Can I record the classes so I can look back on them if I don’t understand something?
Unfortunately, you are not allowed to record classes.
But you will have full access to all the materials and resources online to assist you and support you in your learning. Your Galway Business School lecturer will also deliver a revision class ahead of examinations.
GBS offers a range of supports for learners, including:
- An induction programme to Galway Business School
- Student handbook and module guides
- On-going workshops & seminars
- Library and learning resources available at Galway Business School
- Academic writing guides and tutorials
- Access to teaching and learning support services
- Virtual learning environment (Moodle) and Turnitin
- Pastoral support as required over the period of study
I haven’t studied in a long time, will I manage the course OK
The decision to begin or return to education can be overwhelming, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve sat in a classroom!
Galway Business School staff are here to provide you with all the necessary support. Our lecturers and staff are committed to your learning experience and will guide and support you along the way, so don’t worry!
The student handbook that you’ll receive will give you useful tips on how to study and be efficient with your time and effort.
Is there an exam at the end of a Springboard course? Do I have to go to the school to take the exam?
All our courses will have some sort of examination in place. Some modules will include a written exam format while others will include continuous assessments throughout the semester.
You will have the following possible forms of examinations:
- Proctored written examination
The written exam will take place at the end of your course, which will be last week in May or beginning of June.
How easy is it to study on Moodle?
Moodle is our online learning space. You have access to learning materials anytime, anywhere, and it creates a space to keep everything together, and provide you with consistent course content and feedback. We find that an organised eLearning environment can help you to stay organised and save time.
By having your course content on Moodle, we also have the opportunity to offer blended learning, where you can combine face-to-face learning with online learning (if we’re able to return to face-to-face learning in the future).
Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with Moodle. Everyone is before they try it for the first time. We’ll be there to help you get started, and make sure you know what you’re doing.
What supports are available to us as part time students?
This is what we’ll provide you with as a part-time student on a Springboard programme
- Induction programme
- Daily student support meetings
- Access to our Moodle E-Learning platform
- Dedicated time with our academic team
How do I access my notes or assessments if the classes are online?
As a student on the Springboard programme here at Galway Business School, you’ll have access to our E-learning platform Moodle. The learning platform is designed to provide you with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create a personalised learning environments. So everything you need is in there!