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DkIT partners with Dundalk Chamber of Commerce in Student Discount Initiative

14 September 2023

To ring in the new term Dundalk Institute of Technology is very excited to have partnered with Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and local industry to develop a Student Discount Scheme for 2023/2024.  The aim is to create opportunities to better connect students with the local community.  So far over 20 local businesses have signed up to scheme offering a range of discounts and promotions to DkIT Students who present their student card.

Through this student discount scheme DkIT is encouraging students to shop local and discover the range of retail and leisure businesses in the Dundalk.  Within DkIT the scheme is being supported by Student Services and Student Union.

Participating businesses will be listed on the DkIT website, digital student handbook and on DkIT Social Media posts. DkIT students will receive information on this Student Discount initiative as part of the student induction. Students simply present the retailer with their student card in order to avail of the great array of discounts and promotions on offer.

Dundalk Chamber President, Una McGoey, shared her enthusiasm for the scheme and highlighted that it is a welcome addition to their ongoing promotion of the “Shop Local” initiative. 

“Dundalk Chamber are delighted to work with DkIT and the Students’ Union, continuing the work of promoting shopping local. This scheme compliments the Shop Local Gift Voucher scheme which has had sales of over €7 million with over 300 shops accepting the vouchers“.

 Catherine Staunton, Head of Careers & Employability at DkIT, added 

“Attracting students, locally, nationally and internationally, DKIT has a vibrant campus and student community and this Student Discount Scheme will benefit the students and the impressive array of local retailers and business alike. It’s a great example of how DKIT and local enterprise can support each other, and we look forward to seeing the scheme grow and develop”.

Eoin Clarke, the new incoming Students’ Union President, said,

“I am delighted that this initiative is being developed from a student perspective and I compliment all involved in the process. I know, that students both, locally and regionally, that are travelling to DkIT for higher level education, will take full use of the fantastic offers that each business is offering. I encourage every DkIT student to shop local and to bring your custom to each business that has opened its doors for you! “

If there are any additional companies who would like to be included in the DkIT Student Discount scheme, please contact DkIT Student Services email to

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