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MIE Study Wholly Online

At a meeting of the MIE Leadership Team chaired by the President Teresa O’Doherty the following decision was made concerning those students wishing to attend wholly online for Semester one in the academic year 2020-21 due to the existence of COVID-19:

The Leadership Team has requested that as much face-to-face teaching as possible should be scheduled for all students. Any individual requests from students to attend their teaching and learning activities wholly online for semester 1, as a result of COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis and granted only in exceptional circumstances based on a documented underlying medical condition, immunocompromised, financial hardship that has been exacerbated by COVID-19 and/or any disabled student requests. 

Such requests should be made by the student, with the support of their tutor, to the Assistant Registrar using the following procedure:

  • Students seeking to attend Semester 1 wholly online, insofar as the material is available for each module, should make a case to the Assistant Registrar (Asstregistrar@mie.ie) in writing, with a note of support from their tutor.
  • Cases will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Assistant Registrar, the Access Officer and Declan Treanor, the Disability Officer and other personnel (e.g. medical doctor) as necessary.
  • Confirmation will be required from the relevant Course Leader that it is possible to take any particular course wholly online.
  • Acceptable grounds for making a case are documented financial hardship, documented underlying medical condition, being immunocompromised and/or students with disabilities.
  • Each case must ensure that appropriate and full information and evidence is included in the case presented.
  • Any cases approved by the Assistant Registrar will be communicated to relevant Institute staff by Louise Condon, the Access Officer.
  • A case may be further reviewed by the Registrar if additional pertinent information is produced by the student following initial consideration. 

It should be noted that such cases should be considered the exception rather than the norm and there will be no fee reduction for any student who is granted permission to attend wholly online. Face-to-face classes may be made available in a variety of formats such as a video or audio recording of the full class or part of the class, slides and accompanying notes or other support material on Moodle. The Institute cannot accept responsibility for class material missed because of failure of technology or human error.

MIE Leadership Team