Student Experience

Student Services and Support

Accommodation Service

The College is delighted to help you source suitable accommodation in Dublin, during your studies at CCT. This service is utilised by Irish and international full time students at the College. We can provide home stay accommodation with an Irish family which suits your needs and special requests. Staying with a locally based host-family when you come to Dublin, can help smoothen the process of moving away from home, while gaining a deeper understanding of Dublin and Irish society and culture (particularly for international students). CCT can also source and assist in securing independent student accommodation around Dublin city. The College can also arrange accommodation in student dormitories.

Airport Transfer

The warm CCT welcome can begin at Dublin airport, for our international students!  We provide airport transfer to and from Ireland´s main international airport.

Counselling Service

Although college is usually quite a positive experience, sometimes you may encounter problems, pressures, and stress.  CCT offers a confidential environment where students can explore personal issues they may encounter such as: relationships, family worries, homesickness, or academic stress.  The Counselling service is provided by a professionally-registered counselling psychologist working as a consultant to the college.

Health Service

Students experiencing illness or health related difficulties can avail of our health service.  CCT provides a subsidised medical service, for a reduced fee per visit to a professionally registered medical clinic.  CCT has an agreement with a Dublin city centre Medical clinic, to provide a wide range of medical treatment services.  Medical Insurance for all Non-EU nationals and EU nationals studying at the college can be arranged by CCT prior to arrival for a reduced rate.

Career Guidance

CCT is committed to providing a learner-centred, free guidance and information service to our students if they wish to progress further in their academic careers.  The excellent service we offer is highly professional, confidential, impartial, flexible and courteous.  The college is also partnered with the non-profit Irish state funded organisation – Fastrack to IT (FIT), who specialise in liaising with all levels of organisations in the ICT sector in Ireland, job recruitment, work placements and internships, and professional career guidance.

Information and Publications

The Student Office at CCT is an information hub and is always accessible for general, practical, industrial and academic information.  A course-specific Student Handbook is distributed to all registered students, which presents all of the course and college information you need to get started, along with practical information regarding college life, and Dublin in general.  The CCT EOLAS Student Information System, is also a good ‘single sign-on’ information hub for registered students.

Student Development Programme

Our Student Services Department offers a range of workshops and seminars throughout the academic year for students relating to such relevant subjects as: Stress Management, Effective Study skills, Communication skills, Life skills, and Exam Techniques.

Sports and Social Programmes

We are always delighted to expand the range of clubs and societies at CCT, as determined by student demand.  Opportunities for participation in sport and recreation at the College can be provided in nearby facilities.

Typical examples of Social activities organised and facilitated by CCT are: Christmas & End of Term Parties, CCT Annual Ball, paintball, CCT football team, city walks, coding competitions, student initiatives for charity, Dublin city tours , cultural day trips around Ireland, Greyhound racing, sporting events.  We also are very proud of our Computer Programming team who finish high each year at a national Programming competition.