Campaign News

George Mihailescu in his lab
17
Nov

Our November Supporter Newsletter is now online!

Our November 2017 Supporter Newsletter is now online. Read about the latest news from DCU Educational Trust, The Campaign for DCU and see how our supporters are helping to transform lives and society. In this edition, to mark Science Week we focus on how philanthropy is improving STEM education in Ireland through the Irish American...
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Graduating DCU Access Students 2017 - Zainab Boladale, Andrew Byrne, Hannah Kelly, Jamie Farrell
10
Nov

Sky is the limit for graduating Access Scholars

There were smiles and celebrations aplenty on DCU’s Glasnevin campus last week as our 2017 graduates gathered with friends and family in The Helix for their graduation ceremonies. Amongst them were 221 graduating Access Scholars for whom this event was possibly all the sweeter for the barriers which they have overcome in order to claim...
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Mathias Urban
09
Nov

Leading Researcher Appointed as Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education

The President of Dublin City University, Prof Brian MacCraith has confirmed the appointment of Professor Mathias Urban as the new Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education at DCU’s Institute of Education. Professor Urban, currently Professor of Early Childhood Studies and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre at Roehampton University in London, will take up...
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23
Oct

Women in Family Business & Leadership Event

DCU Business School is proud to present the third event in its Women in Leadership series, ‘Flourishing in the Face of Adversity: Rebuilding Resilience in the Workplace’. This edition aims to address the unique challenges faced by our female leaders, and the inspirational ways in which these difficulties can be conquered. Three remarkable women join DCU to share...
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23
Oct

New Report on Monitoring Suicide Coverage

In March 2017, a team led by Dr Roddy Flynn of the Institute for Future Journalism and Media (FuJo) and DCU School of Communications made a successful bid to the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) to survey and analyse the operations of Headline, which monitors mental health and suicide reporting in Irish media. The...
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Andre Bastie of Happy Scribe
10
Oct

UStart Demo Day Winners Announced

The ten start-up teams supported by this year’s UStart student accelerator programme recently gathered at DCU’s Alpha Campus for the UStart Demo Day where the winners of the Best Start-up Opportunity and Best Pitch awards for 2017 were selected following a competitive pitching process. Demo Day marks the culmination of UStart, DCU’s accelerator programme which supports...
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21
Sep

Minister launches new Educational Disadvantage Centre report

Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, joined Dublin City University last night to launch a DCU-led report published by the European Commission on the development of a new tool to analyse the inclusiveness of education systems. International research indicates that school systems need to change in order to tackle early school leaving and...
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11
Sep

We welcome 360 new Access Scholarship students to DCU!

This week over 17,000 students will begin a new term in DCU, of these 360 will be new DCU Access students entering their first year in university. Starting university is an exciting time but it can also be a daunting experience – leaving behind familiar settings, friends and possibly even home to start anew. It...
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11
Sep

Help us to offer sanctuary to asylum seekers

This September, 15 asylum seekers and refugees will begin their studies in DCU as part of our University of Sanctuary programme. This is an important step in a journey that began last December when we became Ireland’s first “University of Sanctuary” for our commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and fostering a culture of inclusion. Each...
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11
Sep

DCU hosts world’s greatest minds in science education

From 21st to 25th August, DCU co-hosted the European Science Education Research Association conference (ESERA 2017) which saw nearly 1,500 STEM education researchers and teachers from 75 countries visit DCU. The organisation of the ESERA 2017 conference was led by STEM Education Professors Eilish McLoughlin, Odilla Finlayson, Sibel Erduran and Peter Childs from the Irish...
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07
Sep

Secrets to Success from Mayo’s Sarah Rowe

On Sunday, 24th September, DCU PE and Biology student Sarah Rowe will line out with Mayo to contest the LGFA Senior All-Ireland Final in Croke Park. In this interview, she shares the secrets behind her success and how the DCU Bank of Ireland Sports Academy has helped her to excel academically and in sport. Growing up...
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07
Sep

What inspires us to support DCU…Bank of Ireland

With football fever hitting new highs in advance of the upcoming Ladies’ and Men’s Senior All Ireland Football Finals, we speak to Bank of Ireland representatives Gary Holligan, Manager, Dublin North and DCU Branch Manager, Dave Kelly about the bank’s support for the DCU Bank of Ireland Sports Academy. Driven by a highly skilled team,...
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29
Aug

Prometric CEO Charles Kernan Visits DCU

We were delighted to welcome Charles Kernan, the new CEO and President of Prometric, a US-based provider of market-leading testing solutions, to our St Patrick’s Campus last week. Mr Kernan was visiting DCU together with Garret Sherry, Prometric Vice President and General Manager of Ireland to learn more about the ongoing work and vision of...
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25
Jul

Our 2016 Supporter Impact Report is now online!

The DCU Educational Trust 2016 Supporter Impact Report is now available online. If you would like to see how the generosity of DCU’s friends and supporters has helped us to transform student lives and translate knowledge into positive impact, please click below to view the report.
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01
Jul

What inspires me to support DCU…Gay White

Gay White is a member of the DCU Educational Trust Council of Trustees and a member of DCU’s Alumni Council since 2010, chairing it from 2012 to 2016. Her longstanding support for the DCU Access Scholarship Programme was recognised at our recent Leadership Circle Dinner when she received the Individual Leadership Award for 2017. Gay...
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