FAQs for those starting English in 2021

We realise that things are a little different this year due to COVID-19.
This section of our website is in the process of being updated to bring you information on what you can expect in your first year studying English at NUI Galway.

FAQs - First Year English


What will I study during 1BA English?

How will I receive feedback on my work?

What is Blackboard and how do I use it?

What should I do if I cannot attend lectures due to restricted movement/health issues?

How do I log in to Blackboard?

How do I activate my NUIG email account?

What should I do if I need help with my studies in English?

When do I need to have decided my GY101 subjects?

How do I register for Blackboard?

I am having difficulties registering; what can I do?

When does teaching begin?

Is the lecture module EN124 Online or in person?

Can I choose which EN124 lectures to show up at?

Are lectures optional?

How do I sign up to a Tutorial?

Are tutorials optional?

Where can I buy the books?

Will there be exams in first semester?

Where can I find my lecturer’s details?

What happens if I or somebody next to me develops Covid symptoms?

How will I know if I have been in close contact with someone with Covid 19?

What are the university’s current health protocols?

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