Student Support Services

(a selection of what we offer)

General Facilities

  • A café canteen with a range of food options.
  • Access to landscaped outdoor areas.
  • Lockers and changing areas
  • Social spaces on each floor.
  • Information TV screens throughout the building.
  • Access to our professional gym and sports facilities (where possible).

Teaching and Learning Facilities

Course Coordinators

Each course has a dedicated course coordinator overseeing the academic content and progression of our students.

Class Teacher

Every course has a weekly tutorial class with an assigned class teacher. The role of class teachers is pastoral in nature offering students a supportive environment to progress their participation and attendance.

Student Library

This is an open-access space over two floors that allows students access computers and photocopying facilities, enabling them to engage in self-directed study and work on projects and assignments.

Student Email Account

Each student will be provided with an office 365 email account providing access to Office 365 apps – Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint, OneNote, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

Moodle

Our Virtual Learning Environment containing calendars, assignment briefs, notes and resources online. Students can access Moodle at any time and from any location. Pertinent information on essay writing, referencing and study skills etc. can also be located in this environment. Important announcements, information and updates, alongside policies and procedures, can be found on Moodle. Completed assignments will be submitted through Moodle.

Guidance Counsellors

The Institute offers students a comprehensive Guidance Counselling Service. This service provides help in the areas of career guidance, personal and educational support. The service encourages students to make informed decisions about career choice and planning and the successful completion of their course.

Student Council

All students are automatically affiliated to the Student Council, thus facilitating student voice and views.

SUSI

Applications are made online to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie and payments are monitored monthly by our SUSI officer.

Erasmus+

Carlow Institute offers students an opportunity to participates in Erasmus+. This programme enhances student experiences in an international context.

Graduation

Each year Carlow Institute celebrates the academic achievements of its students through its renowned graduation ceremony.

Student Support Services for Few

Students with Additional Needs

Carlow Institute is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for Level 5 and Level 6 students who have a disability, specific learning difficulty or medical condition.

We endeavour, wherever possible, to make it easier for such students to access our courses and to participate in student life at the Institute. Our expectations of students and for students is that they are capable of engaging in classroom activity alongside their peers and in self-directed study so as to advance their quest for knowledge and certification.

Students with a Disability or Support Need have a responsibility to disclose their disability or support need during the early stages of our on-line registration process.

Subsequent information outlining the disability or support need should be made available immediately after registration. Once we have the relevant documentation, an application for additional support can commence.

Application for additional support funding will only be processed if accompanied by a consultant’s report of a disability or illness, or an educational psychological report in the case of specific learning difficulties.

All reports must be within the last five years (Educational psychological reports that are over five years old will not be accepted).

Please note that reports must be from either a Consultant or Educational Psychologist only – letters from General Practitioners (GP) or support organisations will be not be accepted.

Late application may result in additional support being delayed.
Applicants must meet certain nationality and residency criteria to be funded.
Appropriate support is subject to approval and requisite resources being available.

Additional support available may include:

  • Assistive technology, equipment and software
  • Examination accommodation (e.g., smaller exam centre, extra time allowance)
  • Group or individual educational support or assistance· Student who would benefit from a tour of the building or a more in-depth introduction to the college, should contact us in advance of the academic year so that all queries can be addressed.

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