Peer Support at Blanchardstown
Peer supporters are second, third and final-year students who provide informal support to all students of the college.
Each year, students are recruited to take part in a three-day training course to become peer supporters. This includes training in: active listening skills, confidentiality, making referrals and dealing with distressed peers.
The contact details of the peer supporters are put on the college website. You’re welcome to contact them at any time throughout the year if you’d like to talk informally about difficulties you’re experiencing or need general information about the college.
Peer Support at City Centre
In our Peer Mentoring programme, second and final-year students are assigned a group of first-year students. The first-year students can raise questions about their course, assignments, exams and other issues. The mentors share what they have learned to support them (their mentees). This helps the mentees to understand their own experiences better, to feel more comfortable in novel situations and to develop skills to take on new challenges.
The peer mentoring also enables mutual learning. Mentors and mentees alike can improve their skill sets around communication, leadership, academic study and social awareness.
Peer Support at Tallaght
Peer supporters are current students in the college who have volunteered to support incoming first-year students, as well as all other years. They have been trained to assist students in a range of matters in a confidential and respectful manner. You can contact any of the peer supporters at any time throughout the year.
If you’re interested in taking part in the training, contact the Counselling Service at Counselling.Tallaght@TUDublin.ie or (01) 4042635.