What support is available?

An introduction to the support and services available at National College of Ireland.


Our Disability Support Team offers support, information and guidance on any disability related matters within our University. Support is available to students with a range of disabilities.

Support is tailored on an individual basis in order to ensure access to the most effective support for you. Some examples of support other students have found useful are:

  • Exam or Assessment adjustments (e.g. extra time, use of a PC, etc.)
  • Arranging supports such as sign-language interpreters, personal assistants, learning support tutors etc.
  • Assistive technology including voice recognition software, modified keyboards, mouse etc.
  • Library support including extended library loans, adapted furniture, access to electronic readers among others.

There are also the following general support services that are available to all students at NCI:

  • Maths support is available for all students on an individual or group basis to supplement the math elements found in our business, computing, psychology and education courses.
  • The Library Help Centre can help with advice for approaching and writing assignments and conducting research.
  • Computing support tutors are available for one-to-one and small group tutorial sessions, as well as providing extra classes to supplement your normal class timetable.
  • The Learning Support service offers drop-in sessions where you can work with a tutor on study skills, note-taking, and advice on any other academic issues you may encounter during your time at college.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these support services are currently all operating online.

How could this affect me?

Getting used to life as a college student can be a challenge for anyone, it is important to know that there is support, information and resources available if you need them. Talking to us about the support available, any questions or concerns you have, and visiting campus, might help you make a decision whether you want to study with us, and ensure you have the best possible university experience if you do.

What to do next?

Contact Disability Advice to find out more about the support available at Leeds Beckett

Practical tips

Where possible we would suggest you contact our Disability Support Team as soon as you have an offer of a place, even if you haven’t decided that you are definitely studying with us. This will give us plenty of time to talk about your support, give you an opportunity to look around our campus and ensure any support is in place for when you start.

If you would like to learn more contact us by:

Email: karen.mooney@ncirl.ie
Phone: (01) 6599 269