A guide to your health and well-being at DITPosted: 5 September, 2018
As a new student in DIT, you will have access to many support services designed to help you overcome any problem that may affect your health or well-being.
All full-time students and apprentices with a valid DIT student card are eligible to attend the DIT Health Centres in Aungier Street and Linenhall. General Consultations with the Doctors and Nurses are free, and many medical services are also provided at a much-reduced rate. To make an appointment, call either of the two Health Centres in DIT Aungier Street on 01 402 3051 or DIT Linenhall Lodge on 01 402 3614. The opening hours for both is 9am-1pm and 2- 5 pm Monday to Friday.
Disability Support Services
DIT offers a number of supports to all students with a disability such as learning support, assistive technology support, and exam accommodations. To receive such supports, students must register with the Disability Support Services to arrange a needs assessment with a Learning Support Officer (LSO). At this meeting, we will discuss your background, your programme of study and the nature of your disability to establish your needs and put in place the support you will need during your time at DIT. More information is available here.
The counselling service is there to support you with any mental health or personal concerns and with any academic difficulties you may be experiencing while in college. Students come to counselling for very different reasons. Some may have experienced difficulties for a long time and finally want to do something about it. Others feel just fine but have come into a situation where they need advice.
The Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy team are here to help with all sorts of issues that may arise in your life as a student. The team also coordinates the Peer Mentoring Programme, a range of student volunteering projects and organises a series of orientation and cultural events, particularly for international students to introduce them to aspects of Irish history and culture in Dublin and around the country.
Student Assistance Fund
The Student Assistance Fund is there to assist if you find yourself in financial difficulty in college. Depending on your specific circumstances, funds can be provided for rent, general living expenses, childcare and medical expenses. In cases where you may have a short-term financial difficulty, a small Contingency and Emergency Fund can also provide immediate assistance.
Travel Assistance Fund
As the majority of DIT programmes include a work placement or a semester/year abroad to enhance the employability of graduates, the Student Assistance Fund can provide support to you if you must travel as part of your programme.