First Year Student Induction

Welcome to TUS



We are delighted to welcome you to Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone campus. This is such a wonderful time for you to join us as we look ahead to the upcoming academic year.

You are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in your life, and we hope that the coming days will help you settle into your new environment. Our staff are looking forward to meeting you and will help you make the transition to third level.

While you are coming to college with a view to gaining a qualification that will help you secure employment, remember that it is also about meeting new people and gaining new experiences. This broader education is central to the TUS experience. We encourage you to get involved in clubs and societies and to make use of the many opportunities that will be afforded to you in TUS.

You will really enjoy your time living in Athlone, a new university town, and studying with us here on campus. Know that whatever your academic endeavour, you will receive every support and opportunity throughout your time with us.

New Student Induction:
Your new student induction activities take place over a two-day period from Tuesday, 20 to Friday, 23 September depending on your course (see brochure). These activities take the form of remote access Zoom webinars on day 1 and on site on day 2. These have been designed to get you off to a flying start and get to know fellow classmates.

TO GET READY for New Student Induction:
You will need to follow the ‘Getting Started with IT Facilities Guide’ included in your brochure. It is essential you don’t leave this until the last minute! These steps are also detailed here.

You will access your induction webinars through Moodle, the TUS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Follow the ‘Getting Started with IT Facilities Guide’ to get set up. Once you’ve followed the steps, take some time to look at Moodle

Go ahead and explore the Ultimate Guide for First Years page on Moodle and most importantly check out your faculty tile, as this is where you will go join your induction webinars.

YOUR WELCOME WEBINAR: Complete the steps in the ‘Getting Started with IT Facilities Guide’. Look up your ‘’Welcome Talk’’ time in your Induction timetable in the brochure linked at the bottom of this web page.

Go to Moodle.

Open the Ultimate Guide for First Years page and go to your Faculty tile.

Click on your Welcome Talk link to join your webinar.


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