Support Services in IT Sligo

We want you to get the most out of your time at IT Sligo.  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 look below for details of where you can get help!

IT Sligo Students’ Union, or ITSSU, is the only recognised representative organisation for the student body in IT Sligo. When you register in the Institute, you automatically become a member of ITSSU. It exists to represent you the student on a range of issues throughout your college experience and sits on various committees relating to student welfare, education and recreation.

The Union is located on the bottom floor of the Student Centre and is a lively social spot for students to visit and retrieve valuable information about student rights, health, different clubs and societies and, most importantly, confidential advice.

The Students’ Union provides you with the most up-to-date information of what is happening around the college. As well as giving sound advice, it runs a number of services for students including “The Lounge”, a chill out area for students with comfy couches, bean bags, led lighting and wide screen TV. Make sure you drop in at some stage and visit all the officers in the Union.

We are here to help you in any way we can and help you set the right balance between your studies and your social life. For more information, you can call us on 071 9141887 or visit our website at

The Vice President is also the Student Welfare Officer and is responsible for the general welfare of the students of IT Sligo. Their role is to liaise with the chaplain, medical and mental health service in order to expand the general welfare services available to students. In addition to this the Vice President communicates Students’ Union and general policy on welfare in IT Sligo as well as running the SU’s Welfare Campaigns. So if you have a question or concern please get in contact.

Phone: 071 91 41887

Here at I.T. Sligo, the Student Counselling Service aims to provide a professional, confidential support service that is free of charge to all registered I.T. Sligo students.

The service offers students the opportunity to explore any issue which may be impacting on their mental health and general well-being in a confidential setting.

 The Student Counselling Service is located on the ground floor of the Student Centre beside the Students Union.

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday:  9am – 4pm

The Counselling Service operates on an appointment basis. If you would like to make an appointment , please contact:

Referring Students to the Student Counselling Service  – Staff Guide.

In the event of an emergency or a crisis, it is important to state this on contacting the Counselling Service.

If you are a student and are concerned about another student, it is helpful to:

  • Discuss attending the student counselling service with the student
  • Reiterate that the Counselling Service is confidential
  • Provide accurate information on how to access the Service
  • Where necessary accompany the student to the Service
  • Self-referral to the Counselling Service is welcomed and encouraged. No referral letter is necessary

Please contact the Counselling Service Reception for further information.

The Student Medical Service provides care to registered students of I.T. Sligo on campus. The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

The Medical Service operates a drop in system on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thurs                           9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday                                    9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Location: The Student Health Service is located on the ground floor of the Student Centre, beside the SU shop.

Tel:  071 93 05463 or 071 93 05205 or 087 9961873 (Emergencies Only)


Fee: The nursing, medical and counselling services are free to students.

Making an Appointment

The Medical Service operates on an appointment basis. If you would like to make an appointment , please contact:

  • The Health Service reception desk in person with your student card.

For more information, please contact:

  • The Student Health Service reception desk on 071 93 05463,
  • Email or
  • Call to Reception during office hours.

It should be noted that students who fail to attend a scheduled medical appointment without cancelling will be charged €20 and will not be issued another appointment until the fine has been paid.

Out of Office Hours Medical Care

Students requiring emergency medical care out of hours and at the weekends can access the Student Emergency Medical Clinic at a fee (€50.00). Details of the Doctor on call can be got by calling 071-9142550.

Accidents and Medical Emergencies on campus during office hours

Please call 087 9961873 for an emergency appointment with the Nurse or alternatively contact 071 91 55333.

The primary function of the Chaplaincy Team is to support student in their spiritual and personal growth during their time in the Institute. The Chaplaincy is also concerned with the pastoral care of students, such as in times of illness or bereavement. The Chaplains are available especially to anyone with an emotional or spiritual problem.

Feel free to drop in for a chat or if you need some practical help or advice with anything.

The Pastoral Care  Office is located on the first floor of the Student Services Centre beside the Careers Office, above the Student’s Union and the Health Service.

Our primary function is the pastoral care of students and staff members, especially at times of illness or bereavement.

The Pastoral Team are also concerned with the support of students in their personal growth during their time at the Institute and in the development and exploration of their faith. The Team members are available for those times when you might need someone to listen to you. Feel free to drop in to the office for a cuppa and a chat or make an appointment for a time that suits you best.

Office hours : Monday- Friday: 9am-5pm
Office Number : 071-9305215
Email :

Location: The Learning Support tutor is located in the Student Centre

Tel: 071 91 55400


As part of the Access Office in IT Sligo, the Learning Support Service provides support to full-time students who have dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties.  Students who have been assessed as having dyslexia should contact the Learning Support Tutor, Andrea Rynn, early in the academic year to discuss their individual needs and their Individual Support Plan.  Dyslexia screening can also be arranged in the college for students who suspect they may have dyslexia.

There are many supports provided by the Learning Support Tutor to students with dyslexia including study skills information, access to technological aids and specialised software, organising reasonable accommodation at examinations and liaising with relevant staff to ensure students achieve their full potential at IT Sligo. Supports can be delivered on a one to one or group basis.  The Learning Support Tutor, Andrea Rynn is located in the Student Service Centre and can be contacted by telephone on 071 9155400 or by emailing

The Learning Support Service is funded through the Fund for Students with Disabilities.

The Fund for Students with Disabilities is funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013.

Student Welfare Officer

Phone: 086 773 7457


Student Counselling Service

Phone: 071 93 05463