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DkIT Host Virtual Spring Open Day In Advance of CAO Change of Mind

16 April 2021

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) will host a virtual open day on Wednesday 21st April 5pm-7 to help prospective students make an informed decision as they navigate the CAO decision-making process.

The online event, which will kick off at 5pm – 7pm, will feature a series of live and interactive discussions with current students across our 50+ degree programmes. Panel discussions will span a variety of areas include Pathways to DkIT, What do you mean byhands-on’ learning?, DkIT Life Outside The Lecture Hall and Career-Focused Graduates.

Attendees can also expect to find an eclectic mix of informational videos, course snapshots and useful FAQs to support their decision-making around CAO and third level options. Live chat functionality will be available throughout the event to ask a question and have it answered in real-time by academic, admissions or student support teams.

Finally, while access to the DkIT campus is currently restricted due to COVID-19, attendees will have access to the next best thing with virtual campus and facilities tours via a brand new interactive map.

Though the window for initial CAO application deadline closed on February 1st, 2021, students can still submit Late Applications up until 1st May and from 6th May applicants have an opportunity to change their mind and make amendments to their CAO application until July 1st, 2021.

According to DkIT Student Recruitment Rep, Ciara Brannigan, this is the time for Leaving Certificate, QQI and mature students to really evaluate their CAO options and ensure that they are making the best decision for them.

“It’s important for applicants to know that they still have time to consider their course preferences. When making decisions for your future it is important to examine your own strengths and interests, understand the career opportunities associated with particular degree programmes and ensure that the college you choose has the right culture and environment to help you achieve your full potential.”

“Our virtual open day aims to help you do this by making sure the people who know the answers to these questions, our current students, are front and centre. We have more that 30 current students confirmed to take part and are ready to provide frank and honest answers to questions about all things DkIT, including everything from social life, day-to-day learning, student supports, exams, work-placement and lecturers.”

DkIT academic staff and student supports will be online also to answer course-specific questions and deal with live queries about entry requirements, fees or admissions process.

If prospective students want to have a chat about their CAO options before or, indeed, after the open day, they can also book in for a free, 30-minute virtual guidance session with the student recruitment team via Zoom or phone.

The DkIT Spring Open Day is open to TY, fifth and sixth year students in addition to mature applicants and those students progressing from further education. To register now for free, please visit 

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