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Student Services

On this page, you'll find information about various supports at Griffith College, including:

  • Disability & Learning Support
  • Library
  • Counselling & Wellbeing
  • Student Fees
  • Careers Office
  • Alumni Office
  • Accommodation
  • International Office

Disability and Learning Support 

Griffith College is committed to maintaining a supportive inclusive environment within which learners can reach their educational potential. While the College continues to extend its range of facilities for learners with particular needs, it recognises that there may be learners for whom its existing services will be insufficient. For this reason, it is important that all learners who have particular requirements engage formally with the College in advance of commencing their programme.

The Learning Support service operates Monday – Wednesdays throughout the academic year. Please get in touch by:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: +353 1 416 3376
  • Office location: E002, Dublin Main Campus

Please visit our Disability and Learning Supports page for more detailed information.

 

 

Disability and Learning Support FAQs

Individual learning needs assessment – The learner is asked to bring along documentation relating to their disability or learning difficulty and is asked specific questions to explore how the disability impacts their learning. As part of this assessment, appropriate reasonable accommodations are agreed.

Reasonable accommodations – Adjustments that need to be made, in order for the learner to achieve their full academic potential. Some examples include additional time to complete assessments, extended library loans, advances copy of hard copy course notes, exam accommodations.

Invitations to key skills workshops throughout the academic year, on topics such as: effective study management, research and writing skills, exam revision strategies and techniques and career planning.

Weekly drop-in learning solutions clinic – Learners have the opportunity to drop in (either on campus or via zoom) with an assignment brief they are working on and would like some support with. Here, learners also get the benefit of meeting other learners with disabilities, from different faculties.

One to one meetings with the Learning Support Coordinator to track progress and enhance performance.

If you disclosed a learning difficulty or disability on your application to Griffith College, you will be invited to a meeting with the learning support coordinator in early October.

If you choose to disclose your learning difficulty or disability after the commencement of your programme, please email [email protected] to arrange an initial meeting. After this meeting, you will be added to the learning support register.

The first meeting will include a confidential needs assessment to assess your learning needs and your accompanying documentation, in order to agree the appropriate supports that may be required. It is important that you please bring along a copy of your most recent educational psychologist report, medical documentation, or any other documentation relevant to your disability or learning difficulty. 

Reasonable accommodations aim to remove the impact of a disability within the learning environment so that learners can demonstrate their full level of academic potential.  Examples include: spelling and grammar waiver, additional time, scribe and reader support and low distraction venues during examinations.

Reasonable accommodations, once agreed, will remain with you for the duration of your programme.

The unit is located in room E002, Dublin Main Campus.

 

Learners from all campuses (Dublin, Cork, Limerick) can email [email protected] to arrange an appointment with the Learning Support Coordinator. 

Library

The Library aims to help all our learners get the best from their time in Griffith. Please watch our Library welcome video from Head Librarian, Rob McKenna, for a short overview of the services available to you as a student of Griffith College. 

 

 

 

Griffith Library provides a research and learning hub across the campuses in Cork, Dublin and Limerick, through the physical library spaces and through our online presence. 

We offer a full range of relevant textbooks to support your studies, as well as access to a range of subject specific journal databases and online resources.

It is our policy to make as many of our services available online as possible. We are committed to facilitating part-time and blended students, and students wishing to work from home. In support of this goal, the Library is actively engaged in using and supporting new and emerging technology to enhance the learner experience, both in-person and through our online presence.

Our team are here to help you in your transition to academia, offering assistance in finding relevant information and resources for your courses and assignments. In addition, we provide materials to develop research skills, academic writing and referencing.

In-class workshops, small tailored group workshops and orientations are available on request, as well as face-to-face individual support. All of these supports are offered both in-person and through Zoom for off-campus support.

Please visit our Library Website page for more detailed information.

Library FAQs

All campus library contact details can be found on the Contacts section on the library website.

The Library is committed to continuing to provide a high level of service during this period. For the most recent updates on our policies visit our News page.

You will need your Griffith College student card to gain access to the Library. 

We continue to provide support on-campus at the library issue desks and are also available for remote support via Zoom which can be arranged by email.

