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:
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.
Visit our website 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 athematics 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. For further details visit our website here.
Our Library Services are available across our campuses in Grangegorman, Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Blanchardstown and Tallaght
Your Student Card gives you free access to campus libraries and a vast range of academic collections, including the Online Library which is accessible anywhere 24/7. Friendly, expert staff are available to support your learning and research.
Visit the links below for information on how to make a booking for a study space or PC.
Study Spaces & PCs
Bookable study spaces will be available in the libraries, subject to safety guidelines in terms of maximum numbers in any space at one time. Click on the links below for more information about the service on each campus:
- Blanchardstown: Visit the online guide for more information and to make a booking
- City Centre: Visit the online guide for more information and to make a booking
- Tallaght: Visit the online guide for more information and to make a booking
Click & Collect
The Library Services is offering a Click & Collect Service. You can request books on the Library Catalogue and collect them from the library by appointment. Click on the links below for more information about the service on each campus:
Browsing & Borrowing
If you have booked a study or computer space you can browse the collections and borrow from the self-service machines in the library. Need to grab and go? Quick browse slots will also be available to allow you to quickly get the library books you need.
While in the library or in any campus space, it is important to remember what you must do stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.
- Wear an effective face-covering on campus – not a visor or face shield
- Sanitise hands on arrival and wash hands frequently while on campus
- Keep 1 metre distance from others and don’t congregate in groups
- Remember to cover coughs and sneezes
- Where possible open windows and doors
- Download the COVID Tracker
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.