The course is structured to allow students to spend a good deal of time in the library. It is conceived as very much a reading course which directs students in various aspects of the field. Reading lists should not be treated as simply lists of set texts but as guides to the individual subject areas.
There are two departments of the University library with significant holdings for literary students:
The Ussher Library (Level 1). This holds a useful collection of basic literary texts that may be borrowed.
The Department of Early Printed Books. In addition to early printed books, this includes many works by contemporary Irish writers, which must be consulted in this reading room, and may not be borrowed.
Many volumes, not included in the Ussher Library, are stored in stacks elsewhere which will need to be requested. These may mostly be found in the library's online catalogue and in many cases may be ordered online.
It is important to get to know the various catalogues and computer files. Library tours are arranged in the first week of Michaelmas Term.
Borrowing: Students on this course have postgraduate borrowing rights (10 books at a time). Check the exact entitlements with the Library.
Students may use any of the public-access computers throughout College, as well as the specially provided facilities in the Oscar Wilde Centre. For full details, consult Information Systems Services, Áras an Phiarsaigh, College: http://isservices.tcd.ie/
All students must supply (by 5 October 2012) to the Course Administrator a recent photograph and current address, email address and Dublin telephone number.
It is the individual student's responsibility to note announcements relating to the course that are posted on the noticeboard in the Oscar Wilde Centre.
The course timetable is posted on the noticeboard in the Oscar Wilde Centre. Any changes to the schedule will be posted there.
Please inform the Course Administrator of absence due to illness. The College Health Centre is beside the Samuel Beckett Theatre.
It is the individual student's responsibility to contact the Proctor's Office about the process of graduation. Proctor's Office, House 5, College; phone: 01-896 1218.
The College Accommodation Office is in West Chapel, Front Square. There is some College accommodation available in Trinity Hall: for details of how to apply see the website: http://www.tcd.ie/accommodation/StudentsandStaff/Students/. The Students' Union also provides information about accommodation in Dublin. Please inform the Course Administrator of any change of address and phone number.
Students' Union and Graduate Students' Union
The Students' Union represents all students in College, having five full-time officers (President, Publicity, Education, Welfare, Entertainments). It has two shops on campus.
The Graduate Students Union represents postgraduate students' interests, having representatives on relevant committees and working closely with the Graduate Studies Office. It organises frequent social events aimed specifically at postgraduate students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org , www.gsu.tcd.ie , email@example.com for more information.
Postgraduate students may use the Graduate Common Room in House 7, Front Square. Keys are distributed by the GSU at the beginning of the year.
The Postgraduate Advisory Service
The Postgraduate Advisory Service is a unique and confidential service available to all registered postgraduate students in Trinity College. It offers a comprehensive range of academic, pastoral and professional supports dedicated to enhancing your student experience.
The Postgraduate Advisory Service is led by the Postgraduate Support Officer who provides frontline support for all Postgraduate students in Trinity. The Postgrad Support Officer will act as your first point of contact and a source of support and guidance regardless of what stage of your Postgrad you're at. In addition each Faculty has three members of Academic staff appointed as Postgraduate Advisors who you can be referred to by the Postgrad Support Officer for extra assistance if needed.
Contact details of the Postgrad Support Officer and the Advisory Panel are available on our website: http://www.tcd.ie/Senior_Tutor/postgraduate/
The PAS is located on the second floor of House 27. We're open from 8.30 – 4.30, Monday to Friday. Appointments are available from 9am to 4pm.
The PAS exists to ensure that all Postgrad students have a contact point who they can turn to for support and information n college services and academic issues arising. Representation assistance to Postgrad students is offered in the area of discipline and/ or academic appeals arising out of examinations or thesis submissions, supervisory issues, general information on Postgrad student life and many others. If in doubt, get in touch! All queries will be treated with confidentiality. For more information on what we offer see our website.
If you have any queries regarding your experiences as a Postgraduate Student in Trinity don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Hodges Figgis, Dawson St. has been informed of the contents of the course reading lists. For books you wish to buy, please look first in Hodges Figgis.
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