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ENTRY Iontráil 2011

Student Handbook Lámhleabhar Mic Léinn

Living. Learning. Growing. Be part of it! Beo. Ag foghlaim. Ag fás. Bí páirteach ann!


Contents

Contents Section 1

Our Institute / Ár nÍnstitiúd Running DkIT Useful Telephone Numbers / Uimhreacha Úsaideacha Gutháin Institute Calendar / Féilire na hInsitiúide Campus Map Academic Queries

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Section 2

Administration Services Student Grants Examinations

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Section 3

Student Support Services Student Health Unit Student Counselling Service Chaplaincy Service Access, Disability & Student Quality Office Student Learning & Development Centre Careers Service Sports & Societies Student Support Services International Office Student Union Community Watch

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Contents

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Library Sustainability at DkIT Computing Services College Services Canteen Services Banking Transport - Getting to DkIT

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Section 5

Your Rights and Responsibilities Policies and Procedures Code of Conduct DkIT Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations Overview of Institute Policies and Procedures

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Welcome

Our Institute President’s Welcome I am delighted that you have chosen Dundalk Institute of Technology as the place to start the next phase of your career and I know that the next few years will be the best in your life. Going to college for the first time can take a little time to adjust to but our academic and student services staff will help you to make the transition from secondary to third level as smooth as possible for you. At DkIT we pride ourselves on providing a learning experience that is unique. You will learn in small groups with excellent support from your lecturers and other learning support staff and your assessment will not be based solely on end of semester examinations but on a combination of work undertaken through the semester as well as end of semester examinations. You will find that your lecturers are your main point of contact with the Institute. They are there to help guide your academic studies during your time here with us. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have any concerns about any aspects of your studies. The Institute also provides a range of pastoral supports for you. These include the medical service, the careers service, the counselling

service, the access service and the chaplaincy service. You will find them all very approachable and all are confidential. If you need their help or advice you should contact them. Contact details for these and other Institute services are available in this handbook. Going to college is not just about following a programme of study and gaining qualifications, it is also about your own personal development. With this in mind, I strongly encourage you to participate in all aspects of college life. Once again you will find details of these in this handbook. Although you may be starting out your studies with many people who initially are strangers to you, in time your classmates will become good friends and you will without doubt, make friends here at DkIT that will become lifelong friends to you. I wish you every success in your studies here at DkIT and I have no doubt that you will enjoy the experience immensely.

Denis Cummins, M.Sc., President.

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Ár nInstitiúid Fáilte an Uachtaráin Tá áthas orm gur roghnaigh tú Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Dhún Dealgan mar áit tosaithe céad tréimhse eile do ghairmréime agus tá fhios agam gurb iad na blianta seo chugainn is fearr a bheidh i do shaol. Tógann sé tamall beag dul i dtaithí ar dhul ar choláiste don chéad uair, ach cabhróidh an lucht foirne, idir acadúil agus seirbhísí mic léinn, an trasdul ón mheánscoil go dtí an tríú leibhéal a réiteach chomh mín agus is féidir duit. Táimid broidiúil in ITDD as eispéireas foghlama uathúil a chur ar fáil. Beidh tú ag foghlaim i ngrúpaí beaga le tacaíocht sármhaith ó do léachtóirí agus ón lucht foirne tacaíochta foghlama eile. Agus ní bheidh do mheasúnú bunaithe ar scrúduithe deireadh seimeastair amháin, ach ar theaglaim oibre déanta tríd an seimeastar in éineacht le scrúduithe deireadh seimeastair. Feicfear duit gurb iad do léachtóirí do phríomhphointe teagmhála leis an Institiúid. Tá siad ann chun treoir cabhrach a thabhairt duit maidir le staidéar acadúil fad is atá tú anseo linn. Ná déan moill dul i dteagmháil leo ma bhíonn imní ar bith ort faoi ghné ar bith de do staidéar. Cuireann an Institiúid raon seirbhísí tréadacha ar fáil freisin duit. San áireamh tá seirbhís míochaine, seirbhís

gairmréime, seirbhís comhairleoireachta, seirbhís rochtana agus seirbhís séiplíneachta. Feicfear duit go bhfuil siad uile sochaideartha agus iontaofa. Má tá gá agat le cabhair nó comhairle uathu, ba chóir duit dul i dteagmháil leo. Tá sonraí teagmhála na seirbhísí seo agus seirbhísí eile na hInsitiúide ar fáil sa lámhleabhar seo. Tá níos mó i gceist le dul ar choláiste ná clár staidéir a leanúint agus cáilíochtaí a bhaint amach. Tá do fhorbairt phearsanta i gceist freisin. Dá bhrí sin molaim go láidir duit páirt a ghlacadh i ngach gné de bheatha an choláiste. Tá sonraí fúthu seo freisin sa lámhleabhar seo. Cé gur dócha gur strainséirí iad mórán na ndaoine a bheidh ag tosú staidéir leat, is cairde maithe a bheidh do chomhscoláirí sula i bhfad agus, gan amhras, déanfaidh tú cairdeas le daoine anseo in ITDD a mhairfidh ar feadh do shaol. Guím gach rath ort i do staidéar anseo in ITDD agus táim cinnte go dtaitneoidh an eispéireas go rí-mhór leat. Denis Cummins, M.Sc., Uachtarán

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Welcome

Running DkIT Governing Body

President

The Governing Body is the main governing structure of the Institute. Consisting of nineteen members, including the Chairperson, the President of the Institute, representatives of local authorities and VECs, regional industry, ICTU, students, academic and non-academic staff, the Governing Body generally meets once a month to co-ordinate Institute policy. Two Student Representatives, (one male and one female) are elected to this Body each April, to act on behalf of students’ interests.

Day-to-day responsibility for running the Institute falls to the President, Denis Cummins.

Executive Board The President in conjunction with the Registrar, the Secretary/Financial Controller, the Head of Development, the Heads of School are responsible for the management of the running of the Institute.

Academic Council The Academic Council is a statutory body established under the Regional Technical Colleges Act (1992) and has responsibility for maintaining academic standards and the development of Academic Regulations. The Academic Council makes recommendations to the Governing Body, and its Secretary is the Registrar. The Academic Council has a membership of thirty three, including two student representatives.

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The purpose of this student handbook is to give you an introduction to Dundalk Institute of Technology, to detail the support services that are available to you and provide you with contact details which you may need during your first year in DkIT. It is important to note, once you become a DkIT registered student you are bound by the DkIT Code of Conduct. Details of this code and other DkIT policies are available in the Policies Section of this booklet. Further information on all our services is available on our website www.dkit.ie under Student Life Section.

Useful Telephone Numbers DkIT Direct Main Reception 042 9370200 Registrar’s Office 042 9370204 Admissions 042 9370230 Admissions Officer 042 9370232 Examinations Office 042 9370238 Library 042 9370310 Student Services Office 042 9370240 Access Office 042 9370236 Careers Office 042 9370243 Chaplaincy 042 9370246 (Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Church of Ireland) Counselling 042 9370247/8 Disability & Student Quality Office 042 9370237 Health Unit 042 9370245 Student Learning & Development Centre 042 9370320 Sports & Societies 042 9370244

Students’ Union 042 9370390 Institute Shop 042 9370380 Institute Restaurant 042 9370200 AIB Bank 042 9370394 Caretaking Staff 042 9370200 Local Direct Gardai Siochana 042 9335577 The Samaratians 1850 609 090 Dundalk Rape Crisis Centre 042 9339491

The contents of this handbook are correct at time of going to press, while every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the Institute reserves the right to make reasonable amendments to details and cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies or omissions. It is your responsibility to keep yourself informed as to the regulations relating to your situation at any given time.

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Uimhreacha Úsáideacha Gutháin ITDD go Díreach Fáiltiú 042 9370200 Oifig an Chláraitheora 042 9370204 Oifig Iontrála 042 9370232 Oifig Riaracháin Acadúil 042 9370230 Oifig na Scrúduithe 042 9370238 Leabharlann 042 9370310 Oifig Seirbhísí Mic Léinn 042 9370240 Oifig Rochtana 042 9370236 Oifig Gairmréime 042 9370243 Séiplíneacht 042 9370246 (Caitliceach Rómánach, Preispitéireach, Eaglais na hÉireann) Comhairleoireacht 042 9370247/8 Oifig Míchumais & Cáilíocht Mic Léinn 042 9370237 Ionad Míochaine 042 9370245 Ionad Foghlama & Forbartha Mic Léinn 042 9370320 Spóirt & Cumainn 042 9370244

Cumann na Mac Léinn 042 9370390 Siopa na hInstitiúide 042 9370384 Bialann na hInstitiúide 042 9370200 Banc AIB 042 9370200 Foireann Airíochais 042 9370200 Áitiúil go Díreach Gardaí Síochána 042 9335577 Na Samáraigh 1850 609 090 Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú Dhún Dealgan 042 9339491

Tá ábhar an lámhleabhair seo i gceart ar uair a fhoilsithe. Cé go rinneadh gach iarracht an eolas a bheith cruinn, forchoimeádann an Institiúid an ceart leasuithe réasúnta a dhéanamh ar sonraí agus ní bheidh sí freagrach as míchruinneas nó easnamh. Is ortsa an freagracht tú féin a choimeád ar an eolas maidir le rialacháin a bhaineann le do chás ag pointe ama ar bith.

