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Support Services in DKIT

Disability Support Service

For support, services and facilities for students with disabilities.

The Disability office provides supports and advocates on behalf of any student with a physical, sensory or learning difficulty, or has a mental health condition that interferes with the learning process.

Prospective students are encouraged to make contact with the service as early as possible in order to discuss in confidence any facilities and supports they may require during their course of study.

Services include:

  • Specific exam arrangements
  • Assistive Technology
  • Learning Support
  • Personal Assistants

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday  9am – 5pm

Contact Info:

Ciara O’Shea

Disability & Student Quality Officer

Ph: 042 9370237/ Email:[email protected]

Room L211 Whitaker Building

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For support, information and advice on your career.

DkIT Careers Service is an integrated service open to all students, staff and recent graduates of Dundalk Institute of Technology looking for careers advice or educational guidance. We also assist employers interested in graduate recruitment.

About the Careers Service

Drop in Service: A Careers Team member is available throughout the academic year to answer your careers queries, help you to explore your careers interests, evaluate and assess your career opportunities and effectively implement your further study decisions – call to see us at Career Query Desk in the Student Services Centre in the Padraig Faulkner Building..

Appointments: A Careers Adviser is available at specific times for consultations. DkIT students and recent graduates can make appointments to see the Careers Adviser by contacting the Reception Desk in the Student Services Office (drop in, phone or email). You will need to fill in a short form to request an individual appointment (30 minutes) and leave it in Reception where you will be given a time.

Careers Information Room: Situated in the Student Services Centre. Students/graduates can access undergraduates & postgraduates information themselves, application forms and many more “take away” & “reference-only” careers materials.

Careers Notice Boards: Check out our notice boards for information on job vacancies, career events and seminars, further studies options and general career information. Our notice boards are situated in the Student Services corridor, the corridor at the back of the Whitaker Theater, Student Services Centre and also in the Nursing Building.

Summer Service: A limited careers service is available during the summer months. However, the careers Information Room in the Student Services suite of offices is open every day from 9.15 to 4.30. DkIT Careers Office is open over the summer months. You can make an appointment to see the Careers Officer by emailing [email protected] or telephone (042)9370243.

Opening Hours

Careers Adviser Office
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm (lunch time appointments can be arranged to suit students).

To make an appointment please email [email protected] or telephone 042 9381700 / 042 9370399

Careers Information Area
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5.00pm

Where are we located?

The Careers office is situated in the Student Services Centre in the Padraig Faulkner Building.

DkIT Careers Service
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Co Louth

Telephone: +353 (0)42 9370243
Fax: +353 (0)42 9333505
Email: [email protected]

Who are we?

Careers Adviser

Ms Harriet Andrews
042 9370243
[email protected]

Careers Information Officer

Ms Anne-Marie Gillespie
042 9370240
[email protected]


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For personal worries, financial concerns and spirituality.

The Chaplaincy seeks to foster a sense of community on campus where the individual student and staff member is valued and cherished. Inspired by the Christian story, we are anxious to support the spiritual, emotional, social and academic lives of the entire Institute Community.

Mass is celebrated daily in the Quiet Room at 1.05p.m. The full-time chaplain is generally available on Campus from 9am – 5pm and can be contacted in the evenings and at weekends. The part-time chaplains are available at various times throughout the week or by appointment:

Appointments can also be made through the Student Services Office 042 9370240/9370246

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Clubs and Societies

To share common interests and hobbies.

Whether you want to share common interests or hobbies, voice ideas, engage in debates or be a bit of a social butterfly, there is an extensive range of Clubs and Societies that you can join. College is a time of learning so why not take up something new?

DKIT supports, funds and resources Clubs and Societies on campus to encourage students to be active, involved and enthused…so make your mark on student life!!!!!

The primary function of this office is to provide administrative backup, advisory and support services for all registered Clubs and Societies to enable them to function and operate to their maximum potential. The office is also responsible for the administration and accountability of the Clubs and Societies budget.

Every single Club and Society in the Institute is dependent on the full involvement of its members for its operation, particularly those who are willing to give some of their time to become involved in committee work.

For many students it gives them the opportunity:
  1. To meet friends with similar interests
  2. To try things you’ve never had a chance to do before
  3. To take a relaxing break from study

Ciara Patterson

Clubs & Societies Officer

Email: [email protected]

Sports and Societies Information Page






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Students’ Union

For general and specific student needs.

The Students’ Union are an independent body within the college with 3 main aims:

* To represent YOUR views
* To protect YOUR rights
* To provide vital services for YOU

The Students’ Union are there to help all DkIT students with any issues which student’s might encounter, both academically and socially.

