Student Services
Access office

The access office provides a range of supports and services for students applying to GMIT and attending full-time and part-time courses within the Institute. It facilitates equality of access and participation for all students

It is vital that Students requiring any service register with the Access Office.

Students with disabilities

The office supports students with physical, sensory or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Students with disabilities should contact the access office in advance of commencing their course or as early as possible in the academic year so that supports can be put in place

The following supports are available:

·         Alternative Induction ·         Note Takers
·         Application for the funds for students with disabilities ·         Alternative print format
·         One-on-One learning support ·         Assistive technology
·         Accessible class location ·         Assistive Technology Training
·         One-on-one Academic Support ·         Loop System
·         Accessible Class Location ·         Personal Assistants
·         One-to-One Academic Support ·         Interpretation Services
·         Examination Support and Examination Accommodations ·         Photocopying Service

 

Mature Students Access Support

The Access Office provides supports for mature students in the following areas:

  • Assistance with the application process (CAO)
  • Information and advice on sources of funding
  • Study Skills Workshops and courses covering: Effective study techniques, effective note-taking, essay writing, Examination techniques and maths

 

Contact:

Access and Disability Secretary: Peigín Ní Chéidigh

T: 091-742781             E: peigin.nicheidigh@gmit.ie

Student Health Unit

The Student health unit is a medical unit that caters for the needs of all registered students. However, this service does not replace that of the students’ GP.

The Student Health Unit provides on campus medical and nursing care to all registered students.

There is a triage room for students who are feeling unwell or have a medical emergency, where you maybe be medically accessed by one of the nurses and if necessary offered a Doctors appointment.

It is a confidential Service.

Students coming to college with a pre-existing medical condition are advised to register with the Student Health Unit as soon as possible.

Location and Contact:

The Students Health Unit is located close to the Students’ Union, Banks, Counsellor and Chaplain.

T: 091-742228 to make appointments

Hours: The nurse is available from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday. The doctor is only on campus in the mornings with appointments available between 9am to 12.40pm.

Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy is representative of all faiths and will help students of all faiths to make contact with their spiritual leaders.

The chaplaincy visits the Cluain Mhuire campus on a weekly basis.

The Chaplaincy provides community building projects including:

  • Opportunity to volunteer in the wider community
  • Opportunity to be involved in different aspects of college life

Contact and Location:

Chaplain: Fr Daniel Gallagher

The Chaplaincy is located close to the Student Union, Student Health Unit and Banks.

T: 091-742226             E: chaplain@gmit.ie

Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment with Student Services Secretaries.

Church of Ireland: 091-521914

Islam: Imam Khalid Sallbi 091-751621          

Methodist: 091-591494

Presbyterian: 091-763437

Baptist: 091-596944

Lutern:  091-6766548

Careers Service

The purpose of the Careers Service is to help students make informed career decisions and identify occupations that would suit their interests, personalities and skills.

The Careers Service is available to all students and recent graduates of GMIT.  We aim to support students and graduates in developing and implementing successful career plans, and to facilitate the recruitment process for students and employers.

Can Assist Students with the following:

  • Career Counselling – to assist you to know and evaluate the many possibilities available
  • Psychometric Testing – Access to computer assistance guidance systems and aptitude tests
  • Job Vacancies Information, through Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn
  • Book career workshop for your class
  • Further study opportunities and transferring to other colleges both within Ireland and abroad
  • Employment – job seeking strategies / employer information/ job news / interview skills
  • Postgraduate opportunities
  • Working and travelling abroad

Contact and Location:

Location: Room 1009, Dublin Road Campus Library, 1st Floor

Careers Officer: Bridie Killoran

T: 091-742778             E: bridie.killoran@gmit.ie

Drop in times: 12pm to 1.00pm Monday to Friday

To book appointment ring 091-742392 or email studentservices@gmit.ie

Counselling

The counselling service provides a safe space where you can come and talk in private about any issue of concern for you. Such concern may be a big or small issue. It may be as a result of a crisis in your life, or some matter that has been a source of anxiety for a time.

Counselling can offer you the opportunity to talk in confidence about your situation and your feelings with a trained professional.

It can help you understand and make sense of what is going on in your life and make the changes that are right for you.

Your Counsellor will work with you by listening, prompting and helping you to clarify the difficulties you are facing and the options you have.

Your Counsellor will offer an non-judgemental approach and respect your values.

The Counselling Service is free and confidential.

Contact or Location

Appointment: Arrange an initial appointment through the Student Service Office.

Telephone: 091-742118 or 091-742392

Email: studentservices@gmit.ie

Location: Student Service Office (Room 128) close to the Northern Entrance.

Drop in Service:  Drop in for a brief consultation to see the Counsellor, without a prior appointment. Monday to Friday 2-3pm.

Student Counsellor: Pauline Clancy Student Counsellor: Renagh Linnane
T: 091-742563 E: Pauline.clancy@gmit.ie T: 091-742301 E: Renagh.Linnane@gmit.ie
Location: Room 160A Location: Room 160B