tIMELINE OF class-time changes

July 8th

75-100% for postgrads numbers released and 40%-60%

numbers released

75-100% for postgrads numbers released and 40%-60% numbers released

 

July 9th

Letter from UCDSU to Prof. Rogers in Response to Plans to Reopen Campus

Letter from UCDSU to Prof. Rogers in Response to Plans to Reopen Campus

‘What public health advice has led UMT to determine that 40-60% of lectures (undergraduate) will be able to take place on campus and 75% to 100% for graduate students?  

July 14th

Response from Registrar

Response from Registrar 
Reiterates figures and does not answer specific questions

July 15th

Press release: UCD STUDENTS’ UNION WORRY THAT UCD ARE OVER-PROMISING CLASS TIME TO STUDENTS and third letter sent to the Registrar

Press release: UCD STUDENTS’ UNION WORRY THAT UCD ARE OVER-PROMISING CLASS TIME TO STUDENTS and third letter sent to the Registrar 

‘We call on UCD to be completely transparent with all its prospective students and to respond to our requests for clarification. Students deserve to make informed decisions on whether they will need accommodation near campus or if it will be safe to return to campus, and if they should travel from abroad to UCD’ 

 

July 22nd

Fourth query to Registar, UCDSU request meeting 

Fourth query to Registar, UCDSU request meeting 

July 29th

Registrar responds, accepts meeting request

Registrar responds, accepts meeting request

Aug 4th

Meeting between SU and Registrar, Deans. 

Meeting between SU and Registrar, Deans.  

Management reaffirm the process for forming estimates figures was reliable and involved a robust consultation process. They insist they are not exaggerating the figures. They do not believe the figures are “speculative” as suggested by the Students’ Union

 

Aug 5th

HEI Public Health roadmap released

HEI Public Health roadmap released

Andrew Deeks: “The Student Experience Survey (completed by 5,000 UCD students in June) highlights the importance of face-to-face contact for students, particularly in relation to mental well-being and health, and so I am glad to see that the national guidelines seek to facilitate the adoption of 1m social distancing among students in class or lecture settings.” 

"I welcome the clarity in the public health guidelines for higher education, which is in line with our expectations and planning." 

Aug 20th

Letter to UMT asking them to release timetables early

Letter to UMT asking them to release timetables early

Aug 7th

Second set of numbers released, editing down of estimates 

Second set of numbers released, editing down of estimates

‘University College Dublin (UCD) has revised its estimations for in-person class time next Trimester. Originally announcing 40-60% for undergraduates and 75-100% for graduates, the new estimates are 30-70% and 20-86% respectively.’ 

Aug 27th

Twitter announcement of one-week delay for registration to week of 7 September

Twitter announcement of one-week delay for registration to week of 7 September

 

w/c Aug 31st

Some students receive timetables with 0% in-person class-time 

Some students receive timetables with 0% in-person class-time 

UCD Student tells the Irish Times: She loves Dublin, but if she had known in advance that so much of the course was going to be online, “I probably would have considered doing it from Greece” 

Sept 3rd

Press Release from UCDSU – Students are contacting the SU complaining that their course is 100% online.

Press Release from UCDSU – Students are contacting the SU complaining that their course is 100% online.

‘It is not fair to toy with students’ expectations like this, and we call on UCD management to communicate clearly how many courses will be fully delivered online and to explain to students why they are not following through on the promised face-to-face time.’ 

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Students 'will be in class 40-60pc of time' and pay normal campus rent 

Concern some colleges 'overpromising' on campus time 

UCD students concerned over university's teaching plans 

UCD Accused Of "Exaggerating" Its In-Person Learning 

UCDSU Hits Out at ‘Over Ambitious’ Reopening Plans 

COVID-19: Universities are planning for a safe reopening, but grades are still delayed

Students in limbo over accommodation as they await timetables 

UCD Slashes Estimation of Postgraduate Face-to-Face Learning Time 

UCD Students' Union claims students telling them their courses will be 'fully online' 

UCDSU Hits Out at College for ‘Wildly Optimistic’ In-Person Class Estimations 

‘All of the costs, fewer benefits’ — Student Unions’ outrage over high third level fees despite COVID 

Students in accommodation limbo as many lectures go online 

Outrage Over Timetables in NUIG and UCD May Be a Sign of the Times for Trinity 

UCD students to attend face-to-face classes for at least half of the time 

UCD Students to Spend 40 to 60 Per Cent of Schedule in Classrooms 

Students 'will be in class 40-60pc of time' and pay normal campus rent 

Concern some colleges 'overpromising' on campus time 

UCD students concerned over university's teaching plans 

UCD Accused Of "Exaggerating" Its In-Person Learning 

UCDSU Hits Out at ‘Over Ambitious’ Reopening Plans 

COVID-19: Universities are planning for a safe reopening, but grades are still delayed

Students in limbo over accommodation as they await timetables 

UCD Slashes Estimation of Postgraduate Face-to-Face Learning Time 

UCD Students' Union claims students telling them their courses will be 'fully online' 

UCDSU Hits Out at College for ‘Wildly Optimistic’ In-Person Class Estimations 

‘All of the costs, fewer benefits’ — Student Unions’ outrage over high third level fees despite COVID 

Students in accommodation limbo as many lectures go online 

Outrage Over Timetables in NUIG and UCD May Be a Sign of the Times for Trinity