Life at NUI Maynooth
Your time at university is not only for academic achievement. It is also a time for personal development, for fun and for friendship. NUI Maynooth has a reputation for being a particularly friendly university town.
Studying at third level differs in many ways from experiences at second level. The key difference at university is an emphasis on self-directed learning. As a student, it is your responsibility to take care of your academic duties, such as attending lectures and tutorials, doing research in the library, or writing assignments to a deadline. At NUI Maynooth, we are here to support you in your academic life, with modern library, laboratory and computer facilities, and access to expert help and advice as and when you need it.
The academic year at NUIM is divided up into two semesters, each lasting 16 weeks. A semester consists of 12 teaching weeks and two study weeks, followed by a period of examinations. The teaching weeks normally involve a series of lectures and tutorials, along with written assignments and/or laboratory work, depending on your chosen discipline.