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    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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  • Previous Exam Papers

    Monday, December 18, 2017

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Garda Vetting Letter

What is Garda Vetting?

Garda vetting is process of checking a person’s background to see if there are any issues which would make him/her unsuitable to work or volunteer in an environment with children and/or vulnerable adults. The person being vetted (the applicant) gives written authorisation for An Garda Síochána to disclose to TU Dublin – Blanchardstown details of all prosecutions, successful or not, pending or completed recorded in the State at the time of application.

How will I know if I need to complete the Garda vetting process?

If you are a student on any of the following courses, you must be Garda vetted:

  • Social Care
  • Community and Youth Development
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Sports Management
  • Horticulture

This list may be added to should the need arise for students on other courses to be vetted.

How do I apply for Garda Vetting?

Prior to attending Registration/Induction day, all first year students on the above courses are required to:

  • download and complete the Garda Vetting Invitation NVB1 Form
  • students who are under 18 must also download the Parental Consent Form NVB3 and have it completed by a parent or guardian
  • bring the completed form/s along with both the original and a photocopy of one of the following documents to their Registration/Induction session:

a) Passport

b) Irish Public Services Card

c) Driver’s License ( credit card style only )

How long will it take?

Once the student’s information has been inputted into the Garda vetting system, an email will be sent to the students e-mail account with log in details to the Garda e-vetting portal. Students have 30 days to complete their on-line application before the invitation lapses.

Students who fail to make the full application within the 30 days, will be rerquired to pay a fee of €20 to make a second application.

Currently, it takes about 2 weeks for vetting to be completed from the time the student makes the full online application on the Garda e-vetting portal.

What should I do if I lose my Garda clearance letter?

If you lose your Garda vetting clearance letter, additional copies are available at a cost of €20.

Please click here to request and pay for a replacement copy.

What should I do if I allow my Garda Vetting Invitation to expire?

If you do not log on to the Garda e-portal within 30 days of receiving the vetting invitation and therefore allow it to expire you are required to pay €20 to re-apply for vetting.

Please click here to pay to re-apply.








Viewing your Timetable

You can view your timetable  online.  Just enter your student number as the user name and leave the password blank.  See here for full instructions.

You can also view the academic calendar online.





Lost Property

Lost property is stored at the Student Information Desk, located in the Connect Building.

If you have lost an item, you can leave a description and your contact details with SID; we will contact you if your item is handed in.

If you have found an item, please bring it to the SID desk.  Uncollected lost property is discarded at the end of each semester.

Where possible, any items being disposed of will be donated to charity. Items containing sensitive data (USB keys, phones etc.)  will be disposed of in accordance with the University Policy on the disposal of sensitive data. Due to health and safety issues, items that are unhygienic to store (such as bottles containing liquid or plastic food storage) will be disposed of immediately.







Getting a Form Stamped

Sometimes students are required to get forms stamped to demonstrate that they are students at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus.  If you have been asked to get a form stamped by the college, please bring the complete form and your student card to the Student Information Desk in the Connect Building.

Please note, we can only stamp forms for registered students.




Changing your Address

It is important that college registration records include a correct address for each student.  This address is used for official college correspondence, including sending exam results.

If you have moved house since you registered, you may need to change your address.  If so, download this form, complete it and bring it to the Student Information Desk along with your student ID card and proof of new address.

Alternatively, email your new address to sid@itb.ie with a screenshot of proof of address.  Please email us from your college email account.


SQ3R: effective reading

Monday, November 28, 2016

As college students, you will be introduced to lots of new and unfamiliar topics.  Reading about these ideas can sometimes feel overwhelming.  Here is a short tutorial to describe…

eBooks: printing and saving content

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The library subscribes to a range of Dawsonera e-books.  Here is a short guide to how you access them and how you print/copy content from them. 1. Search…

Study guides

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Study guides Concentration Memory Group work Evaluating information sources Reading difficult material Time management   Punctuation and grammar Apostrophes Commas Colons and semi-colons Grammar Spelling

View your library record

Thursday, August 13, 2015

You can view your library record online.  It contains the following information: Your contact details Books currently on loan to you and the date they are due to…