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Running DkIT

Is é aidhm an lámhleabhair mic léinn seo ná Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Dhún Dealgan a chur in aithne duit, sonrú ar na seirbhísí tacaíochta atá ar fáil, agus sonraí teagmhála a thabhairt a bheidh de dhíth ort, b’fhéidir, le linn do chéad bliain in ITDD. Is tábhachtach le nótáil, chomh luath agus a clárófar tú mar mhac léin in ITDD, go bhfuil tú faoi cheangal ag Cód Iompair ITDD. Tá sonraí an chóid seo agus polasaithe eile ITDD ar fáil i Rannóg Polasaithe an lámhleabhair seo. Tá tuilleadh eolais faoin ár seirbhísí uile ar fáil ar ár suíomh gréasáin www.dkit.ie faoi Rannóg Beatha Mic Léinn.


Institute Calendar 2011/2012 Term 1:2011 7th-9th Sept 12th Sept 13th Sept 19th Sept 19th Sept 3rd Oct 14th Oct 15th Oct 4th-5th Nov 16th Dec

Term 2: 2012 Wednesday - Friday Monday Tuesday Monday Monday Monday Friday Saturday Friday-Saturday Friday

1st Year Registration Term Starts for 1st Year Students Part-Time Courses Information Term Starts for ALL Students Apprentice Courses Commence Part-Time Courses Begin Open Day Open Morning Conferring Semester 1 Ends

3rd Jan 7th Jan 16th Jan 30th Jan 30th Jan 30th March 2nd April

Apprentice courses commence Examinations Begin Part-time courses (year long) recommence Semester 2 begins Part-time short courses commence Term 2 ends Apprentice courses commence

Monday Monday Friday

Term 3 Begins Examinations Begin Examinations End

Term 3: 2012 16th April 14th May 25th May

Institute Closes Half Day 23rd Dec 2011 Institute Closes Half Day 5th April 2012

Tuesday Saturday Monday Monday Monday Friday Monday

Re-Opens Tuesday 3rd Jan 2012 Re-opens 11th April 2012

FĂ S programs may run on a different timetable. In certain cases, where work placement is involved, these dates may vary. If in doubt students should contact their department. Details are correct at going to press. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the Institute reserves the right to make reasonable amendments to details and cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies or omissions.

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Féilire na hInsitiúide 2011/2012 Téarma 1:2011 7ú-9ú MF 12ú MF 13ú MF 19ú MF 19ú MF 3ú DF 14ú DF 15ú DF 4ú-5ú Samhain 16ú Nollaig

Téarma 2: 2012 Céadaoin - Aoine Luan Máirt Luan Luan Luan Aoine Satharn Aoine - Satharn Aoine

Clárú 1ú Bliana Tús Téarma do Mhic Léinn 1ú Bliana Eolas ar Chúrsaí Páirtaimseartha Tús Téarma do Mhic Léinn UILE Tús Cúrsaí na bPrintíseach Tús Cúrsaí Páirtaimseartha Lá Oscailte Maidin Oscailte Bronnadh Críoch Seimeastair 1

3ú Eanáir 7ú Eanáir 16ú Eanáir

Máirt Satharn Luan

30ú Eanáir 30ú Eanáir 30ú Márta 2ú Aibreán

Luan Luan Aoine Luan

Tús Cúrsaí na bPrintíseach Tús na Scrúduithe Ath-thús Cúrsaí Páirtaimseartha (fad bliana) Tús Seimeastair 2 Tús Cúrsaí Páirtaimseartha Gearra Críoch Téarma 2 Tús Cúrsaí na bPrintíseach

Téarma 3: 2012 16ú Aibreán 14ú Bealtaine 25ú Bealtaine

Dúnfar an Institiúid Leath Lá 23ú Nollaig 2011 Ath-oscailt Máirt 3ú Eanáir 2012

Luan Luan Aoine

Tús Téarma 3 Tús na Scrúduithe Críoch na Scrúduithe

Dúnfar an Institiúid Leath Lá 5ú Aibreán 2012. Ath-oscailt 11ú Aibreán 2012. D’fhéadfadh cláir FÁS amchlár difriúil a leanúint. I gcásanna áirithe, nuair a bhíonn socrúchán oibre i gceist, d’fhéadfadh na dátaí seo athrú. Má tá amhras ann ba chóir do mhic léinn dul i dteagmháil lena roinn. Tá na sonraí i gceart ag uair a bhfoilsithe. Cé go rinneadh gach iarracht an eolas a bheith cruinn, forchoimeádann an Institiúid an ceart leasuithe réasúnta a dhéanamh ar sonraí agus ní bheidh sí freagrach as míchruinneas nó easnamh.

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Campus Map 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Dr. T.K. Whitaker Building (Main Reception, Admissions and Library) North Building (School of Engineering) North Building (Department of Applied Science) South Building (School of Business and Humanities) Faulkner Building (Student Services, International Office, Bank, Shop and Sports Hall) Faulkner Building (Hospitality Training Building) Muirhevna Building (Nursing.Midwifery and Health Studies Department) Carroll’s Building (Apprenticeships and Bright Room) Carroll’s Building (School of Informatics and Creative Arts) Regional Development Centre Campus Bar Campus Restaurant Blackbox Theatre Student Accommodation Crowne Plaza Hotel

Entrances: A Main Entrance: Dublin Road B Hoey’s Lane Entrance C Crowne Plaza Hotel / Carroll’s Entrance

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Academic Queries Contacting your School/Department As a registered student of the Institute you will be associated with one of the Academic Schools. The contact details for the Schools are as follows:

School of Business & Humanities

School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Head of Department of Business Studies Head of Department of Humanit ies David Getty Head of Department of Managem ent & Financial Studies Shane Hill Head of Hospitality Section Bria nain Erraught T +353 42 9370250

Head of Department of Music & Creative Media Eibhlis Farrell Head of Section of Music Adele Commins Head of Section of Creative Media Caroline O’Sullivan Head of Department of Computing & Mathematics Christian Horn

Cathal Kearney Head of School of Business and Hum anit

Bob McKiernan Head of School of Informatics and Creative Arts T

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+353 42 9370280

School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Head of Department of Electronic & Dan O’Brien ronmental Engineering Pat Head of Department of Civil & Envi McCormick & Surveying Noel Mc Kenna Head of Department of Construction es John Carolan Trad ing neer Head of Department of Engi T

+353 42 9370270

Eugene Roe Head of School of Engineering

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Academic Administration Office

Registration

The Academic Administration office is where your student records are kept and is the first point of contact for any queries you may have relating to your registration status, grants and fees. The office is located in the ground floor of the TK Whitaker building. To contact this office you can call in person or alternatively, you can contact the office by calling 042 9370230 or 042 9370233, or by email at admissions@dkit.ie.

Once you have accepted your offer of a place at DkIT and paid the appropriate fee you will be registered on a DkIT programme. (If you are in receipt of grant assistance you will not be charged). You must be registered to attend your classes, to use the institute’s computers, to access course notes through moodle, to use the library, to receive your student ID card and email details. If you have a query about registration please go to the Academic Administration Office.

Further Information Fergal Smyth Admissions Officer +353 42 9370230 (admissions office) +353 42 9370232 (admissions officer) E admissions@dkit.ie T T

Administration Services

Administration Services


Student Grants Third Level Maintenance Grant Scheme

Scholarships/Higher Education Grants

This grant is available to registered students attending approved Higher Certificate or Ordinary Degree programmes that fulfil the eligibility requirements set out by your local V.E.C. If you are awarded a grant you must provide your grant letter to the Academic Administration Office with your bank account details. The grant is paid in arrears on a four week cycle directly into your bank account.

VEC Scholarships and Higher Education Grants are available to students attending Honours degree programmes that fulfil the eligibility requirements set out by your Local Authority or V.E.C. If you are awarded a grant you must provide your grant letter to the Academic Administration Office for processing. These grants are paid by cheque in three instalments over the academic year. If you need information about other sources of assistance please see www.dkit.ie/student_life/finance or www.studentfinance.ie. This website also provides further information on course fees, details on eligibility requirements for free fees and other details of funding for students, such as the Fund for Students with Disabilities, the Back to Education Allowance and the Student Assistance Fund.

The Back to Education Allowance The Back to Education Allowance is a scheme for unemployed people, lone parents, and people with disabilities who are getting certain payments from the Department of Social and Family Affairs. Further details are available at www.welfare.ie.

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Student Card & Identification

Completion of Forms

A Student Card is issued to each student following registration. If your card is lost, stolen or destroyed, you must report this to the Academic Administration Office, and a duplicate card obtained on payment of â‚Ź5. You may be asked to produce your card at anytime on campus so keep it with you at all times. The card remains the property of DkIT.

You may require forms to be validated by the institute for example Letters of Registration, Letters for Grant Authorities, or Social Welfare forms. For this service please call into the Academic Administration Office, the Student Services Centre or your School Office and ensure you have your valid ID card with you.

