Learning Support

The DSS Learning Support Service is for students who have applied for supports with the Disability Support Service.

The aim of the Learning Support 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 apply for supports with the DSS first before they can access Learning Support.*


Please see our Resources page for bitesize Learning Support videos on study skills such as good notetaking, researching and referencing and starting an assignment: www.mycit.ie/learning-support-resources


Bishopstown Campus

  • Fiona Downey, Learning Support Coordinator (full-time)

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

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

Tel: 021 432 6744  Email: fiona.downey@mtu.ie 


Crawford College of Art and Design / Cork School of Music/ Cork Centre for Architectural Education

  • Jessica Amberson, DSS Learning Support tutor (part-time) is available at Crawford College of Art and Design on Mondays and Cork School of Music / Cork Centre for Architectural Education on Tuesday mornings.

E-mail: jessica.amberson@mtu.ie for an appointment with advance notice.

National Maritime College of Ireland

  • Barbara Hempel, DSS Learning Support tutor (part-time) is available at the National Maritime College of Ireland.

E-mail: barbara.hempel@mtu.ie for an appointment with advance notice.