Dublin Business School is keen to ensure that all students experience equality of opportunity in reaching their educational potential and we welcome applications from students with disabilities, learning difficulties or long term illnesses. We offer a wide range of educational supports which can be arranged by registering with the Learner Supports Service.
Disabilities Support for Prospective and Current Students
If you are considering applying to DBS you are very welcome to come in and have a chat with the Disabilities Support Officer prior to completing an application. We understand you may have some concerns about studying at third level and about the support you can expect to receive. We would be happy to talk through the options with you to allow you to make an informed decision about where to study.
Applying to DBS
The DBS Learner Supports Service was established with the sole objective of promoting equality of access to learners with disabilities and we welcome applications from students with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that you can successfully pursue your chosen qualification with us and in order to support this commitment, we endeavour to provide the necessary support and facilities to students who may require it.
The Disabilities Support Officer is the primary point of contact for all applicants to the college who may require additional support throughout their time with us. Students applying directly to the college will be required to indicate on their application forms that they have a specific learning difficulty, ongoing / long term illness or disability and will then be contacted by the Admissions Office / Disabilities Support Officer who will discuss the details of the support services available in more detail.
You may also be required to complete a Disability Information Form which will be sent to you once your application has been processed. This form is used to clarify the supports you may have received to date and to ascertain if there is anything additional that we can offer you.
Applicants who are applying through the CAO are encouraged to indicate on their application forms, any disability, ongoing illness or specific learning difficulty for which they may require additional support. Applicants should then go on to complete a Supplementary Information Form which requests additional information on the disability and/or specific learning difficulty and these details are then presented to the HEIs.
Once a Supplementary Information Form is received by the college you will be contacted by the Admissions Office to offer you the opportunity to come in to discuss the various supports available to you and to ensure that your particular requirements can be facilitated. Please note that all information will be treated in the strictest confidence.We recommend that you consult page 7 of the CAO Handbook for full details on disclosing a disability and the Supplementary Information Form if you have not already done so.
How to register with the Disabilities Service
If you have declared a disability as part of your application to DBS then our admissions staff will arrange an appointment with the Disabilities Support Supports Officer for you. This will allow us to discuss your needs and any concerns with you in advance of your accepting a place on a DBS programme.If you have not declared a disability in your application then you can arrange an appointment with the Disabilities Support Officer at anytime before or after beginning your studies. We recommend that you register as early as possible as the sooner we are informed of your needs the sooner we can begin supporting you.
Appointments to meet the Disabilities Support Officer, can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 01 4177506. The Disabilities Support Officer is based in the student services hub on the fourth floor of the DBS Castle House building.