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Louise Barrett

Mark Smyth – Excelling On and Off The Track

Sprinter and DCU Multimedia graduate, Mark Smyth, is the reigning Irish 200m champion and will compete with the Irish 4 x 100 m men’s relay team at the European Championships in Munich this summer. In this piece, he discusses how DCU Sports and Wellbeing has enabled him to combine high performance sport with academic success....
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Aoife O’Cuill – Succeeding in Sport and University

Distance runner, and DCU Accounting and Finance graduate, Aoife O’Cuill is currently completing a Masters in Accounting with DCU Business School. In this piece, she discusses how DCU Sports and Wellbeing has enabled her to combine high performance sport with academic success. What drew you to DCU as a student athlete? I was always a...
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Enterprise Holdings Take to the Sky for DCU’s Exoskeleton Programme

On 6th July, 17 members of the Enterprise Holdings team took part in a sponsored sky dive which raised over €6,000 for the DCU Exoskeleton Programme.  The programme, which is a physiotherapist led service, allows people with reduced mobility due to paralysis to walk again wearing a robotic suit (exoskeleton) created by Ekso Bionics. The...
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Oracle- Supporting Our Local Community Through the DCU Access Programme

Maria Smith is Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Controller with Oracle and a DCU Accounting and Finance graduate. In this piece, she explains what has inspired the leading technology company to support the DCU Access Programme since 2017. Oracle have supported the DCU Access Programme since 2017. Could you tell us why you chose to...
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Ciara Furlong – Finding New Ways to Treat Illness

Ciara Furlong is a PhD candidate in DCU’s School of Biotechnology. In this piece, she explains how support from the Pierse Endowed Scholarship Fund has enabled her to pursue research that is coming up with solutions to the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. I have always had a love of science and I opted...
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Rory O’Connor – Aiming High in Sport and Life

Wexford senior hurler, and DCU Business Studies graduate Rory O’Connor has just completed a MSc in Finance with DCU Business School. In this piece, he discusses how DCU Sports and Wellbeing has enabled him to combine high performance sport with academic success. What are the main challenges for a student athlete trying to combine high...
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How Messiness, Imagination and Group Work Can Help Young Students Have More Positive Experiences of STEM Subjects

Giving children a sense of the messiness of the world, and showing them how to solve problems with STEM-related reasoning is key to giving young students the best early start with STEM, according to Professor Hamsa Venkat, an expert in mathematics education who this year has taken up the newly created Naughton Family Chair in...
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Jamie’s Story

Jamie is one of 1,144 students currently supported by DCU’s Access Programme in the 2021/22 academic year. In this video, Jamie describes how the DCU Access Programme enabled him to pursue his dream of third level education.
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“FLOURISH increased my physical activity for the week but I would say it was even more beneficial for my mental health”

Improved sleep, nutrition and understanding of their personal health and fitness data were among the positive outcomes and findings in a report published today on the FLOURISH module in Dublin City University. Led by Prof Alan Smeaton from the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, FLOURISH is a module for second year students in...
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President Higgins Addresses Ireland’s Response to Climate Change at DCU’s Centre for Climate & Society Inaugural Conference

Dublin City University welcomed President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, to the DCU St. Patrick’s campus today (Thursday 5 May) for a keynote address on climate change, marking the DCU Centre for Climate and Society inaugural conference. President Higgins’s speech focused on the role of education, finance, and other sectors in Irish society in our transition to...
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