We will be to the forefront of developments in third-level education, industry and organisational effectiveness. We seek a diverse community of students and staff and we will provide the support needed for each person’s full participation.”

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We listen with patience and understanding. We work to build genuine relationships founded on acceptance and trust. Enjoyment We aim to enjoy our work and derive fulfillment from it. We value positive attitudes throughout our workplace. Excellence We strive for excellence in the provision of internal and external services, courses and programmes. Success We will celebrate our achievements.

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Section One Welcome & College Information p.13 Introducing ITB p.17 Making the Most of the ITB Handbook p.18 Student Details p.20 Map of Campus p.21 Directions to ITB p.22 A  cademic Calendar Full-time Courses p.23 Part-time Courses p.24 Apprentice Programme p.25 p.25 p.25 p.25 p.25

Policy and Procedures Legal Status of Courses Validation of Courses Governing Body Academic Council

p.26 List of Policies p.28 Useful Contact Information p.31 Campus Facilities p.31 Important Message for ITB Students p.31 The Campus p.31 Access for Students with Special Needs p.31 Access Hours p.31 Study Facilities p.32 Banking Services p.32 Restaurant and Coffee Dock p.32 Shop p.32 Telephones p.32 p.32 p.33 p.33 p.33 p.33

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Health, Safety and Security Fire and Emergency Drills Emergency Evacuation Designated Areas Reporting Accidents Security

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p.34 Car and Bicycle Parking p.34 Smoking p.34 The Environment

Diary and Calendar September 2010 to August 2011 Section TWO Student Services p.145 Welcome from the Student Services Office p.145 Identification Cards p.145 Notification of Address p.145 Lost Property p.146 Welfare Services on Campus p.146 Student Services Officer p.147 Hardship Fund p.147 Disability Fund p.148 Oratory p.148 Quiet Room p.148 Student Assistance Fund p.149 National Learning Network Assessment Service p.150 Counselling Service p.150 Mature Students p.150 Careers Service p.151 ITB Health Centre p.152 Sport at ITB

Section THREE Students’ Union & Clubs and Societies

Section FOUR School Offices p.163 School of Business and Humanities p.164 School Administrator p.164 Departmental Secretary p.165 School of Informatics and Engineering p.166 School Administrator p.166 Departmental Secretary p.167 Withdrawal from ITB p.167 Deferred Entry (Full-time Students) p.167 How to make a Complaint

Section FIVE Library & IT p.171 Library Facilities p.172 Computer Facilities p.172 Wireless Networking p.172 Pay-For-Print p.173 Time-table Portal p.173 Virtual Learning Environment p.173 Helpdesk Facility p.174 Self Service Password Facility p.174 ITB Intranet p.174 Student E-Mail p.175 Internet Access p.175 Student Information Desk (SID)

p.155 Students’ Representation p.155 Students’ Union p.157 Freshers’ Exhibition p.157 Clubs and Societies

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Section Six Finance & Examinations p.179 Tuition Fees (Full-time Students) p.179 Non-EU Nationals (Full-time Students) p.180 Non-Tuition Student Services Charge (Full-time Students and Apprentices) p.180 Late Payment of Fees (All Students) p.181 Refund of Fees (All Students) p.181 Maintenance Grant Scheme p.182 Back to Education Allowance p.182 Tuition Fees (Continuing Education Students) p.183 Registration p.183 Attendance p.183 Part-time Work and Academic Success

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p.192 Procedures for Examination Script Inspection and Result Recheck, Review and Appeal p.193 Definitions p.193 Special Needs and Examinations p.193 Autumn/Repeat Examinations p.194 Examination Regulations p.197 Accessing Examination Results Using the Internet

p.184 Plagiarism p.184 Grading Systems p.184 Assessment and Grading Individual Subjects p.185 Assessment of Aggregate Performance p.186 Award Classifications p.187 Borderline Cases p.188 GPA p.191 Examination System p.191 Examination Marks and Standards p.191 Examinations and Assessment p.191 Examination Timetables p.191 Calculators for use during Examinations p.191 Examination Regulations p.192 Examination Results p.192 Briefing Following Publication of Results

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Student Profiles School of Business and Humanities “I prefer the sports but the business part is good as well. When we finish this course we have the business qualification as well as the sports qualification. People will be much more likely to consider you if you have both. We can go into anything to do with business and sport. It’s a huge industry, there’s loads of opportunities out there, the sports market is just getting bigger and bigger all the time.”

“With this course you cover areas like coaching kids, exercise and other activities. The facilities are really good,we have a gym that we can go to any time we want. The sports hall is really good too … everything’s really great. I’ve played sport all my life, my main sport is basketball and we just won the inter-varsities in college. This is the first year ITB ever entered inter-varsity and we won it!” Eimear Naughton Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management & Coaching

Robert McCarthy Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management & Coaching

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INTRODUCING ITB Welcome to the next stage of your journey into education. At ITB we appreciate that learning is an evolving and flexible process and that is why we strive to create a suitably vibrant and innovative campus. We want to foster an environment of learning which allows you to explore what you want to get from your education and to make that journey a rewarding one. Our mission at ITB is to enhance educational opportunity and access. We want to make a significant contribution to the ongoing prosperity and economic development in the immediate locality of Dublin Northwest and in the Kildare, Fingal and Meath areas. We aim to provide a flexible third-level programme designed to meet regional and national requirements with an emphasis on specialist higher education for leading-edge industries in the region and the upgrading of specialist technical/technological skills. We also want to continue to provide innovative in-service courses, retraining and updating of a broad range of skills. Running an accessible and varied continuing education programme which meets the needs of mature students is of great importance, as is providing for special needs arising from educational disadvantage or disability.

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At ITB we welcome and support our students, and strive to provide an environment of learning that accommodates and is inclusive of all ages and backgrounds. The bricks and mortar of a campus are important. Having state of the art technology and facilities are important. At ITB we feel that what is equally important is creating an environment that is stimulating; that develops and nurtures its students and staff. This Handbook has been produced as a guide to help you get the most out of your time here and show you the network of support available to you at ITB. Enjoy your journey.

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Fáilte

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RÉAMHRÁ Céad míle fáilte romhaibh agus sibh ag tosnú ar an chéad céim eile de bhur dturas san oideachas. In ITB tuigimíd go maith gur phróiseas solúbtha é an t-oideachas atá ag borradh is ag fás, dá bharr sin táimíd ag dréim le campas anamúil feiliúnach a cruthú anseo. Ba mhian linn imshaol léinn a spreagadh, a thugann deis do gach éinne taiscéaladh a dhéanamh ar cad ba mhaith leo bheith buaiteach leis an oideachas agus ag an am chéanna sásamh agus luach a fháil ón aistear. Is é cúram ITB ná, barr maise a chur ar an gcaoi oideachasúil agus ar a cead isteach. Ba mhaith linn cur leis an rath agus leis an bhforbairt eacnamaíoch atá ag dul ar aghaidh sa cheantar magúaird, in iarthuaisceart Bhaile Átha Cliath, i gCilldara, i bFionngall agus i gContae na Midh. Is í an aidhm atá againn ná clár solúbtha triú-leibhéal a chur ar fáil, cumtha chun riachtanais réigiúnacha agus náisiúnta chomh maith a shíasamh. Beidh béim faoi leith in ár gcláir ar choinníollacha speisialta na dtionscal uachtarach magúaird agus beimíd ag cur faobhar ar scileanna áirithe na teicneolaíochta. Ba mhaith linn freisin leanúint le soláthair cúrsai inseirbhíseacha nuálaí, le ath-traenáil agus athnuachan réim fairsing scileanna gur gá leo. Is mor an tábhacht a bhaineann le heagrú clár oideachais inchinéalaigh atá ar leanúint, a shásaíonn riachtanais na mic léinn aibí, agus a sholáthraíonn na gánna speisialta dá bharr míbhuntáiste oideachasúil nó an míchumas. In ITB cuirimíd fíor fáilte riomh na mic léinn agus ofráilimíd dóibh

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gach tacaíocht dár feidir linn. Iarraimíd timpeallacht oiriúnach a chur ar fáil do gach aois agus cúlra. Is tábhachtach iad briceanna agus moirtéar an champais. Is tábhachtach freisin an technolaíocht agus na deiseanna is fearr a bheith againn. In ITB braithimíd gur ríthábhtacht é cruthú imshaoil atá gríosach agus anamúil, a shaothraíonn is a bheathaíonn na mic léinn agus foireann oibre na hInstitiúide. Tá an lámhleabhar seo curtha ar fáil mar treoraí chun chabhrú leis na mic léinn an chuid is fearr dár feidir leo a bhaint as an am a chaitheann siad in ITB agus a thaispeánt dóibh an gréasán tacaíochta atá anseo in ITB. Go néirí an bóthar libh.

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MAKING THE MOST OF THE ITB HANDBOOK Welcome to all new students, and welcome back to the familiar faces! This semester marks the beginning of the next phase of your journey into education. Education is a time of exploration – an exciting as well as a challenging process. It’s about moving forward, about how we learn about ourselves and determining what we want for the future. Treat this Handbook as your ‘survival guide’ to the campus and its facilities and support network. The Handbook will prove useful for all students at ITB including FÁS students who are taking Phase 4 and 6 of an apprentice training programme, and for graduate students who are taking graduate diploma and masters courses or participating in research programmes leading to a higher degree. At ITB we are committed to lifelong learning, and I would like to extend a special welcome to all those participating in our adult continuing education programme.

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In this Handbook you’ll find information on all the services, facilities and resources available to students as well as local area information and useful contact numbers. Other relevant information for students can be obtained from our website www.itb.ie or from our intranet which is accessible from all computers on the ITB internal network. I hope you enjoy and value your time spent with us here. Remember, we are here to work with you, so please use our network of staff and the Student Services Team to help you make the most of ITB and be successful in this new academic year.

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Student Details Name........................................................................................................................................... Student number.......................................................................................................................... Address........................................................................................................................................ ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................... Mobile.......................................................................................................................................... Email............................................................................................................................................ Course.......................................................................................................................................... In case of emergency.................................................................................................................. ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................................................... Blood group.................................................................................................................................

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Student Profiles School of Business and Humanities “I was studying commerce in Nepal and I wanted to continue on the same course. I was applying to agents and they told me that Ireland is good, that there’s a good lifestyle here and that people here are very friendly. College is very nice, very friendly, very cooperative, the Lecturers are good. I use moodle too, sometimes if I can’t come in I use it to study at home instead.” Mingmar Sherpa Higher Certificate in Business (International Student)

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Block A: Aontas

Teaching/Administration Building

Block B: BuntĂş

Learning and Innovation Centre

Block C: CroĂ­

Multi-Purpose Building including Sports Hall and Restaurant

Block D: Doras

Apprentice Training

Block E: Eolas

Teaching Building

Block F: Fios

Reception, Library and Administration Building

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How to find us DIRECTIONS TO THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BLANCHARDSTOWN By Road: ITB is located on the M50 corridor, a mile from the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. The institute is very accessible and within driving distance of the residential and industrial estates within its catchment area. The most convenient way to get here is by car, and there is car-parking available on the campus. Travelling northbound on the N3 take the second slip road for the Blanchardstown Town Centre. Cross the N3 overpass where you will meet a roundabout.

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• E  IREBUS, a private operator, operates a daily service called Urbus from Swords directly to the ITB campus and vice versa. For further information on their various pickup points on route, or for details of the timetable visit their website at www.urbus.ie or telephone (01) 824 3030. • A number of Dublin bus routes serve the Blanchardstown area. Information and details on all of these routes can be obtained from the Dublin Bus website: www.dublinbus.ie.

