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Your Student Services Team at DBS

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Students are the primary focus of DBS, and we realise that there is a lot more to college than what goes on inside the classroom, what is also hugely important is to have a lively college life making friends and memories that will last long after your time in the classroom has ended.

The welfare of our students is of the utmost importance and the dedicated Student Services Department caters exclusively for student needs.  In DBS we take a holistic view to college life, integrating academia with a stimulating social scene. The Student Services Team serves to:

• Offer information, advice and support to all students of the College, be it accommodation, financial, J1 visa advice or study problems

• Facilitate the personal and academic development of the student

• Offer a variety of support from personal advice to organising sports teams

• Place an emphasis on empowering the student and facilitating their development.

• Provide an interface between staff and students

• Provide a forum for student input into academic and administrative matters

• Provide a channel for information to be passed on to students

• Finally, Student Services provides a public face for the College both to students and those outside the College

Meet Your Student Services Team:

Adam Crowther, Sports, Clubs and Societies Development Officer

Adam Crowther Student Services

Adam Crowther is responsible for the overall direction and development of Sports Clubs and Societies at DBS. ​Adam works closely with the Board of Irish College Societies( ICS) and the College and University Sports Association of Ireland (CUSAI) and aims to ensure that students get the most out of the sports and societies opportunities offered here at DBS. You can visit ​Adam in our Castle House Student Service Office, or alternatively email him at adam.crowther@dbs.ie.

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Rebecca Matthews, Study Abroad Experience Officer

DBS Student Services - Rebecca Matthews

 Rebecca Matthews is the dedicated Student Services officer for all Study  Abroad courses that last a semester or less.  She arranges and staffs a  variety of activities, trips, tours and events for the study abroad students to  give them a taste of Dublin and of Ireland during the short time they are here.  She also provides pastoral care and support for those who require it. Rebecca  is originally from Canada and loves that she is able share her new found  home with so many other nationalities. You can find Rebecca on the fourth  floor in Castle House, or get in touch with her  on rebecca.matthews@dbs.ie

Aideen Blake, Student Welfare and Education Officer

DBS Student Services Aideen The Student Welfare and Education Officer provides information to students  about a range of concerns including; mental well-being, crisis pregnancy,  sexual health awareness, suicide intervention and non-academic issues. Our  dedicated officer can also provide our students with information about a  number of additional support services both locally and nationally and help  connect students to these organisations, should they need the support. You  can visit ​Aideen in our Aungier Street Student Service Office, or alternatively  email her at aideen.blake@dbs.ie