For Incoming Students

What do I do if I have any concerns?

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If you have any general concerns, please speak to any member of staff. Your Class Teacher is also available to assist you and guide you.

We have made every effort to open safely and continue to be highly vigilant. If you notice anything that concerns you about how we are managing this, or how people are co-operating, please let a member of staff know immediately.

You can speak to any member of staff, email us on, or call us on 059 913 4230.

I’m trying to decide on accommodation for the year. Can you advise me?

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We understand that decisions around programmes and accommodation are influenced by timetables in a way that makes planning difficult. We are unable to issue timetables until we know how many students will be registering for classes.

We aim to issue timetables at induction.

Carlow Institute does not operate its own accommodation, so our students stay with private providers. Please see the local papers (Carlow Nationalist and Carlow People) for rental accommodation that may be available.

I have additional needs. How will this work?

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We have a dedicated SEN team who will meet with you at Induction and plan to support you through the year. Please make sure you have appropriate supporting documentation with you for this meeting. If you haven’t already mentioned your particular need to the Co-ordinator of the course, please do so at the point of Induction, and we will do what we can to help.

Please review the Open Learning page for more details.


Will I attend an Induction, and do I need to bring anything?

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Yes! Induction will be in person. You will be sent details of the date and time of your Induction, and we will be there to greet you and get you started on your course. We will check that we have your contact details recorded correctly (this is especially important), and will ask you to bring ID too. We will send full details of what you need to bring with your Induction invitation. Induction starts in September – you’ll get your date and time through ENROL.

Please bring all items listed in your induction invitation – we cannot complete your induction if you do not bring the items listed in the invitation.

Please only attend on your induction day and time. Remember we’ll send this to you via ENROL

Do I need my own equipment?

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This varies by course – you will certainly need regular items such as stationary (pens and writing materials). For certain courses you will need you own equipment – you will have been given details of this at your interview.

I’m concerned about access to IT equipment at home – what can I do?

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At your Induction session we will advise you on the various types of device that are suitable for online classes. You will get a student email account, and we’ll explain how to access our online leaning platforms such as MS Teams, and Moodle. We’ll help you understand how these work at Induction and how to access support while you are at college.

When will classes commence for students?

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Carlow Institute is commencing term for new first years in September. You will receive updates beforehand with dates and times via your Enrol profile. See your Enrol profile for messages and advice about this, or call us if you are unsure.

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