An introduction to the support and services available at DKIT
Our Disability Service offers support, information and guidance on any disability related matters within our College. Support is available to students with a range of disabilities and long term conditions.
We support a wide range of students with varied supports that can be tailored to the students’ needs. Students must Register with the Disability Service to avail of these supports. Some examples of support other students have found useful are:
- Exam accommodations/supports
- Access to Assistive Technology
- Access to the Assistive Technology (AT) Room
- 1 to 1 training & group training on Assistive Technology
- 1 to 1 Learning Support
- Academic staff liaison on behalf of or with students (with consent)
- Personal assistants
- Note takers/use of Assistive Technology in lectures
- Access to buildings and Lifts
There are also the following general support services:
- Counselling Services
Going to college is a wonderful experience for most people, most of the time. However, we understand that college life can sometimes be daunting, that students can face difficulties and may be unsure about where to seek help. Speaking with a counsellor can be a positive step towards making life better. Some of the areas in which yoy may want to seek counselling services may include, issues with anxiety, stress, depression, loss, addiction, eating disorders, academic concerns, sexual issues, self harm and abuse.
We can also provide therapy, specialist psychosexual therapy and complicated grief therapy. While the service is usually short term, we can also provide referrals to other services or support resources.
- Student Health Unit
The Student Health Unit provides free on-campus medical care to full-time registered students/apprentices in a confidential, professional and courteous manner.
- The Maths Learning Centre
The MLC provides free, additional support in an informal environment, where you can feel comfortable asking questions that may help you with your Mathematics module.
- Student Learning and Development Centre (SLDC)
The Student Learning & Development Centre (SLDC), provides support throughout your education at DkIT. We can help you develop and expand your academic and IT skills. help achieve your academic goals and become an independent learner.
How could this affect me?
Getting used to life as a College student can be a challenge for anyone, it is important to know that there is support, information and resources available if you need them. Talking to us about the support available, any questions or concerns you have, and visiting campus, might help you make a decision whether you want to study with us, and ensure you have the best possible university experience if you do.
What to do next?
Contact the Disability Service to find out more about the support available at DKIT
Where possible we would suggest you contact the Disability Service as soon you have an offer of a place, even if you haven’t decided that you are definitely studying with us. This will give us plenty of time to talk about your support, give you an opportunity to look around our campus and ensure any support is in place for when you start.
Geraldine Kneel – Disability Officer
Room F111, Student Services Centre,