SUPPORTS/SERVICES

OFFICS 365

While you are a registered student with us, we will provide you with free access to Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and PowerPoint). Register or log on here: https://login.microsoftonline.com/

MOODLE

Moodle is the academic platform used by teachers here in the college for their courses and components. Teachers upload their class notes and extra resource material for you to access at any time. It is also used for submitting your assignment work. With Moodle, you have 24 hour access to online access to your College Moodle account. Log on here.

TEL & IT STUDENT SUPPORT

If you have any TEL/IT issues eg. logging onto your email, accessing Moodle etc. and need some support in this area, there are support times available during the week on a regular basis.  Details will be given at the start of the academic year.

STUDENT APP

Morrison Island Campus has its own app for keeping our students up to date.  This app is available for both Android and Apple phones.  This keeps students up to date on college news, important notifications, events and the college calendar.  It also gives students access to relevant forms, VS Ware and allows them to book different services available here in the college, directly through the app such as the Jobs, Hub, tutorials or the study skills hub.

LAPTOP LOAN SCHEME

The campus operates a laptop loan scheme for students in all of our locations. An application form is available from Course Directions early in the term for access to a laptop for the year and successful students can collect laptops from the office shortly after that. This scheme facilitates students in accessing the technology they need in order to be most successful in their chosen course.

SUPPORT TUTORIALS

A number of tutorials in various subject areas are usually available on a regular basis.  The areas covered varies from year to year.  Details of these will be made available once start up.  The current information can be found on the Student Intranet and Student App, where bookings can be also made for these support tutorials.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT TUTORIALS

English language support tutorials are also available.

PROGRESSIONS INFORMATION SESSIONS

Information sessions on progressions options are facilitated for all course regularly throughout the year. Representatives from our partner universities regularly visit the college and this information is sent by email and is listed on the Student App.

QQI MATHS

Will you need Maths for QQI Progression to 3rd Level?

Students (under 23 years old) intending to apply to MTU using QQI qualifications should be aware that most courses require evidence of ability in Maths.  The minimum requirement is usually Leaving Certificate Maths at O6 or H7, or a QQI Level 5 module in Maths or Statistics.

Other institutions may also have Maths requirements for various courses. Check the Morrisons Island Campus Progressions database (https://morrisonsislandcampus.ie/progressions/) for specific maths requirements.

Students who have:

  • LCA
  • Foundation Maths
  • Failed Maths
  • No documentary evidence of Maths ability

should ask about the extra QQI Maths class which starts in September and continues to April. There will be a fee for this night class (usually around E100).

Students with a school leaving exam from another country which includes Maths may wish to check with University Admissions Departments if their qualifications are acceptable. If not, they may also need to do Maths as an extra module in order to progress to a degree course.

Mature Students (over-23 on 1st Jan of year of CAO application): should check with your Guidance Counsellor for advice on whether it would be a good idea to take the QQI Maths module.

SKILLS/STUDY HUB

There is a Skills team in the college who facilitate support and workshops in areas such as assignment writing, referencing etc.

A booking can be made for this on the Student Intranet and the Student App (where details of days and times are available)

SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

A free confidential guidance and career counselling service is available to support learners. Study advisors are also available to assist with the transition back to study or to improve existing study techniques.

PASTORAL CARE

The college operates a system of class teacher and course director system so that each student can get a holistic experience.

ID CARDS

All students are issued with a student ID Card.

DIGITAL BADGES

While in Morrison’s Island Campus, we provide you with the opportunity to earn Digital Badges in recognition of your extra-curricular accomplishments. Currently we offer three badges, entrepreneurship, volunteering (two badges – Active Volunteering and Fundraising Volunteer) and Health & Happiness. These badges can be displayed on your CV and online profile such as LinkedIn. You can start working on your badge from the end of September but must have all evidence submitted and projects completed by the last Friday in March of the following year. Further Information on Digital Badges is available on the Student Intranet and the Student App.

WORKPLACE CONNECT

The college offers excellent employment opportunities. At the end of the academic year, students have an opportunity to sign up for the Jobs register, so that details of future job opportunities can be viewed. The college has staff dedicated to providing interview skills preparation, also giving essential support, encouragement, and advice to students when they are job searching and for CV review. The goal here is to support the student as they plan and prepare for the workplace. All these services are provided at our Jobs Hub. Guest speakers are an integral part of college life. During the year, a number of guest speakers, for different course areas, are invited to speak to various student groups.

GREEN CAMPUS

The college is proud of its long tradition developing a sustainability mindset. We operated a Green Campus that involves students, teachers and all staff to lead projects and develop a more sustainable campus.