Go straight through this roundabout and travel along this road for approximately 1 mile to the next roundabout which is the entrance to the ITB campus. • By Rail: Iarnród Éireann’s Western Suburban Rail service links the Blanchardstown area with the DART and other mainline rail services at Connolly Station. The train stations closest to ITB are: – Castleknock (located at Laurel Lodge, Castleknock) – Clonsilla (close to the Church of Ireland, Portersgate) – Coolmine (on the Carpenterstown Road)

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Academic Calendar 2010/2011 full-time Courses Date

Event

Winter Semester 2010 09/09/2010

Start of Winter Semester Classes commence for all full-time 1st year students

13/09/2010

Classes resume for all other students

25/10/2010 – 29/10/2010

2010 Mid-term Break

01/11/2010

Classes resume for Year 3 Horticulture Students

05/11/2010

Conferring

20/12/2010 – 31/12/2010

Christmas Break

03/01/2011 – 07/01/2011

Revision Week

10/01/2011 – 19/01/2011

Winter Semester Examinations

20/01/2011 – 25/01/2011

Inter Semester Break

Spring Semester 2011 26/01/2011

Start of Spring Semester

17/03/2011

Public Holiday

18/04/2011 – 29/04/2011

Easter Break

02/05/2011

Bank Holiday

09/05/2011 – 13/05/2011

Revision Week

16/05/2011 – 25/05/2011

Spring Semester Examinations

06/06/2011

Public Holiday

09 & 10/06/2011

Examination Board Meetings (Provisional)

15/06/2011

Results Published

16/06/2011 – 20/06/2011

Exam Reviews/Discussion

Autumn Examinations 2011 15/08/2011 – 19/08/2011

Winter Semester 2010 Repeat Examinations

22/08/2010 – 26/08/2011

Spring Semester 2011 Repeat Examinations

09/09/2011

Examination Board Meetings (Provisional)

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Part-time Courses Date

Event

Winter Semester 2010 20/09/2010

Start of Winter Semester Classes commence during this week

20/09/2010 – 24/09/2010

Registration will take place at the start of each class

25/10/2010 – 29/10/2010

Mid-term Break

05/11/2010

Conferring

20/12/2010 – 31/01/2010

Christmas Break

03/01/2011 – 07/01/2011

Revision Week

10/01/2011 – 19/01/2011

Winter Semester Examinations

20/01/2011 – 25/01/2011

Inter Semester Break

SPRING SEMESTER 2011 31/01/2011 – 04/02/2011

Start of Spring Semester Classes commence during this week

17/03/2011

Public Holiday

18/04/2011 – 29/04/2011

Easter Break

02/05/2011

Bank Holiday

09/05/2011 – 13/05/2011

Revision Week

16/05/2011 – 25/05/2011

Spring Semester Examinations

09 & 10/06/2011

Examination Board Meetings (Provisional)

15/06/2011

Results Published

16/06/2011 – 20/06/2011

Exam Reviews/Discussion

Autumn Examinations 2011 15/08/2011 – 19/08/2011

Winter Semester 2010 Repeat Examinations

22/08/2011 – 26/08/2011

Spring Semester 2011 Repeat Examinations

09/09/2011

Examination Board Meetings (Provisional)

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Term 1 20/09/2010

Start of 10 and 11 week blocks

26/11/2010

End of 10 week blocks

03/11/2010

End of 11 week blocks

10/12/2010

Exam Board Meeting

Term 2 04/01/2010

Start of 10 and 11 week blocks

11/03/2011

End of 10 week blocks

18/03/2010

End of 11 week blocks

08/04/2011

Exam Board Meeting

Term 3 04/04/2010

Start of 10 and 11 week blocks

10/06/2011

End of 10 week blocks

17/06/2010

End of 11 week blocks

20/06/2010

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Policy and Procedures

Validation Of Courses

Our policy as regards education is clear – to design and deliver education and training that is relevant and responsive to economic and social needs both locally and nationally. The following information is to give you an idea of how ITB came into being, and outlines the academic structure.

Courses and academic standards are validated by the Academic Council with authority delegated from the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).

Legal Status Of Courses The Regional Technical Colleges (Amendment) Act 1999 was enacted by the Oireachtas in July 1999. This Act puts the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown on the same statutory footing as the twelve other Institutes of Technology already operating under the Regional Technical Colleges Acts 1992 and 1994. The Institute also operates under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act, 1999. ITB has been awarded Delegation of Authority and as a result has the authority to award qualifications to those completing courses up to Level 9 of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). With regards to Protection for Learners the requirements of Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act, 1999 do not apply to programmes of study offered by the Institute. Notwithstanding this, it is Institute policy to take all reasonable actions to accommodate students to completion on a course following registration.

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Governing Body The policies and business of ITB are overseen by a statutory Governing Body appointed by the Minister for Education and Science. The Governing Body has members representing ITB, the State, the community and business and meets regularly to ensure that ITB develops along agreed lines. Students are represented on the Governing Body.

Academic Council The Academic Council is the Statutory Body appointed by the Governing Body under the Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992, to assist in the planning, co-ordination, development and overseeing of ITB’s educational work. Among its many roles, it has to protect, maintain and develop the academic standards of the courses and the activities of ITB. The Academic Council advises ITB’s Governing Body on all matters relating to the academic standards within ITB. The Academic Council meets regularly to review academic activities. The composition of Academic Council includes representatives of academics, other staff and students.

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List of Policies How to access policies/documents Go to ITB home page, select Intranet, Resources, select Document Management System,type in key word example student charter and this will bring you into the relevant policy/document. Below is a list of useful policy documents for ITB students. STUDENT SERVICES

DMS ref

Appropriate behaviour charter

4RHR03

Student Charter

3SS03

Disciplinary procedures

3SS04

Policy on sexual harassment & bullying of students in the Institute

3SS05

ITB students’ Union Clubs & Societies

3SS07

Appeals board

3SS09

Students’ Union, Clubs & Societies – Formation & Financial Management Regulations

3SS10

Use of student lockers

3SS25

Examination accommodations for students

4RSS02

Guidelines for students with specific learning difficulties

4RSS04

Processing breaches of discipline by apprentices attending Phase 4&6

3SS06

Policy relating to approval of students for participation in environments with children or vulnerable adults

2MP24

EXAMS Examination student information

3AS04

Examination regulations

3AS05

Marks & standards for HETAC accredited courses & FETAC foundation certificate

3AS06

Institute policy on plagiarism in assignments & examinations

3AS08

Examination Script Inspection & Result, Recheck & Appeals Procedure

3AS10

Application to postpone consideration of assessment results

4FAS20

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ADMISSIONS Exemptions from modules based on prior certified or experiential learning

3AD06

Academic Programme Fees 2010-2011

3AD12

Application for withdrawal from course or module

4FSS01

Application to repeat a year or module

4FSS02

Application for exemption from modules based on prior certified or experiential learning

4FAD02

Application for progression with less than 60 credits &/or GPA of less than 2.0

4FAD17

Application to transfer to a different course of study

4FAD21

Application for temporary withdrawal from course of module

4FAS16

Application form for Garda Vetting

4FAD22

POSTGRADUATE STUDY Postgraduate research - student and graduate register

4RRD01

Research ethics and code of good research practice

3RD01

HEALTH & SAFETY, LIBRARY, IT, QUALITY ASSURANCE Fire drills & evacuation of buildings

3HS15

Student responsibilities for health and safety

3HS04

Library usage policy

3LB01

IT Acceptable usage policy

3IT13

Wireless network registration form

4FIT02

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Useful contact information INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BLANCHARDSTOWN Switchboard

School of Informatics and Engineering Secretary (John Durkin)

(01) 885 1549

(01) 885 1000

Academic Administration and Student Affairs Manager (Bronagh Elliott) (01) 885 1041

ITB MEDICAL CONTACTS Meridian Clinic, Roselawn Shopping Centre

(01) 820 8233

Access Officer (Adrienne Harding)

(01) 885 1015

Dr. Mary Carmel Burke (Glasnevin Family Practice)

(01) 860 0275

Student Services Officer (Cynthia O’Hea)

(01) 885 1028

Student Services (Patricia Doyle)

(01) 885 1356

Nurse (Marie Smyth)

(01) 885 1105

Counsellor (Ger Quiney)

(01) 885 1321

Careers Development Manager (Maria Brown) Sports Development Officer (Ronan Keaskin) Students’ Union President (Louise Dwyer) School of Business and Humanities Administrator (Olive McGivern) School of Business and Humanities Secretary (Una Smyth) School of Informatics and Engineering Administrator (Naomi Dixon)

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HORTICULTURE COLLEGE

(01) 885 1025

College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens (01) 804 0201

BLANCHARDSTOWN COMMUNITY SERVICES Roselawn Health Centre

(01) 821 2666

Mountview Health Centre (HSE)

(01) 821 0703

Corduff Health Centre (HSE) 01) 821 1131 (01) 885 1153

(01) 885 1101

(01) 885 1061

(01) 885 1543

Free Legal Advice Centre (Snugborough Road)

(01) 822 0449

Citizens Information Centre (Snugborough Road)

(01) 822 0449

Connolly Memorial Hospital Blanchardstown

(01) 821 3844

Blanchardstown Garda Station

(01) 666 7000

Garda Confidential Line – Freephone

1800 666 111

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BANKS AND BUILDING SOCIETIES Allied Irish Bank (Westend Retail Park, ITB Branch)

(01) 822 2022 / (01) 821 2566

Campus Bank, C Block, Student Officer

(01) 811 1130

Bank of Ireland (Main Street Blanchardstown)

(01) 821 3588

Ulster Bank (Blanchardstown Business Centre Clonsilla) (01) 820 0102

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AIDS/DRUGS Helpline (Dublin)

1800 459 459

Al Anon

(01) 873 2699

Alcoholics Anonymous

(01) 842 0700

An Oige

(01) 830 4555

Asthma Association of Ireland

(01) 878 8511

AWARE

(01) 661 7211

DOCHAS (Support Service for bereaved/suicide) (Fr. Dan Joe O’Mahony)

(01) 820 0915

Drug Treatment Centre Board

(01) 648 8600

Dublin Aids Alliance

(01) 873 3799

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

(01) 679 0276

Gamblers Anonymous

(01) 872 1133

Gay Switchboard

(01) 872 1055

Gingerbread

(01) 814 6618

Irish Family Planning Association (Pregnancy Helpline)

1850 495051

Lesbian Line Support Service

(01) 872 9911

Poisons Information Centre (Beaumont Hospital)

(01) 837 9964 / (01) 809 2566

Rape Crisis Centre (24 hour) (01) 661 4911

Bereavement Counselling Board

(01) 676 8882

Bodywhys (Anorexia and Bulimia Helpline) Lo-call No.

Rape Crisis Centre Counselling Line Freephone 1800 778888

(01) 283 4963, 1890 200444

Samaritans

1850 609090, (01) 872 7700

Cherish Lo-call No.

(01) 662 9212, 1890 662212

Lone Parents Services

(01) 864 1964

CURA

(01) 671 0598

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Society of St Vincent De Paul (01) 823 7953 / (01) 822 8457

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Teenhelp

(01) 454 3374

Tropical Medical Bureau (Blanchardstown)

(01) 820 8233

Union of Students in Ireland (01) 435 3400 Victim Support

(01) 853 1855

Well Woman Centre

(01) 872 8051

Women’s Aid Helpline Freephone

1800 341 900

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Student Handbook 2010 | 2011

Campus Facilities

Access Hours

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL ITB STUDENTS

The normal working hours at ITB are as follows:

The information in regard to regulations, policies and procedures contained throughout this handbook is constantly updated on the ITB intranet, under the Document Management System (DMS). It is the students’ responsibility to familiarise themselves with relevant regulations and policies on the DMS, and review it on a regular basis for updates. The DMS can only be accessed from ITB’s computer network at http://bravo.

THE CAMPUS The campus is located within the College Business and Technology Park on Blanchardstown Road North. This is one of the most advanced third level institutions in the country. The buildings on campus are fully equipped with computer and electronic laboratories, lecture theatres with the latest audio-visual equipment and learning aids, fully equipped workshops, library, restaurant, students’ union area, automated banking facilities and parking for cars and bikes. Playing fields, which consist of a Gaelic and soccer pitch, are also located within the campus.

Access for Students with Special Needs ITB is designed with accessibility in mind. We are happy to discuss the individual requirements of any student with special access, mobility or other needs.

