Academic Learning Centre

About the Academic Learning Centre

The Academic Learning Centre, formerly the Learning Support Centre opened with its first subject clinics in Maths, Programming, Physics and Electronics on 10th October 2005, and is now in its tenth academic year.

Visit the MTU Academic Learning Support Website

The Academic Learning Centre allows students to raise specific stumbling blocks in a casual relaxed learning environment, where students feel comfortable working away at their own pace. Students are encouraged to focus on specific learning problems, while the support lecturers intervene in a natural way to fill the learning gaps and follow the student’s specific learning needs.

How can the Academic Learning Centre help me?

Academic subject support sessions are run on a continuous weekly basis throughout the academic year. The regular timetabled subject provision appeals to many students, across departments with assessments, project deadlines and exams at different times in various subjects during the academic year. Therefore students “drop-in” as and when they need to, and we catch the students who are in need of academic guidance at different times throughout the year. In addition a highly successful Summer Programme is offered, for four consecutive weeks leading right up to the autumn repeat examinations. This is geared towards students who are required to sit the autumn repeat exams.       

Resources for First Year Lecturers

Study & Learning Techniques

All of the subject support sessions delivered by the Academic Learning Centre are free of charge and open to all MTU students taking the subject as part of their course. Students attend from a broad spectrum of disciplines; Science, Engineering, Computing, Business, and Building & Architecture. Many of the regular attendees have built up good communication with the lecturers resulting in increased confidence facing assessments and exams. Information on the Centre’s activities is disseminated via student publications, course lecturers, dedicated notice boards throughout the campus and the Centre’s own website.

Subject areas covered by the Academic Learning Centre

The ALC current academic subject support provision includes the following subjects; Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Programming, Networking, Electronics, Economics, Chemistry, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Mechanics, and Thermo fluids.