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Teaching delivery 2020-21
The Department is committed to delivering as much teaching as possible in face-to-face lectures and classes as per the University’s recommendations for teaching delivery in 2020-21. In line with national guidelines on health and safety matters in the current pandemic context, attendance at some lectures and classes will necessarily be restricted in numbers on a staggered basis in order to observe social distance requirements. Arrangements for staggered attendance will be made depending on teaching room size and number of students taking a particular module/class. Where possible all students will attend when social distance requirements can be maintained, but in some cases, staggered attendance will permit only a proportion of students to attend at a particular class. Arrangements for staggered attendance will be made in September when final social distance requirements may be updated for universities, and when module numbers are confirmed following student registration. In those cases where staggered attendance has to be arranged, teaching will be done in blended format, with module delivery available online to allow students to maintain continued access to the lecture/class on those occasions when they are not attending.
Staff communication with students
There are many ways of staying in touch with members of the French department, and, equally, many points of information you will need at various points in the year. All staff have regular consulation hours (see departmental noticeboard), are in email contact and can be met on the basis of appointment. As well as this, some people have specific responsibilities and will be of the most help - for example the convenor of the year of study you are in. In this section of the website, we have tried to put all that practical information and the most relevant contacts.
Head of the French Department : Dr Martin Howard
Year One Convenor: Dr Dónal Hassett
FR1201 module convenor: Dr Dónal Hassett
Year Two and FR2202 (literary seminar I) convenor: Dr. Caroline Williamson
Year Three/Four Convenor: Dr Mary Noonan
FR4201 (literary seminar II) convenor:
Postgraduates Convenor: Dr. Mary Noonan
Erasmus Programme Convenor: Ms Sylvie Campion
BCOMFR convenor: Dr Kate Hodgson
BCLF convenor: Dr Dónal Hassett
Languages for All Programme Convenor: Ms M. Spencer
Assessments / Essays / End of Year Examinations
Autumn examinations and assessments, 2020 – French
Autumn examinations and assessments will be conducted online through Canvas.
Students registered for autumn exams in French should ensure that they are aware of arrangements for their relevant modules through the module convenor.
In the case of French written and oral language exams, details will be available in mid-July from module convenors when the exam schedule is finalised.
In the case of in-year assessments and modules assessed by assignment, the details will be available from module convenors before mid-July.
In line with Government directives, UCC’s physical campus remains closed at this time. It will therefore not be possible to view Semester 1scripts until the physical campus reopens.
Students may apply to view their Semester 2 examination scripts
Script viewing in the Department of French is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 1 July and Thursday 2 July 2020. In view of the current pandemic, summer examination scripts will be available online on these dates through Module convenors who will be available on these dates by email / MS Teams.
Students wishing to access their scripts should complete the form below in advance.