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Access Learning Support Service

The Access Learning Support Service is for students who are registered with the Disability Support Office in the Access Service.

The aim of this service is to provide support for students with learning differences and a range of other disabilities around their assignments, reports and research for their course. They work on a one-to-one basis or with small groups, assisting students to develop sound research, planning and writing skills, organise course work, and manage deadlines and priorities required for their course of study. Learning Support works closely with Assistive Technology to enable students to use the tools to study independently, and it will help you to develop these skills:

Please note that students must be registered with the DSS first before they can access Learning Support.


Who do I contact for Learning Support?



Bishopstown Campus

Fiona Downey, Learning Support Coordinator 

Meets students by appointment Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Online booking for appointments is available.

Fiona supports CIT  students and she can support Clonakilty Agricultural College  when they are in CIT or remotely by e-mail.
Fiona's office is within the Assistive Technology Service (next door to Bank of Ireland) in the Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown campus. 

Tel. 021 432 6744

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design (Sharman Crawford Street and 46 Grand Parade), CIT Cork School

of Music, and Cork Centre for Architectural Education.

Jessica Amberson, Learning Support tutor

Meets students by appointment

She is available on Mondays (all day) and Tuesday mornings.

Online booking for appointments is available.



National Maritime College of Ireland

Barbara Hempel, Learning Support tutor 

Meets NMCI students by appointment.

Online booking for appointments is available.