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Advice and Support
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From time to time you may encounter issues and our advice can help you to navigate the options available to you. Some of these issues may include:
- Academic - Deferral of Year, extenuating circumstances, postponement of exams or exam results
- Personal - Accommodation, Bereavement, not settling into university, extenuating circumstances or not being happy with your programme.
- Financial - Fees, financial assistance, budgeting, or your SUSI grant
- Professional - Academic skills support, professional development, and how to succeed at university
You may need to defer an exam, change programme or notify the board of any illnesses. These forms are available from the Registry.
We also have dedicated support for the following cohorts of students:
Studying in a new country brings its own set of challenges. Differing cultural norms and expectations, homesickness, new administrative and institutional processes, dietary changes, financial issues, building a new support network, even adapting to a new climate, can all impact on your student experience.
We here at the Student Advice and Learning Skills Centre offer ongoing personal, academic and professional support throughout your academic journey in DCU. Whether you are a visiting student or undertaking your whole degree here, we will help you find your feet and navigate your way through all aspects of university and Irish life.
Returning to study can be an exciting but challenging time. Learning to juggle life with study can take time and support to navigate. We offer guidance, support and practical support to help our mature students settle into student life.
Make a Head Start
To ease the transition into third level we have developed our Head Start Programme. This programme is available to all incoming or registered DCU Mature entrants.
1-1 Appointment with Hazel Moloney (Mature & FET)
To meet with Hazel for individual advice and support, select your preferred location below:
At DCU we realise that in today's digital society not everyone has the option of undertaking full time, on-campus study. If you are an off-campus student, at undergraduate or postgraduate level, we can support you at all stages of your academic journey across the lifespan regardless of your location.
Our hope is that everyone feels connected and can avail of the university supports. Whilst your tutors provide academic expertise, guidance and feedback, here at the Student Advice and Learning Skills Centre we are on hand to provide personal, academic and professional support.
New to DCU? Why not make a Head Start?
To ease the transition into third level we have developed our Head Start Programme.
1-1 Appointment with Maree Ralph
To meet with Maree for individual advice and support, select your preferred location below: