Student Support Services

The following services are available to students of NCAD:

Doctor

Dr. John Latham (Latham Medical Practice) attends the College during term time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please consult Reception, 01 – 636 4200, for appointments. The Doctor is located on the second floor in Harry Clarke House (Tuesday & Friday). On Wednesday the Doctor is located at the Latham Medical Practice, Thomas Court Primary Care Centre, 1 St. Catherines Lane West, Dublin 8 (Beside St. Catherines Church).  Please note that the “Pharmacy”, across the road from the main entrance, offers a 10% discount on prescriptions to all students of the College.  There is a €10.00 charge payable in advance of all appointments.

Student Counsellor

The NCAD Student Counselling Service is a confidential and free service for students of the College and is staffed by a professionally qualified psychologist and counsellor. The service offers support, counseling and psychotherapy for students who may be experiencing personal difficulties. Ms Linda Mackin attends the College during on Monday - Thursday from 10.30am - 4.00pm.

The Counsellor may be contacted by email at counsellor(@)staff.ncad.ie or by text: 087-951 9819.  The Counsellor is located on the second floor in Harry Clarke House.

Careers Advisory Service

The Careers Advisory Service provides careers advice to students throughout their course, and in particular to students in their final year or pursuing postgraduate studies. The objective of the service is to provide up-to-date information and advice for students on matters relating to career choice, postgraduate studies and employment. A core element of the service is the individual career guidance interview. The aim of this interview is to help the student evaluate and explore the range of career options available. The interview is conducted in a relaxed non-directive and confidential atmosphere; it focuses on the needs of the student and the careers advisor engages the student in setting the agenda and determining the outcome.

The Careers Advisory Service also provides the following:

  • Information on postgraduate courses.
  • C.V. compilation
  • Cover letter preparation
  • Interview techniques
  • Presentation skills
  • Job vacancy information
  • Summer vacation work

Jacyntha McManus Cleary, Ext. 4313, is the careers advisor and attends the College from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.00pm during term time only.
Please consult Reception for appointments.

Niteline – FREEPHONE 1800 793 793

Niteline is a confidential student helpline that is run by and for students in Trinity, UCD, the Royal College of Surgeons, and NCAD. Service runs ever night
from 9.00pm – 2.30am - during term time only. www.niteline.ie