General student handbook 2012-2013 - contains a description of Department of Social Sciences' structures, essay submission policy, details of computer and library facilities, academic calendar, FAQs
Guidelines for essay writing - contains advise on writing styles, structuring your assignments, referencing standards and presentation. Written specifically with First Year students in mind, but useful for all undergraduates
Dissertation handbook - contains Departmental protocols on typing, presentation, structuring and referencing your dissertation. Written for Final Year undergraduates
MA in Criminology - Research Methods module handbook 2012-2013
Assignment Title Page - to be used as title page for all submitted essays
Department Marking scheme - grid illustrating criteria for allocation of marks based on knowledge, presentation, argument, understanding and referencing
Department of Social Sciences policy on Garda vetting of students
Social Care placement handbook - details the roles of the student, the tutor and the supervisor on practice placement
IASCE (Irish Association of Social Care Educators) Social Care student practice placement guidelines [here]
BA (Ord.) in Social Care Practice, Placement Assessment Forms; Year 3 .
BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education, Practice Placement Handbook, BA ECE Placement Handbook
Dates of note - provides advance notice of block weeks, exams and other dates of note
Social Sciences resources on Library website (including exam papers, programme documents, databases, dissertations).
Criminology resources on Library website
OpenDoar - portal that provides open access to resources harvested from 1,800 repositories
Academic writing and publishing matters for the scholar-researcher - for graduate students and researchers aspiring to publish in peer-reviewed journals
The International Child and Youth Care Network [CYC-NET] - Rich resource of materials relating to Child and Youth Care; journals, news, links, reports, discussion fora, free on-line elearning courses and much more. A must for Social Care students.
Social Science Research Network - voted No. 1 Research Repository worldwide in 2011; contains almost 300,000 open access publications