Education Officer Megan O'Connor
I’m Megan O’ Connor and I am your Education Officer for the year ahead.
My role is to ensure you have the best academic experience possible while here in Trinity.
I am here to help if you have any academic queries. If you don’t love your course and need assistance with a course transfer, are applying for extensions or deferrals, failed an exam or are having any difficulty with your course - I’m your gal!
I am your academic representative on many college committees to ensure that your best interest is kept at the centre of all conversations.
If you would like to get involved in the Students Union, I organise the Class Representative system. Every class in college has a representative and it could be you! Class Reps are the glue that holds the entire SU together. Every course and module has different issues and reps are the best way that these can be flagged and rectified.
It’s an incredible opportunity to gain skills, meet new people and it can be a lot of fun, so be sure to put your name forward.
We will be collecting nominations from September 28th - October 10th.
1. Meeting with schools about student partnership
2. Updating and reform the election system
3. Formulating a placement support guide for health-science students
4. Dealing with caseload in relation to repeats/transfers/susi/admissions
5. Beginning the implementation phase of the Trinity Education Project
6. Organize class rep training/electoral commission training/school convenor training
7. Attending Dundee for SPARQ’s teaching course
Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to live and study somewhere that you may never get the chance to do again. Know your options and the requirements well in advance as it can have an affect on your degree if you miss pre-requists.
Find all information here: https://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/study-abroad/from-trinity/
Summer examination session will be from the 3rd to the 27th of May – you're expected to be around to have an exam at any point through those weeks, you may have exams before this session if your School has to have an exam out of this session.
Supplemental exams 2016 – Monday 29th August to 9th of September.
There is no fee to do supplementals but not all courses allow them in every year – if you're unsure check your course handbook which should be available on your Course website.
Special exams – only given under exceptional circumstances and you will have to appeal to get them - check the criteria here - you will also need supporting evidence which is explained in the document: https://www.tcd.ie/Senior_Tutor/tutors/appeals/
If you ever need to appeal a grade or need to apply for special exams please contact your tutor – the education officer can give you information and support also, but your tutor will be the one submitting your appeal.
Have your tutors number saved in your phone at exam time – miss an exam for any reason you need to call them ASAP – https://www.tcd.ie/undergraduate-studies/assets/documents/EvidenceofadmisAppeal%2027-01-16%20(1).pdf
IF YOU FEEL ILL DURING AN EXAM TELL THE INVIGULATOR ASAP – read through the guidelines for documentation you will need to appeal and learn about the process now before you go through it.