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During semester Mon to Fri: 08.00 to 21.30 Sat: 09.00 to 12.30 Outside Semester (e.g. Summer, Winter and Easter breaks etc.) Mon to Fri: 09.00 to 17.30 Library Opening Hours Mon to Thurs: 09.15 – 20.00 Fri: 09.15 – 17.00

Study Facilities Facilities include a fully resourced library, modern lecture theatres equipped with the latest audio-visual aids, state-of-the-art language laboratories and computer suites. A Group Study area is located in Block A and arrangements can be made through a head of department for unsupervised access to specialist laboratories or Workshops. We would encourage you to make the most of the excellent learning resources available during your time here. Please cooperate with ITB Security during lock up. Induction and briefing sessions will be held in the first few weeks of Semester 1 to introduce you to ITB facilities. Please attend these valuable induction sessions and do not hesitate to ask academic, library or technical staff for assistance at any time throughout the year. You will find they will be more than pleased to assist students who are using the learning resources.

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Banking Services

Shop

On-campus banking service is available to all ITB registered students. A designated bank Student Officer is available Monday to Friday throughout the academic year to advise students regarding personal financial matters and the benefits of the ‘third level student package’ on offer. A fully serviced ATM machine is available on the campus. The bank office and ATM are both located in Block C (Croí).

A shop providing stationery, snacks, confectionery and soft drinks is open from Monday to Friday during term time.

Restaurant and Coffee Dock

Health, Safety and Security

A fully equipped restaurant serves a variety of hot and cold meals and refreshments from Monday to Friday. The Coffee Dock is located upstairs in Block C (Croí). It extends into a recreation area with pool tables, jukebox etc. Students are also welcome to use the vending machines situated in the restaurant area and in the Group Study area (Block A)at any time. Please remember that food and drink is prohibited in classrooms and laboratories at all times. Hours of opening are normally from 08.30 to 21.00 during Semester. Further details are published locally.

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Telephones A number of payphones are located at various points throughout the campus. Please note that mobile phones must be switched off during classes, examinations and in the Library.

ITB is committed to maximising environmental health and safety for all staff, students and visitors.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY DRILLS Evacuation drills are carried out periodically on Campus. Emergency Exits in all buildings are clearly marked with a green “running man”. These exits have either a pushbar or magnetic lock. In the event of a fire alarm activation, the magnetic lock will automatically release.

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EMERGENCY EVACUATION

SECURITY

The fire alarm is a continuous high-pitched ringing tone. On hearing the evacuation alarm: • the last person to leave a room should close the door behind him / her if it is safe to do so. Do not lock the door and do not return for personal belongings • leave the building by the nearest emergency exit (note that this may not be the exit you normally use for access) • proceed to the assembly point in the carpark • do not re-enter the building until authorised to do so by the Estates Manager or his authorised representative • cooperate with Caretakers and Security and follow their instructions during an alarm activation.

While ITB will take every reasonable precaution, individuals must take reasonable care of their own health and safety. Please do not leave handbags or other valuables unattended in classrooms/ laboratories or on view in your car. ITB does not accept liability for loss of or damage to your possessions. Where such incidents do occur, they must be reported to security.

Failure to comply with evacuation procedures is a disciplinary offence (reference document 3HS15).

DESIGNATED AREAS Do not enter any designated area without the required personal protective equipment.

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CCTV is installed throughout the campus for your protection. ITB Security/Caretaking staff monitor and enforce regulations pertaining to Security and Health and Safety issues on campus. Students should respect their authority at all times and follow instructions given by them on the above issues. Always carry your ITB Student or Staff ID Card. Security Officers/Caretakers have the right to ask you for your ID cards at any time. If you feel uncomfortable walking to your car late at night the security officer will watch you on the monitor to see you get there safely. ITB Security can be contacted at (01) 8851099.

REPORTING ACCIDENTS All accidents or incidents must be reported to the student health centre or any member of staff. An accident form must be filled out for all accidents, incidences and nearmisses (reference document 4FHS01).

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Phone Security if you observe any suspicious activity on Campus.

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CAR AND BICYCLE PARKING Car parking spaces are available on Campus for staff, students and visitors. Please park in designated spaces and only park in a disabled parking space if you have an authorised Disabled Parking Permit. Clamping is in operation for vehicles parked improperly – refer to signs on Campus. Obey the rules of the road when driving on campus. Report any dangerous driving to security at (01) 8851099 or to a caretaker. Dangerous driving is not tolerated at ITB and may result in disciplinary proceedings, or in vehicles being denied access to the campus. Bicycle parking facilities are also provided. There is a bicycle path across campus grounds from the main entrance near Blanchardstown Road North to the main buildings.

SMOKING Smoking is prohibited in all ITB buildings and on the walk way. A designated smoking shelter is located outside Block C.

THE ENVIRONMENT We would ask you to support our commitment to protecting the environment by: • Being environmentally responsible, both on and off campus • Conserving natural resources by reusing and recycling material • Ensuring the responsible use of energy throughout our campus • Participating in efforts to improve local environmental protection.

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Student Profiles School of Informatics and Engineering “The course is new here so I thought they might have fresher ideas. It’s so broad and they teach you from scratch, so even if you haven’t a clue of anything to do with digital media you’re grand. First year is teaching you how to have the skills, then in second year you get a project where you have to show those skills. You are allowed experiment and do it your own way. For me having that freedom to show what I’ve learned has made this year more fun.”

“I love the course, it’s brilliant. I never saw a Mac before and now we get to make flash ads, design websites and do html stuff. The photography is my favourite part - we’re doing digital imaging and photo restoration, it’s really fun. Moodle is dead handy, to get all the notes, schedules and assignments. The lecturers are really helpful, I didn’t have this experience before when attending another college. People here are a lot more down to earth and really friendly.” Ciara Mullally Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media

Jayme Sejean Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media

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September 27 Monday

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September / October Thursday 30

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October 11 Monday

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October Thursday 14

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October Thursday 21

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October 25 Monday

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October Thursday 28

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November Thursday 04

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M T W T F S S 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

M T W T F S S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

M T W T F S S M 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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January Thursday 13

Friday 14

Saturday / Sunday 15 / 16

Jan

S S 01 02

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M T W T F S S 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

Notes

M T W T F S S 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

M T W T F S S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

M T W T F S S M 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


January 17 Monday

18 Tuesday

19 Wednesday

Jan

S S 01 02

M T W T F S S 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

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M T W T F S S 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

M T W T F S S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

M T W T F S S M 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


January Thursday 20

Friday 21

Saturday / Sunday 22 / 23

Jan

S S 01 02

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M T W T F S S 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

Notes

M T W T F S S 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

M T W T F S S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

M T W T F S S M 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


January 24 Monday

25 Tuesday

26 Wednesday

Jan

S S 01 02

M T W T F S S 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

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M T W T F S S 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

M T W T F S S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

M T W T F S S M 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


January Thursday 27

Friday 28

Saturday / Sunday 29 / 30

Jan

S S 01 02

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M T W T F S S 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

Notes

M T W T F S S 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

M T W T F S S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

M T W T F S S M 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


January / february 31 Monday

01 Tuesday

02 Wednesday

Jan

S S 01 02

M T W T F S S 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

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M T W T F S S 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

M T W T F S S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

M T W T F S S M 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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february Thursday 03

Friday 04

Saturday / Sunday 05 / 06

FEB

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Notes

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M 28

23/07/2010 11:07


february 07 Monday

08 Tuesday

09 Wednesday

FEB

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M 28

23/07/2010 11:07


february Thursday 10

Friday 11

Saturday / Sunday 12 / 13

FEB

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Notes

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M 28

23/07/2010 11:07


february 14 Monday

15 Tuesday

16 Wednesday

FEB

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M 28

23/07/2010 11:07


february Thursday 17

Friday 18

Saturday / Sunday 19 / 20

FEB

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Notes

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M 28

23/07/2010 11:07


february 21 Monday

22 Tuesday

23 Wednesday

FEB

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M 28

23/07/2010 11:07


february Thursday 24

Friday 25

Saturday / Sunday 26 / 27

FEB

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Notes

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M 28

23/07/2010 11:07


February / March 28 Monday

01 Tuesday

02 Wednesday

FEB

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M 28

23/07/2010 11:07


March Thursday 03

Friday 04

Saturday / Sunday 05 / 06

MAR

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Notes

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M T W T 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


March 07 Monday

08 Tuesday

09 Wednesday

MAR

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M T W T 28 29 30 31

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march Thursday 10

Friday 11

Saturday / Sunday 12 / 13

MAR

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Notes

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M T W T 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


March 14 Monday

15 Tuesday

16 Wednesday

MAR

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M T W T 28 29 30 31

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march Thursday 17

Friday 18

Saturday / Sunday 19 / 20

MAR

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Notes

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M T W T 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


March 21 Monday

22 Tuesday

23 Wednesday

MAR

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M T W T 28 29 30 31

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March Thursday 24

Friday 25

Saturday / Sunday 26 / 27

MAR

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Notes

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M T W T 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


March 28 Monday

29 Tuesday

30 Wednesday

MAR

T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06

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M T W T F S S 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

M T W T F S S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

M T W T F S S 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

M T W T 28 29 30 31

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March / April Thursday 31

Friday 01

Saturday / Sunday 02 / 03

APR

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S 25 26 27 28 29 30

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April 04 Monday

05 Tuesday

06 Wednesday

APR

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S 25 26 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


April Thursday 07

Friday 08

Saturday / Sunday 09 / 10

APR

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S 25 26 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


April 11 Monday

12 Tuesday

13 Wednesday

APR

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S 25 26 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


April Thursday 14

Friday 15

Saturday / Sunday 16 / 17

APR

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S 25 26 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


April 18 Monday

19 Tuesday

20 Wednesday

APR

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S 25 26 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


April Thursday 21

Friday 22

Saturday / Sunday 23 / 24

APR

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S 25 26 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


April 25 Monday

26 Tuesday

27 Wednesday

APR

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S 25 26 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


April / MAy Thursday 28

Friday 29

Saturday / Sunday 30 / 01

May

S 01

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M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

Notes

M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

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May 02 Monday

03 Tuesday

04 Wednesday

May

S 01

M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

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M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

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May Thursday 05

Friday 06

Saturday / Sunday 07 / 08

May

S 01

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M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

Notes

M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


May 09 Monday

10 Tuesday

11 Wednesday

May

S 01

M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

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M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


May Thursday 12

Friday 13

Saturday / Sunday 14 / 15

May

S 01

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M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

Notes

M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


May 16 Monday

17 Tuesday

18 Wednesday

May

S 01

M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

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M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


May Thursday 19

Friday 20

Saturday / Sunday 21 / 22

May

S 01

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M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

Notes

M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


May 23 Monday

24 Tuesday

25 Wednesday

May

S 01

M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

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M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


May Thursday 26

Friday 27

Saturday / Sunday 28 / 29

May

S 01

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M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

Notes

M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

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May / June 30 Monday

31 Tuesday

01 Wednesday

May

S 01

M T W T F S S 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

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M T W T F S S 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

M T W T F S S 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

M T W T F S S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

M T 30 31

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June Thursday 02

Friday 03

Saturday / Sunday 04 / 05

JUN

W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05

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M T W T F S S 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

Notes

M T W T F S S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

M T W T F S S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

M T W T 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


JunE 06 Monday

07 Tuesday

08 Wednesday

JUN

W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05

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M T W T F S S 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

M T W T F S S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

M T W T F S S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

M T W T 27 28 29 30

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June Thursday 09

Friday 10

Saturday / Sunday 11 / 12

JUN

W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05

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M T W T F S S 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

Notes

M T W T F S S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

M T W T F S S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

M T W T 27 28 29 30

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JuNe 13 Monday

14 Tuesday

15 Wednesday

JUN

W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05

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M T W T F S S 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

M T W T F S S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

M T W T F S S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

M T W T 27 28 29 30

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June Thursday 16

Friday 17

Saturday / Sunday 18 / 19

JUN

W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05

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M T W T F S S 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

