Peer Support Programme at ITT Dublin

What is peer support?
Sometimes when we are adjusting to a new place or experience, we can find it useful to talk to others who have already been through the same thing. As a student, you may wish to talk to another student about any difficulties you find yourself experiencing while in first year.

These difficulties may be to do with adjusting to life in the college, personal issues outside of the college that are effecting you or simply information about general college and academic life. The Peer Support programme is free and open to all incoming first years.

Peer support is also available to those in other years. Maybe you are struggling with new academic or social demands. Perhaps you just want help with where to go for the right support. Peer supporters are from different course and years so can help you with a variety of student concerns.

Who do they support?
Peer Supporters have been put in place to support all students in IT Tallaght.

Who are Peer Supporters?
Peer supporters are current students in the college who have volunteered to support incoming first year students, as well as all other years. They have been trained to assist students in a range of matters in a confidential and respectful manner. You can contact any of the peer supporters at any time throughout the year.

What type of things can they help me with?

  • General information about college life
  • General information about academic issues
  • Adjusting to college life
  • Personal issues e.g; low mood, isolation, family problems

How do I contact them?
You can reach any of our peer supporters via the e-mail addresses listed below each photo. They will be checking their e-mails regularly and will get back to you promptly with a reply to your query or to arrange to meet with you, depending on what the issue is.

 Kate Cummins - Peer supporter at ITT Dublin Olwen Dent - Peer supporter at It Tallaght Paige Goulty - Peer supporter at IT Tallaght

Kate Cummins
4th year Social Care 

Olwen Dent
3rd Year Social Care

Paige Goulty
4th Year Social Care
Maria McArdle - Peer supporter at ITT Dublin Hugh Breslin - Peer supporter at ITT Dublin Jenessa Scott - Peer supporter at It Tallaght
Maria McArdle
3rd year Social Care
Hugh Breslin
3rd Yr Electronic Engineering
Jenessa Scott
2nd Year Mechanical Engineering



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