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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 following funding initiatives are available to registered full time students at ITB.

 

Student Assistance Fund
 
Applications have now closed.

 

What is the Student Assistance Fund ?

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

The SAF is co-funded by the Government of Ireland 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 your institution are not covered by the SAF.

How do I apply?

If you are in financial difficulty you should contact our access or student services office for further information on how to apply for the SAF.

See SAF Guidelines for Students

Applications have now closed.

 

 

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 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 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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