Incoming Students can register with the Disability Service in a number of different ways some of which are listed below.
applying via DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) which is for school leavers under the age of 23 as of 1 January in the year of entry who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education, but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of a disability on their second level education. Applicants to DARE can present with an Irish Leaving Certificate, A-Levels and other EU qualifications. Students who are considered to be DARE eligible may secure a place on a reduced points basis. DARE offers are conditional on registration with the Disability Service. Details of the numbers of DARE places can vary significantly every year. The amount of points a particular course is reduced by is dependent on a number of factors, which are:
- The overall number of places on the course
- The number of reduced points DARE and / or HEAR places on the course
- The number of DARE and/or HEAR eligible applicants competing for these reduced points places.
Please note that, being eligible for DARE and/or HEAR does not guarantee you a reduced points place.
Disclosing their disability and wish to avail of supports when completing the pre-registration form online
Disclosing their disability and wish to avail of supports at registration during their 'Induction' in September
Continuing students are always welcome to register with the Disability Service at any stage during the course of their studies. However, the earlier you register with us, the better able we will be to make sure that you get the support you need. Students should update the 'Disability' section on their Maestro account and contact the Access Officer directly (contact details below).
Registration with the Disability Service will involve submitting Evidence of Disability and meeting the Disability Officer for a Needs Assessment.
If you wish to register with the Disability Services and you would like to find out further information on the registration process you can contact the MIE Access Officer by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01 805 7752