Leaving your Course Early Student E-mail An e-mail account will be issued to you at registration. Your e-mail username will also be printed on your student card. Important information will be forwarded to you via this e-mail account during the course of the year, including examination timetables and results, changes to timetables and Programme Information. You should also regularly check the Institute website www.dkit.ie for news and information.

You may decide that you have made the wrong choice for any number of reasons. i.e accepting a job offer, applying for a different course next year, etc. If you are considering withdrawing from your course you should discuss this with someone who can help you: your Head of Department and the Careers Office are available to advise. Please note if you decide to leave the Institute you must cancel your registration by completing a Course Withdrawal form available from your School Office.

SMS Service Please ensure the Academic Administration Office has your current mobile number on record as the Institute sends important information via text.

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Administration Services continued. . .


Examinations Examinations The Examinations Office is located in The TK Whitaker Building behind the Whitaker Theatre. Examinations deal with timetabling examinations, issuing examination results, and Academic Appeals. Before taking an examination at the Institute, you need to familiarise yourself with the Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations, detailed in the Policies section of this booklet, or at www.dkit.ie/student_life/examinations/docs. If you have an examination query you can email exams@dkit.ie call in to the office in person or phone 042 9370238.

Further In formation

European Diploma Supplement The European Diploma Supplement (EDS) is issued to all graduates of Higher Education Institutions in Europe in addition to their degree or certificate parchment. It provides additional information regarding the award which is not available on the official parchment such as modules studied and the results obtained. It will be posted to you once you graduate.

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+353 42 9 370238 exams@dk it.ie


Student Support Services The Student Services Unit is here to support you . . . Student Services, which operates under the umbrella of the Registrar’s Office,is the section of the Institute which deals explicitly with non-academic support for students. Linda Murphy, Academic Administration and Student Affairs Manager, is responsible for the administration of Student Services, including Admissions, Registration, Examinations and Student Support services. 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. Student Services also aim to assist students in planning their futures and in progressing to employment or further studies. The Student Services Centre located in the Faulkner Building provides a range of personal support to students attending the Institute and aims to provide both advice and practical supports in a wide variety of circumstances. Appointments for all Student Support Services can be made through this office.

Further Information

Sinead Dunne

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Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager +353 42 9370207 E linda.murphy@dkit.ie T

+353 42 9370242 sinead.dunne@dkit.ie

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Student Health Unit The Student Health Unit

Accidents in DkIT

The Student Health Unit is located upstairs in the Faulkner building next to the Fitness Suite. All full-time students of DkIT are treated free of charge at the Unit. There is one full-time and one part-time nurse available to see students daily, no appointment is necessary. A doctor is in attendance each day in the Student Health Unit. Students needing to see the doctor must be referred by the nurse, and should come to the Unit as early as possible on the morning of the surgery to make an appointment as there are a limited number of places available. You must bring your student ID card along when attending the Student Health Unit.

If you have an accident in DkIT, please notify a member of staff immediately or contact the Student Health Unit. Then inform your Head of Department. All departments and the Students’ Union have First Aid Kits. Where necessary, students can be referred to the Casualty Unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, by the Institute Doctor or Nurse. You will not have to pay a casualty charge in these cases. However DkIT is not liable for any transport costs associated with referrals. Please ensure you always have emergency funds available to defray costs.

Doctor surgery times will be posted up in the Student Health Unit at the start of term and will be available on the Institute website. Students are advised to notify the Health Unit if they suffer from conditions requiring special attention, e.g. Epilepsy, Diabetes, etc.

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Student Support Services

Student Health Unit continued. . . Medical Cards Medical Card application forms may be obtained from the Student Health Unit. Entitlement to a Medical Card is on the basis of the financial circumstances of your family if you are under 25 years of age. If your parents have Medical Cards you may be entitled to a card of your own. Over 25’s may be assessed independently of their parents. Please call in to the Student Health Unit for further information or details regarding medical entitlements. Remember, your visit to the Student Doctor is free. If you don’t have a Medical Card you must pay for anything prescribed. A number of local pharmacies in Dundalk have agreed to give a reduction of 10% on normal prescription charges if you bring your current Student ID card with you. Please see www.dkit.ie/student_life/student_services/health_unit for further information.

Further Information Breige Rust

Institute Nurse T E

+353 42 9370245 brid.rust@dkit.ie

Patricia Smyth

Institute Nurse T E

+353 42 9370245 patricia.smyth@dkit.ie


Student Counselling Service Student Counselling Service The counselling service is operated by one fulltime and one part-time counsellor who are both fully trained counselling psychologists. The counsellors are trained in the art of listening and will encourage and support you to explore the issues and find the best options for you. The kinds of issues students often look for help with include:

* Isolation *Relationship difficulties *Loneliness *Sexuality / sexual identity *Sexual abuse *Depression *Family breakdown *Bereavement *Study problems, concentration difficulties

The counselling service is confidential & free. It can also provide referral to other services if appropriate. The service provides one to one counselling sessions, group counselling and workshops on study skills; examinations techniques etc. It is located upstairs in the Student Services Building, beside the Student Health Unit. You can make an appointment by phoning the service direct on 042 9370247 or 042 9370248 by calling to the Student Services Centre, or by email counsellor@dkit.ie, gertie.raftery@dkit.ie or francis.mcgivern@dkit.ie. You will be offered an initial appointment as soon as possible and generally within 48 hours of contact. If you have any questions about counselling and whether it is right for you please email us. The service also has a range of reading materials, which it recommends; you can access this list through the library or by email.

Further Information

WWW.mymindmatters

Francis McGivern Student Counsellor

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The Chaplaincy provides pastoral care and responds to the personal needs of students in providing a faith presence in the Institute. Chaplaincy offers a space for quiet reflection, mediation and prayer. The service is provided by a Roman Catholic Chaplain and visiting Church of Ireland and Presbyterian Ministers. The Chaplaincy Office is located in the Student Services Centre. Mass is provided daily in the Institute Quiet Room located near to the Student Health Unit.

Further Information Roman Catholic Chaplain

Fr. Clement MacManuis M +353 87 750046 6 T E

+353 42 9370246 chaplaincy@dkit.ie

Church of Ireland

Rev. Sandra Pragnal M.A .,B. T E

Th.Rector

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Chaplaincy Service


Access & Disability Services Access

Disability & Student Quality Office

The Access Officer promotes access to the Institute and co-ordinates support for groups that are under represented in third level education. These groups include students from a background of socio-economic disadvantage, mature students, students from the traveller community and ethnic minorities, etc.

The Institute provides supports and advocates on behalf of any student with a physical, sensory or learning difficulty, or has a mental health condition that interferes with the learning process.

The Access office is also responsible for the coordination of the Institute’s scholarships and bursaries programmes.

The Disability and Student Quality Office works with you to ensure that disability does not hinder you from achieving your full academic potential.

For more information contact the Access office or through the Student Services Centre.

Further Information Gerard Mc Hugh

Further Information Eileen Lynch Access Officer T E

Disability and Student Quality Officer +353 42 9370237 gerard.mchugh@dkit.ie st or call into the office which is located in Room L211 (1 Floor,Whitaker Building - near Library)

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Student Learning & Development Centre Student Learning & Development Centre The Student Learning and Development Centre in Dundalk Institute of Technology fulfils an important role in supporting students who wish to improve their academic and study skills. It offers advice about studies provided by members of staff who are experienced in dealing with such matters. The main aim of the Centre is to ease the transition to third level while improving retention rates. The purpose of the Centre is to provide a space where students feel comfortable about raising issues that may help them to study or learn more effectively. It helps build confidence and self-esteem, especially when mitigating circumstances arise.

The type of support provided depends, primarily, on individual or group needs. Essentially it consists of individual and small group consultations with a learning skills adviser. In addition it provides workshops for all students, undergraduate and postgraduate alike, on a range of academic and studyrelated skills. The Centre operates an ‘open door’ policy striving to accommodate the academic and learning needs of all who present to the Centre. Scheduled tutorials are advertised widely throughout the Institute, on our webpage, and details are also emailed to all staff and students. Bookings are made via email or in person at the Student Services Centre. Individuals seeking one-to-one consultations do so via email or by completing a ‘Tutor Request Form’.

Further Information Pauline McGlade Academic Development Tutor +353 42 9370323 +353 42 9370290 E pauline.mcglade@dkit.ie E tutor@dkit.ie or call into the office which is located in Room S202

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Careers Service Careers The Careers Service supports all students and recent graduates of the Institute in exploring their career interests in evaluating and assessing their career opportunities and in effectively implementing their career or further study sessions. The Careers Service supports you in realising your career aspirations. The following are some of the activities, resources and services available to you from the Careers Service.

* Taking Control of your Future' workshops for final year students

* Graduate Talks and Further Studies Options * Company Presentations and interviews * Access to The Graduate Careers Fair and to the Post Graduate Studies Fair held annually in the RDS

* One to one guidance and support if you are concerned about programme choice

* Careers Information Area - contains invaluable resources on further study, vacancies, and general career information

* Careers Awareness Days for different disciplines

Further Information Amanda Kirk

Careers Officer

/ vocational areas

* C.V. preparation and Interview skills seminars * Help with job applications * Research skills - exploring career options and opportunities on the Internet

+353 42 937024 3 E careers@dk it.ie W www.dkit.i e/careers T

For more info: www.dkit.ie

* Careers Website including our Careers Newsletter featuring current job vacancies;

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The Careers Service is located in the Student Services Centre. A consultation with Careers Adviser is by appointment only at set periods during the week. Appointments can be made through the Student Services Centre reception. For further information check out the Careers section on www.dkit.ie/careers or our notice boards located around the college for closing dates and general careers information.


