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Students Services Office

Student Services Office

The Student Services Office is located in our new Connect Building on the ground floor.

To make an appointment Click Here

Opening Hours 9.00am-5.00pm


Contact the Student Services team:

Sinead Dunne
Celine Carey
Patricia Doyle
Stephanie O Toole


What Services do we provide?

The Student Services office provides a range of financial, academic and personal supports for students..

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 following funding initiatives are available to registered full time students.


Student Assistance Fund


Applications are now closed for Semester 2. 


What is the Student Assistance Fund ?


The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) provides financial support to full-time and part-time students who are experiencing short or long-term difficulties while attending higher education.

Third Level Access is co-funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.


What can I use it for?

The SAF is available to assist students with costs such as:

  • Book and other Class Materials
  • Rent, heating and lighting bills
  • Food
  • Essential Travel
  • Childcare costs for students that are parents
  • Medical Costs


What costs are not covered?

Tuition fees, registration fees, student loan repayments or any costs borne by TU Dublin are not covered by the SAF.


How do I apply?

The application process is now closed for semester 2.



Further information:



Disability Fund

The Fund for Students with Disabilities allocates funding to further and higher education colleges for the provision of services and supports to students with disabilities. .The Student Support Officer administers the Fund for Students with Disabilities.  Third Level Access is co-funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

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 will be made on the students behalf through the Student Services Office.  Students must register with the Student Services Office for assessment of eligibility.

Hardship Fund

The Hardship fund can also help students who are experiencing extreme financial difficulties throughout their college year. This is a small fund and students are expected to re-imburse the fund if their financial circumstances improve.  Students who wish to avail of this service should contact the Student Services Office by emailing


Funding Available from External Organisations


Fees and Grants has detailed, up-to-date information on many sources of funding available to students.



National Learning Network Assessment Service

The National Learning Network (NLN) Assessment service here on campus works in conjunction with students and staff to provide a holistic, inclusive and psychologically based service to TU Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus students. For more information, Click here


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).


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