Notes

M T W T F S S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

M T W T F S S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

M T W T 27 28 29 30

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June 20 Monday

21 Tuesday

22 Wednesday

JUN

W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05

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M T W T F S S 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

M T W T F S S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

M T W T F S S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

M T W T 27 28 29 30

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June Thursday 23

Friday 24

Saturday / Sunday 25 / 26

JUN

W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05

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M T W T F S S 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

Notes

M T W T F S S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

M T W T F S S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

M T W T 27 28 29 30

23/07/2010 11:07


June 27 Monday

28 Tuesday

29 Wednesday

JUN

W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05

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M T W T F S S 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

M T W T F S S 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

M T W T F S S 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

M T W T 27 28 29 30

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June / July Thursday 30

Friday 01

Saturday / Sunday 02 / 03

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

23/07/2010 11:07


July 04 Monday

05 Tuesday

06 Wednesday

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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July Thursday 07

Friday 08

Saturday / Sunday 09 / 10

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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July 11 Monday

12 Tuesday

13 Wednesday

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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July Thursday 14

Friday 15

Saturday / Sunday 16 / 17

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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July 18 Monday

19 Tuesday

20 Wednesday

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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July Thursday 21

Friday 22

Saturday / Sunday 23 / 24

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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July 25 Monday

26 Tuesday

27 Wednesday

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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July Thursday 28

Friday 29

Saturday / Sunday 30 / 31

JUL

F S S 01 02 03

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M T W T F S S 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Notes

M T W T F S S 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

M T W T F S S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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August 01 Monday

02 Tuesday

03 Wednesday

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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August Thursday 04

Friday 05

Saturday / Sunday 06 / 07

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

Notes

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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August 08 Monday

09 Tuesday

10 Wednesday

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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August Thursday 11

Friday 12

Saturday / Sunday 13 / 14

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

Notes

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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August 15 Monday

16 Tuesday

17 Wednesday

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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August Thursday 18

Friday 19

Saturday / Sunday 20 / 21

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

Notes

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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August 22 Monday

23 Tuesday

24 Wednesday

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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August Thursday 25

Friday 26

Saturday / Sunday 27 / 28

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

Notes

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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August / September 29 Monday

30 Tuesday

31 Wednesday

Aug

M T W T F S S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07

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M T W T F S S 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

M T W T F S S 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

M T W T F S S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

M T W 29 30 31

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September Thursday 01

Friday 02

Saturday / Sunday 03 / 04

SEPT

T F S S 01 02 03 04

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M T W T F S S 05 06 07 08 09 10 11

Notes

M T W T F S S 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

M T W T F S S 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

M T W T F 26 27 28 29 30

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Every reasonable attempt to meet students’ needs is made, including the provision of special equipment where budgets permit. ITB will liaise with and take advice from appropriate external groups such as Health Boards or other national bodies as appropriate. Students with dyslexia or other learning difficulties, who may experience any difficulty with the presentation of lectures, are encouraged to advise their Tutor, Head of School or the Student Services Officer as soon as possible. Special arrangements will be made for such students at examination time, provided sufficient notice is given and the student is registered with student services office.

HARDSHIP FUND We appreciate that students can sometimes run into financial difficulty during their third level education. A limited emergency fund is available to assist students who find themselves in this situation. The fund is intended to meet short-term financial crises, and students are expected to repay money they have received from the fund when their financial circumstances allow, so that the fund can be redirected to others in need. The fund is accessed through the Student Services Officer (01) 885 1028.

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DISABILITY FUND A Disability Fund is provided by the HEA. Full-time students may be eligible for funding if they have a special need which requires support. Funding can be allocated for the provision of specific supports including transport costs, study skills, academic support, equipment and software. Students who feel that they may be eligible to apply for this funding should contact the Student Services Officer as early as possible. Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation and/or assessments. Currently, applications must be made by mid October to be considered for this funding which is determined by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The Disability Act 2005 sets out to make significant improvements to the everyday lives of people with disabilities. It forms part of the Government’s National Disability Strategy, which also includes the Employment Equality Act, 1998, the Equal Status Act, 2000, the Equality Act, 2004, the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act, 2004 and the Comhairle (Amendment) Bill, 2004. In short, the Act places a number of statutory obligations on public bodies (which include Higher Education Institutions) to: • make public buildings accessible to people with disabilities • make public services and information accessible to people with disabilities • be pro-active in employing people with disabilities.

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It also provides for: • individual assessment of need and related ‘service statements’ • sectoral plans in key service areas • restrictions on genetic testing • the establishment of a Centre for Excellence in Universal Design.

How is disability defined under the Act? The definition of disability used in the Disability Act is quite restrictive: “...’disability’, in relation to a person, means a substantial restriction in the capacity of the person to carry on a profession, business or occupation in the State or to participate in social or cultural life in the State by reason of an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment...” In other words, a person must have a significant ongoing difficulty in the area of communication, learning or mobility. If you have any queries in regard to disability please contact the Student Services Officer at (01) 885 1028.

Oratory Located First Floor Block C The oratory C106 provides a quiet oasis. It is open throughout the day and offers a space for prayer or reflection or just a quiet place to escape from the hub-bub of college for a while. There are services at various stages during the Academic Year.

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Quiet Room A quiet room (E227) is available for students during term time from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday.

STUDENT ASSISTANCE FUND The HEA provides a special limited fund to assist full-time students experiencing financial hardship. Funding may be made available after a confidential interview and subject to approval at Student Assistance Fund meeting. The Student Assistance Fund is administered by the Student Services Officer. Application forms are available from the student services office and intranet. Applications for costs including accommodation, transport, materials and books etc. may be considered. Childcare support can also be provided in circumstances where the availability of affordable, accessible childcare is an obstacle to a student’s full participation in their chosen course. For information on funding available at third level please check the website www.studentfinance.ie an initiative of the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

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WELCOME FROM THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE The Student Services Office, which operates under the umbrella of the Registrar’s Office, works with lecturers and tutors in supporting students throughout ITB. The Student Services Team is there to help you, so contact them if you have queries about any aspect of life at ITB (01) 885 1000.

IDENTIFICATION CARDS ID cards are issued at registration. The student ID card is proof that the bearer is a registered student at ITB and permits the student to avail of the facilities. This card must be produced on request for purposes of identification to any ITB Officer or other person authorised by ITB to request it. A duplicate ID card may be obtained on payment of a fee of â‚Ź10.00. The ITB ID card remains the property of ITB. It must be returned if a student withdraws from a course.

NOTIFICATION OF ADDRESS At the time of registration, or as soon as possible thereafter, each student must inform the Academic Administration Team (Room A60) of the address of his/her residence during term. Immediate notification of any change of address (either permanent home address or term residence) during the academic year must also be given to the same office (01) 885 1133 (Room A60) as all correspondence will be sent to this address.

LOST PROPERTY Reception provides a lost and found service which is located at the main reception desk in Block F.

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Welfare Services on Campus We appreciate that education is part of your overall life experience. ITB is committed to providing caring support to our students, to equal opportunity for students and to assisting with their personal, medical and counselling needs as well as their academic welfare. Cynthia O'Hea, Student Services Officer

The Student Charter (see page 26 for list of policies and student charter) sets out the rights and obligations of students and is a framework to ensure that relations between ITB and its students are conducted in a fair and equitable manner. Students must familiarise themselves with this charter and policies.

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Located first floor Block C Facilitating all students in whatever way possible is both an issue of basic human rights and an integral part of our undertaking to provide equality of opportunity in higher education. The responsibility for implementation of policy lies within the Registrar’s Office, which liaises with other ITB departments and outside agencies. Students who have special needs are encouraged to let us know as early as possible by getting in touch with the Student Services Officer, Cynthia O’Hea, (01) 885 1028.

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NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK ASSESSMENT SERVICE The National Learning Network Assessment Service is located in Block A of the ITB Campus. It provides a service for all students in the college. The National Learning Network works in close collaboration with the Student Services Office at ITB to ensure that individuals with specific learning difficulties, and any other difficulties that affect learning will be provided with a high quality service, which will identify their needs and offer support and practical strategies. The National Learning Network Assessment Service promotes inclusive education nationally through the development of its unique learner profiling facility together with comprehensive educational, vocational and functional activity support services for third level students with Specific Processing/ Learning Difficulties. The National Learning Network provides individuals with the most appropriate and suitable supports in order to empower them to achieve their true potential, and complete a course of study. The Centre realises that all individuals learn differently for example: • Some individuals will prefer to receive information through the visual channel e.g. through graphs, maps, diagrams, and pictures

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• While others may learn better through the auditory channel e.g. through discussion and listening • Alternatively, some individuals prefer to learn through the kinaesthetic channel e.g. through movement and doing. At the Assessment Service, individuals can explore their own unique learning profile and investigate how they learn best. The staff at the Centre also provide advice on study skills, time management, organisational strategies, and software and technology supports. Individuals may meet with an educational psychologist, occupational therapist, education support worker, or technology advisor, depending on which area they wish to explore. All information provided by an individual is treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. ITB staff can also seek support from the assessment service in relation to techniques and strategies for supporting their students’ learning. You can contact the service at (01) 885 1386 or e-mail assessmentservice@nln.ie.

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MATURE STUDENTS

Ger Quiney, Student Counsellor

COUNSELLING SERVICE Located Room A2 Block A From time to time, some students may experience personal difficulties, such as difficulties with study or examinations, lack of confidence and self-esteem, unsatisfactory relationships, family difficulties, anxiety or depression. If so, we would strongly encourage you to avail of our professional, confidential and free counselling service, available to all students. Ger Quiney, the Student Counsellor is available Monday to Friday and can be contacted by e-mail (ger.quiney@itb.ie), mobile (087) 2406908 or by dropping up to Room A2, Block A.

Participation in education can be highly enriching and rewarding, but embarking on a full-time or a part-time course of study after a long period away from formal education can be demanding. Mental and physical discipline is necessary for reading, analysing and writing, and can present special problems for those who have no recent experience of academic life. If you experience difficulty please seek support and help at the earliest possible opportunity. Contact the Tutor, Head of School, Head of Department or Student Services Officer if there is anything you wish to discuss.

Maria Brown, Careers Development Manager

CAREERS SERVICE Located first floor, Block C The Careers Service offers support and advice to students in a confidential and professional manner. Our aim is to facilitate students to obtain employment or explore further study.

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Support and advice is available on such issues as: • Career Planning • CV and Letter Preparation • Interview Techniques • Presentation Skills • Further Study • Employment Opportunities The Careers Service advertises graduate opportunities, job vacancies and general careers information on the Careers Noticeboard(s) and on the Institute’s website at www.itb.ie. Appointments – students can drop in to the Careers Office [Room C112 – first floor in Block C) between 10.00am and 12.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Appointments for one-to-one discussions can be arranged by contacting Maria Brown on (01) 885 1025 or by e-mail on maria.brown@itb.ie or careers@itb.ie.

Marie Smyth, Nurse

ITB HEALTH CENTRE Located first floor, Block C The Institute has a fully equipped medical centre on campus which offers a comprehensive health service to all students. A full nursing service is available Monday – Friday 9.15am to 5.00pm throughout the academic year. It is not necessary to make an appointment to see the nurse. There is a doctor on campus twice a week; it is necessary to make an appointment to see the doctor (via the nurse). Arrangements have been made with local doctors for students located off the main campus, e.g. in the Botanic Gardens. The emphasis in the student health centre is on preventative medicine and healthy lifestyles. A range of educational and informative workshops and seminars are organised throughout the year for students and staff.

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All services in the student health centre are free of charge and totally confidential. No information will be divulged to any third party without the prior consent of the student. Students are requested to inform the Student Health Centre of any chronic illnesses at registration. Institute Nurse: Marie Smyth Phone: (01) 885 1105 E-mail: marie.smyth@itb.ie Horticulture Students can avail of tetanus vaccine from the medical practice associated with the college. The full cost of the GP visit plus the tetanus vaccine will be covered by the ITB Medical Centre on production of a receipt.

