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Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Support Services in ITB

Niteline

Night time confidential support for students , by students.

Night time confidential support for students , by students.

Our operating hours are 9pm until 2.30am every night of term.

Our Freephone number is 1800 793 793.

Students can also anonymously instant message us via niteline.ie within the above hours.

www.niteline.ie

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Students’ Union

Located first floor Block C Room C113

President

Studentpresident@itb.ie

 

Vice president/Welfare Officer

studentVpresident@itb.ie (089) 4772177

 

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Student Services Officer

Student Information Desk Library Block F.

This office provides support and co-ordinates facilities for students with disabilities. Students who have special needs are encouraged to let us know as early as possible by registering with the Student Services Office. Some supports may be of a financial or learning issue. Students who wish to avail of these services can make an appointment at the Student Information Desk Library Block F or by email cynthia.ohea@itb.ie or patricia.doyle@itb.ie.

Available for appointments Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Cynthia O’Hea, (01) 885 1028.
Patricia Doyle (01) 8851356

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Funding

Student assistance fund and the emergency fund.

The Higher Education Authority provides a special limited fund- Student Assistance Fund to assist full-time students experiencing financial hardship.  Funding may be made available after a confidential interview and subject to approval at Student Assistance Fund meeting also depending on funds available.

We appreciate that students can sometimesrun into financial difficulty during theirthird level education. A limited emergencyfund is available to assist students whofind themselves in this situation. The fund is intended to meet short-term financial crises, and students are expected to repay money they have received from the fund when their financial circumstances allow,so that the fund can be redirected to others in need. The fund is accessed through the Student Services Officer (01) 885 1028.

For information on funding available at third level please check the website www.studentfinance.ie and initiative of the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

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Chaplaincy

Currently unavailable.

We have not got a full time chaplain here at the Institute but we have services at several times during the year and there is the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have.

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Counselling Service

Located room A2, Block A.

From time to time, some students may experience personal difficulties, such as difficulties with study or examinations, lack of confidence and self- esteem, unsatisfactory relationships, family difficulties, anxiety or depression. If so, we would strongly encourage you to avail of our professional, confidential and free counselling service, available to all students. The student counsellor is Ger Quiney, and is available Monday to Friday and can be contacted by e-mail (Ger.quiney@itb.ie), mobile (087) 2406908.

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Careers Service

Located first floor, Block C.

The careers service offers support and advice to students in a confidential and professional manner. Our aim is to facilitate students to obtain employment or explore further study. The careers service advertises graduate opportunities, job vacancies and general career s information on the careers notice board(s) and on the institutes website at  www.itb.ie. Student’s can drop into the career office room between 10.00am and 12.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The careers development manager is Maria Browne and can be contacted by e-mail (maria.browne@itb.ie) and by phone, (01) 8851025.

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ITB Health centre

Located first floor, Block C.

The institute has a fully equipped medical centre on campus which offers a comprehensive health service to all students. A full nursing service is available Monday-Friday 9.15am to 5.00pm throughout the academic year. All services in the student health centre are free of charge and totally confidential. No information will be divulged to any third party without the prior consent of the student. Students are requested to inform the student health centre of any chronic illnesses at registration. Institute Nurse: Marie Smyth and Marie can be contacted by e-mail marie.smyth@itb.ie and by phone: (01) 8851105.

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Sport at ITB

Sports office located in Block C.

The sports development officer organises and promotes our range of sporting activities, and co-ordinates the running of sporting events both within ITB and with other institutes and colleges. State-of-the-art sporting facilities are provided on campus, and so sport and involvement in sporting activities continue to develop as an important aspect of collage life. Sports development officer: Ronan Keaskin and can be contacted by E-mail ronan.keaskin@itb.ie and also by phone: (01) 8851105

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