MTU DSS Transitions Programme



The DSS Transitions Programme for MTU Cork campus is a PATH funded initiative and part of the SOAR Project which is an inter-institutional collaboration on access.

We have a part-time Transitions Programme Coordinator who provides support for autistic students or students who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum. This programme offers support at a pre-entry, entry and post-entry level.  It provides support, guidance and the opportunity for reflection for students as they begin the process of moving to a new educational environment.

Support for MTU Cork campus students

The Transitions Support Programme offers one to one support for new DSS students as they make the transition into college, specifically for students who identify as being on the autism spectrum.

  • New students can access transitions support during their first year in university. 

  • MTU Cork campus students need to apply to the DSS to access this support.

  • The Transitions Programme Coordinator, Julie O’Donovan, will provide guidance and support on what to expect in the university learning environment. 

  • Students may find this transition challenging and are offered the opportunity to engage one to one with Julie to work together on accessing their educational goals.

  • This could include getting to know your campus, communicating with your lecturers, how to effectively use your DSS needs assessment, and understanding how college works

  • Email:


Information for new students

  • Download the PREPARE guide (PDF - 2MB) - a tool for new students giving information about MTU Cork campus and the DSS.

The front page of the PREPARE guide with welcome text and table of contents with picture of MTU





For queries: 



Julie O'Donovan

Transitions Programme Coordinator

Disability Support Service - MTU Cork campus

Assistive Technology Service, (ground floor) Student Centre

Munster Technological University




Tel. 021 433 5152

Julie can only speak to third parties such as parents, guardians, supporters, or lecturers with a student’s prior written permission.