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Student Support

English language support

NCI provides English language support for free throughout your first year at NCI. The Learning Support office will announce the timetable for the English Language Support.   Check the Student Portal and your student email for more Information.

Maths support

The service provides support in all mathematical content encountered on both Business and Computing programmes. The service runs many workshops throughout the academic year with these sessions running in tandem to programme lecture, tutorials and laboratories.

The times and dates of these sessions are communicated to individual programmes many times throughout the year and typically start at the end of the third week of the term.

If you would like to make an appointment or have a query, please contact Tel: (01) 4498650 or email: jonathan.lambert@ncirl.ie or check Student Portal.


Student Wellbeing

If you need to visit the Doctor, don’t forget all full time students of NCI can visit the Hanover Medical Centre for €10. For more information see the Student Portal or contact the Medical Centre directly on 01-8290902.

And if you are struggling to settle in to college or have some personal difficulties don’t suffer in silence. NCI has a counsellor, Mary Keating, who is available to meet you either in the college or at her office on Pembroke St. The Service is free of charge for all full time international students and has a reduced rate for part time students. If you would like to chat to Mary you can contact her on 086-8783086 or counselling@ncirl.ie.

Learning Support

The Learning Support Service supports both full time and part time students with their learning and writing skills while at NCI. The service aims to do this by creating an understanding supportive environment which recognises the difficulties each individual is experiencing.

The service operates an open door policy so drop in to the Learning and Teaching Centre at any time with questions or queries you may have, no appointment necessary. For more information see the Student Portal and to schedule an appointment you can email learningsupport@ncirl.ie or log onto NCI360.

Computing support

If you are a computing student, experiencing difficulties with some of your technical computing modules-The Computing Support Service will be able to support you. The service comes in many shapes and sizes and it’s up to you to find the one that best suits your needs. The Computing Support Office (room 3.12 on the third floor) runs both one to one and small group tutorials in addition to exam focussed revision and extra classes.

Appointments are available between the hours of 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday and the service operates an open door policy so that students can pop in at any time with questions or queries, no appointment required.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can email computingsupport@ncirl.ie.

Disability Support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or another condition which may affect your time at NCI you should contact the disability Officer, Karen Mooney. Registering with the Learning and Disability Support Service involves an informal meeting to discuss past supports and to determine what supports are available to you at NCI. You will be linked with the relevant support services such as:

  • Dedicated Learning Support
  • Assistive Technology
  • Exam Supports
  •  Library Supports
  • Maths and Computing Support

For more information or to arrange a meeting contact the Disability Officer Karen Mooney on (01)6599269 or Karen.mooney@ncirl.ie 

Student Retention and Attendance Support Service

Student attendance at lectures, tutorials, practical's and laboratories have been recognised to be a key indicator to how well a student will perform on their respective course.

National College of Ireland considers Student attendance to be a serious part of a Students life at the college and expects each Student to attend all their respective learning events. As a result, all Student attendance at their respective learning events is recorded and reviewed. As an international student you are required to have a minimum of 80% attendance.

The role of the Student Retention and Attendance Coordinator is to ensure that if a student is finding it difficult to attend college, due to academic or non-academic pressures that their individual needs are supported in an attempt to help the student to re-commit to their studies.

NCI has a wide range of Student Supports which are aimed at assisting the student in commit to their studies here at NCI. These supports include financial, personal, social and academic. 

For more information or to arrange a meeting contact Jonathan Lynch on (01) 4498503 or Jonathan.Lynch@ncirl.ie





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