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Learning Support

The Access Learning Support Service is for students who are registered with the Disability Support Office in the Access Service.

The aim of this service is to provide support for students with learning differences and a range of other disabilities around their assignments, reports and research for their course. They work on a one-to-one basis or with small groups, assisting students to develop sound research, planning and writing skills, organise course work, and manage deadlines and priorities required for their course of study. Learning Support works closely with Assistive Technology to enable students to use the tools to study independently, and it will help you to develop these skills:


*Please note that students must be registered with the DSS first before they can access Learning Support.*


Bishopstown Campus

Fiona Downey, Learning Support Coordinator (full-time)

Fiona supports CIT  students and she can support Clonakilty Agricultural College when they are in CIT or remotely by email.

Tel: 021 432 6744

Fiona's office is within the Assistive Technology Service (next door to Bank of Ireland) in the Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown campus. 


Crawford College of Art and Design / Cork School of Music

Jessica Amberson, Learning Support tutor (part-time).

Jessica is available on these campuses:

  • Crawford College of Art and Design: Mondays
  • Cork School of Music (and Crawford students in 46 Grand Parade):  Tuesday mornings

E-mail: for an appointment with advance notice.


National Maritime College of Ireland

Barbara Hempel, Learning Support tutor (part-time).

E-mail: for an appointment with advance notice.


Learning Support Videos

Starting an assignment




Taking good notes