Dundalk Institute of Technology Alumni Association The DkIT Alumni Association was established to enable graduates to keep in touch with the Institute and with each other. Some of you may think that graduation day is the end of your relationship with the Institute. We would like to think of it as a new beginning.

Further Information Alumni Association E

alumni@dkit.ie

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Sports & Societies Sports and Societies Office The Sports and Societies Office is located in the Student Services Centre and plays a pivotal role in the life of the Institute, assisting students in the set-up, organisation and running of Sports Clubs and Societies and recreational activities within the college. The Sports and Societies Office offers a wide range of student based activities. Your time as a student in Dundalk IT gives you some of the best opportunities you will ever have to indulge your interests and experience new activities. Hundreds of students are involved in clubs as diverse as Hip Hop, Fencing, Rugby, Archery, Game Consoling, D.J’ing or Basketball. Other students opt to join more relaxing pursuits such as the Traditional Music Society, Irish Dancing, Hill-Walking or Yoga. Special interest activities and course based societies such as Martial Arts, Computing and Veterinary Nursing prove very popular every year and are an ideal way to further your interest in an informal setting.

Students are encouraged to become actively involved in all aspects of clubs and societies from administration to participation. Students have the opportunity to represent the college nationally and internationally in their chosen field. Can’t find a club or society that interests you? Then how about setting up your own! Contact Ciara in the Sports & Societies Office for more information on how to set up a new sport or society. It’s now your chance to become part of the DkIT Student experience, so Get Active and Get Involved!

Further Informatio n Ciara Patterson Sports & Societie s Officer +353 42 937024 4 +353 87 675509 4 E ciara.patte rson@dkit.ie sports@dkit.ie societies@dkit.ie T

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Sports & Societies continued. . . Sports Facilities Multi-Purpose-Centre (MPC) The Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC) is the centre for indoor activity used primarily for class purposes, Community and Sports Leadership and Health Promotion and Physical Activity classes. Outside those formal classes it is used both by registered clubs and societies complimented by student use either on an individual or class basis. As well as catering for all indoor games the MPC has a seating capacity for 250 spectators, and hosts various competitions and shows throughout the year. Institute Fitness Suite The Fitness Suite is situated just above the MPC and adjacent to the Student Health Unit. The facility is open to all students from 12 noon to 8:30pm daily. You can avail of the opportunity of working on a specialised programme, which can be designed and planned around your needs by our fitness consultant. Students are charged a small membership fee for use of the fitness suite.

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Outdoor Playing Facilities The multi-functional playing fields cater for all the main sports, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Soccer, Rugby and Athletics. A jogging lane, a facility much used by both students and staff alike, is on the perimeter of the playing fields.


Student Support Services Student Assistance Fund

Hardship Fund

As part of an ongoing funding initiative to tackle educational disadvantage in the third-level sector, an E.S.F-aided Student Assistance Fund is administered by the Institute on behalf of the H.E.A. The Fund is intended to tackle educational disadvantage by providing financial support to disadvantaged students who require additional support to enable them to fully benefit from their third-level studies.

The Hardship Fund is available to assist students who face a crisis or an emergency and need immediate financial assistance. The Hardship Fund is administered by the Chaplaincy. The Fund is limited and is only available in exceptional circumstances. In many cases, assistance is provided in the form of a loan. The Hardship Fund is provided jointly by the Department of Education and Science and Institute funds.

All registered students of the Institute are eligible to apply for assistance from the Fund. It is important to note that, as the Fund is limited, students are not automatically entitled to assistance based on their circumstances. It is a matter for the Institute to target the Fund’s resources at those disadvantaged students most in need. Application forms for this fund are available from the Student Services Centre.

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The International Office Willkommen! Bienvenue! Dia Dhuit! We are pleased to welcome International and Erasmus students on campus and actively encourage Irish students to avail of opportunities to study abroad at one of our 60 Partner Colleges located throughout Europe and China. Studying in another country broadens understanding and tolerance between people, introduces you to new friends, and provides you with the chance to develop your personal and professional skills-set.

Further Information

Students from as far afield as China, India, Nepal and Nigeria join Erasmus students at DkIT from across Europe including France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania and Estonia. All students are assured of a warm welcome and the many languages heard on campus make it an interesting place to be a student!

Noreen Carney Erasmus Co-ordinator T E

+353 42 9370355 noreen.carney@dkit.ie

Students on full-time programmes in Business, Humanities, Hospitality,Computing, Creative Media, Music, Engineering and Applied Sciences can study at one of our European or Asian partner colleges for one semester, or for a full academic year. This experience enhances qualifications and provides you with the opportunity to discover another European language. Erasmus grant funding can be applied for.

The Erasmus programme is coordinated by Noreen Carney and administered by Adele Nordon (available daily in the International Office).

The International Office for Non-European Students

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+353 42 9370353 adele.nordon@dkit.ie

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+353 42 9370350 jane.daly@dkit.ie

* Provide information and assistance to all International students on campus

* Provide information and assistance to all * Maintain contact with students while abroad * Provide information on accommodation for all incoming International/Erasmus students

* Provide assistance with visa requirements for all students

The International Office deals with all nonEuropean students and is co-ordinated by Michael

Jane Daly Non-EU Administrator

Call in and talk to us! We are here to:

students wishing to study abroad on the Erasmus Programme

The Erasmus Programme (Student and Staff Exchange)

Adele Nordon Erasmus Administrator

Stewart and administered by Jane Daly and Summer Wu (available daily in the International Office).

International Office

International Office

The International Office is located in Room F215 (upstairs in the Student Services - Faulkner Building).

Michael Stewart Non-EU International Marketing Officer T E

+353 42 9370352 michael.stewart@dkit.ie

Summer Wu Non-EU Administrator T E

+353 42 9370352 summer.wu@dkit.ie


Further Informatio n

The Student Union Office Students’ Union The role of the Students’ Union is to represent students within the Institute, and to ensure that all students are treated fairly. Remember, the Students’ Union is your union, and we are here to support you. So call in any time - we’re always on hand if you need help!

Geraldine Byrne

Student’s Union Sec

What We Do * Representation of Students

James Clarke Union President

* Student Welfare * Organisation of Events * Initiation of Student-related Policy * Representing USI * Entertainment * Student Travel & Discount Cards * J1 Visas * Student Accommodation

David Branigan Union Vice-President

The S.U. Office

Ground Floor Faulk ner Building Open 9.00am - 5.00p m Monday – Friday +353 42 9370390 +353 86 8223861 E prez@dkitsu.i e W www.dkitsu.ie T

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Community Watch A Community Garda visits the Institute at specific times every week, and are available to meet students in confidence. Among the services they will be offering on Campus will be stamping passport forms, and giving advice about personal safety and security of property. Details of when the GardaĂ­ will be on Campus will be publicised at the start of term.

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The Library Finding information on your Library OPAC

Books

Databases

Journals

Inter-Library Loan

Subject Guides

Use our OPAC (Online Catalogue) to search for items in the Library. The OPAC will let you know where an item is located, if it’s available, and let you reserve it if it’s not.

The Library has over 50,000 books available for you to borrow. We also have DVDs and CDs which you can borrow for free.

Databases are online collections of journals, specialist magazines and book chapters. The Library has access to a range of databases covering subject areas for all courses.

As well as our online journals, we also have print journals, magazines and newspapers.

If a book or journal article is not in our Library, we can request it for you from another Library. For more information email: Interlibraryloans@dkit.ie.

We have compiled a select list of books, journals, databases and websites aimed specifically for your course. Go to the OPAC for the direct link for Subject Guides. .

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The Library

Info Skills

Library Staff

Opening Hours

We offer information skills tutorials to help you identify, locate and evaluate information for your studies. Book these tutorials through your lecturer.

We are here to help and advise you on all aspects of your research. Contact us for further details.

During semester

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday

8.30am - 9.00pm 8.30am - 5.00pm 10.00am - 4.00pm

Out of semester

Monday-Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

See www.dkit.ie/library for any changes.

We look forward to working with you over the coming year.

Further Informatio n Ann Cleary

Librarian

+353 42 9370310 +353 42 9338313 E librarian@dkit .ie W www.dkit.ie/ library T

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Sustainability at DkIT One of the aims of Dundalk Institute of Technology’s new Strategic Plan is to cultivate graduates who understand and can apply the principles of Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development suggests a way of thinking that sees the connections between social, economic and environmental impacts and which aims to ensure that development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This ambition means that in DkIT work is being done to build Sustainable Development into the curriculum and academic work and into the way the College itself operates. Already there are a number of academic programmes which feature Sustainable Development, such as our degree in Sustainable Agriculture. Sustainability also unites the research activities on campus and is reflected in the work of Water is Life, Credit, the Centre for Fresh Water and the Netwell Centre.

