Dear Students of the School of Maths, 
It is very disappointing news for all of us that the government has directed that teaching and learning in Higher Education move to an online format for the next two weeks. We are sorry that we cannot welcome you in person to the new academic year. However, we are looking forward to engaging with you in the online environment from the start of the semester on September 28. Please check the Blackboard pages of your modules for updates and immediate plans, and remember that online does not mean isolated or unsupported. We are looking forward to working with you throughout the coming academic year, and we look forward to seeing you online in the coming days.
With best wishes,
Rachel, on behalf of the School of Maths

 Dear Students, We are looking forward to welcoming you to NUI Galway for the 20/21 academic year, whether you are returning to continue your studies, or joining us for the first time. This will be an academic year unlike any other in our experience, due to the limitations on face-to-face interactions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of your modules in the School of Maths will operate on a blended basis, with a combination of online and in-person learning activities. The core syllabus content in most modules will be communicated online through videos, text and interactive live sessions, with workshops, labs and tutorials taking place on campus in many cases. While a full semester of blended learning activities may be a new experience for most or all of us, please remember that remote learning does not mean unsupported learning and it does not mean working in isolation. We are here to support your learning as in any other year. The channels of communication are different but they are open, and more detail on that will be provided within each module. The timetables posted here are based on currently-available information, and current national and university guidelines on implementation of public health measures. They are subject to change and will be updated often, so please check regularly, especially around the start of classes. Within modules, information on membership of groups for on-campus classes will be accessible via the module Blackboard page, along with further details both of scheduled activities and resources for independent learning. We are looking forward to working with you. We wish you every success in your studies this year. Dr Rachel Quinlan, Head of School