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Academic Learning Centre SUMMER PROGRAMME 2020 is now complete.

The online Summer Programme ran from13th July to 7th August 2020

We are now busy working on plans for the Academic Learning Centre programme for semester 1. These will kick off on 28th September.


Have a look at the drop down menus below to see what subjects were available in the summer programme. Most of the sessions offered the opportunity to talk to a lecturer 1 - to - 1 to ask them your questions and get advice on how best to prepare for your assessments. It's like free grinds!!


If you's like to get in touch with us drop us a line here or email academiclearning@cit.ie


Maths & Stats

1-to -1 Maths appointments will be available through zoom from 13th July. There are 24 appointments available per week. Please log on to Maths online to see the most up to date resources and to book a 1 - to - 1 video call. Find out how to add it to your Canvas dashboard by clicking here.


Have you heard about CIT Maths Online on Canvas? It's full of helpful Maths and Stats resources, notes, quizzes and videos to help you throughout the whole year.


During this period of remote learning we will be using the Maths Online module to offer Maths and Stats support to you and answer as many student questions as possible.


If you have any other question about our remote Maths and Stats supports email us at academiclearning@cit.ie using 'Maths' in the subject line.





Remote physics support will run from 13th July to 7th August 2020. Email: academiclearning@cit.ie and we will put you in touch with Tom Bonner, who will be available to answer your physics queries via email and Zoom and will be available at the following times:


Week 1

Tuesday 14th July, Physics, 6 to 8pm

Wednesday 15th July, Physics, 6 to 8pm

Week 2

Tuesday 21st July, Physics, 6 to 8pm

Wedensday 22nd July, Physics, 6 to 8pm

Week 3

Tuesday 28th July, Physics, 6 to 8pm

Wednesday 29th July, Physics 6 to 8pm

Week 4

Wednesday 5th July, Physics, 6 to 8pm

Thursday 6th July, Physics, 6 to 8pm


David Hodge will be offering support to students online throughout the Summer Programmme. David will deliver both Mechanics and thermofluids support via email, Canvas and Zoom.

To get the deails of how to access these sessions please email: academiclearning@cit.ie.

Week 1 

Tuesday, 14th July, 5 to 7pm, Mechanics/Thermofluids

Thursday, 16th July, 5 to 7pm, Mechanics/Thermofluids

Week 2

Tuesday, 21st July, 5 to 7pm, Mechanics/Thermofluids

Thursday, 23rd July, 5 to 7pm, Mechanics/Thermofluids

Week 3

Tuesday, 28th July, 5 to 7pm, Mechanics/Thermofluids

Thursday, 30th July, 5 to 7pm Mechanics/Thermofluids

Week 4

Tuesday, 4th August, 5 to 7pm, Mechanics/Thermofluids

Thursday, 6th August, 5 to 7pm, Mechanics/Thermofluids



Remote accounting sessions will run between 13th July and 7th August delivered by Nelius Flynn. 

Nelius will utilize both email and Zoom. Email: academiclearning@cit.ie with the subject Accounting and we will get you started.

Week 1

Wednesday 15th July, Accounting, 11 to 1pm and 2 to 3pm and 8 to 9 pm

Week 2

Wednesday 22nd July, Accounting, 11 to 1pm and 2 to 3pm and 8 to 9 pm

Week 3

Wednesday 29th July, Accounting, 11 to 1pm and 2 to 4pm and 8 to 9 pm

Week 4

Wednesday 5th August, Accounting, 11 to 1pm and 2 to 3pm and 8 to 9 pm

Thursday 6th August, Accounting, 11 to 1 pm and 2 to 3 pm



Meanwhile our lecturers have recommended some resources that might be helpful for your study


Websites for Accounting at all levels:
Financial Accounting Resources; Ebooks
  •  Frank Wood & Alan Sangster 2005, Business Accounting 1, Tenth Ed., 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,19,24,25,26,27,28 and 29, Pearson Education Limited London [ISBN: ISBN: 0-273-68149-4]
  •  ACCT6014 Accounting & Cost Accounting
  •  J R Dyson 2001, Accounting for Non-Accounting Students, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0273646834]



Advanced Financial Accounting Resources





Dr. Brenda Lynch will deliver remote ALC learning support sessions in Economics. Brenda utilises email, Zoom and a virtual whiteboard. These Economics sessions will run for the duration of the ALC Summer Programme from 13th July to 7th August. 

Email: academiclearning@cit.ie in the first instance with your Economics queries and we will put you in touch with Brenda.