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Sustainability at DkIT We are also working to demonstrate what Sustainable Development looks like in our day-to-day work. Current initiatives include:

* Attaining an Taisce’s Green Flag award * A Fairtrade Campus * Reducing waste on campus * Promotion of green and sustainable transport

* Using the Wind Turbine on campus to meet about 60% of our energy needs

* Green Campus Tour * Discusion Groups and a Speaker Series on

The College invites students who are interested in these issues to get involved in the activities of the Green Campus Group which is chaired by a Student Leader. At DkIT you will get to be part of sustainability in action and will have an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in this area. More and more employers and organisations recognize that we need a new way of thinking about development, so your experience in DkIT will be of enormous benefit to your personal and working life.

matedputer-Auto m o (C I D CAN itiative) ut Down In Nightly-Sh shut down mpus are PCs on ca , resulting 10.00 pm t a t h ig n every in energy reduction in a 60% tomatic on. The au t consumpti power, bu only saves t o n ch a ff e to f shu life o the useful s d n e xt e also the y reducing d pc, thereb nt costs an e replacem t n e m ip u eq nt. on footpri DkIT’s carb

Wind-Energy Generation Approximately 60% of electricity in DkIT is generated from the Institute Wind Turbine, saving about 900 tonnes of CO2 emission every year.

aspects of Sustainable Development

* Raised beds for growing food on campus

Ice Bank Integration of an Ice Bank into the newly renovated Carroll Building, reduces the need for expensive air conditioning and cooling.

– irtrade de orts Fa p p Fairtra u s roudly trade DkIT p in % Fair 0 0 1 sugar e v ea and t we ser , e e f d cof e first certifie . We are th the s t le ation in er all out is n a g th de or is no o Fiartra - there or t s s a e E h paris North , s e g a trade , villi ith Fair egion. towns w s n atio st R organis he North Ea t in s statu

Extensive Recycling Programme The Institute recycles 53% waste, 26% dry recyclables, and 25% compost. Paper, cardboard, floppy disks, aluminium cans, plastic bottles, glass, copper pipe and copper wire, steel, printer cartridges, batteries, and cooking oil our all recycled.


Computing Services Computing Services

Student User Accounts

Computing Services provide IT support services across campus to all staff and students. This includes user IT support, lab and network management support services. Computer services manage the DkIT web services for our Internet/Intranet sites. This also includes the elearning Moodle system. Our information pages are at www.dkit.ie/compserv.

Students are provided with a user account and home directory for file storage to operate / use the IT services available on campus. These services include e-mail, wireless access, Moodle, file and print services. Students' e-mail/ user accounts details are available at registration, and in the academic administration office post-registration. Please keep your user account/password information private as it is your key to all the college IT services. You, as a member of the User community, are responsible for managing your user account and any actions that maybe linked to it should anything occur.

Usage As with any technology, we ask you to use the facilities responsibly in order to ensure the maximum benefit to all users on campus. Facilities are provided for educational purposes and any abuse will be penalised under the Code of Conduct. The ICT Policy can be viewed at www.dkit.ie/itpolicy. * Note: By using the Institute's computer equipment/facilities you are bound by the Institute Acceptable Usage Policy as found in the ICT Policies document. This agreement is reproduced on the following pages: Acceptable Usage Policy (reproduced from ICT Policy document http://www.dkit.ie/itpolicy)

For more info: www.dkit.ie

User account Self Service A password self service is available to students. You can set up user details that will allow you to administer your own password details. Details are available on the following link: http://forgotpassword.dkit.ie. Remember if you forget/lose your user account details there is an administration fee of â‚Ź5 to reset your account password. This service is available at the Library front desk. As part of our annual maintenance routine we reinitialize all

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student home directories, please ensure that you have removed your data before the first of July to secure your data.

Software available for home use Computer Services have negotiated license agreements with certain software suppliers that allow students to use course based software on their home PCs. For further information check out our webpage at www.dkit.ie/compserv/support.

Public Access PCs There are 110 PCs available to the general student population in the Library. Public access kiosks are available in open areas.

Wireless Access Laptop users can access the Internet using a wireless access facility in many public areas on campus e.g. Library and Restaurant. Further locations & details are available on the Computer Services Webpage www.dkit.ie/wireless. User access is controlled by email username & password. Check out the mobile computing policy document at www.dkit.ie/wireless.


You may use USB data sticks for class use only to secure your data, All other USB attached devices are not allowed. With this in mind please note (as per IT policy) that you cannot use the Institutes’ equipment for copyright infringement or other activity that may bring the institute into disrepute. Institute IT services / equipment are provided for the Academic and administration activities of the institute.

IT Support Desk The IT Support Desk is available to deal with any IT related problems you may have on Campus. If you have any problems reading / accessing your USD data stick, call down IT user support room E122 for assistance. We will scan the USB data disk for any faults etc to restore data. Remember you should ensure that you have data store on your network drive to secure the work that you have done already.

service. Further information is available on http://studentprinting.dkit.ie. This service is managed by College Services.

The DkIT website The Dundalk Institute of Technology’s’ award winning website (golden spider) provides a comprehensive introduction to the Institute for students. Through our Web pages we hope to provide all the necessary information about the Institute – including up-to-date news and announcements, full and part-time course listings, staff contact information, information on facilities, faculties, student services, job vacancies and international student programmes, in addition to important information about student life at DkIT.

It is also hoped that we will be able to assist students to identify possible career opportunities as well as providing detailed course information. The site is intended to be simple to navigate, and the information, including links to other Irish and European third-level institutes, will be continually updated throughout the year. If you have any queries or information relating to the website please contact the School / Department secretaries.

Further Information James McCahill IT Manager

Pay Print Service A pay print service is available to student’s campus wide. You can, if you wish, print from any public PC (e.g. Library), Laptop or lab PC to this print

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+353 42 9370300 helpdesk@dkit.ie http://helpdesk.dkit.ie

Computing Services

Use of Mobile devices, iPOD, MP3 Players, USB attached devices


College Services All your stationery and study requirements are provided by College Services. All profits generated go towards improving the service as a whole. The main facilities are: Campus Shop Located in the Faulkner building, you can get your stationery, text books, class manuals, newspapers (all at student rate), mobile top-up's, past exam papers here.

Student Lockers Secure lockers are available for short-term rental, and are located on the ground floor near the library. The long-term rental of lockers can be arranged through the Campus Shop. These are located throughout the campus.

Photocopying The students printing and photocopying service has been completely upgraded. These self service machines are located throughout the campus, including the library where you can print / copy in both black and white and in colour. This cardless system offers a faster, better quality print by using a more reliable, fully maintained printers.

Opening Hours Monday - Thursday 8.45am – 4.30pm Friday 8.45am – 3.00pm

Further Information

Binding Presentation material, as well as a binding service is also available in the Shop. Here you can also avail of a laminating service.

Donal Kieran

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Canteen Services Institute Catering Becoming a student can mean that you have to look after yourself more than ever before. That isn’t always easy, but we want to help. It’s important to remember that a healthy diet is crucial for a healthy, enjoyable life. Institute Catering ensures that nutritious food choices are readily available at all times. We have six catering outlets on campus, offering students an excellent range of quality food at prices to suit all pockets. Opening Hours Main Restaurant Monday-Thursday Friday Ext. 3797 Coffee Dock Monday-Thursday Friday Ext. 2206

8.00am - 5.00pm 8.00am - 2.00pm

The Well Monday-Thursday Friday Nursing Foyer Monday-Thursday Friday Ext. 3790

8.00am - 4.00pm 8.00am - 2.30pm

Development Centre Monday-Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm Starbucks: PJ Carrolls Building Monday-Thursday 8.30am - 6.00pm Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm

8.00am - 4.30pm 8.00am - 3.45pm

Trish Ahern

Project Manager Catering Services

8.00am - 4.15pm 8.00am - 2.30pm

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Banking Banking on Campus

Further Information

AIB Bank provides a wide range of banking facilities in the Institute for staff and students alike. Aoife Mackie is the Bank’s Student Officer and she will be happy to advise you on all relevant financial matters.

Opening Hours AIB Bank DkIT T

+353 42 9370394

Bank Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday Friday

10.30am - 4.00pm 11.00am - 4.00pm 10.30am - 3.00pm

Closed 12.30pm - 1.30pm each day. An ATM (Banklink machine) is available for cash services at any time during the day. Please note that cash can only be obtained from the Campus Bank by using this machine. Branches of the other main banks are located in the town.

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Services available for students: * Student Plus Account

* Maintenance & Transaction Free Banking * Reduced Rate Overdraft * Reduced Rate Loans * 24 Hour Phone & Internet Banking * Commission Free Foreign Exchange * Credit Interest * AIB Debit Card * Student Mastercard Graduate Package also available, for more details contact the campus AIB branch.