So if you’re finding things difficult, if you can’t settle in or if you have a personal problem that you don’t feel confident talking to someone you know about, then please don’t hesitate to call in or contact one of us.

The DkITSU offices are located beside the Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC) in the Faulkner Building.

Click here for the Students’ Union Website

Feel free to call in at anytime, if only for tea and a chat!


President (Education Officer).

Aaron Lawless

[email protected]

085 2781462


Vice-President (Welfare Officer).

Paddy Duffy

[email protected]

085 2781451

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Health Unit

For medical care, ill health prevention and information on healthy lifestyles.

The Institute’s Health Unit is located on the upper floor of the Padraig Faulkner Building as part of the overall Student Services block. The Institute’s Health Unit is located on the upper floor of the Padraig Faulkner Building as part of the overall Student Services block. It is staffed by one full time nurse, and a local doctor will attend the unit for six hours per week.

The Student Health Unit is funded from Students’ Capitation Fees.

All full-time students of DKIT have access to the Health Unit free of charge.

Nurse Rust is available to see students at the times posted at the Health Unit.

No appointment is necessary to visit the nurse.

Dr. Shane Gleeson will be available on campus each week during term time at the following times

  • Monday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Thursday 12.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Friday 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Students who wish to see the doctor should make an appointment with the Nurse before the commencement of the doctor’s surgery session. Students should only visit the doctor during the campus surgery times as detailed above. Students may be referred to a doctor’s private surgery in emergencies only, and with the prior approval of the Nurse.

Students are advised to notify Nurse Rust if they suffer from conditions requiring special attention, e.g. Epilepsy, Diabetes, etc. In doing so, they can ensure that help will always be available if required.

Students attending the health Unit for repeat prescriptions should give one week’s notice to the nurse.

Accidents at DKIT

If you have an accident in DKIT, please notify a member of staff immediately or contact Nurse Rust. Then inform your Head of Department. All Departments and the Students’ Union have First Aid kits. Where necessary, students can be referred to the Casualty Unit at the Louth County Hospital, Dublin Road, Dundalk, by the Institute doctor or nurse. You will not have to pay a casualty charge in these cases.

Medical Cards

Medical Card application forms may be obtained from the Student Health Unit. Entitlement to a Medical Card is on the basis of the financial circumstances of your family if you are under 25 years of age.
Please note the following points in relations to Medical Cards

  • If your parents have Medical Cards you will be entitled to a card of your own.
  • Mature students over 25 years of age may apply for Medical Cards.

The Health Service Executive advises that students with current Medical Cards should register with the Institute’s doctor for the duration of their studies in Dundalk I.T. This will in no way interfere with your Medical Card entitlements. Your new Medical Card can be used at home with any GP on all non-Institute days i.e. weekends and holiday times.
Please call into the Student Health Unit for further information or details regarding medical entitlements.

Dental Treatment

Medical Card holders are entitled to free dental services, but there is a waiting list. If you don’t have a Medical Card, you must pay for dental services. A number of dentists, listed below, have agreed to give a reduction on normal charges. You must bring your ID card along when attending surgery.

D. Hollywood, W. Stanley, A. Kearney 6 Dublin St., Dundalk. 
Mon – Sat: 9.15 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. 
Thurs: 9.15 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. 
Tel: 042- 9331771


Optical treatment is free of charge if you have a Medical Card. Application forms are available from the HSE, but there may be a long waiting list. The optician listed below provides student discounts on eye-tests, spectacles and lenses if you bring your current Student ID card with you.

Justine Mc Gahon

Optimum Opticians

Old Shopping Centre,

Mon – Wed, Sat: 9.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. 
Thurs & Fri: 9.30 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. 
Tel: 042-9333895


Remember, your visit to the Student Doctor is free. If you don’t have a Medical Card you must pay for anything he prescribes. The pharmacies below have agreed to give a reduction of 10% on normal prescription charges if you bring your current Student ID card with you.

  • Margaret Grennan The Pharmacy, Dublin St., Dundalk Tel: 042- 9330136
  • Mena Mc Guinness McGuinness Pharmacy, Park St., Dundalk Tel: 042- 9334809
  • Dillons Pharmacy Dundalk Shopping Centre, Dundalk Tel: 042- 9333728
  • Leavy’s Pharmacy Clanbrassil St., Dundalk Tel: 042- 9331560
  • Leavy’s Pharmacy Long Walk Shopping Centre, Dundalk Tel: 042- 9327388


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