SPORT AT ITB Sports Office located in Block C – Croí Building The Sports Development Officer organises and promotes our range of sporting activities, and co-ordinates the running of sporting events both within ITB and with other Institutes and Colleges. State-ofthe-art sporting facilities are provided on campus, and so sport and involvement in sporting activities continue to develop as an important aspect of college life. Sports Development Officer: Ronan Keaskin Phone: (01) 8851153 E-mail: ronan.keaskin@itb.ie

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Ronan Keaskin, Sports Development Officer Sporting Facilities Along with having its own playing pitches, ITB has its own fully equipped fitness suite and sports hall. ITB students also have free access to the National Aquatic Centre which includes a leisure pool, diving pool and an Olympic 50 metre swimming pool. Vouchers for the NAC are available from the Sports Office. The Sports Development Officer works closely with students to determine particular interests and strengths. A comprehensive sporting programme has been developed for students which includes participation in appropriate higher education and inter-institutional competitions and leagues. Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Sports Scholarship ITB rewards students who have outstanding sporting ability. ITB is now offering sports scholarships to students to assist them in their chosen sport. Students who are selected for the scholarships can benefit from an excellent financial package as well as excellent support services. Application forms and further details can be found at www.itb.ie. The closing date for applications is October 1st 2010.

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Student Profiles School of Business and Humanities “You have a choice to go away and study for a year. I’m going to Paris and will be covering the same subjects as here - French, Economics, Marketing… the College is helping sort out accommodation over there.I commute every day from Co. Louth. It’s a good choice, it’s close to home and it’s the course I wanted to do too. The lecturers are great. Every single one is very friendly and helpful. College life is brilliant, I like it here. The social things organised by the students union are really good.” Laura Rudokaite Bachelor of Business in International Business

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STUDENTS’ Representation Under the Regional Technical Colleges (Amendment) Act 1999, students have a statutory right to representation on ITB’s Governing Body and Academic Council. Students are also represented on course boards. ITB fosters an environment in which students’ views are invited and considered, and feedback from students is a feature of our quality control and quality assurance processes.

Louise Dwyer, President/Education Officer

We have facilitated the formation of a student representative body with its own constitution and organisational structure. The function of the student representative body is to represent, protect and advance student rights and interests, to advise or act on behalf of a student or students when the need arises, to organise entertainment and to promote and support clubs and societies for students. At ITB’s discretion, the student representative body is funded partly from the student registration charge. Funds provided in this way are intended for the benefit of the student body as a whole and are to be spent in providing various agreed social, recreational and welfare facilities for students. The Students’ Union elections take place in May each year.

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any issue. The strength of any Students’ Union is dependent on its membership, so please get involved as much as you can. The Students’ Union is a representative body democratically elected by the student body each year. Its task is to provide representation and support for all students at both academic and non-academic level. All students become members of the Students’ Union upon registration at ITB. The Students’ Union works to promote the interests of the students on matters of education and welfare and will seek to develop, both in ITB and outside, services and facilities which will benefit the student body. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Union’s officers on (01) 885 1101. Currently the Union has one full-time president and three part-time officers. Student Union President/Education Officer, Louise Dwyer The position of President of the Union is a full-time position and involves representing the view of the Union and its student members to the college. The President oversees Union operations and is involved in planning all activities for the year. She are also an automatic member of the Academic Council, Finance committee and Education committee among others.

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As Education Officer the President also provides information for students, assists individual students with problems, complaints or grievances they have relating to their studies. E-mail president@itb.ie or phone (01) 885 1101. Student Union Vice President/Welfare Officer, Mark Sherwin The Welfare Officer covers a wide range of issues that affect the welfare of students, such as; financial assistance, health, disabled access, child care, accommodation, employment, safety and safe sex. This involves regular attendance at meetings of various student services committees and regular liaison with service providers. Mark is responsible for representing student welfare concerns to ITB. Entertainment Officer, Jason Aughney The Entertainments Officer is responsible for organising and co-ordinating the social events for the student body. The social side is hugely important for student life, and Jason is responsible for organising such events as Freshers week, Rag week and many other regular socials throughout the year. Clubs and Societies Officer, Diarmuid Byrne The Clubs and Societies Officer is responsible for overseeing all the clubs and societies in ITB and getting students actively involved in a club or society. Joining a club or society is the best way to make new friends at college, across class boundaries, and gives students the opportunity to represent the college at intervarsity level with many of

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the sporting clubs. Diarmuid is also there for students who want help running an existing club, or need help starting up a new one. A clubs and societies day will be held in September to give students the opportunity to join any of the clubs or societies.

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FRESHERS’ EXHIBITION During September you will have the opportunity to join any of the clubs and societies. The Freshers exhibition is part of your induction programme and gives new students a chance to discuss the activities and events each group is engaged in. Should you have a particular interest which is not represented at ITB, it is possible to set up a club or society through the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union recommends that students get involved in Freshers week as much as possible in order to make new friends. Please note, it is essential that any club or society members who wish to book a room for meetings contact Shay Murphy, Buildings Office, by e-mail (shay.murphy@itb.ie).

Jason Aughney, Entertainment Officer

It is advisable to book as early as possible as rooms are well utilised for teaching/ tutorial purposes. Organisers of any special events should liaise with Bronagh Elliott, Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager (01 885 1041 or by e-mail bronagh.elliott@itb.ie) to obtain confirmation before circulating notice of events.

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With the excellent sports facilities available at ITB, the level of student participation and club membership is increasing each year. We look forward to a successful year for all of our clubs, many of which will be competing at intervarsity level.

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• GAA (Both mens and ladies teams) • Soccer (Both men’s and ladies’ teams) • Futsal • Pool • Basketball (Both men’s and ladies’ teams) • Swimming (Mixed) • Athletics (Mixed) • Mixed Martial Arts • Rugby • Badminton (Mixed) • Boxing • Golf • Olympic Handball • Ski GAA One of ITB’s largest clubs consisting of men’s senior football, fresher’s football, ladies’ football and men’s hurling. The men’s senior football team reached the championship final in Maynooth losing out by one point. The ladies team won the Division 4 league. Soccer A large club with a great following consisting of two men’s teams and a ladies’ team. The men’s teams compete in the CFAI league and cup where they reached a league final this year. The ladies’ team won the division 2 regional league beating Trinity College in their final match. Futsal Another large club that organises internal leagues among ITB students each semester in the Sports Hall. This club is becoming more popular and there are also day long

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tournaments held during both Freshers and RAG week. Each year a representative team is chosen to compete in the intervarsities for ITB. Pool The pool club organises and promotes internal leagues on campus each semester. The pool tables are situated in the student common room and are available to all students at all times. Out of these leagues an ITB team is chosen to represent the college in the CUSAI league. Basketball The club consists of both men’s and ladies’ teams who compete in the ICBA leagues and cups. The ladies team won the B intervarsity which was held in Galway. Both teams play in the Division 2 league. Members are coached twice a week by an experienced national league basketball coach. Swimming This club takes advantage of ITB student’s free access to the national aquatic centre which includes water slides, diving boards and a 50 metre pool. They also train twice a week with an experienced coach to compete in intervarsity events. Vouchers can be collected from the Sports Office. Athletics Club The athletics club was re-introduced to the college this year with twelve new members. Simon Ryan took home a bronze medal from the national cross country championships held in Cork and eleven students competed in the outdoor track and

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field championships held at Santry Stadium in April. Mixed Martial Arts The mixed martial arts club train once a week on campus with a qualified instructor. Levels range from beginners to advanced with the more experienced members of the clubs competing for the college in intervarsity events. Rugby This club is becoming more and more popular every year. Members train and play home games in Coolmine. They currently play in the Division 3 league. The club caters for beginners to experienced players who have represented both Ireland and Leinster at various levels. Badminton One of our newest clubs with both men’s and ladies teams. They compete at intervarsity level where colleges are divided up into divisions and play in a blitz format league four times a year. Our teams reached the finals which were held in Belfast this year. Boxing This is one of our newest clubs with three new members that competed for the college this year. They took part in the novice and intermediate championships taking home two silver medals.

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represent the college on a national stage. This year our team won the shield event in Carton House. Olympic Handball This club is only newly set up and caters for all levels. CUSAI run competitions on a blitz format against other colleges each semester. This year the college played in three of these taking home a bronze medal. SKI CLUB 32 Students travelled to Andorra in January for our ski trip. The students ranged from beginners to advanced.

Societies Involvement in societies is a great way to meeting new people while developing more interests. A number of societies are already established in ITB, and there is always room for more! The Students’ Union offers assistance to students interested in establishing new societies so please get in touch if you have any new ideas. • Computer society • Airsoft Society – AirSoc • Poker Society • Music Society • Horticulture Society • Dynamic in Jesus – DIJ • Dance Society • Geo Caching Society – Geo Soc • Islamic Society – Isoc • Photography Society – PhotoSoc • Surfing Society – SurfSoc

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ITB Computer Society – CompSoc The computer society aims are to promote the use of technology in everyday life. Compsoc hold talks, seminars, tournaments, workshops and much, much more. Find more info at http://cs.itbsu.ie. ITB Airsoft Society – AirSoc The Airsoft society aims to organise subsidised Airsoft events, promote Airsoft as a sport, facilitate the Airsoft community on campus and compete in intervarsity Airsoft events. Poker Society A society for the students of ITB to come along and enjoy a “friendly” game of poker. We are available Monday to Friday and can be found at the poker tables in the common room. Music Society To play music, any type of music welcome. Botanics Society This society is set up for students who enjoy horticulture. We will promote social gatherings for the botanics students. Dynamic in Jesus – DIJ A fun club that aims to gather Christians and non-Christians together. Share testimonies and enjoy freedom in Christ. ITB Dance Society The dance society has been set up for people who love to dance. The dance society runs weekly classes in different styles of dance, mainly hip-hop and salsa. The dance

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society aim to compete in competitions against other colleges. GeoCaching Society – GeoSoc Treasure hunting using GPS co-ordinates. A list of all GeoCaches “treasure” are found on the website geocaching.com. Members of the society will pick a GPS co-ordinate from the website and try to find the cache at the specific spot. ITB Islamic Society – Isoc A non political affiliated society is run by a group of ITB students elected by students annually. Their activities/events are planned for the student/staff of ITB. Isoc presents an authentic image of Islam within the campus. Isoc refers to the Qur’an and the sayings and acts of their messenger Muhammad. ITB Photography Society – PhotoSoc A society for anyone interested in photography from beginners to experienced amateurs we will organise monthly exhibitions and competitions, days out and occasional weekends away. Surfing Society – SurfSoc SurfSoc ITB is the newest, most exciting, unique, and fun society ITB has to offer. We provide students with the opportunity to learn a new exciting sport and also the chance to get away with college friends on regular trips throughout the year. For further information contact Diarmuid Byrne Student Union Clubs & Societies Officer at studentclubs@stdue.ie.

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Student Profiles School of Informatics and Engineering “This course is about understanding the background of computers and how they work and how you build them. Subjects include computer architecture and networking. There’s a lot of practical work to it and a lot of assignments, not so much reading. A bit of research but mostly building, I like the practical side. The lecturers are really nice, this year we got on very well with them. The societies are good, I was in the computer society. I live in Co. Meath so it’s very easy to get to ITB, I drive but there’s loads of buses too.” Carly Guerin Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

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Section Four School Offices School of Business and Humanities Pat O’Connor, Head of School of Business and Humanities

Dr. Celesta McCann James, Head of Department of Humanities

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School Administrator

DEPARTMENTAL SECRETARY

Olive McGivern, Administrator for School of Business and Humanities

Una Smyth, Departmental Secretary (Business and Humanities)

Phone: (01) 885 1061 E-mail: olive.mcgivern@itb.ie

Phone: (01) 885 1543 E-mail: una.smyth@itb.ie The students first port of call for School related queries is the Departmental Secretary who will be very glad to help. Una is located in room E010 and is available from 10.00am – 11.00am, 11.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.00pm.