Arriving by Bus There are a large number of buses servicing the DkIT and Dundalk area daily. Please check out following homepages for timetables and updated routes: Bus Eireann www.buseireann.ie Local and national services Translink www.translink.co.uk Services from North of Ireland Halpenny Travel www.halpennytravel.com Local services Matthews Coach www.matthewscoach.com Dublin, Drogheda, Dundalk Breffni Coaches www.breffnicoaches.com Meath, Cavan, Louth, Dublin Finlay Coaches www.finlaycoaches.com Ardee, Dundalk Finegancoaches www.robbiefinegancoaches.goldenpages.ie Carrickmacross-Dundalk

Arriving by Train Check out schedules on the Irish Rail website: www.irishrail.ie or www.translink.co.uk/enterprise for updated timetables and routes. Some of the routes include: Route 1

Route 2 Route 3

Bray, Dun Laoghaire, Blackrock, Dublin, Howth, Portmarnock, Malahide, Donabate, Rush & Lusk, Skerries, Balbriggan, Gormanston, Laytown, Drogheda, Dundalk Dublin Connolly, Drogheda, Dundalk Belfast, Lisburn, Portadown, Newry, Dundalk

Taxi Numbers A1 Cabs Dundalk Cabs Sevens Cabs Shevlin’s Cabs

+353 42 9326 666 +353 42 9355 555 +353 42 9377 777 +353 42 9333 333

Getting to DkIT

Transport - Getting to DkIT


Transport - Getting to DkIT Cycling to DkIT DkIT is keen to promote cycling as a viable alternative to car based transport. There are a number of bike sheds throughout the campus as well as changing facilities. Students can also avail of discounts in the purchase of bicycles and some of the shops in Dundalk town have a buyback offer at the end of each year.

Cycle Shops in Dundalk

* Cycle Centre * Cycle Shop Dundalk * Tommy the Bike * Halfords

For more info: www.dkit.ie

44 Dublin Street, Dundalk 48 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk 11 Earl Street, Dundalk Dundalk Retail Park, Dundalk

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Car Sharing to DkIT A new website for staff and students of DkIT has been established to promote car sharing. The site encourages car sharing in an informal and easy way among staff and students who are travelling the same route. Your DkIT email address is needed for login. The site can be found at www.carsharing.ie/dkit.

Driving to DkIT If you are coming by car please note that DkIT operates a pay and display parking system. Car Parks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 all operate on pay and display. Car Parks 1 and 8 are reserved for DkIT staff only, while Car Park 9 is free for all DkIT Students and Staff. Please be aware that your car might be clamped if your car is not parked in a designated car parking space or if you park your car without a valid permit and or parking ticket. The charge at present is set at 30 cent per hour, two euro per day or eight euro per week. The payment of a daily or weekly rate does not guarantee a parking space. Further information on parking in DkIT please visit: www.dkit.ie/parking GPS Co-ordinates:

Latitude: 53.98404; Longitude: -6.39527

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Getting to DkIT

Transport - Getting to DkIT


Your Rights and Responsibilities Rights and Responsibilities This section sets out your rights and responsibilities as a DkIT student, and the conduct expected of you as a member of the Institute and local community. All students registered in the Institute must agree to abide by the Institute’s regulations. This is a requirement for valid registration.

* Prompt access and accurate information relating to your studies including the right to clear assessment guidelines throughout your programme

* Tuition of a professional standard on the programme for which you are registered and reasonable education and support facilities consistent with the resources available to the Institute

This booklet details the Student Code of Conduct and the Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations. All other required regulations are listed in this section; further details are available on the DkIT website as detailed at the end of this section.

* Impartial guidance and a range of support

Your Rights

* Democratic representation at all levels and

As a student of the Institute, you are entitled to:

services in an environment that provides for personal and social development

to have the opportunity to participate in student associations

* Be treated solely on the basis of your merits, abilities and potential and not to be unfairly discriminated against

* Fair and just procedures, including appropriate appeals procedures, in all matters of the academic regulations and complaints process

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Your Responsibilities As a student of the Institute, we expect that you will:

* Follow and conform to Health and Safety regulations and related codes of practice

* Take responsibility for your learning and attend classes regularly and punctually and follow your programme of study

* Accept and observe the Institutes codes of standards and in particular, observe the Institutes Student Code of Conduct


Policies & Procedures The Institute recognises the right to dignity of every individual associated with it, and it expects that each of them will be treated with consideration, courtesy and respect, without harassment, or physical or verbal abuse. Every member shall refrain from conduct liable to infringe the rights of others. DkIT Code of Conduct does not reduce your legal rights. Its goal is to maintain a suitable academic environment for all in the Institute and to ensure that your rights as a student member will not be less than the rights of other members of the Institute. A Discipline Committee appointed by the Academic Council will oversee all matters of student discipline.

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Policies & Procedures

continued. . .

DkIT Code of Conduct Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures Staff members are bound by the Staff Discipline Code. As a student member, you must observe the Student Code of Conduct. You need to inform yourself about the regulations that concern the use of particular Institute facilities, laboratories, procedures (including those relating to examinations and assessment) and equipment. Authorised members of the Institute can enforce these regulations under this Code. Contents 1 Introduction to Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures

2 General Principles 3 Student Identity Card 4 Breaches of Code of Discipline 5 Reporting Offences

Appendix A Major Offences, Procedures & Penalties Appendix B The Discipline Committee Appendix C Appeals

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Introduction to the Code of Conduct

1.1

Dundalk Institute of Technology is an institution established by the Regional Technical Colleges Act, 1992.

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The members of the Institute are a the members of the Governing Body b the members of the Academic Council c the members of staff d the registered students e the graduates f such other persons as the Governing Body may appoint as members.

1.3

The President is the Chief Officer of the Institute. The President, the Governing Body and the Academic Council perform the functions prescribed by the 1992 Act, and as may be directed by the Minister from time to time.

1.4

The Governing Body has overall responsibility for the regulation of Institute affairs. The Academic Council is responsible, subject to the approval of the Governing Body, for making the Academic Regulations of the Institute. The responsibility for controlling and

directing the activities of the Institute and controlling the conduct and actions of the students rests with the President and with the Institute's delegated officers. These include the Registrar, Heads of School, Heads of Department, Librarian, Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager, Computer Services Manager, Restaurant Manager and other duly authorised persons.

1.5

The Code of Conduct consists of the code published in this document and its appendices and any detailed regulations that relate to, or are published for specific areas or activities, for example, examinations, laboratories, workshops and the library. The Code also includes the regulations of HETAC and other relevant awarding authorities. When the Institute makes changes to the Code, they are approved by the Academic Council. Changes to other regulations are notified to the Academic Quality Sub-Committee and published in notices to students.

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Copies of this Code are published annually and are available from the Academic Administration Office. You get a copy at registration and it will be on view in the Library, in School/Departmental Offices and at the Students' Union.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct


Code of Conduct

continued. . .

2 General Principles 2.1

All members and committees of the Institute shall observe natural justice and fair procedures in respect of this Code of Conduct, and no penalty will be imposed on you as a member of the Student Body except in accordance with this Code.

2.2 You should act in accordance with this Code of Conduct and with the published regulations of the Institute, and you should maintain acceptable standards of behaviour and act in a law-abiding, mature and honest fashion.

2.3 You should treat others with respect for their person and their rights, whether in the Institute or elsewhere, and avoid conduct which infringes upon the rights or lawful activities of others, or which brings the Institute into disrepute. You should treat Institute property and/or facilities with respect and not use them when you are not authorised to do so. This includes all property and/or facilities being used by or under the control of the Institute.

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2.4 When you report for a class, laboratory, workshop session or if you seek to use any other Institute facility, the Institute staff member in charge has the right to exclude you, under Health and Safety legislation, if in his or her opinion, you appear to be under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances. If you dispute this opinion, you must appeal immediately to the head of your section, department or school.

2.5 This Code applies:

* To all registered students of the Institute both on and off campus.

* To students on work experience where that is part of their programme of study.

* To students on exchange programmes in other Institutes.

* To students on off-campus assignments which are part of their programme of study.

* To acts or omissions of students when they are representing the Institute, or at any Club or Society, which would violate this Code if done in the Institute.

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3 Student Identity Cards

4 Breaches of Code of Discipline

3.1

4.1

A Student Identity Card is issued to you following registration. It is non-transferable and if you lose it or it is stolen or destroyed, you must report this to the Registrar’s Office at once. You can get a duplicate card if you pay the appropriate fee.

3.2 The card remains the property of the Institute at all times. It is your proof that you are entitled to use the Institute’s facilities. You must produce it or give it up on demand to any authorised member of Institute staff. You are entitled to ask the staff member to identify him/herself. In cases of emergency, a student may get a temporary identification form from the School Office.

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An act or omission by you * which adversely affects the rights of any other member of the Institute, or

* which disrupts the orderly and responsible conduct of any Institute activity, or which violates any Institute regulation or this Code, is a breach of the Code of Discipline.

4.2 Any alleged incident of unlawful behaviour may immediately be referred to the Garda Síochána. In the event of Gardaí investigating a student, the Institute reserves the right to additionally implement the disciplinary process.

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4.3 Minor Offences: The following are defined as examples of minor offences: * Anti-social behaviour including, excessive noise, littering, nuisance behaviour, drunkenness and disorderly behaviour or the facilitation of such behaviour.

* Violation of detailed regulations. * Disorderly conduct, including being unfit for admission to class, laboratory, workshop or other Institute facility.

* Being in unauthorised areas without permission.

* Failing to identify yourself to a member of Institute staff on request.

