Essential Information Resources & Services at ICD
Going to college can be daunting. There is a lot to learn and it can be difficult. At ICD we have the following information resources and services available to students
Student Services and Administration Office
Pop in to the office and ask for Lusilene or Fei if you have any questions. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Liaison Officer
Ms. June Shannon is on hand to answer questions about almost any issue you might have, including how to access student support services. Email email@example.com
Sports Support and Facilities
Talk to Vincent if you would like to participate in any of our existing sports initiatives or if you would like to receive funding to start a new sport at ICD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
General academic questions can be directed to the following staff:
- If you have a question about a module, the first person to talk to is the lecturer. Alternatively, contact the Programme Director or the Head of Academic Development
- If you have a more general academic question or a question about policies or procedures, please contact Joyce (email@example.com) or Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Moodle is ICD’s virtual learning environment. It contains vital information and resources for every module and will be updated and maintained by each module lecturer on their dedicated module Moodle pages. It is essential that you check Moodle every day for updates.
Moodle Document Store for Students
A new initiative, launched in September 2019, the ICD Moodle Document Store for Students contains all the important information you will need to study at ICD. The Document Store for Students is currently being populated and updated (at September 2019). It contains:
- The most up to date ICD Student Handbook
- Essential Policy and Procedures (also commonly referred to as the Quality Assurance Policies)
- Information about induction, study skills, and research skills
- Information about the library
- Information about all services and facilities at ICD
- Essential forms you may need (e.g. the Declaration of Authorship sheet that you will need to submit with your assignments)
- And more!
If you have any feedback, advice, or requests about how we can continue to improve the Document Store for Students, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jason (email@example.com).
The ICD Website
The ICD website (icd.ie) is currently (September 2019) being updated and will contain comprehensive information for current and prospective students. If you have any feedback on how we can improve the ICD website, please get in touch with Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ICD provides all students with an official ICD wristband. It contains a USB stick/key, which holds the ICD Student Handbook, meaning you will always have a copy of the Student Handbook to hand!
[blame Vincent for this terrible joke!]
Banking information and services:
There are a variety of banks to choose from, if you are considering setting up a new bank account in Ireland. We are glad to inform you that there is an AIB bank branch just around the corner, who are used to helping ICD students to set-up accounts. Fees vary for banking services in Ireland, but the good news is that, as a student, you may qualify for cheaper or even free banking! So, do not forget to notify the bank that you are a student. If you need any advice about banking in Ireland, please do not hesitate to get in touch with June.
General Information Resources
A range of websites exist that will help you with your studies and with life in Ireland:
- Education in Ireland: https://www.educationinireland.com
- Citizens Information: citizensinformation.ie
- Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS): http://www.inis.gov.ie/
- Irish Council for International Students (see below):
- Union of Students in Ireland: usi.ie
As a member of ICOS, the International Council for International Students, we are delighted to recommend their services to you. They provide comprehensive information about studying in Ireland.
Overriding Principle: the need for communication.
The overriding principle governing your academic progression on the course is that it is your responsibility to keep in constant communication with the faculty. This implies the following:
- That you supply a valid contact home address to the college for all correspondence and that you notify the Registrar of any change of address without delay.
- That you maintain an active e-mail address that you review regularly.
- That you pay regular attention to college notice boards/website/Moodle.
The college does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any outcome that may result from a failure on your part to observe the above communication principles.