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Student Support Services

Student Support Services


Cavan Institute Student Handbook 2020/21


Sonia Hoey and Aoife Ward

At Cavan Institute, we offer a comprehensive Career Guidance Service available to all full-time registered students throughout the academic year. We provide a service that is student-focused, professional and informative and assists students with all aspects of career planning and the transition from further education to higher education and/ or to the world of work. We will help you to make informed decisions about your career choices through a variety of Career Workshops, Career Talks and Guest Speakers from Industry and the Higher Education Institutes. We also facilitate job search skills, CV preparation and interview techniques in preparation for the working world. 

Drop in service in Block B, B005 and B207 from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 12noon (no appointment is necessary). 
Contact by email:
Contact by telephone: 049 4332633


Student Support Form 

Students with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs Information Booklet

Maureen Lynch, Faela Heavin and Patrick Cassidy

Cavan Institute is committed to providing the best possible learning environment for all our students. We make provision, wherever possible, to facilitate access and participation in the academic courses and student life of Cavan Institute. We strive to create an inclusive community where all students are afforded the same opportunities to learn, socialise, participate and progress.

We have a range of supports that put you, the student, at the centre of your academic journey. Supports are provided to allow you to tap into your own abilities and to ensure you reach your academic potential. If you would like to avail of this support please download and complete the Student Support Form and return it to Cavan Institute.

Open Learning Centre Block B B004

Contact by email

Contact by Telephone 049 4332633


Fr. Gerry Kearns

Telephone: 049 437 7900
Chaplaincy is a service for all students. It aims to provide a safe, supportive and confidential place for you to talk about your worries and concerns. Chaplaincy is also a point of referral for other services.


College Care is a joint initiative by Cavan Institute and An Garda Síochana which is aimed at assisting students and staff of Cavan Institute in all matters relating to the role and work of An Garda Síochana.

The college care team comprises members of An Garda Síochána along with staff and students at the Institute.


The first number of weeks at college can be a challenging experience for anyone and very often most first years are thinking about:
  • Finding their way around the various buildings
  • Figuring out the timetable
  • Balancing their college life with work and social life
  • Getting to grips with your new modules
  • Meeting new people
Very often the people who are in the best position to provide information on the above are students who have already experienced some of the challenges mentioned.  So we have set up a pilot programme to help you settle in and to link in with 2nd year students who will mentor you in the early stages of college life. 
The Student Peer Mentoring Programme gives new first years the chance to create networks with each other and with student peer mentors. 
First years are placed into groups on the basis of their programme of study.  Each group is assigned a student mentor from the relevant school and groups meet up once a week for six weeks of the new term commencing in the second week.    
At the mentoring programme meetings you will get the opportunity to chat with other first years and get important information on the support available to you.  Your mentors will guide you through what to expect in the first term and answer your questions about practical matters such as timetables, room locations, assessments, etc.  Each meeting will also feature some ‘drop-in’ visitors from support staff or from teachers in the particular department. 


Cavan Institute: 049 437 7900 
Location: Block A Campus – Room A212
The student health centre is open to all full-time registered students during the academic year. Dr. Tom Prior and Dr. Mairéad Beirne from Farnham Medical Practice visit the centre on a weekly basis to see students. Students must present a valid Cavan Institute student ID card to the medical centre team when availing of the services on offer.

Services Available at the Centre:
> Weekly doctor clinics
> Health promotion activities
> Advice on adopting a healthy lifestyle
> Information on accessing other health professionals

No appointments are necessary. Just turn up, take a ticket and students will be seen in numeric order.

How much does it cost to see the doctor?
> The service is free to students who hold a valid medical card. The card must be shown to the doctor in order to avail of the service for free.
> Students without a valid medical card are required to pay €15 per visit.