Student Life

Student Life

With over 28,000 students and locations across Dublin City and in Blanchardstown and Tallaght, TU Dublin has a thriving community that is embedded in our region and our local community. This section will tell you more about life this year at TU Dublin from how to get to each campus to what you can do to make friends in person and online. 

 

We have multiple locations across the Dublin region in Dublin City Centre, Blanchardstown and Tallaght and we are looking forward to welcoming an additional 10,000 students to our flagship campus at Grangegorman in Dublin’s north inner city this academic year.  

Explore our campuses here and learn how to get around Dublin here.

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Dublin is a vibrant and busy destination city, so accommodation is usually in demand. However, we understand that Covid-19 will have an impact on your choice of accommodation this year so this information may help you make your decision.

View further information on accommodation here.

Grants

Did you know that even if you weren't eligible for a grant in your first-year, a change in you or your family's circumstances could mean you can apply this year? 

You can check your eligibility on the SUSI website, and if you're eligible, we recommend that you apply via the SUSI website as soon as possible. If you have already applied for a SUSI grant, you can complete your programme registration without paying any fees.

Financial Aid

We recognise that some students may face financial difficulties during their time at college and a number of assistance schemes are in place to support such students. 

The scheme is designed to help those in severe financial difficulties due to unforeseen circumstances such as the current Covid crisis or students who are disadvantaged and require additional financial support to continue their third-level studies. This funding is available to full-time registered TU Dublin students and certain part-time registered students* and these funds cannot be used for the purposes of registration or tuition fees. View more information on Grants and Financial Aid here or contact your Student Services Information Desk.

The Student Assistance Fund is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

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Every TU Dublin student is automatically a member of TU Dublin Students’ Union. TU Dublin SU is here to work for you and to represent you.  For information on how to contact your elected officers, advice on a wide range of topics such as accommodation, exams, finance and welfare and how to get more involved with your union visit www.tudublinsu.ie.

If you have any questions or issues, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at advice@tudublinsu.ie

Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook!

TU Dublin Clubs and Societies Virtual Festival, 5 - 16 October 2020

The TU Dublin Virtual Clubs and Societies Festival is all about meeting new people, learning about how to make the most your new life at university by getting active, involved, attending online events, and joining our TU Dublin Clubs, Societies and Student Volunteering initiatives.

This year, you'll have the chance to meet new people from the comfort of your own home with a range of engaging and interesting virtual events to keep you entertained!

The best part is it's all free for TU Dublin Students!

How to Set Up a Clubs and Societies Virtual Account

We have lots of free to join Virtual Sports Quizzes, a Virtual Music Quiz & Club night special for Black History Month, Drag Race night with Cheryl Hole, Games Society games nights, Drama Society workshops, Film Screenings with Film Society, free Yoga sessions, Guest speakers and Q&A sessions with the staff and students of our clubs and societies committees.

Book your tickets, make lots of great memories, and embrace this exciting new beginning! We look forward to meeting you all soon!

Keep an eye on this page as we will continue to add events for our festival and throughout the year!

Are you interested in Sports?  Please take part in our Student Sports Survey for a chance to win TU Dublin merchandise. 

Join any Clubs & Societies for free through the TU Dublin Clubs & Societies Activities Portal

TU Dublin students can join any of the 150+ clubs/societies for free online here. The clubs and societies are being innovative and adapting to the current restrictions. So join today for updates, to manage your membership online and their calendar online and pre-book your place. 

Step 1: Click on: www.tudublin.ie/activities   

Step 2: Register yourself to set up your activities portal account  

Step 3: Look at the list of Clubs/Societies and click to join for free  

Interested in starting a society? 

At TU Dublin, you have the opportunity to apply to set up a brand new society to pursue your interests and see your ideas come alive. Students run societies for students with support by professional staff about advice and funding. We are accepting applications until Tuesday, 3 November for Semester 1. 

Five steps to set up a new society 

  1. Fill in the “New Society Application Form” here,
  2. You will get feedback on form with 5-7 days,
  3. Get 20 students to fill in the support form (which we will email to you),
  4. Once given provisional approval, decide on an email address which our team can set up for you,
  5. Get planning your events/activities! 

More information about Societies and Sports is available here

Volunteering

Student Volunteering is a great way of achieving all this while contributing back to society. Whether you have one free afternoon each term or you can give an entire evening each week, we will work with your schedule and match you up with the right opportunities.

