Educational Support

Booking Appointments

Educational Support is available to all registered students with additional educational needs.

Students who have been formally assessed as having a learning need, are entitled to assistance in their academic work throughout the year.

Appointments are one-to-one and are 40 minutes in duration.

What is the Learning Hub?

The Learning Hub is the central support area for students who have additional educational needs (AENs).

Students may have educational and medical needs that impact upon their academic studies.

Students who have been previously formally assessed (through Educational Psychologists, Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Neurologists or Specialist Registrars etc.) are automatically registered with Educational Support.

Throughout the academic year, the Educational Support Team have appointments with students with AEN which focus on the following areas:

  • Organisation, time and self management skills

  • Note-taking skills and assistive technology

  • How to make the most out of assistive technology

  • Reading and writing skills

  • Exam study skills

The aims of Educational Support for students are:

  • Empowering students to self-manage their study skills

  • Educational Support for students registered as having an educational need (learning need and/or medical condition)

  • Providing reasonable accommodations for registered students with additional needs

Aoife O'Dwyer assists all students that require additional support in their academic studies.  Aoife is assisted by personal assistants, Gemma Finn and Sinéad Rooney.

Some students may require help with the transition to college life, guidance with their assignments or to avail of supports that are available (English as an Additional Language and Learning support).

Areas of support include:

  • Formal educational assessments
  • Learning support for students with additional needs

The Resource and Support area is open to all learners throughout the academic year every day from 9am until 16:00pm except Wednesdays, when it opens from 9am to 15:20pm.

If you have any Educational Support queries, you can contact Aoife O'Dwyer on 086 601 1305 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learning Support Booking Form: Click here


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