Skip to main content

Talk Before You Walk

This page outlines all relevant information for students to consider before they decide to withdraw, transfer or defer from their programme of study at DkIT. At DkIT, we want to support you to make the best decision for you so we suggest that you 'Talk Before You Walk'.

Talk Before You Walk at DkIT

It is not uncommon for students to have doubts about their course or college experience. At DkIT, we want to support you to make the best decision for you.

We have many supports available to help you do this – so please talk to us before you walk.

Typical Student Concerns

Here To Support You — Who To Talk To

Academic Issues

Feel like you have fallen behind?

Talk To
Contact Details
Your stage convenor, programme director or your lecturers.
The SLDC for support with any aspect of academic writing or study skills.tutor@dkit.ie
The Library for support with finding, using and referencing information.library@dkit.ie
The Maths Learning Centre for support with maths.mlc@dkit.ie
The Disability Office to access support for a learning difference or disability.disability@dkit.ie

Unsure of Course Choice?

Talk To
Contact Details
Your stage convenor, programme director or your lecturers.
Careers & Employability to review your options and explore next steps.careers@dkit.ie

Personal Issues

Change in family or personal circumstances?

Talk To
Contact Details
Student Counselling if you need support.counsellor@dkit.ie
Health Service if you have health concerns.healthunit@dkit.ie
Pastoral Care if you’re finding the transition to third level difficult and need to chat to somebodypastoralcare@dkit.ie

Social Issues

Finding it hard to fit in and make friends?

Talk To
Contact Details
Sports and Societies Office if you want to meet new people.sportsandsocieties@dkit.ie
Student Counselling if you need support.counsellor@dkit.ie
Students Union for support in all areas, or an informal chat.info@dkitsu.ie

Financial Issues

Finding it financially difficult to stay at College?

Talk To
Contact Details
The Student Services Officer about the Student Assistance Fund – open for applications from EU students.SAF@dkit.ie
The Academic Administration Office about fee liabilities and payment instalment plans.registration@dkit.ie

How to Withdraw, Defer or Transfer

Withdrawal from your programme

DkIT recognises that for a variety of reasons a student may need to withdraw from their programme.

How to Withdraw

Deferring your programme

A student who wishes to defer their place on a programme must seek the approval of the Institute. 

View the Process

Transfer to 1st Year of another programme

Details on how to transfer to 1st Year of another programme at DkIT — For Current DkIT Students Only.

See How it Works