Supports available through the Disability Service
Students with a disability or specific learning difficulty (including dyslexia) may require support whilst studying at Trinity. This can take various forms depending on individual requirements.
- Exam Accommodations
- Access to Assistive Technology
- Extended Borrowing in the Library
- Specialist tuition for students with dyslexia
- Tuition for students with disabilities
- Academic/ Library assistant
- Specialist support for students with mental health difficulties
- Specialist tuition for students who are deaf
Students can download our Student Handbook.
We have also written a Parent Handbook which you may find useful.
Specialised supportsSocial Leisure Group for students with Asperger's Syndrome
Claire Gleeson is an Occupational Therapist in the Unilink Service who is currently facilitating a social, leisure group for Trinity College students with Asperger's Syndrome. The aim of the group is to increase the participation and engagement of students with Asperger's Syndrome in sociable leisure activities on and off campus, and to meet and establish friendships with their peers. The group also aims to develop potential for increased leisure activities and deepen the knowledge and experience of social skills and social situations for these students: AS Support ServiceFor more information on the Unilink Service, please visit the website: http://www.tcd.ie/disability/services/Unilink/index.php
Funding for supportsMuch of the study-related support for students with a disability is financed through the European Social Fund (ESF) Student with Disability Fund.
Trinity College receives a per capita allocation based on the number of students registering with DS seeking supports.
The National Access Office in the HEA administers applications and decides who is eligible for funding under this scheme. For further information on this fund, please read: http://www.studentfinance.ie/mp7575/fund-for-students-with-disabilities/index.html.
Find your way around the tricky parts of college BEFORE you arrive! Useful podcasts produced by two of our students.
You can also use the fully interactive map, which enables you to explore campus in 3D http://www.tcd.ie/Maps/map.php