* Causing minor damage to Institute property. 4.4 Major Offences: The following are defined as examples of major offences: * Criminal damage, major or repeated incidences of anti-social behaviour including racism, excessive noise, littering, nuisance behaviour, drunkenness and disorderly behaviour or the repeated facilitation of such behaviour.

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* Serious breaches of examination

4.4.1

Bullying is defined by the Health and Safety Authority as Repeated inappropriate behaviour, direct and indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others, at the place of work and/or in the course of employment, which could reasonably be regarded as undermining the individual’s right to dignity at work.

4.4.2

Harassment Equality legislation in Ireland defines harassment as any act or conduct (including spoken words, gestures, or the production, display or circulation of written words, pictures or other material), if the action or conduct is unwelcome to the recipient, and could reasonably be regarded as offensive, humiliating, or intimidating. The harassment has to be based on or motivated by one or more of the nine relevant characteristics of the person targeted. These are: Marital Status, Age, Sexual Orientation, Family Status, Race, Gender, Religious Belief, Disability and Membership of the Travelling Community.

regulations including impersonation, copying, cheating or plagiarism.

* Giving false or misleading information to the Institute calculated to mislead or deceive.

* Malicious destruction, damage or misuse of Institute property.

* Forgery, alteration or misuse of any Institute document, record, stamp or identity card.

* Forcible or unauthorised occupation of Institute buildings.

* Physical abuse of another person. * Bullying. * Sexual harassment. * Unwanted interference with Institute’s safety equipment, alarms,fire-fighting equipment or failure to comply with a reasonable request by staff with regard to situations that endanger life, health or property.

* Repeated or aggravated incidents of minor offences.

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4.4.4

continued. . .

Sexual Harassment The definition of sexual harassment is similar to that of harassment but with a sexual element. It includes any unwelcome act of physical intimacy, unwelcome request for sexual favours, other acts or conduct including spoken works, gestures, or the production, display or circulation of written words, pictures or other material that is unwelcome and could reasonably be regarded as sexually offensive, humiliating or intimidating. It does not refer to human interaction or behaviour that is mutually acceptable to the parties involved. Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment may be dealt with by a separate and specific Institute policy. In this event, the Institute will advise students accordingly.

5 Reporting Offences 5.1

A student who wishes to make a complaint should do so either to his/her Head of Department or to the Disability and Student Quality Officer.

5.2 The Head of School/Department/Function or other authorised Institute officer is responsible for maintaining order in particular areas of responsibility and for the administration, in the first instance, of the Institute’s Code and regulations. Every student is responsible in the first instance to this official for his/her acts or omissions. If he/she reasonably believes a penalty might be imposed on you under this Code of Discipline, he/she will:

a b c

inform you of the alleged offence; verify your student identity, and report the matter to the Disability and Student Quality Officer together with details of the alleged offence.

5.3.1 In the case of minor offences the Head of School/Department/function or that officer’s deputy may act in place of the Disability and Student Quality Officer.

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5.3.2 When the Disability and Student Quality Officer receives a report under 5.2 (c) above, he/she will consult with at least two other persons who, under Appendix B of this Code, can be members of the Institute’s Disciplinary Committee. They will decide whether the incident appears to be a major or a minor one.

5.4 If not previously involved, the appropriate Head of School/Department/Function will be notified of any alleged offence, and this person may make a written submission to the Disability and Student Quality Officer.

5.6 The procedures described in the remaining parts of this Code apply * if you do not accept this finding, or

* if you do not comply with any penalty, or * if the Disability and Student Quality Officer finds that you have committed a serious offence, the 15-day period mentioned in 5.5 may be extended by the Disability and Student Quality Officer only when it is in the interest of the student. Any incident that is not proceeded within the timescale above will lapse.

Appendix A: Major Offences, Procedures & Penalties

A.1

If the Disability and Student Quality Officer has decided that a major offence appears to have been committed, the Institute Disciplinary Committee will deal with the matter. The Disability and Student Quality Officer will * Give you five working days notice in writing of the meeting of this Committee;

* Notify you of the alleged offence; your right to be represented and to make personal representations;

5.5 If the Disability and Student Quality Officer, in

* Send you a copy of the Institute’s Code of

consultation as above in 5.3.2, finds that you have committed a minor offence, he/she may impose what he/she considers a suitable penalty on you. This process will normally be completed and the outcome notified to you within fifteen working days from the report of the incident. When you accept this finding, the incident, under this Code, is regarded as closed.

If you are a student on an Institute programme, which is jointly sponsored or provided with another provider, that provider will have the opportunity to nominate an extra member to any disciplinary hearing.

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Student Discipline and of the evidence against you, including the report sent to the Discipline Committee by the Disability and Student Quality Officer.

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A.2 After the meeting of the Discipline Committee, its chairperson will notify you (in writing within three working days) of its decision, any penalty and any rights of appeal against its decision. If you fail, within one month of receiving this notice, to comply with the decision of the committee, you commit a further offence, and so you may be liable for further disciplinary action. If a charge of misconduct is not proceeded with inside 25 working days, it will lapse and you will not be liable for further proceedings in regard to it.

A.3

However, notwithstanding A.2 above, in exceptional circumstances, such as a student(s) facing criminal charges, or unavoidable changes or absences of staff, the Discipline Committee may extend this period and give you written notice of this decision.

A.4 If the Discipline Committee decides that your conduct was a breach of the Code of Student Conduct, it may impose any of the following sanctions, or others, or a combination of them, which it judges appropriate:

* A fine of not more than â‚Ź1,000; * Temporary or permanent exclusion from certain Institute facilities, events or activities;

* Suspension from the Institute for a stated period or until loss or damage is made good;

* Being disqualified from examinations or examination sessions for a stated period;

* Being excluded from having results, grades or assessments considered by an examination board;

* Temporary or permanent expulsion from the Institute;

* Deprivation or withholding of any award, prize or qualification;

* Imposition of voluntary work in the Institute or the community in lieu of financial penalty;

* Require you to surrender your student identity card for a specified period. The Committee may also require you to make an apology to any person offended by your conduct.

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Code of Conduct

continued. . .

Appendix B : The Discipline Committee

B.1

The Institute will designate a panel of members who will be eligible to be members of a Discipline Committee from among the following: * The Academic Administration and Student Affairs Manager (AASAM) (or a duly appointed substitute) who shall be chair of the committee;

* A student who is a member of the Academic Council or who is appointed by that Council or who

* Is a registered post-graduate research student, or is eligible for appointment in accordance with a previously minuted decision by the Academic Council;

* The Heads of School or Heads of Department who are not the heads of your school or department, academic staff members nominated by heads of School.

* The committee may obtain the advice of relevant experts.

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B.2 The quorum for a meeting of the committee will be at least two members, including the chairperson (or deputy). The composition of the panel will, as far as practicable, take account of the need for an appropriate level of gender balance in the light of your gender and the circumstances of the conduct.

B.3 If the Committee cannot meet, for any reason whatever, the Academic Administration and Student Affairs Manager, or his/her deputy, may act in lieu of the Committee. If a person who might otherwise be a member of the Discipline Committee has previously been involved in the case, he/she shall not be a member and shall be replaced by an alternate.

B.4 You are entitled to the presence of an advocate of your choice. Both you and the discipline committee will be entitled to be heard and to respond and afterwards, the chairperson will invite both sides to address concluding remarks to the discipline committee.

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B.5 The Discipline Committee will consider its decision in private. If the decision is that your conduct is a breach of the student code the Committee will ask both sides to make submission to it about the penalty to be imposed.

B.6 The Committee will consider these representations and decide on the penalty. It will inform you of its decision in writing within one week of the end of the meeting.


continued. . .

Appendix C : Appeals

C.1

C.2

* There was a substantial irregularity in the

Discipline Code Decisions by the Disability and Student Quality Officer may be appealed, either by you or by any other complainant, to the Institute’s Discipline Committee. Such a decision may not be further appealed under this Code. The Discipline Code Appeals Committee must hear any appeal against a decision by the Discipline Committee. You have three working days only from notification of the disciplinary decision, in which to bring an appeal. You must do this in writing to the Academic Administration and Student Affairs Manager’s Office and state the following: the grounds or reasons for the appeal, the appropriate written evidence or notice of whatever new oral evidence supports the appeal.

the penalty imposed and the student will receive a copy of this material at least two working days before the meeting to consider the appeal. Where it decides that the appeal shall not go forward, it will send the student a written notice of this from the Disability and Student Quality Officer within five working days of the decision.

An appeal can go forward only if you can how that: making of the original decision; or you can bring new evidence which could materially affect the decision; or

* There were extenuating factors which could affect the decision and the parties to the original decision were unaware of these; or

* Bring forward any matter which the Appeals Committee deems proper to consider.

C.3

The Discipline Committee or (where appropriate) the Appeals Committee will consider the appeal submission and decide whether to allow the appeal to go forward. Where it so decides, the Appeal Committee will receive a report from the Disability and Student Quality Officer or from the Discipline Committee. This report will contain notice of the decision under appeal, the evidence and

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C.4

In an appeal hearing, the student or appellant shall be first to present his/her case, and then the Disability and Student Quality Officer (or other Institute officer) shall be heard. After this the student or appellant is entitled to be heard in reply. The Appeals Committee will be entitled, at its discretion, to hear such evidence as it deems fit. If the appeal is against a penalty the Appeals Committee may uphold, set aside or vary the original decision. If the offence was a minor one, the revised penalty may exceed the maximum penalty normally to be imposed in such cases.

