Support Services in CIT

We want you to get the most out of your time at CIT. If you have any problems, then the best thing you can do is seek advice early on to prevent it having any effect on you enjoying your time here! So please checkout the list of support services available to help you.

The Students’ Union works actively to resolve student issues, whether they be on a local, regional or national basis. We act as a channel of communication to bring your issues to the attention of College Management.

Common issues we deal with include:

  • Facilities – classroom issues, health and safety, lack of necessary equipment, study facilities, printing, library hours, parking, etc.
  • Educational – student regulations, exam appeals, exam infringements, educational standards, course issues and disputes, student disciplinary, etc.
  • Welfare – accomodation, finance, mental & physical health, safety, etc.
  • Student Services –  catering, sporting and leisure facilities, etc.
  • Off Campus Issues – public transport, incidents in the local residency, etc.

In order to resolve your issues we need to hear them. Please get in touch with a member of the Students’ Union Executive.

Phone: 021 433 5270




If you need support please contact our Welfare officer directly on:

Phone: 021 433 5273

Mobile: 086 384 2977


We are available to all of our full-time students including those in the CIT Cork School of Music, the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and the National Maritime College of Ireland. We are open to students during term time and provide a comprehensive range of services suitable for students’ needs.

Our doctors do not do house calls.  If you are sick after hours a Family Doctor Service is provided by SouthDoc, Tel: 1850 335 999.  This service operates at night and weekends.  Students who do not have a medical card have to pay the appropriate fee for this service at the time.


  • Medical attention to all full-time students.
  • Consultations with the Doctors and Nurses are by appointment only.
  • Urgent cases will be seen as soon as possible on the day.
  • Specialist clinics including Asthma, Sexual Health, Sports Injury and Vaccination.
  • Health Promotion/Education/Smoking cessation


  • We are situated in the Student Centre on the Bishopstown Campus.


We are open from:

  • 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
  • 8.30am – 2.30pm on Friday
  • Also open through lunch

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The Counselling Service is a professional and confidential service which is available to all registered full time CIT students free of charge. The service aims to provide opportunities to explore personal and social issues that hinder academic performance, to promote wellness and to enhance personal growth. Our team provides a supportive and non-judgemental environment.

Student Counselling is a specialist service provided by professional counsellors who are experienced in working with students, enabling them to cope with personal difficulties and issues that hinder academic engagement and performance.

Counsellors can help with a wide range of difficulties. Some of the common problems experienced by students include:

  • Anxiety, depression, suicidal feelings;
  • Homesickness, loneliness;
  • Relationship problems;
  • Bereavement and losses;
  • Family issues and upsetting past experiences;
  • Academic difficulties;
  • Crisis and trauma;
  • Sexual and cultural identity;
  • Eating problems or habitual addictions;
  • Life changes such as pregnancy and illness

The Counselling Service is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm weekdays Monday to Friday during term. You will find us on the Second Floor of the Student Centre at the Bishopstown Campus.

There is a Student Counselling Service available to students of Crawford College of Art & Design and Cork School of Music on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.00am to 5.00pm during term. This Service is loacted at CSM Union Quay.

If you wish to make an appointment, you can telephone the Service at 021 4335772 or you can also call to reception in the Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus.  Please be aware that although we aim to offer you an assessement within a few days, this may not always be possible due to demand on the service. In this case a waiting list will be operation.

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Chaplaincy is a dynamic presence at the Cork Institute of Technology recognising and responding to the pastoral and spiritual needs of students and staff. An “Open Door” policy exists to enable students to feel welcome and to seek support, especially in times of distress, illness and bereavement. Chaplaincy/Student Support team work in close co-operation with the student support services in the college campus.

The Chaplaincy offices are located in the Bishopstown Campus on D-Corridor (D151) and on the 1st Floor Student Centre, Balcony Corridor and are open daily from 8.30am-5.00pm. You can be assured that if you are experiencing stress or pressure of any nature during your time at college that we are here for you. Issues of concern can be discussed in complete confidence.

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CIT Access Service is committed to widening participation, increasing access and supporting positive educational outcomes for under-represented groups.

The Service organises and delivers a range of pre-entry, entry and post-entry support programmes for the various groups we work with.

The CIT Access Service engages with the following groups

  1. Mature Students
  2. Students with Disabilities
  3. Students from Linked Schools 
  4. Ethnic Minorities 

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Through the Access Service, a Peer Mentoring Service known as L.I.S.T.E.N (Listening and Involving Students To Empower New beginnings) was established in the academic year 2012/2013.

Peer Mentoring is designed to help new first year students who may be experiencing challenges and issues pertaining to daily college/student life.
The vision of the Peer Mentoring Service is to be a support service for students by students. The Peer Mentoring service will allow first year students to discuss issues or queries they may have pertaining to college with a student mentor (students from second year upwards).

For further information, please contact the Access Service on 021-4335138 or email 

Student Welfare Officer

Phone: 021 433 5273

Mobile: 086 384 2977



Student Counselling Service

Phone: 021 4335772