Why #ThinkDkit?

30 May 2017

We have listed a few reasons why we think you should #ThinkDkIT when making up YOUR mind about YOUR future.

THE PERSONAL TOUCH

One of the main characteristics that make DkIT different from other higher education providers in Ireland is the level of personal care we bring to our teaching and learning. DkIT boasts smaller class sizes which means that you have more one-on-one time with your lecturers. We have a robust support network for our students with a wide variety of services designed to help you make the most of your time at college. One of the most common pieces of feedback we hear from graduates is that they really felt that lecturers and staff at DkIT are truly invested in their teaching, learning and development.

SATISFIED AND SUCCESSFUL GRADUATES

Last year, we carried out a comprehensive survey of our recent graduates to help us better understand what they do after graduation and gather feedback about what they thought about their time at DkIT. Key survey results include:

  • 89% of DkIT graduates had secured employment or were engaged in further study within 9 months of graduation. 
  • 77% of 2015 graduates confirmed that if given the option, they would choose to study the same qualification at DkIT again.
  • 71% of graduates believe that their work placement offered as part of their Degree at DkIT was relevant to their current job or area of further study.

As you can see, we have a fantastic graduate employment rate and our graduates were overwhelmingly happy with their chosen pathways and work placement. #ThinkDkIT today and let us help you find your future!

 

STATE-OF-THE-ART CAMPUS

DkIT is committed to ensuring that our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Just this year the Institute made a significant investment of €750,000 in IT and lab equipment across its four academic schools including Business & HumanitiesInformatics & Creative ArtsEngineering and Health and Science. We recognise that in today’s digital age, our students need access to the latest technology and equipment to ensure that they are taught, learn and develop in a future-thinking environment. This is our promise to you! 

 

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

In case you didn’t already know, the DkIT Campus is conveniently located on the M1 Corridor meaning that we are within one-hour travel distance of Ireland’s two major cities, Dublin and Belfast. More than 30 buses daily serving Dublin city centre pass the bus stop located directly outside the main entrance to the campus. This is perfect for those weekend getaways when you need to get to the airport fast, or you are planning a night out or social activity in either city.  Based in the heart of the North East, DkIT also has great connections with neighbouring counties of Armagh, Cavan, Down, Monaghan, Meath and North Dublin. With fantastic transport links in operation, each day students have a wide variety of travel options available to them. Find out more here.

 



DkIT SPORT

DkIT Sport opened in 2015 and is one of the most impressive gyms in the North East. Teams travel from far and wide to train in these extremely modern facilities. Students can benefit from a wide range of facilities including a fully equipped gym, a 20m swimming pool, steam room & Jacuzzi, 8 indoor 5 aside football pitches, an indoor training area and team strength and conditioning area. Students can take advantage of the wide variety of fitness and health classes available. Our sports team also receive exclusive access to the training facilities which are truly second to none.

As well as DkIT Sport, students can avail of the indoor multi-purpose centre used by many of our sports clubs and societies. As well as catering for indoor games such as badminton, futsal and volleyball, the MPC has a seating capacity for 250 spectators and hosts a variety of competitions and shows throughout the year.  Outside, located on campus are our many outdoor playing fields used for all main sports, Gaelic football, athletics, hurling, soccer, archery and American football.

SOCIETIES AND CLUBS

DkIT has a vibrant social scene and has more than 60 sports clubs and societies available to students. Joining a society enables you to engage with others who have similar interests, make new friends and fully immerse yourself in student life. We offer everything from circus arts, volunteering, and dance to basketball, fencing and the freshers' Gaelic football club.  See the full list here.

In addition to our sports and societies, we have a very active Students’ Union which runs a fantastic programme of events for students throughout the year. 

 

 

SPORTING EXCELLENCE

DkIT has a strong reputation of sporting excellence and we have great affiliations with great sporting teams such as Dundalk FCLouth GAADrogheda FC and Dundalk Rugby Club. We offer a broad range of courses within the sports area and we also offer comprehensive Sports Scholarships each year to promising young sporting starts. These scholarships offer extensive sports welfare support, including an intensive strength and conditioning programme, sports science training, fitness testing, nutrition advice, sports psychology and physiotherapy. Find out more about sports facilities at DkIT here.

 

A PASSPORT TO STUDY ABROAD:

Ever dreamed of living abroad or learning a language? Many of our courses offer study abroad options that will count towards your overall degree. Our dedicated International Office can help find the right study abroad opportunity for you. Each year DkIT also welcomes more than 600 Erasmus and international students to study here, so if studying abroad is not for you, you will still have the opportunity to interact and make friends with students from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Find out more about Erasmus opportunities at DkIT here.

WORK PLACEMENT AND CAREERS

At DkIT we recognise the importance of our students gaining job-ready practical skills to complement their teaching and learning. For this reason, many of our courses offer work placement opportunities as part of the curriculum. In fact each year, the Work Placement office manages more than 500 work placements. Over the years, we have built great relationships with some if Ireland’s top employers and previous students have worked for major brands such as Coca-Cola, Intel and PayPal – to name just a few! Our work placements will help boost your employability and help you get that dream job you have always wanted. Click below to find out more information: 

A STUDENT AT DkIT SAID...

“Over the past 3 years at DkIT I have grown so much, not only academically but also as a person. I find that the lecturers are interested not only in my learning but also in what will benefit me for my future career. DkIT has a great atmosphere and there is a great close-knit community feel among the student body. I have made terrific friends for life. We helped each other with college work but we had great fun along the way. I would definitely recommend future students to #ThinkDkIT."

 Sarah Myers, third year BA Business and Technology student.

STONE'S THROW AWAY FROM NATURE

Oh and by the way, did we mention that DkIT is located within a stone’s throw away from places of outstanding natural beauty? Carlingford LoughSlieve GullionSlieve Foy and Blackrock Beach are just some of the amazing places on your doorstep – perfect for a study break in the sun or a day out with your college friends. We are also located in Ireland’s Ancient East – with plenty of amazing sites to visit such as Newgrange, Mellifont Abbey; Monasterboice, Round Tower & High Cross within a short drive from campus. 

 

#ThinkDkIT today and let us help you connect to your future!

If you would like to speak to us about studying at DkIT or about your CAO choices, please feel free to contact our Schools Liaison team.

Diarmuid Cahill; School Liaison Officer; +353-0429070723schoolliaison@dkit.ie