Week 1

Monday, 13th July, Remote Economics, 12 to 2pm

Thursday, 16th July, Remote Economics, 3 to 5pm

Week 2

Monday, 20th July, Remote Economics, 12 to 2pm

Thursday 23rd July, Remote Economics, 3 to 5pm

Week 3

Monday, 27th July, Remote Economics, 12 to 2pm

Thursday, 30th July, Remote Economics, 3 to 5pm

Week 4

Monday, 3rd Aug, Bank Holiday No Sessions 

Thursday, 6th Aug, Remote Economics, 3 to 5pm

Friday, 7th August, Remote Economics, 12 to 2pm


Meanwhile our lecturers have provided the following advice to help you with your study:


Before searching for more resources online make sure to check what your lecturer has posted or recommended on Canvas.

If you would still like some more information have a look at the library's subject guide for economics . This displays books, e-resources, exam papers and additional support for economics and would be very useful for you.

Other good online resources include


Computer Science - Programming

Remote Programming will be delivered this summer 2020 by Urja Pawar from 13th July to 7th August.


Wednesday 15th July, 2pm to 6pm, Programming

Wednesday 22nd July, 2pm to 6pm, Programming

Wednesday 29th July, 2pm to 6pm, Programming

Wednesday 5th August 2pm to 6pm, Programming

To get the link to join these zoom session please email us at academiclearning@cit.ie


In the meantime our lecturers have recommended the following resources to get you started with your study:


Recommended Extra Resources

Object-oriented programing:






Data structures:







Academic Success Coaching

Academic Success Coaches are available for the duration of the summer programme to chat with you either online or over the phone. Academic Success Coaching partners with you to:

  • build on your experiences of learning to reach your potential.
  • develop strategies and skills to improve your academic performance.
  • identify your academic goals and challenges.

Our sessions with students often involve:

  • Self-awareness -  facilitating conversations so you can identify your goals, motivation, strengths and purpose
  • Time-management techniques - how to balance study with other responsibilities such as work, sporting commitments etc.
  • Study strategies and skills - how to study effectively and take useful notes
  • Exploring organisational skills
  • General moral support and reassurance
  • Identifying and linking you to other useful CIT resources and/or supports

Academic Success Coaching is free and open to all students… so it is for you!


How do I make an appointment?

You can book a phone or online coaching session with by clicking the below links.

If you are a student of the Faculty of Engineering and Science or NMCI please click: Joe's Booking Link

If you are a student of the Faculty of Business and Humanities, CCAD or CSM please click: Cliona's Booking Link

If you have any issues accessing these links or cannot find a time that suits please email academicsuccesscoach@cit.ie

Prepare for your session

While there’s no specific preparation needed for your 1st session, it would be helpful if you gave some thought to the way you are currently approaching your college work, and to be prepared to share some of your thinking with the coach.

In between sessions, you may decide to practise some of the skills and strategies discussed in the session, making a conscious effort to tweak what you had been doing and experiment with some new strategies and techniques. Sessions can last between 30 - 60 minutes.




As we are all online now students from NMCI can look at the relevant subjects above.

Login to drop-in to Joy and Deirdre @ the ALC!

Joy and Deirdre will be available to answer your queries at the following times:

Tuesdays, 2pm to 4pm, call Deirdre on 021 - 432 6261

Thursdays, 10am to 12noon,login to drop-in to Joy with any academic query you may have. Email: academiclearning@cit.ie with your query. If you would like to talk to a familiar face, Joy will be available via Zoom. Email: academiclearning@cit.ie for the Zoom link.

Writing Skills for College

Creating a good assessment or assignment doesn't have to mean using very formal and complex writing, but it should involve well-structured, clear and relevant writing in the appropriate format for the task you are assigned.


During our summer programme Dr Sheila Walsh will be running online workshops and drop in sessions to cover aspects of academic writing which frequently cause difficulties for students and challenges which are specific to this year's online assessments at CIT. from 13th July. Topics covered will include:

  • Preparing for and completing online open book exams
  • Referencing and bibliographies
  • Structuring your writing
  • Avoiding common problems

Wednesdays @ 12.00pm: workshop sessions

Thursdays 12.00 - 1.00pm: Drop in/prebooked sessions


The next workshop on Wednesday 29th July @ 12.00pm will be on 'Writing skills: Assignment Structure'. 

To book or ask a question about writing up reports or assignments email us at academiclearning@cit.ie


In the meantime have a look at these resources to get you started on different aspects of developing your academic writing skills: 


A guide to critical thinking: https://library.soton.ac.uk/sash/critical-thinking



Chemistry Support is available with Brendan 2pm to 4pm Thursday 30/7/2020 and 2pm to 4pm next Wednesday 05/07/2020.

Email: academiclearning@cit.ie and we will link you with Brendan.


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