On this page you will find helpful resources and supports available at Dublin City University.
Your EDTL Student Intern
Laura Anne Scanlon is the EDTL Project Intern at Dublin City University
Your Project Team Contact
Rob Lowney is an EDTL Project Representative at Dublin City University
Suzanne Stone is an EDTL Project Representative at Dublin City University
Whilst we endeavour to ensure the information on this page is accurate and up to date, please visit the DCU website for the latest updates.
1. IT Services
DCU Apps features the installation of Google Apps for Education. This software is available for all DCU staff and students. It includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar (this can be used to sync with your DCU Timetable), etc.
ISS is the DCU IT Service for all technology needs, issues and queries. They provide information on connecting to DCU WIFI, changing passwords and an A-Z list of services and help links. Contact the ISS Service desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DCU Mobile App: The Loop App provides access to the DCU VLE directly from your phone. You have access to your Loop dashboard and can view learning material on the go.
2. Student Support and Learning
Writing Centre – The Writing Centre offers one-to-one guidance with academic writing to all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students may visit the Centre during any stage of the writing process: planning an assignment, writing a first draft, or revising and editing a document. Sessions are booked online and are free of charge. They provide many resources such as quick ‘How To’ videos, interactive online courses, online appointments, infographics and other resources such as writing planners.
Discover DCU – This is a series of short interactive courses designed to help get you settled in and introduce you to the tools and skills you need to succeed at university. Work through each of the courses at your own pace and complete the simple activities to finish. There are orientation and study skills courses available which include tips to discovering DCU’s technology.
Maths Learning Centre – The Maths Learning Centre’s role is to provide free extra informal support to DCU students taking a mathematics module as part of their degree programme. They provide online support via Zoom with a schedule available on the site. External resources such as the Math Tutor website, Ask Dr. Math, MathWorld and MathCentre are also available here.
3. DCU Library
The library has numerous resources ranging across both libraries and online. Students have access to the library’s index of books and can search and find information they may need. They can check if the book they need is currently available in the library or if there are e-books available. Some resources include; Book a Seat, E-tutorials to help students locate, evaluate and use information effectively and Citing and Referencing guidelines and supports.
4. DCU Printing Services
There are several printers available in the DCU Libraries, and computer labs across the campuses. Be sure to check out the general printing information beforehand, for clear information on how to print. There is also an on-campus print shop which provides information about services and pricing.
5. DCU Students’ Union
The DCU Student Union is available to help students with any issues or concerns they may have along their student journey. Make sure to check out the SU website to get information about DCU Student Life. Contact the SU help desk at email@example.com and be sure to follow them on Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with upcoming events, news and student life.