Mature Students: Mature Student Support

Mature Student Support Service

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Two mature students in the libraryAre you looking for information on the support services on offer to mature students at DIT?

Then the DIT Mature Student Support Service is here to help. These pages contain a store of resources, tips and handy hints to support you during your time here at DIT. There’s information on everything from what financial aid is available to you, study aids, time management and much more. Whether you’re a final year student or have just started first year, the information on these pages will be constantly updated throughout the year, keeping you informed on any forthcoming events and workshops geared specifically towards mature students. Returning to education after a break can sometimes be stressful and often involves a significant change in personal circumstances – anything from a change in your financial situation or a move to a new city. It’s not always an easy transition, but the extensive support services available here in DIT will help you adapt successfully to student life.

DIT has a full-time member of staff dedicated to supporting mature students throughout the duration of their time with us. If you have any questions, or need more information, feel free to call Bob O Mhurcu at (01) 402 7658 or email

So what we can do for you?

Just click on the links below for more information.

Support Available to Mature Students at DIT 
Financial Information & Support  Academic Support   
DIT Careers Service  Mature Students Society 
Student Counselling Service  Making An Appointment 
Academic Calendar  Contact Us 



Financial Information & Support

Click here for vital information on fees and financial assistance you may be entitled to, including Student Grants, Back To Education Allowance and the DIT Student Assistance Fund. You can also find a full list of contact details for every County & City VEC or Council in Ireland to help you find out where to send your Grant Application form.

Financial Information for Mature Students

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Student Counselling Service

Being a Mature Student can sometimes prove to be a challenge - be it academically, financially or emotionally. The DIT Student Counselling Service provides you with a safe space to talk about your personal concerns or about academic difficulties. The DIT Student Counselling Service is free of charge and confidential and is easily accessible. There are no long waiting lists. The Counselling Service is situated in 4 major DIT campus sites and is available to all DIT students - full time, part time, undergrads, post-grads and apprentices. The service is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, term time and holiday time. Click the link below for more information.

DIT Student Counselling Service


DIT Careers Service

The DIT Careers Service is not just for students who are about to graduate - they are there to help you through every step of your journey through DIT. Whether you're unsure about your course, trying to decide what career path to take or starting your search for a job, the Careers Service can assist you. They can help you prepare your CV or job application as well as getting ready for a job interview. They can also offer advice on which postgraduate course to take if you decide to continue your studies after you finish your current course.

DIT Careers Service


DIT Academic Calendar

Want to know when the exams start, when the Christmas holidays begin or when Review Week is? Just click below to find out.

DIT Academic Calendar


Academic Support

For Mature Students who have spent a long time away from full-time education, it can sometimes be difficult to get re-acquainted with an academic environment. At DIT we have a range of support available for those who feel they need an extra helping hand.

Whether you're struggling with the maths element of your course or aren't sure how to write an academic essay, we're here to help. Just click the link below.

Academic Support


DIT Mature Students Society

DIT has a newly-formed Mature Students Society, membership of which is open to any and all Mature Students that wish to join. This includes undergraduates, postgraduates, full-time or part-time. Being a new society, we are only finding our feet in the 2008/09 year, but have still managed to hold several great events so far.

Click on the link below to find out more, see what's happening and how you can get involved.

Mature Students Society


Making An Appointment



Making an appointment to see us couldn't be easier; just click the link below. If you can't come to us, we'll come to you!

Make An Appointment


Contact Us:

Our Mature Student Support Officer is here to help you with any queries you may have. Just contact Bob O Mhurcu at or (01) 402 7658.


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