The Library website provides access to supports on essentials skills to develop during your studies, such as academic writing, referencing, study skills and research skills.  Our Library Moodle pages have a range of materials that will help you focus in on areas you wish to develop further, including written materials, tutorials and interactive lessons. We have also created a number of video tutorials to complement our resources on our Library YouTube channel, with recommended playlists of helpful guides.   

Counselling and Wellbeing

Griffith College offers a number of supports for students who might be worried, distressed or experiencing personal difficulties. Whether it's your first time living away from home, you need help getting through exams, or you just need a little push to be a better you, we'll help you find the tools that can help.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Our mental health is often on a scale from feeling well to feeling unwell. When we experience these ups and downs, it is helpful to know what we can do to support ourselves and the people we love. YourMentalHealth.ie is a place to learn about mental health in Ireland, find support services near you and learn about the little things that can make a big difference to how we all feel.

Confidential Counselling Services 

The Griffith College community has access to an off-site, external counselling service. Counselling is provided in the strictest of confidence. This is free of charge for the first four consultations for learners, residents, staff and lecturers of the Griffith College community.

The counselling team can be reached at 085 152 1511 (by calling, text or WhatsApp) or by emailing [email protected].

This number and messages are accessed only by the external counselling service and are completely private and confidential. Please note that emails to [email protected] are automatically forwarded to the external counselling service and no member of Griffith College staff has access to this email.

The external counselling service is available for appointments 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. A 24-hour emergency phone service operates Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Please visit our Wellness Supports page for more detailed information.

Counselling and Wellbeing FAQs

Any member of staff will be able to point you to support services such as counselling, doctor and national supports.

You can also visit our Wellness Supports page for further information.

If it is an emergency you can contact any member of security who are trained to dealing with a variety of situations.

A list of supports can be found here:

As always, please contact 112/999 and then security in the case of an emergency.

If you feel comfortable doing so, talk to them and tell them your concerns. If you don’t feel comfortable, talk to someone you trust about seeking help for them. It is important to remember that you do not have the expertise to deal with someone in mental distress.

Offering a list of supports that may suit them could be very beneficial which can be found in the Wellness Supports section of our website.

​If you feel your mental health is affecting your coursework, It may be time to seek support. There are lots of supports available from counselling to learning support services to national supports.

Please speak to your lecturer or programme director/leader as soon as possible so they can help you navigate your coursework better. We are here to help and want to ensure you progress through your programme as efficiently as possible.

If you feel you need support, there are so many out there willing to offer help. If there is someone you trust, please talk to them about how you are feeling.

Our counselling team are always there to help which can be reached at 085 152 1511 (by calling, by text or WhatsApp) or by emailing [email protected].

No issue is ever too small or too big to seek help for.

Other supports can be found here.

If you feel you are in immediate danger please call 999.

Student Fees Office

The Student Fees Office is here to help you throughout your studies to ensure your student account has up to date and accurate information about the cost of your studies. The payment of your course fees before the commencement of your course is an important and integral part of the registration process. It allows students access to our online resources and network on campus.

You can review your student account at any point throughout the year to get an update on your current balance, request receipts and invoices, download a direct debit mandate or make a payment. We have a number of different methods by which payment can be made. Download our student fees information for more information.

Student Fees Office Contact Details

Dublin Campus

  • The Student Fees office at our Dublin Main Campus is located in room D006 and our opening hours are as follows:
  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm. Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm.
  • Alternatively, we can be contacted by email ([email protected] ) or by telephone at 01 4150483, 01 4150493, or 01 4150479.

Cork Campus

Student Fees Office Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9:30 – 16:30
  • Tues: 9:30 – 13:00
  • Wed: Closed
  • Thurs: 14:30 – 17:30
  • Fri: 9:30 – 16:00
  • Ph: +353 21 4507027
  • Email: [email protected]

Limerick Campus

Administration Office Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 9.00am to 5.00pm

Please visit our Fees page for more detailed information.

