Access Service - TU Dublin City Campus

Academic Supports


For additional free support in Maths related topics, please attend the Maths Learning Centre.  See this link for opening hours and locations: 


For additional free support with writing in an academic way, please attend the Academic Writing Centre.  See this link for opening hours and locations:


Grinds Support

If the above two Centres cannot offer you the academic assistance you need, you can submit a request form for free grinds from a Tutor employed by the TU Dublin Access Service (City Campus). The Grinds request form will be available from October each year and will be posted on the 'Access and Civ Eng' facebook page and sent to all Access Students via email. Please see strict guideline regarding grinds support below;


  • Please note these grinds are only for Access students
  • Complete one grinds request form for each subject you are seeking assistance with
  • We do not offer grinds in Maths during term time as the Maths Learning centre is a resource for assistance with grinds.
  • Please note that we cannot guarantee Tutors are available in all subjects you request.
  • If a Tutor is available in a subject you request, this Tutor will contact you directly via email to arrange weekly small group times to meet
  • You are expected to attend grinds sessions you request once a week at the day and time you agree with your Tutor.
  • Maximum of 8 hours per subject are available to each Access Student
  • Please note that these weekly grinds sessions are NOT an additional lecture, but rather an opportunity for you to bring lecture notes about things you do not understand to a qualified Tutor.  This person will help you better understand
  • You must sign in at each session.

Finally, check out the two blogs below for helpful tips about being a student in TU Dublin:

Assistive Technology Blogs to help with your Learning in TU Dublin

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