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Dr. Larry McNutt, Head of School of Informatics and Engineering

Dr. Brian Nolan, Head of Department of Informatics

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School Administrator

DEPARTMENTAL SECRETARY

Naomi Dixon, Administrator for School of Informatics and Engineering

John Durkin, Departmental Secretary (Informatics and Engineering)

Phone: (01) 885 1081 E-mail: naomi.dixon@itb.ie

Phone: (01) 885 1549 E-mail: john.durkin@itb.ie The student’s first port of call for School related queries is the Departmental Secretary who will be very glad to help. John is located in room E010 and is available from 10.00am – 11.00am, 11.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.00pm. The school office is located in the E block in room E010, if a student wishes to apply for a deferral, a withdrawal, repeating a year, an examination paper review or any other school related query, the school secretary will be glad to help. All medical certificates may also be submitted to the school office

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WITHDRAWAL FROM ITB A student withdrawing from ITB should initially consult with the relevant, Course Co-ordinator, Head of School, Head of Department, Class Tutor or Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager, prior to leaving. In order to withdraw officially from ITB, a student must complete the Student Withdrawal Form 4FSS01, available on the Intranet and this form must be signed off by a relevant member of academic staff. Students must return their student ID Card with this application form to the relevant school office. Once you have registered for, and commenced a course of study, fees/charges will not normally be refunded. If registered with Student Services Office please notify the office immediately of your withdrawal.

DEFERRED ENTRY (FULL-TIME STUDENTS) Acceptance of a place offered on a course may be deferred to a subsequent year in certain circumstances and under certain conditions. Details of the deferral procedure for first year students are given in the CAO handbook. Requests for a deferral are made directly to ITB’s Academic Administration Office and not to the CAO. If a deferral is required prior to registration with ITB, students should do the following: • Do not accept the offer through the CAO • Write immediately to ITB outlining reasons for the deferral request • Attach the relevant CAO offer ‘slip’ to the letter • Mark ‘deferred entry’ clearly on the envelope

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• The letter must arrive in ITB at least 2 days before the ‘Reply Date’ on the CAO Offer Notice • If granted a deferral, you must re-apply through the CAO in the next year, placing the deferred course as the only preference on the application form; otherwise the deferral will lapse.

HOW TO MAKE A COMPLAINT AS A STUDENT As indicated in our welcome statement we aim to develop, nurture and educate our students to the best of their potential. Despite the various supports and quality control procedures in place, you may come up against a situation where you feel you have been treated unfairly and wish to address this or make a complaint or appeal a decision. Depending on the gravity of the issue there are various courses of action. These are explained in detail on the student information page of the intranet at www.itb.ie under ‘how to make a complaint’. If you are dissatisfied with any services received please outline your complaint by email to info@itb.ie.

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Student Profiles School of Business and Humanities “I am really enjoying this course for the most part. Overall the lecturers are lovely, very accommodating and the content is interesting in contrast to what I had been doing previously. My favourite so far and the most interesting has been Psychology, I like understanding how people think and the way they interact. I absolutely adored the work placement as well. Prior to work placement I didn’t have any real notion of what I wanted to do so the placement was absolutely amazing, youth work is the way to go for me.” Darren Reid Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies

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“Coming back as a mature student to ITB gave me the opportunity to pursue my future career and dreams of working in the applied social care area. There are a wide variety of modules, work placement being one of them. This is the best way of experiencing hands-on applied social care work and gives you an insight as to what your choice of future career might be. I’m really enjoying my time here, I’ve gained a lot returning to full time education and my life has changed in ways I didn’t think possible. Not only have I received a valuable education but also made remarkable friends.” Laura Davis Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies

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Library FACILITIES ITB has a fully resourced, purpose-built library, located in Block F, which plays a core role in academic life. It supports our educational and research activities, by providing a comprehensive information service. Journals and book collections cover a wide range of subject areas. While the stock is mostly based on academic subjects, as well as the social sciences there are also sections devoted to cultural and social activities. The library holds a large selection of daily and weekly newspapers and there is also a paper reference section consisting of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks, reports, official publications etc. Details of borrowing procedures are available from the library desk and on the library website at http://www.itb.ie/library/index.html Library staff are available to help students to use the facility and to answer queries. Any material not held in the library can be obtained from other libraries using the inter-library loan facility. Students are encouraged to conduct their own research by using the on-line journals and databases held in the library. These databases provide information on commercial, technical and scientific subjects, as well as the social sciences. The library is committed to keeping pace with information technology developments and to providing instruction and guidance in the access and management of information.

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The ITB library opens from 9.15am to 8.00pm Monday to Thursday and from 9.15am to 5.00pm on Fridays. You are welcome to use the library during these times and your student ID card will enable you to borrow books and other library material.

In general, no prior knowledge of computing is assumed or required. We hope to be able to offer all incoming students an introductory course in the use of computers and an introduction to our networking facilities.

WIRELESS NETWORK Please see Policy on Library Regulations 3LB01, which applies to all students. As is stated in the Student Charter, each student will be treated as an adult and as such must behave in a responsible manner, respecting the rights of others. The Appropriate Behaviour Charter further emphasises this. The library usage policy aims to ensure that the library is a comfortable environment for all, which is conducive to study.

COMPUTER FACILITIES Computers have become an essential tool in every field of study as well as in all modern technical positions, and so access to computer facilities makes sense for all students, not just those undertaking specialist computing courses. Literacy in computing has become a fundamental requirement of the workplace in the same way as reading, writing and numeracy would have been a generation ago. We want all our students to grow in competence and confidence with computers, regardless of the course of study being followed (reference document 3IT13).

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A wireless network, accessible from all buildings within the campus, provides a connection to the internet for staff and students. Individuals who wish to avail of this service must contact the IT Support department, who will process the application. Please note that students will not be provided with equipment or technical support in relation to this activity, other than instructions as to how to use the service. Connections to this facility are subject to the terms and conditions of the computer acceptable usage policy. (reference document 4FITO2).

PAY-FOR-PRINT Network Printers, which produce black and white output, are available for student use in computer laboratories, the group study area and the library. Students are subject to a six cent page charge and credit may be obtained from either the Library or the campus shop.

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TIME-TABLE PORTAL Students may access their current class schedule information by navigating to the Institute’s time-table portal available from http://panda:8080. This service is also available via the Institute’s main web site www.itb.ie. Please note that those who wish to use the facility must possess a valid ITB student network logon and username.

VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT The Moodle virtual learning environment application is available from http://moodle. itb.ie. This portal is used by academic staff to provide course content and course notes to students and is accessible from inside or outside the Institute. Students using ITB Moodle for the first time must logon from within the ITB campus to create a valid Moodle student account. • For the username field, students should enter their student number. • For the password field, students should enter their ITB network password.

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Access to Moodle courses is controlled by an enrolment key, which will be given to you by the lecturer in charge of a particular module. Students experiencing issues with the Moodle application should contact the helpdesk facility. For problems with an individual Moodle course, please contact your lecturer.

HELPDESK FACILITY The IT Support department operates a help desk facility to assist students who experience difficulty using the IT infrastructure. A technician is present in the helpdesk in room (E002) to lend assistance, Monday to Friday at the following times: 10.30am – 11.00am 2.00pm – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 6.00pm (4.30pm – 5.00pm on Friday)

Once you have logged on to Moodle from within the ITB campus, you may access Moodle from outside ITB e.g. at home, in work etc. Students must use the same password for Moodle as their ITB network password. ITB advises that all students make use of the self service password facility (described below) which allows end-users to reset forgotten passwords and unlock their locked-out accounts or to change their passwords.

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SELF SERVICE PASSWORD FACILITY A software application to provide a ‘selfservice password management facility’ is available to all ITB students. The application is available to users from any internet connected PC, allowing ITB students to reset forgotten passwords, unlock a ‘lockedout’ account or to change a network logon password. It is important to note that users must initially enrol onto the Password Recovery Service and complete the registration process to activate their account. Full details are available from the Institutes intranet.

ITB INTRANET The ITB Intranet is available to all staff and students on the Institute computer network. It is a valuable source of information on all aspects of ITB life. All students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Intranet as early as possible in the academic year. ITB procedures and supplementary information is easily accessible on this site under the heading DMS (document management system). This system will have the most up to date essential information for students and should be studied in detail. The Intranet URL, which can only be accessed from ITB’s computer network is http://bravo/

• Useful Contacts • Student Newsletter • Past Exam Papers • Careers Page • Student Health Centre • Student Clubs and Societies • ITB Fitness Centre

STUDENT E-MAIL Each student will receive an individual e-mail account after registration. Students are encouraged to monitor incoming mail frequently, as important communications regarding examinations, upcoming sporting and social events and other campus information is regularly communicated to students via e-mail. Please note the following extract from the Institute’s computer usage policy, which applies to all students: ITB wishes to implement an Acceptable Usage Policy for all of its computer facilities and resources. While self-discipline will be expected and encouraged the following specific provisions shall apply both to staff and students.

There are a number of sections of interest designed specifically for students: • DMS (This system has all of ITB’s Policies, Procedures and Records) • Student Services • ITB Library

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INTERNET ACCESS

STUDENT INFORMATION DESK (SID)

Access to the Internet is provided to support genuine educational and research goals. Incidental personal use is not prohibited, but should be kept to a minimum. It is the responsibility of each individual to comply with the Institute policies governing information security and appropriate use of computer resources. The Institute logs all activity on its Internet proxy servers and has the right to monitor Internet use. Suspected misuse is subject to investigation and may result in disciplinary action, including verbal warnings, restriction of services available or, in cases of gross misuse, dismissal or expulsion.

We will be launching our student information desk in September 2010 on a phased basis. This will be located in the library (1st floor, F block). Keep an eye on the website and on notice boards around the campus throughout the year for more details.

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When one accesses the Internet an electronic fingerprint is recorded. Internet mail, unless encrypted, can be viewed or accessed by unauthorised individuals who monitor Internet traffic. The Institute is committed to protecting its information assets and the Institute network. Examples of inappropriate and unacceptable use of Internet access are listed in the IT acceptable usage policy (reference document 3IT13).

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Student Profiles School of Informatics and Engineering “This apprenticeship is a 10 week full time course from Monday to Friday 9 - 5. It’s half theory, half practical. You have to be able to plan, draw to scale and then transfer into buildings also. You need this qualification to be able to work abroad. I like ITB, this is my second time here and I’m glad I came back. The instructors are very good here … very helpful.” Patrick McKenna Apprentice Bricklayer Phase 6

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The information on fees and grants provided here is correct at the time of printing. However, applicants are advised that the Minister for Education and Science may introduce changes, both to fees charged and to student support grants. The ITB website (www.itb.ie) is updated with new information as it becomes available from the Department of Education and Science.

TUITION FEES (Full-time Students) European Union nationals attending fulltime undergraduate courses at ITB are not normally required to pay any tuition fees. However EU nationals who are repeating a full year of study must pay tuition fees. Any EU national who is following a second or subsequent third-level course may also be required to pay tuition fees, depending on the type and duration of the previous course attended. The rate of fees is set annually by the Department of Education and Science and the rates for 2009/2010 are listed in the table below. The rates for 2010/2011 will be published on the ITB website and in the Academic Programme Fees document on DMS (reference document 3AD12).

NON-EU NATIONALS (Full-time Students) Non-EU nationals attending full-time undergraduate courses at ITB are normally required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are set annually and the rates for 2009/2010 were â‚Ź9,886 per annum. Refugees with official refugee status are not required to pay tuition fees. If a student is in the

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process of seeking asylum, they are considered as non-EU Nationals. Please note: Students are responsible for the payment of fees and any charges by the stated due dates. For information on any matter relating to fees or charges, please contact the Academic Administration Office (01) 885 1000 or e-mail info@itb.ie. Any non-EU national who has been legally resident in an EU member state for at least three of the last five years may qualify to pay tuition fees at the EU rate. It is a requirement that documentary evidence of residency and the duration of residence in the EU member state is provided to qualify for the EU rate of tuition fees. The rate of fees is set annually by the Department of Education and Science. The rates for 2010/2011 are as follows:

NON-TUITION STUDENT SERVICES CHARGE (Full-time students and apprentices) A charge is payable by each student to cover non-tuition student services, e.g. examination entry fees, support for student services and support for student clubs and societies. Those full-time students not in receipt of a maintenance grant are required to pay the full amount prior to registration. The non-tuition fee is set annually by the Department of Education and Science. The rate for 2010/2011 is €1,500. The fee for apprentice students is €140. When registering for the first time, those who can show documentary evidence such as a letter from the local authority that they qualify for a maintenance grant, will not be required to pay the charge.

