Learning Support

learning SupportWhen you feel good about life you can embrace your studies with confidence. That is why we have such strong learning support structures in place for all of our students.

The Learning Support Unit at LYIT, titled the Curve, was established to encourage and support all students throughout their time at LYIT.

At The Curve, we offer invaluable advice and support to a diverse range of students and we operate an open-door policy at all times.

Supports Include:

Quickscan

QuickScan is an easy to use, multi-functional screening questionnaire that takes 10-20 minutes to complete and identifies specific areas of learning strengths and weaknesses. All first year students at LYIT undertake the Quickscan questionnaire on Registration day in September.

On completion, QuickScan generates a report that identifies:

  • The student’s preferred learning style, giving strategies and information on how to get the best out of time spent studying
  • Any learning supports that will help student learning
  • Useful studying skills
  • Maths difficulties
  • Dyspraxia
  • Visual stress
  • Learning confidence.

Mathematics Learning Centre

learning SupportThe purpose of the Mathematics Learning Centre (MLC) is to support students’ mathematics learning across all courses in LYIT. Perhaps you lack confidence in your ability to do mathematics? Perhaps you missed out somewhere along the line or had a negative experience learning maths? Whatever the reason, don’t wait until it’s too late. We are here to help all students and offer the following services:

  • Small group tutorial support in Maths and Physics topics
  • Limited individual consultations
  • Exam revision support sessions
  • Online support via Blackboard and email
  • Access to special resources including digital pencasts

Please call up to Room 3460 and talk to us about how we can help you. Alternatively email our two staff members Joe (joe.english@lyit.ie) and Lucia (lucia.ramsey@lyit.ie).

It is important to understand that the MLC is not a replacement for attending lectures. Also, we do not offer a service for completing maths assignments.

Communication Learning Centre

The aim of the Communication Learning Centre (CLC) is to help students with academic writing and study skills. This service is for all students at LYIT.

The CLC provide a number of workshops through the academic year:

  • Preparing and delivering an effective presentation
  • Writing an essay: advice on process and structure
  • Advice on referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • Advice on exam preparation and technique
  • Turnitin advice and information.
Additional Supports available may include:
  • Learning Support
  • Personal Assistants
  • Exam Supports
  • Note Takers
  • Targeted Transport
  • Additional Tuition
  • Assistive Technology
  • Campus Orientation
  • Photocopying/Printing

How to Register

There are three steps to register with the Learning Support Unit:

  1. Evidence of disability: Provide the appropriate documentation for proof of your disability. Please download the following application form here.
  2. Make contact with the Disability Officer: You should make an appointment to meet with the Disability Officer, Roisin Mc Cormack and bring any relevant documentation. At this stage you will be asked to fill in a registration form.
  3. Attend your Needs Assessment appointment: A Needs Assessment will determine the type of supports you may need in college. It will involve an informal discussion about the types of supports you previously obtained and what specific supports may be required throughout your time in LYIT.

Contact

The Curve is located on the third floor of the main building, close to Room 3453. Below is a list of the staff at the Curve, should you need to speak to someone:

Name Job Title Telephone Number E-mail
Brian McGonagle Access Officer +353 (0)74 918 6170 brian.mcgonagle@lyit.ie
Roisin Mc Cormack Disability Officer +353 (0)74 918 6172 roisin.mccormack@lyit.ie
Adrienne Kearns Learning Support Tutor +353 (0)74 918 6174 adrienne.hannigan@lyit.ie
Joe Carlin Technical Support +353 (0)74 918 6930 joe.carlin@lyit.ie
Anne Brennan Access Administrative Assistant +353 (0)74 918 6175 anne.brennan@lyit.ie