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Support Services in NCAD


Night time confidential support for students , by students.

Night time confidential support for students , by students.

Our operating hours are 9pm until 2.30am every night of term.

Freephone number is 1800 793 793.

Students can also anonymously instant message us via niteline.ie within the above hours.


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Student Support Services

For general and specific student needs.

You are encouraged to seek assistance early in the academic year in order to maximise your learning experience here at the National College of Art and Design. For further information please contact Finola McTernan at 01 636 4217 or [email protected]

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For medical care, ill health prevention and information on healthy lifestyles.

Dr Marina Kent attends the College during term time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please consult Reception, 01 636 4200 for appointments.

Please note that the “Pharmacy” across the road from the main entrance, offers a 10% discount on prescriptions to all students of the College.

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Language Centre at the Library

For language support.

Students may study a wide variety of languages to various levels through self-tuition. Audio and video courses are available. It also offers the following services:

English conversation for foreign students

Essay writing help for foreign students

Bibliographic databases.

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Students’ Union

For any problems or queries you may have.

The representative student body, the National College of Art and Design Students’ Union, holds elections annually. Students have representation at Board level and on Academic Council and faculty boards. During the year the Union organises events including concerts, films, balls and other social and sporting activities.

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Free and confidential helplines.

Niteline Freephone 1800 793 793 
Service runs Thurs–Sun, 9pm–2.30am (during term-time only)

Niteline is a confidential student helpline that is run by and for students in Trinity, UCD, The Royal College of Surgeons and NCAD.

AWARE Helping To Defeat Depression 
Lo Call 1890 303 302

BodyWhys.ie Eating Disorders Association of Ireland
Lo Call 1890 200 44

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