DIT Access Service

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 Important Dates:

  • 18th October- 1st Year Access Social Event- Dinner in Thunder Road. Please sign up on Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/access-social-event-dinner-at-thunder-road-cafe-tickets-38497089832

  • 19th-27th October 2017 - Sinéad on leave - not available to be contacted.
  • 26th&27th October and 2nd, 3rd November, 23rd-28th November -Helen on leave not available to be contacted.
  • 31st October- Deadline for deferring/withdrawing. http://www.dit.ie/studentservices/registration/deferwithdraw/
  • 15th December 2017 - Last Day of lectures before the Christmas break
  • 22nd January 2018 - Semester 2 Begins

 

1st Year Group Meetings

1st year students are required to meet with their Student Support Officer in Semester 1 and 2 at a small group meeting. Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12, 1 and 2pm.

Southside Students- Meetings with Sinead are held in the Community Links room in the Aungier Street Library.

In order to book a meeting with Sinead please use the following Doodle Poll Link:

https://doodle.com/poll/iwcnraes9nxva7et

 

Northside Students-Meetings with Helen are in DIT Sackville Place on Tuesdays and DIT Bolton Street on Thursdays. Please book a time slot that suits you on the Doodlepolls below.

In order to book a time please use the Doodlepolls on the link below

Bolton Street Meetings.

https://doodle.com/poll/n3ccv6m3ucxza8wv

 Sackville Place Meetings

https://doodle.com/poll/w33s625rdhqvmxu6


Grinds

Grinds in Maths/Quants/Stats and Writing are not offered by the ACE office because DIT provide free grinds in these subjects already at the Maths Learning Centre and the Academic Writing Centre.

Semester 1 Grinds- 201718- Students requesting grinds for Semester 1 must request them by Monday 16th of October on the link below.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3820799/ACE-Grinds-Requests-Semester-1-2017

 

 

 

 

 


Academic Support - FREE

 

 

Study Skills Seminars

 

Who?      All DIT Students                   What?     Study skills, see below

 

Where?    DIT - Kevin Street               When?              1.10 – 1.40pm Thursdays – 30 minutes       

 

Dates below   Thursday 5th October        until           Thursday 1st December    2017                                    

 

Date

 

Time

Location

Seminar/Workshop

5th October

 

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

Concentration strategies – mind wanders?  Try these strategies...

12th October

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

How to take and make good notes – the basis of you revision.

 

19th October

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

Reading strategies – knowing how to read for meaning and understanding

26th October

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

Get Organised – strategies to help you be in control of your learning

3rd November

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

Procrastination – what can you do to avoid it? And help your motivation

 

10th November

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

Essay Writing, steps to help you plan and create your essay.

 

17th November

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

Referencing + writing apps.  Know your school’s referencing style and tools to help you write.

24th  November

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

Presentations -  show your knowledge

1st December

1.10 -1.40pm

DIT Kevin street,

Third floor

Room 3 003

Exam preparation – get ready the exams are coming, How to do your best.

 

 

 

Maths Support:

Struggling with maths? Getting along OK but know that you can do better? Come along to the Mathematics Learning Support Centre! We have a team of dedicated tutors who provide free, impartial and non-judgemental support to students of all mathematical abilities. No appointment is necessary, just drop into one of our centres with your notes, and one of our tutors will help you, on a one-to-one basis, in any area of maths you find difficult.

This is a free service available to all undergraduate students from any programme in DIT. Students can attend as many times as they wish. The centre will open the week of the 18th of September 2017.

Please note

  • The Centre is open from weeks 3 to 12. There is no need to make an appointment, just drop in!
  • Bring in your lecture notes, tutorial sheets, textbooks and anything else you can which will help us understand what you are being taught;
  • If you are stuck on a particular question, bring in any attempts to the Centre;
  • If you are having difficulties in general with maths, you should attend the Centre regularly and as early in the academic year as possible;

For more information please click on the link : http://www.maths.dit.ie/mlsc/

Academic Writing Support:

The Academic Writing Centre provides a free service to all DIT students (undergraduate and postgraduate) who seek support to enhance and develop their academic writing skills. 

What is academic writing?

As part of college work students are required to submit written assignments, essays, projects, examination scripts, dissertations and theses. These require students to be able to eg present information, communicate ideas, develop and make an argument effectively.  Defined as academic writing skills, these core competences are viewed as a key indicator for student success in college.

For more information on the DIT Academic writing Centre, click here : http://dit.ie/awc/