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Support Services in NUIM


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.

Our 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 Budgeting Advice Service

Student Budgeting Advice Service

Website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/money-matters

The Student Budgeting Advice Service  is there to provide you with information about the many supports which are available to you as a student at National University of Ireland Maynooth. We offer support with budgeting for University, with managing your money, as well as advice on fees, grants, and social welfare entitlements. We also provide advice about the financial supports (internal and external) available to full-time students at  National University of Ireland Maynooth.

You’ll find a range of resources, links and information here to help you to manage your money better and enjoy life as a University student.​

To arrange a meeting with the Budgeting Advisor go to Campus Life and then to Student Budgeting Advice Service and to the link ‘Make an Appointment’.

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Students’ Union

For general and specific student needs.

Website: www.msu.ie
Tel. (01) 708 6000
where: SU building. North Campus email: [email protected]

The students’ union offers a great one-stop-shop for information and representation. If you’re not sure what service you need or even where to go then the SU is a great place to start. Not to mention that there’s always someone there to have a chat with.

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Welfare Officer

Students' Union.

tel. (01) 708 3669

where: SU building. North Campus email: [email protected]

The SU Welfare Officer is there for you. They are a source of listening, information and referral. If you have any issues that are causing you stress you can go to them and they will do their best to help in whatever way possible. The Welfare Officer is trained to deal with all issues and is 100% confidential so there should be no hesitation in contacting them.

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For personal worries, financial concerns and spirituality.

Website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/chaplaincy

We are here to listen in confidence, and to accompany you, not only in times of difficulty, but at whatever point you are at in your life. Here for you, offering hospitality, support and care – why not drop in for a cup of tea?

Chaplain: Mr. Shay Claffey
tel. (01) 708 3588
email: [email protected] where: Student Services Centre, North Campus

Chaplain: Ms Catherine Black
tel. (01) 708 3469
email: [email protected]  Where: Student Services Centre, North Campus

tel. (01) 708 3320
email: [email protected] where: Arts Building, North Campus


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Student Counselling

For help during tough times.

website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/counselling
tel. (01) 708 3554
where: Student Services Centre, North Campus

The Student Counselling Service is a professional counselling service available to all registered students of NUIM.
Counselling offers an opportunity to individuals to discuss in private any issues or concerns that they feel are impacting on their academic performance or sense of personal well-being. Deciding to speak with a Counsellor can be a positive step towards making life better for you. Appointments and further information can be obtained by contacting (01) 7083554. A Drop in Service is available each day during term-time from 2.00pm to 2.30pm. This operates on first come, first served basis.
Strictly confidential
Self-referral to the Service is welcomed and encouraged.

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Academic Advisory Office

For your academic needs.

website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/centre-teaching-and-learning/student-learning-and-advice/academic-advisory-office
tel. (01) 708 3368
where: Arts Building (Room 59), North Campus email:[email protected]

This office functions as a convenient first point of contact for students who wish to seek advice on general issues that may arise from their relationship with the University. For example, information is provided which will assist students in accessing information on regulations and progression routes to their degree.
Any student requiring help on their general experience of University life is encouraged to make contact with the Office.

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Student Health Centre

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

website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/studenthealthcentre                                                                                                                                                            tel. (01) 708 3878

where: Student Services Centre, North Campus

Campus Medical Centre Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9:30-12:45 and 14:00 – 16:45
(Emergency cases take priority over appointments)

Out of Hours service
Phone Dr. Denis Gaffney’s surgery at (01) 629 1169 and listen to the recorded message carefully. Dr. Gaffney is in a rota with other doctors in the area. You will be advised which doctor is on duty and how to make contact

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Disability Office

For support, services and facilities for students with disabilities.

website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/access.office

tel. (01) 708 6341

Contact: Rose Ryan, disability Officer email: [email protected]

where: MAP Lodge, North Campus

The Disability Office provides supports to all students with a disability including students who:

  • Have specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia
  • Have significant ongoing health issues
  • Experience significant mental health difficulties
  • Have physical and mobility disabilities
  • Are blind or vision impaired
  • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Have disabilities such as ADD, ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome


What type of support is available?
As a student, you may need support with different aspects of college life. The Disability Office co-ordinates a range of supports that you may need to use at some stage. You can read about some of these in more detail online at http://access.nuim.ie/disability. If you are not sure if NUIM can support your particular needs, come and talk to us about what we can do to enable you to achieve your academic goals.

General information and advice about how to become a student at NUIM and what supports you may need. Needs assessment so we can find out how best we can support you in achieving your academic goals Liaison with other staff throughout the University to ensure you get the same level of service in all aspects of your life at NUIM.

Advice on financial supports including the ESF Fund for Students with Disabilities, the NUI Maynooth Disability Scholarship, the National University of Ireland Award Scheme for Students with Disabilities and more. Workshops, seminars and on-the-spot training on how to become a better learner in university. Specialist tuition for students with dyslexia. Extra tuition in your academic subjects. Access to Moodle, an online environment where you can access lecture notes, discussions, quizzes and more as well as communicate with other students and your lecturers. The Disability Support Area in Moodle which gives you round the clock access to advice, tips, news and opportunities to communicate with other students and the Disability staff.
Assistance and advice on how to best use the Library and the thousands of physical and online books and journals available

  • Academic/Personal assistant
  • Access to learning technology in the Assistive Technology Centre (ATC)
  • Screening for dyslexia
  • Referrals to other professionals such as an Educational Psychologist for further screening
  • Alternative examination arrangements

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