Student Services Office
The Student Services Office is located in Croi Building (C113) over the canteen.
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Opening Hours 9.15am-5.00pm
What Services do we provide ?
The Student Services office provides a range of financial, academic and personal supports for students attending ITB.
The Student Services Office staff are available to meet with any student who has individual difficulties. The Service aims to provide both advice and practical supports in a wide variety of circumstances.
It is a totally confidential service and is free to all registered students.
The Department of Education & Skills fund the following programmes which are available to registered full time students at ITB.
The Student Assistance Fund is funded by the Government and the European Social Fund, under the National Development Plan 2014-2020. This fund helps to provide financial support to students who need it.
What areas are covered in the Student Assistance Fund?
The following is a list of expenses which may be available under the Student Assistance Fund:
- Books/Class Materials
- Travel costs associated with your course of study at the Institute.
- Other living expenses (heating, light, food)
- Childcare costs
- Medical expenses
- Travel of an urgent or essential nature
- Family breakdown
- Assistance towards cost incurred in compulsory study abroad where the student is not in a position to cover the cost with parental or other assistance.
What areas are not covered in the Student Assistance Fund?
Funding is not available under the Student Assistance Fund for the following:
- Tuition fees are not eligible for funding (fee payments must be up to date)
- A student must be registered in the College and participating on a course of not less than one year duration leading to an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.
- As a result students on Foundation courses or access programmes are not eligible to apply for this fund.
How to Apply?
Applications are now closed for Semester 2. The closing date was Friday 3rd February 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Fund for Students with Disabilities is funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013.
This fund provides assistance to students who have a medical issue or disability in order to help them to participate in Third Level Education. The Student Support Officer administers the Fund for Students with Disabilities.
What Services does the Fund cover?
This fund provides assistance towards the cost of the provision of equipment and/or services to students who have a medical issue or disability. Services/ equipment which may be funded or provided include specific assistive technology, equipment and support services etc.
Applications for the disability fund have to made through the Student Services Office.
The Hardship fund can also help students who are experiencing financial difficulties throughout their college year. Students who wish to avail of this service should contact the Student Services Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding Available from External Organisations
Studentfinance.ie has detailed, up-to-date information on many sources of funding available to students.
The development of this centre has come from the development of a partnership between the National Training and Development Institute and The Discovery Centre Wales (a centre of expertise in specific learning difficulties) based at ITB.
There has been an increased awareness of adolescents and adults in particular with specific learning difficulties (SLD’s) including Dyslexia, Development Co-Ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia), ADHD (attention and concentration difficulties) and Asperger’s Syndrome (a social and communication difficulty) in the part few years. Individuals affected by any of these can have difficulties in some or several of the following areas:
- Dyslexia Support
- Reading Spelling
- Handwriting Study Skills
- Concentration Time Management
- Self-organisation Prioritising and Organising Workload Co-ordination Social Skills and Communication Personal Care Domestic Tasks and Budgeting.
The National Learning Network Assessment Service centre has a professional team on campus including psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educators. The following services are now available:
- Screening of individuals to identify learning preferences and learning difficulties
- A comprehensive assessment service to gain a greater understanding of specific needs and how to support the individual in the college setting and the wider community.
- Student support services include study skills support, independent living skills, communication skills, organisational and planning skills.
Dyslexia Support Tutor is based in the National Learning Network which is located in Block A, Advanced Building at ITB.
Special Assistance for Examinations
Special arrangements can be made for students with special needs at examination time provided sufficient notice is given and is justified by appropriate documentation.
These arrangements can include :
- the provision of a separate room to take examinations
- the availability of an individual to read examination questions
- the provision of additional time in which to complete your examinations
- the provision of a scribe and taping your examinations.
Any student who feels they may need such special arrangement should register with the Student Services Office as early as possible in the first semester.
For helpful tips in the run-up to exams Click here
Community Garda on Campus
Our Community Garda, Keith, will be on campus regularly throughout the year. Keith will be available to students on a drop-in basis in the canteen in the Croí building (Block C).