The Assistive Technology Service provides students who are registered with the Disability/Access Office with software, IT facilities, advice and training to assist them with writing and research.
Assistive technology is different types of tools that allow learning to be easily accessible.
AT-Hardware : Can be physical and adaptable aids eg. a specialised mouse, coloured overlay sheets, headphones or a LiveScribe Echo (audio note taker).
AT-Software : Can assist people in many areas such as, spelling/grammar, organisation, reading, retaining or taking in information.
Contact Hannah at email@example.com
NCADSU have a T-Fund, which is a fund to help aid our transgender students financially in their transition. The T-Fund is an amount of money allocated by the college to NCADSU, which can be given to students who are socially transitioning to purchase things such as binders, packers, gaffs, gender affirming clothing, makeup etc. This money could also be used for legal purposes such as Deed Poll costs, etc.
Students can purchase things themselves and be reimbursed by NCADSU, or NCADSU can purchase items on a student's behalf. NCADSU will keep a record of receipts for all items purchased through the T-Fund.
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or come knock on the office door!
NCAD operates a Student Assistance Fund. The Student Assistance Fund is available to all full-time and part-time registered students on accredited courses, who are experiencing particular or unexpected hardship during the academic year.
Expenses covered by the Student Assistance Fund
You can pick one category for support, unless you are applying for Childcare. If you are applying for Childcare support you can also apply for support under one other category:
How to Apply for the Student Assistance Fund
Childcare Support Fund
NCAD operates a Childcare Support Fund. You can apply for the Childcare support fund as well as the Student Assistant fund. If you are applying for Childcare Support please ensure to upload the following documents:
You can email email@example.com with any other questions or queries in regards to the Childcare Support Fund or Student Assistance Fund
The Student Learning Support Service (SLSS) is delivered by the National Learning Network in NCAD. The learning support tutor this year is Sarah. She provides confidential, individual skill-based support sessions to students as needed, tailored to students' specific needs that helps students manage the demands of college life in NCAD.
If you have a diagnosis:
You can contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a €10 charge for an appointment, and 10% off prescriptions from the Thomas Street Pharmacy, right across from NCAD. Free to students registered with the Access Service.
Counselling is provided for free by the NCAD Counselling Service. Generally, there isn’t more than a two week wait for an appointment, but they do prioritise based on urgency, so if you’re in a crisis then let the counselling service know!
Contact Linda at email@example.com
Find the contact details for any queries you may have.Staff Directory
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If you’re looking for more specific information, you might find these contacts useful:
Mental Health Support
LGBTQI+ Support Services
Housing / Rental Support
Drugs & Alcohol
Student Assistance fund is a grant created for students who may need financial aid. Basically, save EVERY single receipt related to your college expenses (transport, materials, child care, etc.) and use them to reimburse you, everyone is eligible to apply. There are two applications during the academic year, in first semester and second semester. The application form can be found here.
You can apply in both semesters, but you can only claim under one category. We could all do with a few extra moneys so why not apply and see what you can claim back!
The process for appealing a grade can be found here.