Student Support and Facilities
Trinity College provides excellent support facilities that address the needs of part-time students.
Programme staff and technical support
Programme support staff work special hours to ensure that part-time students are catered for. This means that you will be able to access assistance at a time that suits you.
Each student is allocated a personal tutor, who is available to provide support and assistance on any matter. Discussions with your personal tutor are confidential. As well as providing advice and guidance, your personal tutor can act on your behalf within College.
Mature Students Office and Resource Centre
The Mature Student Office provides advice and support to mature students on a drop-in basis or by appointment. TCD values the practical knowledge and experience that mature students bring, which enriches the learning experience for all.
The Mature Student Resource Centre is located at Foster Place, Dublin 2 and offers a quiet, spacious room, with PC and Internet access that can be booked by mature students for private or group study.
A group of qualified demonstrators is available to provide guidance, advice and support for coursework assignments, projects and tutorial sessions.
All of the main central support services of Trinity College are available for part-time students, including the careers office, counselling services, medical services, chaplains, etc.
Learning Support Service
The Learning Support Service offers a variety of useful services including:
- One-to-one support, workshops and online training for essay-writing, reading, motivation, self-management.
- Help with IT skills, maths and statistics.
- Assistance with programming.
- Support for students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
- Support for students with disabilities.
Student Counselling Service
The Student Counselling Service is a free and confidential service that is available to all registered Trinity College students. This service offers support in coping with personal problems or concerns which may interfere with your academic progress. The service also runs a range of classes on issues such as stress management and study skills.
The TCD copyright library is an important resource available to students. Libraries include the Berkeley, Hamilton and Lecky. The libraries provide a comprehensive range of services to assist students with their studies. A wide range of library materials can be accessed electronically at any time.
Extensive computer laboratories are available for student use in the course of their studies. Some of these facilities are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Students have electronic access (both off campus and on) to a wide range of subscription-only publications including academic journals and conference proceedings.
Trinity College's Information Systems Laboratory has strong links with the IS programme and conducts research in a range of topics relevant to the IS field.
Light meals and refreshments can be obtained close to most lecture theatres.
Parking is available at reasonable rates in the car park behind Pearse Station (opposite College). Pearse DART station is adjacent, as are most bus routes. Both Luas lines and the Central Bus Station can be reached by short walk from College.
The College boasts a 6-storey state-of-the-art Sports Centre with:
- 25m 6 lane swimming pool with floating floor;
- 400sq m Fitness Theatre with over 60 exercise stations;
- Challenging climbing wall - 18m wide x 11 m high, 14 routes, suitable for beginner and advanced levels;
- Fitness Class Studio & Spin Studio;
- Ancillary hall for martial and other sports (27m x 14m);
- Sauna & Steam room;
- Two large sports halls for indoor sports (27m x 45m).
The Sports Centre offers a comprehensive programme of exercise classes from beginner to elite athlete levels, and many sporting clubs. For more information, visit www.tcd.ie/Sport.
Cultural and leisure facilities
Many other leisure activities are available on campus including a wide range of societies and clubs. Trinity College's city-centre location places it close to Temple bar and other cultural and entertainment centres.