Access & Inclusion
Welcome to CSN. We hope you are enjoying being a student here.
Student Services and Support are a central part of life at CSN
Our support structure is made up of an integrated network of people and resources and provides information, advice and support to students.
Even though there is a large student population in the college we pride ourselves on our friendliness and high standard of support for students.
This support includes Careers and Counselling Service, Library/Resource Centre, Information Technology, etc.
To help everyone we have:
- Study and Learning Support
- a Disability officer
- Career Service
- Student services
- Guiding and Counselling service
- a Mature Student officer
- a Learning Support coordinator
- other Access & Inclusion Personnel to meet your needs (Student Council, Library, IT Support, etc.)
Links to each of these can be found under the 'Supports' link on the main menu above
If you think that you might need some support either for a short time or for a more extended time then please let us know as soon as possible.
If you need support with your subjects or help with what you are learning or assignments you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect with you to help you out. If you choose not to take the support we offer, that’s okay but we cannot help unless you let us know what you might need.
If you have already had support e.g. a reader/scribe, a spelling & grammar waiver, or extra time in exams then you will need to register with our Disability officer by emailing email@example.com If you don’t let us know in the next few weeks that you will or might need support we cannot guarantee that you will get all of the support you might need.
Once you register with our Disability officer you will receive an appointment, so we can find out what you need help with, and how much help you might need. Please bring in any documentation you may have in relation to assessments or previous Reasonable Accommodations arrangements. You don’t have to wait until your appointment to bring in these documents. They can be handed in to us as soon as you can.
If you are not a school leaver, e.g. someone who did their leaving cert last year, and/or just back into education after a short or even very long break, please email firstname.lastname@example.org telling us the type of support you might need and we will get back to you.
Counselling or Career Guidance
If you have any medical conditions that your teachers or our First Aid staff should be aware of please email with the details to email@example.com
The information you give to us while requesting support, is confidential. By Law we cannot share this information with anyone without your permission and this includes your parents (provided you are over 18yrs old), your teachers, or classmates; unless the information you disclose poses a serious health & safety threat to you and /or the other students/staff at the college. We have a legal duty of care to all of the people who use our campus. If we need to share any of your information ideally, we would speak to you first.
Important CSN Dates
Classes begin September 12th 2018
Mid-term-break Monday October 29th – November 2nd 2018
Word Processing Exams December 17th 2018
Christmas Holidays Classes end Thursday December 13th 2018
College re-opens January Monday January 7th 2019
Mid-term-break February 18th 2019 – Friday 22nd 2019
St Patricks Weekend March 15th – March 19th 2019
Easter Holidays April 15th - College re-opens Monday April 29th
End of year Exams April 29th /30th
Bank Holiday May 6th 2019
Attendance here at CSN is your responsibility. We do take a roll call in each class, but this is primarily for Insurance purposes. The only exception is if you have a grant; Grants are stopped because of poor attendance. If you miss classes, it is your responsibility to get the information you have missed. Many of the Power points teachers use are available electronically on Moodle.
You will have many assignments to submit throughout the year. Please submit these in the format they are asked to be in and on time. If you are late submitting your assignment you will have marks taken off. Please look at the student Handbook on our CSN website for information about Assignments and many other items.
We have times when the Library will be open and when there will be someone there to help you out with lots of different questions you might have. Please go to the library (Room 103) and see the opening times posted there.
If you need any support or questions answered in relation to your course, subjects or assignments, etc., just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you ASAP.
We hope you have a great year here at CSN!