Starting your Studies

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: 

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: 

Blanchardstown: visit the online guide or contact the library 

Grangegorman, Aungier Street and Bolton Street: visit the online guide or contact your home library by email 

Tallaght: visit the online guide or contact the library  

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.

Blanchardstown: visit the online guide or contact the library

Grangegorman, Aungier Street and Bolton Street: visit the online guide or contact your home library by email

Tallaght: visit the online guide or contact the library 

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.


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.