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Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design

Support Services in IADT

Students’ Union

For any of your queries.

Located just behind the Chapel in the Quadrangle

Phone: 01 2394646

SU President is Jade Hogan Ph. 086 0270709,

VP for Education is Neil Kavanagh Ph. 086 0509863

VP for Welfare and Equality is Paul Downes Ph. 086 0509856

Ents officer is Wale Lawal

Clubs and Socs is Sean Hogan

Mature Students officer is Robbie McAney

LGBTQ Rights ofiicer is Laura Horgan.

If you have any query please drop into the SU or give us a ring/text/email. We offer advice and information on most topics, ranging from ones like grants, accommodation, finance, sudden stresses you may find yourself under, and developments within the college to the entertainment in the Chapel. If we can’t help you directly we can always point you in the right direction- and feel free to just drop in for a chat too, our door is always open.

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Office of Student & Academic Affairs

For admissions, registration, examinations, grants and fees.

Main Reception: (01) 239 4662

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is on the ground floor of the Atrium building (behind the bank). Staff here deal with a broad range of activities including student admissions, registration, examinations, and grants and fees.

Staff here will be happy to help with any queries you have in these areas and can provide advice and information on other areas such as:

  • Financial matters,
  • Deferral and withdrawal
  • Student ID cards
  • The provision of student exam transcripts
  • Academic records
  • Graduation

Our focus is on making the student experience at IADT as enjoyable and problem free as possible. If we can help in any way with any queries or any problems you have whilst at IADT, please come and see us.

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Student Services

For general and specific student needs.

The Student Services team provides a range of supports to meet general and specific needs that students may have during their time at IADT.

  • The services provided include:
  • Student Health Centre
  • Student Counselling Service
  • Careers & Appointments
  • Access Service
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Writing & Research Skills Service

To make an appointment:

The services are based at different locations around the Institute. If you would like to arrange an appointment with any of the student services team, they can be contacted directly by email, telephone or by dropping into their office.

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Access Officer

For a more inclusive college environment.

Patricia Byrne – Access Officer

(01) 239 4628

Location: Carriglea Building C006d

The Access Service is responsible for developing a more inclusive college environment by increasing participation of students from under-represented groups i.e. students with disabilities, socio-economically disadvantaged school-leavers and adult learners.

The Access Officer is there to help you in your integration into college life and will continue to offer practical advice during your time in the Institute. The Access Officer also provides information and assistance in regard to available funding, grants etc.

Please do feel welcome to avail of the service if you have any queries. Particular sensitivity at all times to the needs of students is recognised.

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For support, information and advice on your career.

Paul Murphy – Careers Officer

(01) 239 4670

Location: Quadrangle Building


The Careers Advisory Service is open to students at all stages of their course in the Institute—from first year to final year. It seeks to provide support, information and advice on a range of careers-related topics. The Service tries to respond to your particular needs.

The Careers Service can help you with:

  • Subject and course choice
  • Opportunities following your course
  • Career Planning: The Big Picture!
  • Career Planning—the nitty gritty detail
  • Self Marketing: CV’s, applications
  • Employer contacts
  • Summer work/Working abroad
  • Skills development
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Student Counsellor

To help you get through tough times.

Katie Hendrick – Student  Counsellor

(01) 239 4650

Location: Carriglea Building

The Student Counsellor is located in the Student Services area within the Carriglea Building. As you walk through the main doors of the Carriglea building, turn right and near the end of that corridor is the student services area. As this area is the home to the Careers Service, Writing and Research Skills, Assistive Technology and general information resources, there are many reasons why you could be entering this area. So don’t be alarmed if anyone sees you walking in.

So, who comes to Student Counselling and why? Well, anyone can come and make an appointment. The only requirement is that you are currently registered with IADT. Students come from the three Academic Schools, are of all ages, and both male and female. There are many reasons why students may come to the service. It could be because they are experiencing changes in their lives that are hard to make sense of; that they have experienced a distressing event like the death of someone close; their mood (feelings) may be causing them some concern or the relationships in their lives are difficult for them to manage. These are just some reasons but remember there are no hard and fast rules.

The role of the Student Counsellor is to support students during their time in IADT. Appointments are made normally for just under 1 hour, are free and the service is confidential. From the students who have used this service, they describe what happens:

“The Counsellor talks through a problem..” “…opened up a lot of ideas that I had to think about, for the better”

“gave me new angles to look at my problem from, which led me to being happier in dealing with my problem”.

To make an appointment please either use the daily ‘drop in’ times (notice on the office door), telephone Katie, the Student Counsellor, or complete an Appointment Request Form which is available in the Student Services Area, Carriglea Building

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Student Health Centre

For your medical needs.

College Doctor – Dr. Madeline McCarthy

Nurse: Jean Boland

The Health Centre

Location: Atrium Building

(01) 239 4760

The Health Centre is located in the Institute’s Atrium building (opposite the Canteen on the ground floor).

The Health Centre provides access to a medical doctor four times weekly every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and to a nurse full-time during the week. The nurse provides confidential professional advice, or will refer you to an appropriate professional, on such matters as sexual health, contraception and chronic disease. She also provides emergency first aid.

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Writing and Research Dyslexia Support

Gillian Boyland

Gillian Boyland

Writing and Research Dyslexia Support

[email protected]

Location: Carriglea Building

(01) 239 4790

It is essential that all students concerned about Dyslexia contact Gillian Boland, as soon as possible on starting college so that the Institute can ensure that the appropriate supports are put in place in time for the coming academic year. Contact her by phone, e-mail or by dropping around to the Service in the Student Services Suite

The Writing and Research Support Service is located in the Student Services Suite in the Carriglea Building. This Service provides practical support for all students with their writing assignments. Seminars and individual tutorials are run throughout the academic year in areas such as writing essays, research skills, study skills, time management and exam techniques. This Service is a must for first year students and any student worried about their writing assignments.

The Institute is also firmly committed to supporting students with Dyslexia. The specialist support service on campus where students with Dyslexia can get practical support is available throughout the year. . Supports for students include professional advice, practical help and funding applications for assistive technology and exam accommodation arrangements.

This is a confidential service and free to full-time registered students of the Institute.

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