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SLC Drop-in Centre


About the Drop-in Centre


The SLC Drop-in Centre is a place where students can come without appointment or cost on a first-come first-served basis to receive individual or small group support from our experienced postgraduate tutors.

Our tutors are specialists in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering and biology are present to address any queries that you may have regarding science-based modules. You do not have a time limit when you visit the SLC and are required to sign in as a record of their attendance in the Centre. Students can come individually or in groups.


What are Typical Examples of Reasons to come to the Drop-in Centre?


The Drop-in service does not consist of formal tutorials or classes; rather students bring any questions they have regarding their studies to experienced tutors who have often completed this module in the past. Students come to the Drop-in Centre for a wide variety of reasons, but common examples include:

  • getting help with lecture materials
  • getting help with a particular concept covered in a lecture that you are struggling to understand
  • getting help with laboratory report analyses
  • students who have not studied a particular subject at Leaving Cert level and would like some extra support regarding new and unfamiliar concepts
  • students who have returned to education after a career break and would like to refresh their scientific knowledge 

When Can I Call into the Drop-in Centre?


General Opening Hours

The Drop-in Centre is typically available from Weeks 3-13 each semester. We organise for tutors from a range of scientific subject specialties to be present on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 on these days.

Exam Opening Hours

In addition to normal semester drop-ins throughout the year, we also organise for additional drop-in centre availability beyond week 13 each semester, and before August Repeat Examinations.

Accessing Tutors in Your Subject Area

To find our live timetable so you can see when subject-specific tutors will be available at the Drop-in Centre, go to the SLC SULIS Site.


Where is the Drop-in Centre?


The Drop-in Centre can be found on the "Find the SLC" tab on the left-hand side of this page.