Student Life

Student Life

With over 29,000 students spread across our campuses at Grangegorman, Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Blanchardtown 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 would like to hear more from you about what student activities and events you would like us to organise this year, so please take some time to fill out this survey.

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You can explore our campuses in Grangegorman, Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Blanchardstown and Tallaght 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.

Visit our accommodation website here to find out more. 

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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Did you know that 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 info on how to get more involved with your union visit our website at www.tudublinsu.ie.

If you have any questions or issues, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at advice@tudublinsu.ie.  You can also connect with us on Instagram and Facebook!

TU Dublin Clubs & Societies Festival
Monday, 27 September – Friday, 8 October

The Clubs & Societies Festival is all about meeting new people, learning about how to make the most of your new life at University by getting involved, attending events, and joining our Clubs, Societies and Volunteering initiatives.  The best part is - it's all FREE! We will be posting more about our society events on our social media, so make sure you follow us.  

In the meantime, we would like to hear more from you about what student activities and events YOU would like us to organise this year, so please take some time to fill out this survey.

Did you know that you can join any of our 150+ Clubs or Societies for FREE through our Clubs & Societies Activities Portal?

All you need to do is register at www.tudublin.ie/activities and click on the Clubs and Societies that you wish to join. 

Interested in starting a society?

At TU Dublin, you have the opportunity to apply to set up a new society to pursue your interests and see your ideas come alive. Students run societies for students with support from professional staff about advice and funding: 

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

More information about Clubs, Societies and Sports is available here.

Follow our Sports Clubs & Societies on Social Media for the latest news!

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TU Dublin Clubs and Societies Tallaght Campus

Societies Campus Contacts

CampusContactEmail
Aungier Street, Bolton Street and Grangegorman  Kaytee Behan Kaytee.Behan@tudublin.ie
Aungier Street, Bolton Street and Grangegorman Tolayo Akinlabi Tolayo.Akinlabi@tudublin.ie 
Tallaght Tim O'Connor Tim.OConnor@tudublin.ie
Blanchardstown Bob Ó Mhurcú bob.omhurcu@tudublin.ie

Sport Campus Contacts

Name Role Email
Christy O'Shea Head of Sport - Granegorman, Aungier Street and Bolton Street  christy.oshea@tudublin.ie
Caragh O'Buachalla Sports Officer caragh.obuachalla@tudublin.ie
Herbie McClelland Sports Officer herbie.mcclelland@tudublin.ie
Niamh O'Callaghan Sports Officer niamh.ocallaghan@tudublin.ie
Darragh Biddlecombe GAA Development Officer darragh.biddlecombe@tudublin.ie
Lar O'Brien GAA Project Officer laurence.obrien@tudublin.ie
John O'Carroll Facilities Manager john.ocarroll@tudublin.ie
Matthew Lysaght Sports Administrator matthew.lysaght@tudublin.ie
Orla Carney Sports Administrator orla.carney@tudublin.ie
Laura Fitzpatrick Gym laura.fitzpatrick@tudublin.ie
Tim O'Connor Sport - Tallaght Campus tim.oconnor@tudublin.ie
Laura Corry Sport - Blanchardstown Campus laura.corry@tudublin.ie

Student Volunteering

 'Volunteering at TU Dublin was one of the most valuable experiences and memories I've had. I moved up to Dublin from Mayo, and I knew absolutely no one in the college. I found that volunteering and attending different events with like-minded people was a perfect way to meet new people."  - Emma McNulty, TU Dublin Graduate

Getting involved in Student Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to make friends, make a positive difference in the world, and develop teamwork and leadership skills while building your confidence. Whether you have one free afternoon each month or you can give an entire evening each week, we will work with your schedule and find the right opportunities for you:

  • Through our clubs and society committees, our peer mentor programme, and class reps, among other on-campus volunteering roles 
  • With external charities and partners – we ensure our students have a wide range of opportunities to volunteer with a cause or organisation that they are passionate about.
  • By starting your own volunteering initiative or campaign as an individual or with a group, and we offer the necessary advice and support. Just get in touch!

Did you know that if you log your volunteering activities and hours you'll have the opportunity to join our training and networking opportunities and receive a Pillar of the Community Award at the end of the year? To find out more email Claire Flannery

You can register to volunteer here and follow us InstagramTwitter and Facebook.  

 

Our Disability Support Services Team is committed to supporting students with disabilities and ensuring 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. Don't forget to bring all relevant supporting documentation/proof of disability with you to your appointment.

For students with autism, AsIAm has launched a new website to support autistic students starting college this academic year. The website provides practical resources and advice, including videos with helpful tips from other students who have had the same experience, along with financial and budgeting advice, virtual tours and simple student recipes. 

For furher information check out our Disability Support Service here.  

Your success at college is linked to your health, so here at TU Dublin, we try to create a culture that supports healthy choices and will empower you to 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 Centre provides 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 Student 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 any students’ experiencing personal and emotional difficulties. View more information on our Counselling Service here.

Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy

Whether you are coming straight from second-level, an international student, or a mature student, starting college can be challenging. Our Chaplaincy team have 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 team here.

Disability Support

Our Disability Support Services Team are committed to supporting students with disabilities and ensuring 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. Don't forget to bring all relevant supporting documentation/proof of disability with you to your appointment. View information on our 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. For further information and support, don't hesitate to get in touch with 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

01 220 7114/087 744 9839

Tallaght Niamh Hyland niamh.hyland@tudublin.ie 01 404 2529

For further information see Student Wellbeing.

Don't forget 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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