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Cavan Institute

Student Support Services

Guidance Counsellor
Sonia Hoey

Sonia communicates with students on our Business & Humanities courses.

Guidance Counsellor
Aoife Ward

Aoife communicates with students on our Creative Practices, Computing & Engineering courses and Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing & Science courses. 

Guidance Counsellor
Orla Maguire

Orla communicates with students on our Healthcare, Sport & Physical Therapies courses. 

Guidance Counsellors

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.


Our team 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 Higher Education Institutes. We also facilitate job search skills, CV preparation and interview techniques in preparation for the working world. 

Location - Block B, B005 and B207

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Peer Mentoring

The Student Peer Mentoring Programme gives first year students the chance to create networks with each other and with student peer mentors. 

First year students 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 students 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 relevant department. 

College Care

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.

Members of An Garda Síochána will visit the Institute at various times during the academic year.

Pastoral Support

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.

Fr Gerry Kearns


Student Handbook

The purpose of our student handbook is to give you an introduction to Cavan
Institute, to detail the support services that are available to you and
provide you with contact details which you may need during your time in Cavan Institute. 

Collee Health Centre

Health Centre
Block A - 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.

No appointments are necessary. 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. Schedule will be shared via our student sharepoint.

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