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Starting your Studies

When you get started in TU Dublin, you might come across terms being used that you are not familiar with.  Here’s a quick video to explain some of the most commonly used terms:

Your student card gives you free access to our campus libraries and a vast range of academic collections. 

The online library is accessible anywhere 24/7. Friendly, expert staff are available to support your learning and research.

There are five library locations: Grangegorman, Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Blanchardstown and Tallaght.  

You can use any of the five libraries. Access to study and computer spaces is on a first come first served basis. No booking is required. 

Visit our dedicated library website for information on the services available and to access online Library resources:

Academic Writing Centre

Academic writing is a key competence in college, and the Academic Writing Centre is here to support you develop your academic writing style. At the Academic Writing Centre, we provide free academic writing support to all students. So if you need assistance in completing your written assignments, essays, projects, or if you would like to improve your academic writing style, the Academic Writing Centre is here to support you. In addition, our one-to-one consultations offer you the unique opportunity to discuss your writing concern with an academic writing tutor. 

Contact us for updates, to book your one-to-one consultation, to register for this year’s online academic writing workshops, and also to find a wealth of academic writing resources for you to consult.  

Maths Learning Support Centre

Our Mathematics Learning Support Centre offers free mathematics and statistics support to all undergraduate students on a one-to-one or small group basis. There is no need to make an appointment, just simply drop in with your questions, and one of our experienced tutors will assist you.  The drop-in class schedule will be posted on the MLSC's Brightspace module.

Study Smart Workshops

Throughout the academic year, our National Learning Network (NLN) Educational Support Service offers study smart workshops in topics such as Essay Planning and Writing; Avoiding Procrastination; Referencing; Proof-Reading and Study Skills. 

Peer mentors are TU Dublin students who have volunteered to support incoming first-year students and have been trained to assist you in a range of matters confidentially and respectfully. You can ask questions about your course, assignments, exams and other issues. The mentors will share what they have learned to support you (their mentees). This will help you to understand your own experiences better, to feel more comfortable in novel situations and to develop skills to take on new challenges.

Read more about Peer Mentoring here.