The University's chaplain provides a range of services to students including:
- Pastoral Care
- Personal Support
- Faith Development
How can I contact the Chaplain?
The Chaplain operates an open-door policy all year round, welcoming students from all religions or none. Contact is maintained with representatives of all faiths in the community. The Chaplaincy service encompasses a large group of students and staff who work with the Chaplain to help students in every way possible. Chaplaincy is not just about problems. It is also about creating an atmosphere to facilitate personal growth. It is about friendship - bringing people together, breaking down barriers that sometimes separate us. It is about giving people confidence to discover their real worth and dignity and harnessing human skills and talents, placing them at the service of the wider community. Above all, it is about service and care and helping students to make the most of their opportunities at third-level. The Chaplaincy services are available on both campuses. The schedule is currently being updated and more details will follow soon. In the meantime, please contact Student Services Office.
Specifically the Chaplain can provide assistance in finding accommodation, support for financial difficulties (Benevolent Fund) and facilitate your involvement in charitable fund raising and peer support. Chaplaincy is involved with local charities and with organising awareness and fundraisers throughout the year. MTU Kerry Campus charities donate to local charities including the Kerry Cancer Support Group, Youth Mental Health and homeless services in Kerry.
The Chaplain administers the Benevolent Fund on a strictly confidential basis. It is possible to obtain a short or long-term loan to help you overcome problems that may be causing academic or personal difficulties.
Illness or Bereavement
If you are a student, or you know a student, who is ill, who has been involved in an accident or who has suffered a bereavement, you can contact the Chaplain for support. The Chaplain is always available for a chat or to point students in the relevant direction.
The University Quiet Room
The University has a Quiet Room in both the North Campus and South Campus. The Quiet Room can be used as a place to reflect, pray or if you just want to get away and give yourself space in a peaceful environment. The Quiet Room can be found in Room S235 in the North Campus and can be found in Room A124 in the South Campus.
Student Services Office,
Room W244 (Temporary)
Ext: 5665 (066 7145665)