Student Learning

As a third-level student you are responsible for what you learn, how you learn when you learn, and where: to succeed at university, you must become an effective independent learner. The Student Learning service helps you develop the skills you need to achieve this, from organisation and time management to reading and note-taking, active learning strategies, academic writing, and more. 

The Student Learning service provides a number of supports to all students at DCU. Students who engage with these resources often feel more confident in their study skills and in their ability to succeed. 

Interactive courses, videos and infographics

A range of online interactive courses, video tutorials and infographics are available on the DEVELOP loop page. You can use these tools 24/7 to independently develop your academic writing and study skills.

Login to DEVELOP through your Loop homepage.


Workshops are held throughout the semester on topics such as assignment writing, critical thinking and writing, effective reading and notetaking, and active learning strategies. See the Student Learning Workshops webpage for a list of upcoming events.

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre offers free one-to-one writing guidance to all students, at any stage of the writing process. Sessions must be booked in advance through the Writing Centre webpage, which also contains a bank of useful self-help videos and resources for developing your academic writing skills. In-person appointments take place in the library on the Glasnevin Campus and the St Patrick’s Campus; online appointments are held via Zoom. 

Individual study skills support

Students can avail of an individual study skills development session with an expert Student Learning Officer, to work on issues such as managing their time and workload, learning effective reading and note-taking strategies, and preparing for exams.

Contact Details:



Glasnevin Campus

T: +353 1 700 6465




St Patrick's Campus

T: +353  1 700 9211



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