Student Policies

Student Rules, Policies & Procedures

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Fitness to Practise Policy

Some students are required to undertake placement and training that involve dealing directly with patients, clients or service users. Since it is of over-riding importance to protect members of the public from harm and to maintain the trust and confidence of the general public in the

professions and the University, it is vital that students are deemed fit to practise while on placement. To describe an individual as ‘Fit to Practise’ in the context of certain professions is to say that he/she possesses the attributes considered necessary in an individual to allow on-going

practise as an independent practitioner in the relevant profession.

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Change of Course


Applications for Change of Course for the academic year 2019/20 will open on Monday 9th September.  Closing Date for applications is Friday 27th September, 2019.  


Application for change of course can be made up to Friday, 27th September.  CAO waitlists are honoured until the close of the CAO season.

Decisions on applications received by 27th September will be made on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. availability of places
  2. entry qualifications

Students must have the points and must meet the matriculation requirements in order to apply for the Change of Course.  As part of the Change of Course application process, applicants will be required to attend lectures in order to ensure that the desired programme is the right course for them.   Attendance at such lectures does not guarantee a place on the course.

Please note: If students are successful in their change of course application, it is their responsibility to bring themselves up to date with course work. In no case can acceptance of a change of course be cited by students as grounds for poor performance at examinations later in the academic year. 


Students who fail to satisfy the requirements for change of course will be notified immediately. All students considered successful in their application for a change of course will be notified officially by email after the close of the CAO season.  Students should check their student email account regularly for correspondence from the Admissions Office.

Where the change of course request is successful the student will be notified by the Admissions Office and asked to attend the Records and Examinations Office to officially register for their new degree programme, the Student Record File will be updated and the student will be issued a new Student ID Card.

For further information contact Nóirín Deady, First Year Experience Coordinator.

Tel: 021 4902780, Email: to discuss all options available

Admissions Office


1st floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, T12 K8AF