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Learner Information & Retention

Carlow College is committed to promoting academic success and providing a high quality student experience. As such, we have a variety of supports available to students which aim to facilitate their personal and academic development.

As a first port of call for finding information, support and advice, students are encouraged to contact the Learner Information and Retention Officer (LIRO). Annemarie, the LIRO, can help by confidentially discussing your situation and your options with you, explaining the implications of your decision and helping you to make positive plans for your future. Whatever you do, don’t ignore the issue or disengage – the worst thing you can do is ‘drop out’. When and how you leave can have major financial implications for you for 5 years after you leave.

The transition from school to college or a return to education can be overwhelming for students entering college. This is natural! There will also be challenges along the way that you may need help overcoming. These challenges come in many forms – financial, academic, personal. As a result, you may ask yourself the following questions at any stage of your course:

  • Am I on the right course?
  • Can I change courses?
  • Can I take some time out?
  • Can I manage the work on my course?
  • How can I juggle work, college and family life?
  • Who can help me with…?

Reach out, discuss your options and get a plan in place with the LIRO.

For queries and appointments contact Annemarie:

Location: Room G17, Ground Floor

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Email: liro@carlowcollege.ie


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