DIT Access Service

Academic Supports


For additional free support in Maths related topics, please attend the Maths Learning Centre.  See this link for opening hours and locations:   http://www.maths.dit.ie/mlsc/ 

For additional free support with writing in an academic way, please attend the Academic Writing Centre.  See this link for opening hours and locations:  http://dit.ie/awc/


If the above two Centres cannot offer you the academic assistance you need, you can submit a request form for free grinds from a Tutor employed by the DIT Access Service.  To do this, please follow the instructions below. Semester 1 grinds request system will open at the start of term (week of 17th September). Grinds requests to be received by Monday 15th October 2018. Classes will commence after this:


  • Please note these grinds are only for Access students
  • Complete one grinds request form for each subject you are seeking assistance with
  • We do not offer grinds in Maths during term time as the Maths Learning centre is a resource for assistance with grinds.
  • Please note that we cannot guarantee Tutors are available in all subjects you request.

  • If a Tutor is available in a subject you request, this Tutor will contact you directly via email to arrange weekly small group times to meet in February, March or April 

  • You are expected to attend grinds sessions you request once a week at the day and time you agree with your Tutor.

  • Please note that these weekly grinds sessions are NOT an additional lecture, but rather an opportunity for you to bring lecture notes about things you do not understand to a qualified Tutor.  This person will help you better understand

  • You must sign in at each session.


Finally, check out the two blogs below for helpful tips about being a student in DIT:

Assistive Technology Blogs to help with your Learning in DIT

Assistive Technology Blog:....http://atindit.tumblr.com/

This blog has information about apps, websites and browser plug-ins that can support you.


Technology Presentations.....http://atpresentations.tumblr.com/

This blog hosts a series of presentations and info-graphics that supports your technology knowledge.