Careers Office

The Griffith College Careers Office is committed to providing supports to students to help you make the transition from college to the world of work. The Careers Office offers services like CV/Cover Letter preparation, interview tips, social media guides and much more. Companies seeking to hire graduates contact us on a regular basis and the Careers Office keeps an up to date Job Vacancies Board as a resource for students. We would also recommend students to make a ‘Careers Appointment’ with our dedicated team to help and assist you with any queries you may have about finding that dream job.

Contact the team by emailing [email protected] or call +353 1 4150436.

Please visit our Careers Office page for more detailed information.

Careers Office FAQs

No, you can make an appointment with the Careers Office at any time while you are a student using the online form.

 

The Careers Office assists students with their CVs, Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles, Interview Preparation and general Career Guidance.

 

Students from Dublin, Cork and Limerick can all access the services of the Careers Office. One-to-one appointments can be conducted face-to-face and also via Zoom, phone and email. The Careers Advisor also visits our campuses in Cork and Limerick throughout the academic year.

 

Yes we advertise vacancies on our online Job Board.

The vacancies we post are sent directly to the Careers Office from employers and include full-time, part-time and internship opportunities

 

You can find resources including templates and videos on the Careers Office section on Moodle.

 

The Careers Office is located on the South Circular Road campus in D202 (beside the library).

 

Alumni Office

The Alumni Office provides a host of useful resources for both current students and graduates. Hear from past graduates of your course, see where they are now and what they did to get there. Seek one-on-one alumni mentorship or join the Griffith Alumni Network to connect with your fellow classmates and lecturers. The Alumni Office is more than happy to help any new student to the College to get familiar with these resources.

Contact the team by emailing [email protected] or call +353 (0) 1 416 3349.

Please visit our Alumni Office page for more detailed information.

Alumni Office

We support a network of over 45,000 Griffith College alumni across 100 countries. We love to stay in touch, updating them on the latest Griffith College developments and alumni news, providing unique benefits and services and connecting business contacts or reuniting classmates through reunions and events.

You can contact the Alumni office by email at [email protected], by phone on +353 (0) 1 416 3349. Or you can follow and connect with the Alumni Office on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

If you are interested in finding a mentor, you can contact the Alumni Office directly to arrange a mentor. Alternatively, you can go directly to the Griffith Alumni Network where you can connect with alumni that are willing to be a mentor.

Yes, we do have an alumni podcast, you can find all of the podcast recordings on our website here.

Yes, if you contact the alumni office, we would be happy to put you in touch with a student in the field that you are researching. You can also ask for support when researching career opportunities from the Career’s Office.

We are delighted to announce that starting with our 2017 graduates, we are now offering a free lifetime Griffith College Office 365 alumni email account with a maximum quota of 50 GB! Shortly after you graduate, your email account will automatically transfer from [email protected] to [email protected] with your password remaining the same. You can still access your account at webmail.griffith.ie. All emails that are sent to your @student.griffith.ie account will be redirected to your @alumni.grifffith.ie account.

Yes, the Griffith Alumni Network is open to alumni, students and staff from Griffith College. You can create a profile or simply log in using your LinkedIn account details. You can also access the Griffith Alumni Network via the new app, which is available to download on iOS or Android, further information is available here.

The book society offers quarterly reads, use of the Griffith College Library (Dublin) and an opportunity for students, staff and alumni to connect. We welcome students, alumni, and staff to join the Griffith Alumni Book Society. There is a dedicated Facebook page and a page on the alumni office website where quarterly reads will be updated.

Accommodation

Student accommodation is an important consideration for your upcoming studies at third level. There are various options available to you whether that is on-campus accommodation, private renting or digs (room in a family home). The College offers a host of information and support for incoming students to ensure you find the option that is right for you. 

Accommodation in Dublin

Griffith Halls of Residence

The most convenient option for students at Griffith College in Dublin, GHR is located at our South Circular Road campus. It is a comfortable and convenient option, and its all-inclusive fee means you don't have to worry about extra costs.

Learn more about GHR.

Independent Accommodation

Finding a house or apartment in Dublin isn't always simple, but it can be done! Team up with friends, or reach out to new classmates to make the search easier. The campus is well-served by bus routes and within walking distance of both Luas lines, so it's easy to get here from most parts of the city.

