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Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The DkIT community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as an asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.

Equal Opportunities

DkIT is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the continued development of employment policies, procedures and practices which prevent discrimination on the basis of:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Family Status
  • Civil Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religious belief or lack of religious belief
  • Race - (includes: race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins)
  • Membership of the Traveller Community

Strategic Focus

DkIT has embedded the promotion of equality and diversity in its Strategic Plan (2020-2022).

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Promoting Consent

Promoting Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

More about Promoting Consent at DkIT

Training + Useful Links

Details of training and useful links for Dundalk Institute of Technology staff on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

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Parents Support Hub

DkIT’s aim is to create a holistic, flexible working environment that supports staff/students and their families, promotes wellbeing, maintains good working/learning practices and provides a productive balance between work/study and life outside work/study.

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Access Office

The DkIT Access office is committed to increasing access and participation rates of students from under-represented groups. We coordinate mature entry and access scholarships into DkIT.

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Disability Supports

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

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Mature Students

DkIT welcomes mature students, both full-time and part-time. We encourage applications from mature students (aged 23 and over).

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

DkIT has established an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee.  The role of this committee is to provide guidance and direction for the achievement of equality, diversion and inclusion objectives across the institute.

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Athena SWAN Charter

The Athena SWAN charter is a framework that is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality in higher education and research.

More about Athena Swan at DkIT 

Higher Education Institutional Staff Profiles by Gender — DkIT

These profiles provide information on key indicators which will contribute to the assessment of gender equality in Irish HEIs. This publication offers a valuable baseline from which progress can be measured, and includes all grades of staff, in seven universities

Contact Details

  • Donna O'Connor
  • EDI Officer