Do you want to make a positive difference during your time at TU Dublin?

Would you like to connect with like-minded students?

Are you interested in developing team working and leadership skills and building your confidence?

You can now sign up to join our the TU Dublin Student Volunteering Community here and search for opportunities that suit you.

You will also be invited to join in the conversation through our Volunteer Wednesday Sessions which will be our chance to start to get to know each other and to begin problem solving and supporting each others' volunteering activity as best we can.

Don’t forget you are a volunteer if you are a class rep, a peer mentor or doing your Gaisce or even if you are informally volunteering in giving your time freely (i.e. not through an organisation). We can support you with advice and training for any volunteering activity you are involved in.

The TU Dublin Societies Office supports student Volunteering at TU Dublin, and we have a dedicated staff member coordinating volunteering activity – Claire Flannery. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Claire if you have any questions or queries: claire.flannery@tudublin.ie

Follow us on:

Twitter: @TUDublin_Vol 

Instagram: @tudublinvolunteering 

Facebook: @TUDublinStudentVolunteering 

"Volunteering at TU Dublin was one of the most valuable experiences and memories I've had.”

- Emma McNulty, TU Dublin Alumnus

Your success at college is inextricably linked to your health so here at TU Dublin we try to create a culture that supports healthy choices, and will empower you to actively look after your own health. With that in mind we offer a whole range of services to ensure you get the best out of college life: 

Health Service

Our Health Service provide a holistic approach to health, including on-campus healthcare and specialist clinics. Our service incorporates physical, psychological and social aspects of your health and well-being. We provide a friendly, open-door, confidential service. Please bring your student card when attending. View information on how to contact your Health Centre here.

Counselling

Our Counselling Service is available to support you with any problem or experience that affects your ability to concentrate on college work or to enjoy life as a student. Our team of professional counselling psychologists and psychotherapists is available to support students’ experiencing personal and emotional difficulties, relationship and family problems and a range of other mental health challenges. View information on your local Counselling Service here.

Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy

Whether you are coming straight from second-level, you are an international student or are a mature student, starting college can be a challenging time. Our chaplaincy team has lots of experience dealing with all the issues that arise for students so don’t be afraid to drop into us to ask a question or get a little bit of clarity on any matter. You don’t have to make an appointment but feel free to ring ahead to fix a time to catch up. We also have information on worthwhile events taking place in college so give us a shout if you’d like to be more involved. View information on our Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy here.

Disability Support

Our Disability Support Services Team are committed to supporting students with disabilities and to ensure that any student with a disability is not at an educational disadvantage during their studies. If you are a student with a physical, sensory or learning disability, medical or mental health condition, then please ensure you register with our services so supports can be put in place. Please bring all relevant supporting documentation/proof of disability with you to your appointment. View information on your local Disability Support Service here.

Access Support

Our Access Team offer a wide variety of supports to students who enter TU Dublin via alternative entry routes to ensure that third level education becomes a reality for students who are currently under represented at third level. For further information and support, please contact our Access Team:

CampusStaff MemberEmailPhone
Blanchardstown Sinead Dunne sinead.dunne@tudublin.ie 01 885 1014
Aungier Street
Bolton Street
Cathal Brugha Street
Grangegorman
Kevin Street
Rathmines
Tara Lee Brennan
Camilla Kane
taralee.brennan@tudublin.ie
camilla.kane@tudublin.ie
01 402 7628/087 744 9839
01 402 7624/087 229 7882
Tallaght Niamh Hyland niamh.hyland@tudublin.ie 01 404 2529

For further information see Student Wellbeing

TU Dublin are proud to be part of the Active Consent InitiativeOur Active Consent Workshop gives students the opportunity to explore and discuss the issue of sexual consent in an open, safe and non-judgmental way. Students who participated in the workshop in previous years have given very positive feedback on it – they found it both engaging and insightful and reported that it made them feel more comfortable around the area of consent. You can read more about what they thought about the Active Consent programme here.

There’s no better way to keep up to date with all the exciting stuff we’re up to here at TU Dublin than following us on social media. Don't forget to tag us and use our hashtags #WeAreTUDublin and #InfinitePossibilities

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Students that will start or resume their studies in Grangegorman at some stage over the next academic year should visit our dedicated student website, which will tell you everything you need to know about our new campus.