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DSS Contact details

If you have any queries about the CIT Disability Support Service (DSS), please contact us by email if possible:

QUERIES / APPOINTMENTS

The CIT DSS staff are available to answer queries and you can email us Monday to Friday (8.30am – 4.30pm).  The DSS usually responds to emails within 24 hours during the working week.

We are also developing online booking for virtual appointments with DSS and more details will be available in September.

Where is the DSS?

  • The Disability Support Service (DSS) main office is based in the Access Service, on the ground floor of the the Student Centre (beside the Bistro), Bishopstown campus. The Access Service is open from 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and until 4pm on Fridays.
  • The Assistive Technology Service (which is part of the DSS) is on the ground floor of the the Student Centre (beside the Bank of Ireland), Bishopstown campus. It includes the DSS Learning Support Service and Transition Support. Only DSS students can only access this door using their CIT student card.
  • For directions to the Student Centre and Bishopstown campus please see this webpage: www.cit.ie/citcontacts/mapsandtravel/
  • There are also DSS Learning Support tutors based in the Crawford College of Art and Cork School of Music and National Maritime College of Ireland. Please contact them to check their rooms as these can change from year to year.

DSS staff

Please note that email is the quickest way of receiving a response from DSS staff as we may be busy meeting students when you call.
 


 

 

 

 

 

Laura Coleman
Disability Support Officer
On leave 2020/21
E-mail: dss@cit.ie



 

 

 

 

Ruth Murphy
Disability Support Officer (Acting)
Tel: 021 433 5137/5107
E-mail: dss@cit.ie


 

 

 

 

 

Mark Burleigh
Assistive Technology Officer
Tel: 021 433 5125
E-mail: mark.burleigh@cit.ie

 

Julie O'Donovan
Disability Transitions Programme Coordinator
Email: JulieA.ODonovan@cit.ie

 

DSS LEARNING SUPPORT

Bishopstown campus

Fiona Downey
Learning Support Coordinator
Tel: 021 432 6744
E-mail: fiona.downey@cit.ie

 

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design 

Jessica Amberson
DSS Learning Support Tutor -
Mondays (all day) and Tuesday mornings.
E-mail: jessica.amberson@cit.ie

 

National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)

Barbara Hempel
DSS Learning Support tutor (part-time)
E-mail: barbara.hempel@cit.ie

 

 

Cork School of Music/Cork Centre for Architectural Education

Jessica Amberson
DSS Learning Support Tutor -
Mondays (all day) and Tuesday mornings.
E-mail: jessica.amberson@cit.ie