Introducing DkIT's New Communications Office

Dundalk Institute of Technology has recently established a full time Communications Office and Margaret Clarke has been appointed the role of Communications Manager. Margaret has previously worked as assistant editor of the weekly college newsletter the DkITimes. The DkITimes will now be published through the new office, where Margaret will coordinate the promotion of the institute's many successes and innovations to the public. This will be no small task with the vast choice of courses and programmes on offer as well as the various research and enterprise centres on campus.

Speaking of the new role, Margaret expressed her wish to build relationships across the campus and to discover how best to support the communications strategies of each department and centre. "I am delighted to be taking on this role. At a national level with the publication of the Landscape document we are entering a period of huge reform in higher education. I am looking forward to meeting with people from across the institute over the coming weeks and I am sure that we can work together to build a strategy that will improve our media presence"

"I would love to showcase the achievements of our students. Keeping up with all that is happening among the student body on a weekly basis is a full time role in itself and so I welcome students and lecturers alike to contact me with news of any projects, successes and achievements that I can promote to the wider public. They deserve the recognition and there is a lot of good news coming from DkIT that demonstrates that while times are difficult for many of us across the country, the energy, creativity and innovation on campus here in Dundalk has not diminished."

Margaret can be contacted by email at margaret.clarke@dkit.ie and on extension 2972. The office is located in room 1177 in the Carrolls Building.