ORB 1.57. Please note the opening hours: Monday – Friday : 9.15 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
You can call in person, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can phone (021) 4902241, 4902664, 4903677.
You can e-mail lecturing staff: click on the name of the staff member on the "People" section of this website, and you'll find his/her e-mail address and other contact details. Lecturers also have regular weekly office hours. These will usually be posted on their doors, or under their contact details on Blackboard, or you can find out from the School of English office staff. It's usually best to e-mail in advance to make an appointment.
There are penalties for work that is submitted late: 10% of the mark will be deducted if it is submitted up to 7 days late; 20% will be deducted if it is submitted up to 14 days late. Work submitted more than 14 days late will not be accepted. If there are medical reasons, or other serious reasons which mean that you cannot meet an essay deadline, you should apply for an extension. You will normally need some form of certification for an extension, and the application should be made to the head of your year committee (for Second Year, Dr Barry Monahan and for Third Year, Dr Ken Rooney). To download the forms, please click: Extension Request Form 2nd Year (32kB) Extension Request Form 3rd Year (33kB)
Re-sits of in-class tests are scheduled in the middle of Teaching Period 2. If you miss an in-class test, you will be contacted by the main office to register for a re-sit. If you have medical certifcation, or some other certified reason for missing the test, your mark for the re-sit will not be capped. If however you don't have a certified reason for missing the original test your mark will be capped at 40%. This is also the case if you fail an in-class test: you may re-sit it, but your mark will be capped.
Plagiarism is presenting another person's words or ideas as your own. If you draw someone else's words, and do not put quotation marks around them, and give the writer or speaker credit by revealing the cource in a citation, then you are plagiarising. If you revise or paraphrase the words of someone else, or just use their ideas, and do not give the author credit in a note, then you are also plagiarising. Plagiarism can occur in take-home essays, in-class tests, class presentations and examinations; in every case it will be penalised according to university policy. The School of English operates a very strict Plagiarism Policy (155kB) , which is outlined in this document. If you are in any doubt about plagiarism or the School policy, you should contact the plagiarism officer, Dr Barry Monahan.