LATE PAYMENT OF FEES Course

€ per annum

Higher Certificate Level 6

€1,368

Undergraduate Ordinary Degree Level 7

€1,454

(All students) If fees and charges are not paid by the due dates, a late payment fine may be imposed unless prior arrangements have been made with the Academic Administration Office.

Undergraduate Engineering €2,950 Honours Degree Level 8 Undergraduate Other Honours Degree Level 8

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REFUND OF FEES (All students) Once you have registered for, and commenced a course of study, fees/charges will not normally be refunded. Students are advised to read the Institute’s fees policy document 3AD12 available on the intranet. Exceptions may arise in the following cases only: • If you have accepted a place offered through the CAO and have paid your fee/registration charge, you will not be penalised should you receive and accept an alternative course elsewhere in a subsequent CAO round of offers in the same year • If you withdraw from your full-time course of study before 31st October for legitimate reasons, you may apply to ITB for a limited refund. You must specify your reasons for withdrawing. Exceptional cases involving particular hardship will be referred to the Registrar through the Academic Administration Office.

Maintenance Grant Schemes There are 3 main student support schemes for students intending to study at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. 1) Third Level Maintenance Grants Scheme for Trainees. (TLT Scheme) TLT Scheme covers two year National Certificate and three year National Diploma courses, pursued in the Institutes of Technology (IOT’s).

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2) Vocational Education Committees’ Scholarship Scheme (VEC Scheme) VEC Scheme generally caters for students who hold a National Certificate or National Diploma (gained from attendance at courses covered under the TLT Scheme) and are progressing to approved degree courses in third level institutions, including Universities. It also caters for students pursuing degree courses in Institutes of Technology, students pursuing Higher National Diploma courses in Northern Ireland, students progressing to approved degree courses in Northern Ireland, students progressing to approved degree courses in third level institutions in other EU member states and students pursuing post-graduate courses in Ireland. 3) Higher Education Grants Scheme (HEG Scheme) HEG Scheme covers full-time undergraduate courses, generally four year Level 8 Ab Initio programmes. Further details on each of these schemes is available from your local awarding authority. Useful websites include: www.citizensinformation.ie www.studentfinance.ie Grants are not paid in respect of attendance at part-time and evening courses. However tax relief at the standard rate of tax is available for tuition fees paid in respect of students attending part-time courses approved for tax relief. Tax relief

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is also available on approved full-time and part-time postgraduate study since the 2000/2001 academic year. Further information on tax relief is available from your local tax office.

Back to Education Allowance The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in approved full-time courses in further education. The BTEA allows qualifying persons to return to full-time education in approved courses while continuing to get income support. Approved programmes range from foundation courses to postgraduate courses. Participants receive a standard rate of payment that is not means-tested. From September 2010, students entering a new course who are in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance will no longer be eligible for a maintenance grant. Such students can, however, apply under the relevant maintenance grant scheme to have the student services charge and any tuition fees payable for the course paid on their behalf.

TUITION FEES (CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS) Tuition fees are payable by all students pursuing part-time academic programmes in the Institute. Details of fees are set out in the Institute’s Continuing Education Prospectus for the 2010/2011 academic year. You may pay directly by cheque, postal order, bank draft or a purchase order number from your employer. Invoices can be sent directly to employers on request. If you make an online application (www.itb.ie) you must pay by credit card (Mastercard/Visa). The application form is considered incomplete until the appropriate course fee is received. Students who pay their own fees may be entitled to tax relief at the standard rate on tuition fees paid on courses leading to a third level qualification. Send a copy of the receipt for fees to your local Revenue District along with your P60. A list of approved colleges/ courses can be accessed on the revenue commissioner’s website using the following link: http://www.revenue.ie/leaflets/it31.pdf. A list of local revenue offices is also available from their website at www.revenue.ie under “contact us”. Please note that acceptance of fees is not a guarantee of a place on a programme. Where a place is not allocated a refund of fees will be processed.

Further details on the Back to Education Scheme is available at www.studentfinance.ie.

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REGISTRATION Registration for full-time students will take place during the first week of semester one (Thursday 9th September for all first years and during the week beginning Monday 13th September for all other years) as indicated in your registration pack documents. Registration for part-time students will be during the second week of term (week commencing Monday 20th September). A student who does not register will NOT be eligible to attend their course, their grant or scholarship may be affected and they will not be permitted to sit any exams. A late registration fee of â‚Ź50 will be payable by any student who does not register at the time given in their registration letter. There will be one opportunity for late registration, the date of which is notified to students on college noticeboards and via the student e-mail system at ITB.

Attendance We realise that there is plenty going on which can distract you from study and attending class at any third-level institution. However, please be aware that absenteeism from class for whatever reason can have serious long-term effects on academic performance. Many subjects are technical and mathematical in nature. Mathematics is a hierarchical subject. The ability to handle any particular part of the material is highly dependent on having grasped the earlier material upon which it is based. Thus being regularly absent from class, failing to consolidate material through homework, or failure to grasp a new concept through

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inability to concentrate, do not simply affect the work immediately to hand. Rather, there are serious medium and long-term implications for what is achievable. These issues are likely to result in a negative effect on achievement in any subject.

Part-time WORK AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS Part-time work can have positive and negative consequences for students. In the short term, students obviously can earn some money for social and other family needs. Working may increase responsibility, self-esteem, and independence and may assist in learning work skills. However employment of more than about 12 hours per week during semester can have a negative effect on your studies. In addition, students who take part-time employment during the academic year tend to achieve lower grades on average at the end of the year. This can have serious consequences for progression to add-on courses. Employment not only limits the time for academic study, but it also severely limits opportunities for interaction with other students. As a result social integration as well as academic performance can suffer.

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Plagiarism Plagiarism is defined as deliberately representing someone else’s ideas or work as ones own. Normally, this involves using someone else’s work without giving acknowledgement to the source of information. It is also plagiarism to alter the form and context of the work to conceal the source. It is an accepted practice that all members of the academic community use and build on the work of others in an open and explicit manner and with due acknowledgement. Students are expected to use other people’s works and ideas, for example by reference to books, journal articles or use of computer programmes. However, students must accurately refer to sources of information used. In the case of project work, this would include reference to similar projects undertaken by students in the past. While the internet often offers a wider range of possibilities for researching particular themes, it also requires particular attention to be paid to the distinction between one’s own work and the work of others. Particular attention and care should be taken to keep track of the source of the electronic information obtained from the internet or other electronic sources and ensure that it is explicitly and correctly acknowledged.

examinations conducted by ITB including, continuous assessment examinations, final examinations, aural and oral examinations, and projects submitted as part of course work) are subject to ITB disciplinary procedures (reference document 3AS08).

Grading Systems REFERENCE DOCUMENT 3AS06 ON DMS (MARKS AND STANDARDS) Grade Point Average Calculations This Alphabetic Grading Scheme uses the 60 Credit Year or 30 Credit Semester structure. This scheme applies to students following courses on a full-time basis and to students participating in the Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Standards (ACCS) scheme.

ASSESSMENT AND GRADING INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS A grade, representative of the quality of a student’s performance in a particular subject or module shall be awarded at the end of each stage or semester for which a student is registered. Table 1 lists the grades that can be awarded. When assigning grades to subjects or modules the following definitions are used.

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TABLE 1: GRADES TO BE AWARDED TO EACH SUBJECT/MODULE GRADE

PERCENTAGE BAND

GRADE POINT CREDITS VALUE AWARDED

INDICATIVE QUALITY OF PERFORMANCE

A

80-100

4.00

Yes

Excellent

B+

70-79

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Yes

Very good

B

60-69

3.00

Yes

Good

B-

55-59

2.75

Yes

Above average

C+

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2.50

Yes

Strong pass

C

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2.00

Yes

Pass

D

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1.50

Yes

Compensatory pass

F

<35

0.00

No

Fail

G

40+

-

Yes

Pass in pass/fail module (not used in GPA calculation)

I

No

Deferral of result

X

Yes

Student exempted from the requirements of the subject/module because of previous equivalent learning

W

Withdrew

NP

Absent/not present

WH

Withhold result

ASSESSMENT OF AGGREGATE PERFORMANCE The aggregate performance of an individual student is represented by the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grade Point Average (GPA) in the examination for each stage or semester of the course followed. In order to determine the GPA for a particular student, the following calculation is carried out. A Grade Point Value is assigned to the alphabetic grade a student has gained for each subject. (See Table 1).

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The Grade Point Value is multiplied by the Credits to arrive at a Grade Credit Score for each subject/module. The Grade Credit Scores are then added together and divided by the credits for the stage or semester to arrive at the GPA. Credits gained as a result of being awarded an X in a subject/module are not included in the calculation of GPA.

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AWARD CLASSIFICATIONS An inherent feature of all modern examination systems allows for minimally acceptable performance in individual subjects/modules to be less than that required for the course as a whole provided that the weaker performance in those subjects/modules is compensated for by superior performance in the remaining subjects/modules. In the Alphabetic Grading Scheme while a “D” is the minimally acceptable performance in any individual subject/ module an average performance at “C” level (GPA of 2.0) over the entire course is required to pass an examination as a whole. Therefore, in general, a “D” grade will need to be compensated for by sufficient grades higher than “C” in individual subjects/ modules.

To be eligible for consideration for an award at Merit, Distinction or Honours classification a candidate must: • Satisfy all examination requirements, credits and other requirements for the course specified in the Approved Course Schedule • Pass the final examination by virtue of passing in each required examination subject or module of the award stage at the first attempt • Have attained a GPA in the award stage of the course in accordance with the requirements in Table 2.

To be eligible for consideration for an award at Pass, classification, a candidate must: • Satisfy all the examination requirements, credits and other requirements for the course as specified in the Approved Course Schedule • Pass the final examination as a whole, by attaining a GPA of 2.0.

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TABLE 2: GPA REQUIRED FOR AWARD CLASSIFICATION Higher Certificate or Degree Classification

GPA Required

Honours Degree Required

GPA Required

Taught Masters Classification

GPA Required

Pass

2.00

Pass

2.00

Pass

2.00

Pass with Merit – Grade 2

2.50

2nd Class Honours – Grade 2

2.50

2nd Class Honours

3.00

Pass with Merit – Grade 1

3.00

2nd Class Honours – Grade 1

3.00

Pass with Distinction

3.25

1st Class Honours

3.25

1st Class Honours

3.25

BORDERLINE CASES Notwithstanding the above provisions, an Examination Board may consider as a borderline case, any candidate presenting for an award, whose GPA is approaching the above thresholds, provided the candidate has achieved full credits in all the prescribed subjects/modules. Where a candidate’s GPA is below the minimum pass threshold or the number of credits gained is insufficient for a particular award as a result of Grades D or F in particular subjects/modules then: • Only those subjects/modules where a grade D or F has been recorded can be repeated, or

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• If any of the subjects/modules referred to above are elective subjects/modules then other subjects/modules may be taken to enable a student to pass in the examination as a whole. Where academic programmes are structured in semesters, the GPA to be used when determining the classification on an award shall be the cumulative average of GPAs awarded for each of the semesters in the award stage of the programme. The award stage is generally the last academic year (two semesters) of the programme, but may be longer. See the special regulations section of the relevant approved course schedule on the Institute document management system for details applicable to individual courses.

