Support Services DKIT

College is an exciting time but can also be very challenging at times. So below are a list of support services available to you at DKIT .

The Students’ Union are an independent body within the college with 3 main aims:

* To represent YOUR views
* To protect YOUR rights
* To provide vital services for YOU

The Students’ Union are there to help all DkIT students with any issues which student’s might encounter, both academically and socially.

So if you’re finding things difficult, if you can’t settle in or if you have a personal problem that you don’t feel confident talking to someone you know about, then please don’t hesitate to call in or contact one of us.

The DkITSU offices are located beside the Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC) in the Faulkner Building.

Click here for the Students’ Union Website

Feel free to call in at anytime, if only for tea and a chat!

If you have any problem or query throughout the year don’t hesitate to approach the welfare officer and they will do their best to either help you or direct you to the appropriate staff member within the student support team.

Student Welfare officer:

Phone: 085 2781451


Welcome to the Student counselling service web page. The student counselling service provides a confidential support service to all registered full time students and apprentices

The service is discretely located in close proximity to the Health Unit on the first floor of the Faulkner Building. At AIB bank, take the stairs to the first floor and go through the glass doors on the right hand side.

An appointment can be made in whatever way is most comfortable for you – in person, via email, or by telephoning the service.

Student Counselling Service

Phone: 042 9370247


The student Health Service provides on-campus medical care to full time registered students and Apprentices in the Institute in a confidential, professional and courteous manner.

All full time students and Apprentices have access to the Health Unit free of charge.

The Student Health Unit operates a walk in clinic where students are allocated a time to be seen on a “First come First Served” basis.   Our Triage nurses will provide an initial assessment and referral into the doctor if necessary.

Please note, The Health Unit is not a replacement for a students own General Practitioner ( G.P.). The services provided are as follows:

Day to day/On the day illness:

  • Minor Illness: e.g. cough and colds, chest infection, gastro-enteritis, urinary tract infection…
  • Recent/New Injuries: minor injuries, burns, dressings ect…
  • Sexual Health: e.g. advice in relation to contraception, and S.T.I. prevention.
  • Mental wellbeing: students can attend the Institute doctor for advice re. recent exam stress, referral to counsellor etc…

Medical Emergencies


For students who have ongoing illness or chronic conditions they must see their own Doctor.

If you do not have a doctor you can register with a doctor in the local area. (A list of doctors is available at the Student Health Unit)


  • 9:00AM – 12:00 noon
  • 3:15pm – 4:30pm (4:00pm Friday)



Out of Hours Doctor

Students requiring emergency medical care out of hours and at weekends can access the EMERGENCY MEDICAL CLINIC at a fee of €50.  The Doctor on Call at the clinic will advise of location.  The above fee does not apply to E.U./ Erasmus students on presentation of an E.U. card.

THE EMERGENCY NUMBER TO CALL IS 042 93 200 38 AFTER 6:00PM Monday to Friday.  All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

The basic role of the chaplain is to be involved with others in the provision of holistic care within the College community. Holistic care is concerned with the whole person and includes their social, emotional, physical and spiritual health and well being.

The chaplain is generally available on Campus from 9am – 5pm everyday, and students may also make contact via email.

The Chaplaincy Office is located in P.J. Carroll’s Building, P1178.  Appointments can be made by telephone through Student Services Office 042 9370452 or email

If the Chaplain cannot provide the support you request, you will be directed, as necessary, to those who can.


The Disability and Student Quality Office provides a focal point and a designated person whose job it is to advocate on behalf of, and provide support to, any student with a physical, sensory or learning difficulty or who has a medical or mental health condition that interferes with the learning process.

The Disability and Student Quality Officer will work with you to ensure that your learning disability does not disadvantage you from achieving your full academic potential, so do visit my office as early as possible in the academic year.

Ciara O Shea
Disability and Student Quality Officer
Phone: 042 9370237ext. 2769

Student Services, which operates under the umbrella of the Registrar’s Office, is the section of the Institute which deals explicitly with non-academic supports for students.

Staff in Student Services work closely with all other areas of the Institute, including the Students’ Union, to ensure that the welfare of students is paramount. Most of the services are situated in the Padraig Faulkner Building , adjacent to the Multi-purpose Centre.

Our mission is to enhance the individual student experience by providing an accessible, efficient and excellent service which supports the holistic development of the person, thereby enabling each student to achieve their full potential.

Location: Faulkner Building, F113
Phone: 9370240

Student Welfare officer:

Phone: 085 2781451



Student Counselling Service

Phone: 042 9370247