This article introduces typical accommodation options available and provides some tips for making the right choice for you. Please note that currently DkIT does not own any accommodation.
The DkIT Students’ Union website contains information which you may find useful throughout the year, including a full list of recommended off-campus accommodation. Visit www.dkitsu.ie/accommodation or call them on 042-9370390 for more details.
Once you have an offer of a place at college you will need to think about where you would like to live. If you decide that you want to live away from home, your chosen college typically offers a variety of accommodation options suited to different budget, group sizes and lifestyle preferences.
How could this affect me?
As you spend a lot of time in your accommodation, it is important that you make the right choice for you. You may be sharing facilities such as kitchen and social spaces with your flatmates. Everybody has their own way of living, socialising and thresholds for cleanliness and noise levels.
During our research, autistic students have told us things they liked and didn’t like about their accommodation. These were related to the size of rooms, noise levels, distance to shops, availability of quiet spaces, the study choices and maturity of fellow tenants, and more.
What to do next?
Find out more about the options available at your college and choose your accommodation
Questions to think about
- Whether you want to live in a lively place in the city centre, or if you would prefer a quieter location outside of the city?
- Do you want accommodation that offers its own social calendar?
- Do you need an en-suite room?
- Do you want to be close to the College?
- Think about how you will get to College? Will you walk, cycle, travel by public transport?
- How many people you would be comfortable sharing with?
Additional information and links
The DKIT Students’ Union website contains information which you may find useful throughout the year, including a full list of recommended off-campus accommodation. Visit www.dkitsu.ie/accommodation or call them on 042-9370390 for more details.
DKIT Student’s Union