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Students Services Office

Student Services Office

The Student Services Office is located in Croi Building (C113) over the canteen.

To make an appointment click here

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.

 

Funding

The Department of Education & Skills fund the following programmes which are available to registered full time students at ITB.

 

Student Assistance Fund

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.
  • Rent
  • Other living expenses (heating, light, food)
  • Childcare costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Food
  • Travel of an urgent or essential nature
  • Family breakdown
  • Bereavement
  • Accidents
  • 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 can be downloaded here from 2nd October until the closing date Friday 20th October 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted. 

 

 

Disability Fund

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.

 

Hardship Fund

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 sinead.dunne@itb.ie

 

Funding Available from External Organisations

 

Fees and Grants

 

Studentfinance.ie 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 ITB 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).

What our students say...

Laura Rudokaite

"You have a choice to go away and study for a year. I'm going to Paris and will be covering the same subjects as here.The college is helping sort out accomodation over there. It's a course I wanted to do. The lecturers are great. Every single one is friendly & helpful. College life is brilliant, I like it here. The social things organised by the students union are really good. "

Laura Rudokaite,
Bachelor of Business in International Business

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