Students stage protest over Dundalk IT’s plans to move graduation off campus
Students at Dundalk IT staged a protest this morning against the institute’s plans to hold this year’s graduation ceremony off campus.
Last week Dundalk IT announced that this year’s graduation ceremony, which runs from October 31st to November 2nd, would take place in the town centre rather than on campus as has been the case in recent years.
Initially the ceremony had been planned for St Patrick’s Cathedral but this was later changed to An Táin Arts Centre after students objected to it being held at a religious venue.
Students and staff remain unhappy about the graduation weekend being held away from campus and have called for a rethink.
As part of this they have gathered outside the President’s office this morning in an effort to get the decision reversed with posts reading “I want my degree in DkIT”, “Let us confer here, not there”, “Our Trad, Our Grad”, “There is no community without unity and “No students, no DkIT.”
Speaking ahead of the protest the DkIT Students’ Union said: “We need as many students on protest as possible. We need to show the powers that be that we won’t roll over on this massive issue.”