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Third-level students, including at NUI Galway, face a lot of changes when they return in September

Third-level students, including at NUI Galway, face a lot of changes when they return in September

Third-level students, including at NUI Galway, face a lot of changes when they return in September

Online classes, one-way corridors and 400-seat lecture theatres hosting only 50 students are some of the measures set to be introduced by third-level bodies ahead of the new academic year.

Students will not return to college as normal in September as universities review how they will operate with Covid-19 restrictions in place.

This means there will be no freshers' weeks, class sizes will be restricted and, in some cases where students are allowed on campus in the first semester, they may be encouraged not to return home until Christmas.