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National Learning Network

NLN Educational Support Service

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Who are we?

The National Learning Network (NLN) Educational Support Service works in conjunction with ITB Student staff to provide a holistic, inclusive and psychologically based service to ITB students. The NLN Educational Support Service is a psychology led service which provides support to the students of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB). The service adopts a holistic approach and recognises that student well-being is intertwined with their academic experiences. The NLN Educational Support Service team includes educational psychologists, assistant psychologists and access to an occupational therapist to support students attending the college with both academic and personal needs that may arise during their college year.

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What do we do?

We support students by designing individualised and goal-orientated support programmes targeting each area that the student wishes to improve. Students can access a range of study, wellness, social and organisational support sessions with an Assistant Psychologist.   NLN recognise the needs of individuals with learning differences, and the service provides specialized supports to students with Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism, Mental Health and Long Term Illness. NLN’s Educational Support Service strives to promote students' independence and encourage them to develop the skills that will help them to flourish during their time in ITB.

In addition to accommodating students with medical and other support needs that have been referred by Student Services, the NLN team also provides support to the entire student population, so that any student who needs support is welcome to come to the service to make an appointment. We provide support for students in the following areas:

 

 

One to One appointments: Working with students to develop their skills in the areas of general study skills to anxiety management, social skills and confidence building. 

Group Study Skills Sessions: Working in groups on specific topics to collaborate and develop general learning skills. Keep an eye on our page for upcoming study skills classes!

 

How to get in touch with us?

You may be recommended to make an appointment to meet with NLN from Student Services or a staff member, or you may want to organise a meeting with NLN yourself. You can follow the steps below to arrange an appointment or drop in to our office in Block A.

NLN Service ITB

What our students say...

"In January 2018 I went on a four month secondment to National Learning Network in the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown. During this time it struck me how ITB is a beautiful learning setting – the campus has lots of open space with modern buildings. Overall there is real a sense of space and accommodation for learning. As part of National Learning Network I worked closely with Student Services, the Disability Support Service and ITB Library. My job was to work with students on Assistive technology using software and technologies such as Zotero, Read & Write Gold, Trello and Grammarly. It was a real privilege to help students cope better and hopefully I was able to support students who have experienced learning challenges. During my time working with ITB and the National Learning Network I was really impressed with the level of support available to students and the friendly efficiency that could be felt around the campus."       Philip Keogh                      NLN Tallaght        

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