Sensory Tips

Sensory Tips 

Over 16,000 students are studying at DCU. There’s no way to avoid some chaos in your day, but if you’re looking for some quieter spots to recharge, here are some ideas:

Albert Park

Right next to the hectic Glasnevin campus you’ll find the green oasis of Albert Park. If you’re feeling active there’s fitness equipment and ample space to play football. If you feel like recharging, there are plenty of benches where you can sit and people-watch. If you’re lucky, you might even get to pet some dogs.   

Upstairs at the Helix

The café on the ground floor can get quite busy, but luckily there are seats upstairs where you can enjoy coffee and a bun in a quieter space while you take in the view across campus.

The Labyrinth

Right in the centre of the Glasnevin campus you’ll find a calming space deliberately designed to help students and staff feel more tranquil. Learn more about our lovely Labyrinth here: www.dcu.ie/chaplaincy/labyrinth/dcu-labyrinth.shtml

Health Centre Rest Room

The Henry Grattan Building is busy at the best of times. If you’re managing assignments and negotiating classes, anyone can feel anxious. If you feel like you really need a little time out, pop into the Health Centre in CG13 on the ground floor. If the room isn’t in use, the lovely staff will let you take a break in the Rest Room.

Invent Café

The café is the smallest on campus, and it’s tucked away on the ground floor of the Invent building. You won’t find tranquil silence there, but you will find a nice spot to hang out with your friends over lunch, without too much distraction.  


If you have any tips that you’d like to share contact: claire.bohan@dcu.ie