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EXAMPLES OF CALCULATION OF GPA CALCULATION OF GPA FOR THE AWARD STAGE OF A COURSE STRUCTURED IN SEMESTERS Subject/Module

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

Credits

Grade

Grade

Grade

Point Value

Credit Score (AXC+D)

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10

B

3.0

30

Management 1

5

C+

2.5

12.5

Accounting and Audit Control 1

5

D

1.5

7.5

Taxation 1

5

C

2.0

10

Company Law 1

5

A

4.0

20

Total

30

80

Candidate's GPA for Semester 1 = 80/30 = 2.67 Semester 2 Financial Management 2

10

A

4.0

40

Management 2

5

B+

3.5

17.5

Accounting and Audit Control 2

5

C

2.0

10

Taxation 2

5

B

3.0

15

Company Law 2

5

A

4.0

20

Total

30

102.5

Candidate’s GPA for semester 2 = 102.5/30 = 3.42 Candidate’s cumulative GPA for Award Stage = (2.67+3.42)/2 = 3.05 Pass with Merit Grade 1

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Student Profiles School of Informatics and Engineering “It covers a variety of things; business and law if you want to set up your own business. It’s a hands-on subject, experience is what gets you the knowledge. Practical training, pruning, planting, plant propagation -it’s stuff you can’t really learn through theory, it’s trial and error. Machinery is another aspect you need to know about and be able to fix if you’re on a job and it breaks down.” Ciaran Farrelly Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

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Examination System Registration at the beginning of the academic year for all students also constitutes entry for semesterised examinations. The examination fee is included in the registration charge, or the course fees paid. Examination candidates are required to acquaint themselves thoroughly with the examination regulations in this handbook, which will also be posted in examination halls.

EXAMINATION MARKS AND STANDARDS Students completing examinations should read the current edition of the Marks and Standards document 3AS06, copies of which are available to all students on the Intranet. This explains the Alphabetic Grading System which is used for the majority of ITB exams.

EXAMINATIONS AND ASSESSMENT In general students are assessed on the basis of both their coursework and projects throughout each semester, and by written examinations at the end of each semester. The relative weighting given to continuous assessment and to terminal examinations varies from subject to subject. Information on each course is available on the Intranet. It is our policy that at the beginning of each academic year, students will be given a written outline of the assessment procedures to be used for their course. Other requirements regarding class attendance, number and weighting of

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continuous assessment projects, weighting given to terminal examinations and other relevant information will also be given. This information will be included in the individual course handbooks, which will be distributed at the start of each course.

EXAMINATION TIMETABLES Examination timetables for all students are published on the Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website (www.itb.ie). It is the responsibility of each student to check the published timetable, as this is the only notification of examinations.

CALCULATORS FOR USE DURING EXAMINATIONS Students are not permitted to carry personal calculators in to the examination hall. Calculators, if required, will be supplied; Sharp EL-520R/Sharp EL-52OV or an equivalent model will be used. We would suggest that students wishing to purchase a calculator get a model similar to the Sharp EL-520R in order to be familiar with it prior to examinations.

EXAMINATION REGULATIONS It is the responsibility of candidates to check the date, time and venue for each of their examinations. Examination timetables are available well in advance of the examination dates. Examination regulations are listed in this handbook (page 195) and are available on the intranet, within the Document Management System (DMS) (reference document 3AS05).

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Any student who breaches the Examination Regulations will be reported by the examination invigilators to ITB’s Examination Office. Appropriate action will be decided based on the nature of the alleged offence.

EXAMINATION RESULTS Provisional examination results will be available via the ITB website after the Examination Board Meetings at a time notified to students. Transcripts of results will only be posted to students after the Spring semester examinations. These transcripts will contain the provisional results for both winter and spring semesters. The results posted on the website and transcripts sent to students are the only official communication of results between ITB and its students. Any queries relating to examination results can only be dealt with through the Examinations Office. It is our policy not to give examination results out over the telephone. Duplicate transcripts will only be issued on payment of €10. Examination results will be made available via the website as soon as possible after the summer examinations board meetings.

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BRIEFING FOLLOWING PUBLICATION OF RESULTS ITB has a policy that, in the period following the issuing of provisional results, students should be afforded the opportunity of discussing their results with appropriate staff. The aim of such consultation is to give informal guidance to students regarding future performance and/or to discuss results with a view to providing a briefing on relative strengths and weaknesses. Students may use this opportunity to consider the need to repeat modules with a grade of D, if their overall GPA is under 2.0.

PROCEDURES FOR EXAMINATION SCRIPT INSPECTION AND RESULT RECHECK, REVIEW AND APPEAL It is ITB policy to: • Provide arrangements in relation to examination script viewing, examination mark rechecking, reviewing, and appeals concerning examination matters which ensure that they are dealt with fairly, transparently and in a timely way and which may involve, as necessary, wholly independent persons of appropriate knowledge and experience in the process. • Consider all requests in relation to examination matters in accordance with the principles of natural and constitutional justice.

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DEFINITIONS

SPECIAL NEEDS AND EXAMINATIONS

• Recheck means the administrative operation of checking and ensuring that all parts of the examination have been properly recorded and that no error occurred in the recording, collating or combining of marks which determined the result. This process is carried out by the internal examiner and the Head of School or Department. • Review means the re-consideration in detail of all or part of the existing examination material where feasible by the internal examiners and if appropriate by external examiner(s) and reconsideration of a full set of results. A review will automatically include a recheck of calculations. • Appeal means an appeal against the outcome of a recheck or review. An Examination Appeal Board will consider any matter referred to it by the Registrar in relation to any appeal, and an appeal can only be considered after completion of an internal recheck or review.

Students having disabilities that may require special arrangements be put in place for their examinations should notify their Head of School and the Student Services Officer of their needs at the beginning of each academic year. Should the disability come to light during the academic year, the Student Services Officer should be notified as soon as possible. Special arrangements can be made for students at examination time, provided sufficient notice is given. These arrangements can include the provision of a separate room to take examinations, the availability of an individual to read examination questions, the provision of additional time in which to complete examinations, the provision of a scribe, taping examinations etc.

Full details on the procedure to be adhered to, how a student applies for a script inspection, result recheck, review or appeal and the necessary application forms are available on the intranet (reference documents 3AS10).

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AUTUMN/REPEAT EXAMINATIONS Where a student must take an examination in the Autumn session or in any other ‘Repeat’ session, the student must formally apply to do so by completing the relevant application form which will be posted with your statement of examination results, and pay the appropriate fee. Only students who have correctly applied to take repeat examinations will be allowed to enter the exam centre.

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EXAMINATION REGULATIONS Reference Document 3AS05 on DMS (Examination Regulations) The examination regulations currently in operation are as follows. Please refer to the intranet for recent revisions or additions to ITB rules and regulations. 1. All students must formally enter for examinations by paying the prescribed fee. This is done automatically by the examinations office for full-time and part-time students registered for HETAC courses, and FETAC foundation certificate. The examination fee is included in the non-tuition student charge collected from each student. However, students must individually register for repeat examinations and pay the appropriate fee. 2. It is the responsibility of each student to make himself/herself aware of the dates, location and times of examinations, including continuous assessment assignments. If the students have any queries regarding any component of the examination process, they should make enquiries to the examinations office, or school administrator. It is the responsibility of the student to establish the outcome of examinations in a timely manner to allow progression to the next stage of the course or to reapply to attend repeat examinations.

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3. Students having disabilities that may require special arrangements to be put in place for their examinations should notify their Head of School and the Student Services Officer of their needs at the beginning of each academic year. Should the disability come to light during the academic year, the Head of School and Student Services Officer should be notified as soon as possible. 4. Candidates shall assemble 15 minutes before the advertised time of the examination (30 minutes before their first examination) but should not enter the examination room until requested to do so. 5. Smoking in the examination room is not permitted. 6. Candidates should seat themselves at the desk indicated by the supervisor or according to the seating plan displayed in the examination hall. Candidates will only be admitted on the production of their current ID card. 7. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that s/he has been given the correct examination paper. Each candidate is required to read the instructions at the head of the examination paper before starting the examination. 8. Examination answer books will be provided in the centre. All work should be done on the answer book(s) or other material provided.

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9. Candidates shall follow the directions of the invigilators in all matters relevant to the examination. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that s/he has signed the appropriate attendance sheet for each examination. 10. Candidates are required to provide themselves with pen, pencils, rulers and similar materials as appropriate. Candidates will not normally be permitted to borrow materials from other candidates. 11. Mathematical tables and calculators, if required, will be supplied. Calculators used in examinations will be nonprogrammable with a specification similar to a Sharp El-52OR. Candidates are not permitted to carry personal calculators into the examination hall. 12. Candidates should not commence writing until requested to do so. 13. A candidate should raise his/her hand if s/he wishes to attract the attention of the invigilator during the examination. 14. The candidate’s student number (and all other information requested on the script cover) must be entered on each script. The candidate’s student number must be clearly entered on all ancillary materials (e.g. graph paper) used. 15. A candidate must enter on the envelopes and answer books used by him the particulars required as to subject etc. 16. Any additional answer books, squared paper, etc., issued to the candidate whether used or unused, should be surrendered to the invigilator.

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17. A candidate will normally not be admitted to the examination room more than one hour after the start of the examination. Extra time is not allowed, unless arranged in advance with the examinations officer, as part of a special arrangement. 18. If, after reading the question paper, a candidate should wish to withdraw from the examination, s/he may not be allowed to do so until one hour after the start of the examination. In certain circumstances candidates may be required to remain in the exam hall for the entire duration of the exam. No candidate may leave within the last fifteen minutes of the examination period. 19. Candidates wanting to leave the examination room temporarily may not do so unless accompanied by an invigilator, and may not bring a mobile phone with them. Any time lost during such an absence will not be given to the candidate at the end of the examination. 20. At the end of the examination, a candidate must remain in his/her place until an invigilator has collected his/her script. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that his/her script is handed to an invigilator. 21. If a candidate is absent from any examination for any reason, a written explanation must be sent to the Head of School or relevant Head of Department immediately, together with a medical certificate if the absence was due to illness.

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22. All mobile phones must be switched off in the examination hall. Walkmans, radios, tape recorders, paging devices, earphones and electronic storage devices are not permitted in the examination hall. 23. A candidate must not, on any pretext whatsoever, speak to or have any communication with any other candidate during the examination. Any such communication will be regarded as a serious breach of the examination regulations. If a candidate needs to ask a question, the candidate should raise his/her hand and one of the invigilators will attend to the matter. 24. A candidate shall not bring into the examination hall, have in her/his possession, under her/his control, or within her/his reach: – Any book or papers (save his/her examination paper and such answer books as shall have been supplied by the invigilator). – Any memorandum books or notes unless specified on his/her examination paper.

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25. A candidate shall not, while in the examination hall – Use, or attempt to use, any book, memorandum, notes or paper save the examination paper and such answer books etc. as shall have been supplied to him/her by the invigilator. – Aid, or attempt to aid, another candidate. – Obtain, or attempt to obtain, aid from another candidate. – Communicate, or attempt to communicate, in any way, with another candidate. 26. A candidate must not engage in any behaviour that would be disruptive to running of the examination or to any other candidate. A candidate may be expelled from the centre if his/ her behaviour might jeopardise the successful conduct of the examination. 27. Any candidate considered to be in breach of these regulations may be subject to the Institute’s disciplinary procedures. 28. In the event of a breach, or alleged breach, in these examination regulations, the candidate may, at the invigilator’s discretion, be permitted to complete the examination. However, the Institute reserves the right not to return exam results to the exam board meeting following due investigation of the incident.

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ACCESSING EXAMINATION RESULTS USING THE INTERNET Students may access their examination results using the Internet on or after the dates specified by the examinations office. A user guide to viewing examination results is available on the exams page of the ITB website. There will also be a link to ‘Web for Student’. Logging in to ‘Web for Student’ requires the student to enter his/her User ID (Student Number) and PIN (initially set to student’s Date of Birth). The student must change the PIN to a new six digit PIN. When connected to ‘Web for Student’ the student may view his/her examination results when this facility is made available by the examinations office. Transcripts of results will be posted to all students’ home address after 20th June. Procedure to be followed to view examination papers: • Each School/Department shall arrange specific dates, shortly after the publication of examination results on the Institute website, on which students may discuss their examination results with relevant Academic staff. This date shall be posted with the examination results on the website.

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