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

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

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

Online booking for appointments is available.

 

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

  • Jessica Amberson, Learning Support tutor (part-time) is available at Crawford College of Art and Design on Mondays and Cork School of Music (and Crawford students in 46 Grand Parade)/ Cork Centre for Architectural Education on Tuesday mornings.

E-mail: jessica.amberson@cit.ie for an appointment with advance notice.Online booking for appointments is available.

 

National Maritime College of Ireland

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

E-mail: barbara.hempel@cit.ie for an appointment with advance notice. Online booking for appointments is available.