Digs

A good option for students who plan to spend weekends at homes, digs are rooms in family homes, usually rented out from Monday to Friday. 

Useful Websites

There are numerous websites to help you find accommodation in or around Dublin.

Accommodation in Cork

Griffith College Cork works with the following accommodation companies to assist students in finding suitable accommodation:

There are a number of student accommodation complexes situated in close proximity to the College.

The College also works with host families around the city, their service includes half-board during the week and full-board during the weekend.

Accommodation in Limerick

Griffith College Limerick is based in the heart of Limerick City, our students have many private student accommodation options available to them.  We would recommend that students contact Thomond Village.  Thomond Village student accommodation takes great care of the students to ensure their time is both productive and enjoyable. They have on-site reception and management offices to assist with maintenance issues. Security personnel are on site 24-hours a day, so there is always a point of contact available to the students. ​

International Office

Griffith College’s International team is committed to ensuring a high quality academic, cultural and social experience for our entire international student body.

Ireland is an exciting place to live and study. Our blend of tradition and contemporary living is unique. We are proud and protective of our ancient culture, yet we have embraced our role as a centre for the digital revolution and international trade. Over 4.5 million people enjoy our mild, oceanic climate and a landscape that stretches across lakes and mountains, and more than 2,000 miles of coastline, which attracts over 10 million tourists to our shores yearly. In recent years, Ireland has become a global centre for the banking, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and software industries.

The International Office provides pastoral care services to students from over 100 countries annually, along with assistance in relation to accommodation and immigration matters.

Contact the team by emailing [email protected] or call +353 1 4163333.

Please visit our International Office page for more detailed information.

International Office FAQs

The International Office is available for Student Support at this time.

BUT…HELP US TO HELP YOU!

Please do not come to the International Office in person to avail of our services– we need you to stay safe during this COVID-19 Pandemic!

  • Contact us by email or phone [email protected] / +353 (0) 1-416 3333
  • Zoom Meetings available – email us if you want more information
  • Any letters you need will be sent to you by email.
  • In-person meetings can be arranged by appointment where necessary – email us if you want more information

You need to follow Irish Government guidelines about travelling outside of Ireland and travelling outside of the county you are living in. Further information is available here: Irish Government Covid-19 Information

Most people recently arrived from abroad will be required to restrict their movements per Irish Government guidelines. Information about Restriction of Movement is available here: How to Restrict Your Movements

Please adhere to these restrictions!

The majority of Griffith College programmes are available online for Semester One and you will have already received information about your options.

Non-EU Students in Ireland – if you are a Non-EU student resident in Ireland, you must attend classes in person per your timetable. You are not permitted to follow your programme 100% online. This is a regulation of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service – INIS. Please contact the International Office if you need further information: [email protected]

You will get your timetable at your Faculty Induction. Induction takes place during the week of October 5th. The College will send you an email to confirm your induction schedule.

Your Student Card will be sent to you by post.

The steps are as follows:

  • Register with the College – you will get an email from the Registration Office inviting you to register
  • Complete the Registration process and upload your photo
  • Your Student Card will be sent to you by post

Information about opening a Bank Account in Ireland is available here: How to Open a Bank Account

The PPS Number is the Personal Public Service Number – similar to a Social Security Number. All degree seeking students (i.e. students who will be graduating and will be awarded a QQI degree) must have a PPS (Personal Public Service) Number for identification purposes for examinations and registration. In addition, you need a PPS Number if you wish to work in Ireland. Further information is available here: Applying for a PPS Number.

Information about the Student Leap Card is available here: Applying for the Student Leap Card

Information about ordering letters is available here: How to Order Letters

 

Information about registering with INIS is available here:

If you needed to apply for a visa to enter Ireland - please read this information: Non-EU Visa Required Post Arrival

If you are not sure if you need a visa to enter Ireland you can check on the INIS Website: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/check-irish-visa

 

If you did not need to apply for a visa to enter Ireland - please read this Information: Non-EU Non-Visa Required Post Arrival

If you are not sure if you need a visa to enter Ireland you can check on the INIS Website: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/check-irish-visa