Student Services are a central part of life at CSN. It is made up of an integrated network of people and resources and provides information, advice and support to students. Even though there is a large student population in the college we pride ourselves on our friendliness and high standard of support for students. This support includes Careers and Counselling Service, Library/Resource Centre, Information Technology, etc.
Contact: Liz O Donovan
Phone: 021 2067612
This centre provides the perfect learning environment for students at the college. It serves as a resource bank for the information requirements of the college. Students can avail of study places in the library and will find its peaceful surroundings conducive to study.
The library has a growing collection of research materials which include reference books, textbooks, periodicals and reviews.
Within the library there is a special section on careers where the student can access information on the main educational institutions in Ireland and Britain.
Students require their college id card to access or borrow books from the library.
STUDY AND LEARNING SUPPORT
For detailed information about Study and Learning Support, and the Study Support Timetable, please visit our main page for Study and Learning Support Services
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICE
Contact: Karen McGrath
Telephone: 021 2067630
The College welcomes applications from students with disabilities, medical conditions and special needs.
The Disability Support Service (DSS) provides advice, information and support to such students. If you need any particular supports or arrangements (e.g. 1-2-1 tuition or a scribe for end-of-year exams) it is advisable to contact the DSS as soon as you are accepted onto your course.
Funding is provided by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Fund for Students With Disabilities. Application deadlines are in early October and February.
If you do not qualify for disability funding but require assistance with any of the following:
- Completing assignments
- Researching projects
- Revising difficult topics
- Exam techniques
....instead you should contact the Study Support Service through
- the Study Support Facilitator Eleanor Hession (021 2067636)
- our Guidance Counsellors Siobhan Daly (021 2067608) and Jim O'Connell (021 2067626)
- your tutors or course director
- the Disability Officer Rachel Abraham (phone: 021 2067630).
Contact: John Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 2067639
The Student Council is made up of representatives from every course in the college. The council provides a forum for students to establish clubs or societies within the college. Two members of the Student Council are also elected as representatives on the Board of Management. Students are encouraged to participate to ensure that the Council is as active and vibrant as possible.
Every year, the college is host to a large body of students from different parts of the country and indeed from different corners of the world. To this end, the college provides a list of addresses to students who wish to avail of local accommodation with families. Alternatively, local newspapers and flat finding agencies will help you select the most suitable place while attending your course. Additionally, the college is within easy reach of a number of the recently constructed student accommodation complexes in Cork.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING SERVICE
Contact: Siobhán Daly (021 2067608), Jim O'Connell (021 2067626)
We offer a professional and confidential counselling service that listens to students on all manner of issues. We provide a caring and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to help students cope with their circumstances and approach their lives with confidence.
Appointments can be made by calling to the Guidance and Counselling office or by phoning 021 2067608 or 021 2067626, where we will be on hand to help you.
DESIGNATED LIASON FOR STUDENTS UNDER 18
Designated Liaison Person: Ray O’Connor
Deputy DLP: Sharon Murphy
Effective careers planning means exploring your options early. Our careers team are here to help. Whatever your age, course of study, plans or aspirations, the Careers Service is available to you. Professionally qualified careers advisers are available for consultation on career choice, further study options, presentation and other work place skills, jobsearch, applications/interview procedures and aptitude tests.
The Career Guidance Office contains a wide range of information on careers and further study options. Comprehensive information, internet access, computerised guidance programmes, video library etc., are all available to our students.
NOTE: See monthly updates for Career News on the main CSN page and on the Careers page.
CSN College of further education is committed to practices that safeguard the welfare of students, young people and vulnerable adults. Garda vetting is required for all students attending courses where interaction with children or vulnerable adults is a feature of the course
Garda Vetting officer: Vincent O’Brien.
Phone: 021 2067640