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Code of Conduct C.5

continued. . .

Composition of Appeals Committee: The Registrar of the Institute (or Nominee) acts as chair of the appeals committee. Its members will be the Registrar (or Nominee), the ViceChair of the Academic Council (or Nominee), or (if this Vice- Chair is a member of the student’s school), a member of the Academic Council nominated by the Registrar from a different school. The Appeals Committee acts on behalf of the Board of Governors and the Academic Council in the matter of appeals. Amendments to the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures will be made from time to time, and these will be included in later editions. Where amendments to this Code are made and a later edition of the Code incorporating these is not yet available, details of amendments will be displayed on notices in the Institute and will be available from the Academic Administration and Student Affairs Manager’s Office, the Library, the Students’ Union and School Offices.

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Policies & Procedures DkIT Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations

1

Serious breaches of the Examination Regulations, and in particular cases of suspected cheating, are Major Offences in the Institute’s Code of Conduct, and the Registrar will refer them to the Disciplinary Committee.

2

If you are entitled to alternative and/or supplementary examination arrangements (generally students with disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties), it is your responsibility to contact the Access Officer within five weeks following your registration, and no later than four weeks prior to the start of examinations.

3

You should arrive at the examination room to be seated fifteen minutes prior to the start of the examination, but you should enter the examination room only when the Invigilator asks you to. If you arrive once other candidates are seated you can enter the examination room only when the examination has been underway for ten minutes, and you will not normally be given extra time.

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You must sign two attendance sheets, which the Invigilator will circulate.

You may use a non-programmable calculator except in circumstances where this is expressly forbidden. Programmable calculators or other devices with data storage capabilities, as well as mobile phones and other electronic media such as personal stereos, are prohibited from all examination rooms. Specific electronic equipment (such as laptops and/or Dictaphones) may be used in exceptional circumstances (by, for example, students with disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties), but only by express prior arrangement with the Access Officer.

10

You must place your student cards on your desk so that one of the invigilators can check it, without any disturbance, after the start of the examination.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have an adequate supply of pens, pencils, ink, correcting fluid, drawing instruments etc. as you need.

11

You may not use dictionaries and other reference books unless expressly approved. Your examination paper will carry this approval where it applies. Mathematical and statistical tables, if required, will be supplied.

4

You must not bring into an examination room any books, papers or information recorded in any form (except for any specified unmarked text allowed by the examiners). It is your responsibility to ensure that no such material is brought into the examination hall. [For ‘Open Book’ examinations, see item 25 below].

5

You should sit in the area of seating indicated by the Invigilator and/or indicated on the notices displayed outside the examination room and on departmental notice boards.

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8

You must not turn over the examination paper on the desk until the Invigilator asks you to do so.

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12

The examination centre will supply answer books and graph paper as required. Rough notes may only be made in the answer books provided. You may not take answer books or parts of books, whether used or unused, from the examination room.

13

If you hand up additional material, other than a single answer book, you must use a treasury tag to hold them together. Invigilators will supply these.

14

You are not permitted to leave the examination room during the first hour of an examination. If you wish to leave the examination room temporarily, after the first hour, you must be accompanied by an Invigilator. You cannot leave the room temporarily during the first hour unless you have a medical certificate for this.

15

If you wish to withdraw early from the examination you may not leave the examination room, except in an emergency, during the first hour of the exam.

16

If you leave early you must do so quietly and you are not permitted to take the examination paper with you.

17

If you arrive late you will not be admitted to the examination room more than thirty minutes after the start of the examination. Extra time will not normally be allowed. In exceptional circumstances, however, and providing that no other candidate has withdrawn and left the examination room, you may be admitted later at the discretion of the Examinations Officer or Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager.

18

You must not, on any pretext whatever, speak to or have any communication with any other candidate, or attempt to copy from another candidate. If you need to ask a question or obtain extra stationery, you should raise your hand. Complete silence must be observed in the examination room.

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19

If you are distressed or ill you may be permitted to leave the examination room temporarily during an examination, accompanied by an Invigilator, and subsequently return to complete the examination, providing the continuity and quality of supervision is not affected. The Invigilator may, if deemed necessary, give you a time extension at the end of the examination equal to the period of absence.

20

Before leaving the examination room, all candidates (including those withdrawing early) must hand in their answer books to the Invigilator.

21

Smoking is not permitted in any examination room.

22

An invigilator has the right to check and search your person and/or desk and has the right to remove and retain any material which is not permitted in the examination room, to note your name and seat number and confiscate your identity card. You will be allowed to complete the examination.

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23

Spot checks will be carried out during each examination.

24

The invigilators should, immediately after the conclusion of an examination, make a written report of any irregularity or breach of the Examination Regulations to the Examinations Officer, and should submit with it any confiscated material. The Examinations Officer will immediately send a copy of the report to the Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager, and to the Head of Department concerned.

25

(For Open Book Examinations only, when specified on the examination cover sheet) Use of appropriate written or printed notes, course-related materials and reference papers or books is permitted. These materials can only be brought into the examinations hall before the exam paper is given out. No materials whatsoever are to be brought into the examinations hall AFTER the exam paper has been given out and the exam has commenced.

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The Institute policies detailed below are all published on the DkIT website at the following address www.dkit.ie/about_dkit/documents_and_policies/policies

Institute Policy on Academic Integrity & Honesty This policy details how you can ensure that you are informed about Academic Integrity (taking another persons work and presenting it as your own).

Assignment Guidelines for Criteria & Written Work This policy supports you in submitting academic work to DkIT. It will help you to overcome some of the challenges often associated with academic writing and assist you in following the Institute’s Policy on Academic Honesty and Integrity.

Continuous Assessment Guidelines This document details information on Continuous Assessments and will help you gain an understanding of what Continuous Assessments are.

DkIT Referencing Guidelines & How to Avoid Plagiarism This document provides guidance on how to reference a wide range of formats, but it does not cover every situation. You can also seek advice from your lecturer on the appropriate style to use for specific academic work.

Student Complaints Procedure This procedure sets out to provide a fair, consistent and speedy way to deal with complaints made by students against the staff or services of the Institute.

Student Crisis Response These guidelines address what should be done in the event of a serious incident involving a student or students whether at DkIT or off campus.

Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Statement DkIT affirms its commitment to the prohibition of racism, in any form, and to the positive promotion of ethnic and cultural diversity, in all its policies and procedures. To harm, malign, harass and or purposely disrespect any person on the grounds of their ethnic background goes against DkIT’s core ethos of parity of esteem and will therefore be treated with utmost seriousness. This commitment requires every member of the DkIT community to ensure that the principles of these ideals be mirrored in their attitude and behaviours.

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Policies & Procedures


Policies & Procedures

continued. . .

ICT Usage Policy By using the Institutes Computer Facilities you are bound by the Institute Acceptable Usage Policy. This document details the rules and regulations governing IT Usage by you.

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Library Code of Conduct

Equal Access & Participation Policy

This code details the regulations applicable when you are using the DkIT Library.

The policy addresses the acknowledgement on the part of the Institute of the social, economic, physical and cultural barriers which people often face in their attempts to access and participate in third-level education.


Policies & Procedures

continued. . .

Freedom of Information Act

Car Parking Policy

This Act asserts the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information to the greatest possible extent consistent with the public interest and the right of privacy of individuals.

Health & Safety (Including Crisis Management) This document details DkIT’s Safety Management Programme, as a student you are expected to follow and conform to Health & Safety Regulations & Codes of Practice. The Crisis Management Plan (CMP) deals with response to a range on major incidents

Anti Bullying and Harassment Policy

This policy details DkIT’s policy on car parking on campus. It is important to note cars parked in non designated areas are liable to be clamped.

The Institute recognises that bullying and harassment can seriously damage working and social conditions for staff and students. This policy outlines behaviour that would be considered inappropriate or unacceptable and provides procedures for the making of and dealing with complaints.

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Policies & Procedures

continued. . .

Environmental Awareness Policy

Data Protection

At Dundalk Institute of Technology, we are committed to working with all our stakeholders to minimise our impact on the environment and continually improve our environmental performance. We aim to achieve an environmentally friendly culture in DkIT, through the promotion of environmental awareness.

Dundalk Institute of Technology as a public body is a registered Data Controller and is bound by the Data Protection responsibilities set out in the Data Protection Act 1988 and 2003. In line with this please note that any information supplied by you during the period of your studies with DkIT may be disclosed by the Institute to disclosees as listed in the Register held by the Data Protection Commision.

In DkIT we will strive to: * Minimise the production of waste;

* Maximise the use of recyclable and biodegradable materials;

* Maximise the reuse and recycling of waste; * Reduce the volume of waste going to landfill. Also, we will minimise our use of energy through energy conservation measures and the use of renewable energy sources. Consideration of environmental concerns will form an integral part of all development and planning at the Institute.

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