Don’t Drop Out, Drop In!


After getting through the Leaving Cert and the stress of getting into university in the first place, it can be difficult to admit when things aren’t going the way you hoped. You might feel that your course is not right for you, you may be experiencing financial difficulties or struggling to make friends. All of these feelings are normal and with Covid-19, there is the added stress of trying to work from home and dealing with isolation.

The most important thing to do is talk to someone, the sooner you act the sooner you can solve the issues you are having –

  • Make an appointment with your Head of Department if you are having difficulties with your course.
  • Speak to the TU Dublin Retention Officer – the Retention Officer can give you your full range of options available to you, as well as advice regarding your SUSI grant, fees etc if you do decide to leave university.
  • Speak to your family and friends, it is important to open up and discuss any difficulties that you may be having.
  • You can contact our advice service at or by filling out our contact form here.
  • If you have a disability and require support contact TU Dublin’s Disability Support Service.
  • If you would like to access TU Dublin’s Counselling service, you can get in touch with them here.

If you are going through something, you are not alone. If you are not sure what service would be able to best support you, get in touch with our Advice & Support service at and we will point you in the right direction.

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