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Specialist Academic Support

Dr. Alison Doyle is working in Trinity for 14 hours per week to provide specialist academic support on a one-to-one basis. The academic supports include but are not limited to:

  • Creating bespoke study and exam timetables
  • Teaching specific skills (essay structure, revision techniques, referencing, thesis)
  • Strategies for reading academic journals and texts
  • Using online technology to improve writing
  • Organising Blackboard calendars and managing assignment deadlines
  • Transition support for students with Asperger’s Syndrome

Referral for this support is via your Disability Officer.

Academic Support at Trinity Disability Service

This video provides an overview of the Academic Support available to students with disabilities through Trinity Disability Service.

ASKDS Blackboard module

The ASKDS Disability Service Supports module on Blackboard Learn hosts a repository of useful guides which include tips and strategies for essay planning, essay structure and much more.

ASKDS Disability Service Supports on Blackboard Learn

Student Learning Development runs a series of Online Workshops (Webinars) for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on a variety of topics, during term time. Students may also book a 1-1 online appointment through their website. ASKDS Inclusive Learning & Technology support service has a repository of useful guides in the Blackboard module ASKDS Disability Service Supports, which include tips and strategies for essay planning and essay structure. Specialist Academic Support can be provided to individual students and referral for this support is arranged via your Disability Officer. For more information and resources enrol in the ASKDS Blackboard module:

  1. Log on to your
  2. Click on ‘Module Search’.
  3. Type 'Disability Service Supports’ in the ‘Module Search’ box and click ‘Go’.
  4. If more than one module appears, click on the drop-down arrow beside ‘ASKDS’ under the ‘MODULE ID’ field.
  5. Click on 'Enrol'.
  6. Click on 'Submit'.

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A visual guide to essay writing

If you’re a visual thinker, you can get quite frustrated in an educational system that marks not your understanding as such, but your ability to express it in a linear chain of reasoning with all the links spelt out. To make this linear way of thinking easier to grasp please view the online guide to writing an essay as a visual learner by clicking this link.

Open University

Free iTunes podcasts from the Open University to download 'Start Writing Essays': Start writing essays podcast

The Academic Phrase bank

The general resource is for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some phrases for use in essays. The phrases can be used simply to assist you in thinking about your writing, or they can be used in your own work where this is appropriate:

The Assignment Calculator

This great free tool allows faculty and students to set agreed timelines and set clear date goals for the completion of projects or group work - click here to access this resource

Maths Helproom schedule for 2022/23

The Maths Helproom runs Monday to Friday between 1 pm and 2 pm in the New Seminar Room (at the School of Maths). Students looking for help with Maths may attend the help room every day.

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