Campaign News

Telethon student callers 2019
20
May

Our 2019 Access Telethon is Now Live!

Dublin City University Educational Trust’s annual telethon to raise critical funds for Access scholarships at DCU begins tonight. Over the next three weeks, from 20th May to 8th June, a team of 27 DCU student callers will be reaching out to DCU alumni to discuss the latest news and events at the university and asking...
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Teachers Inspire Launch
17
May

DCU Launches New Teachers Inspire Initiative

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University has launched a major national initiative to recognise the transformative role of teachers. This is the first time that a national campaign will highlight the enormous contribution made by teachers in Irish society. The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD joined with the President...
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   Brian Leonard from PwC and Karena Flynn Thai from Pigsback.com pictured together with Professor Brian MacCraith, President, DCU and DCU Access students Gemma Treacy and Seán McElwain at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme in DCU’s Glasnevin campus today. The programme will see 30 leading Irish companies provide an internship for up to 45 DCU Access students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds this summer. (L-R) Brian Leonard, PwC, Gemma Treacy, DCU Access student, Karena Flynn Thai, Pigsback.com, Professor Brian MacCraith, President, DCU. ***NO FEE*** Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography
15
Apr

DCU Launches New Access to the Workplace Programme

Today, Monday 15th April, Dublin City University hosted a special event entitled ‘Accessing Your Future Talent’ to mark the launch of the new DCU Access to the Workplace Programme. This pilot initiative will provide up to 50 DCU Access students with a high quality work placement this summer, hosted by over 35 leading Irish companies...
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03
Apr

Supporting the Arts

The talents of Dublin City University students were recognised at a presentation ceremony in the U, on DCU’s Glasnevin campus this week when nine students were awarded with an arts bursary to help them pursue excellence in their chosen fields of music, writing, videography, photography, visual arts, dance, and filmmaking. The bursaries, established in 2009,...
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Access to the Workplace Launch
27
Mar

Accessing Your Future Talent – Celebrating the Launch of DCU Access to the Workplace 2019

On Monday 15th April, Dublin City University will host a special opening event entitled ‘Accessing your Future Talent,’ to celebrate the launch of the new DCU Access to the Workplace Programme. The DCU Access to the Workplace Programme is a pilot scheme initiated by DCU in 2019 to give 50 Access students the opportunity to...
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DCU Allergan Innovation Award 2018/19 - L-R: Prof Paul Cahill, DCU; Francis Bates, Allergan; Eoin Corcoran, Allergan Innovation Award Recipient 2018/19; Rachael Dunne, DCU Educational Trust
26
Mar

Allergan Innovation Award Winner Has a Sweet Solution for Heart Disease

Eoin Corcoran, a PhD candidate in Dublin City University’s School of Biotechnology, has been announced as the winner of the DCU Allergan Innovation Award for 2018/19. The award will provide Eoin with a bursary of €5,000 to further his research into the role of stem cells and a process called glycosylation in the development of...
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12
Mar

DCU Hosts Annual Memorial Scholarships Ceremony

Past students, staff and friends of DCU were recently remembered at the annual Memorial Scholarships event held in The Helix at DCU. Thirteen students were presented with memorial scholarship awards named in honour of 12 individuals who have played a key role in the life of the University and in Irish society. Amongst those honoured...
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AIB Chair in Data Analytics Inaugural Lecture - Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, AIB Chair in Data Analytics, Professor Tomas Ward and Professor Lisa Looney, Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computing at DCU and Robert Mulhall, Director of Consumer Banking, AIB.
07
Mar

AIB Chair in Data Analytics Gives Inaugural Lecture at DCU

Professor Tomás Ward wants to look beyond the fear of Artificial Intelligence and to focus on how it can improve human health, productivity and decision making. In his inaugural lecture as AIB Chair in Data Analytics at Dublin City University this week, Professor Tomás Ward outlined how research in the area of wearable sensors and...
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23
Nov

DCU and Ornua announce University of Sanctuary scholarship partnership

DCU and Ornua announce University of Sanctuary scholarship partnership Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products and owner of the iconic Kerrygold brand, today revealed that they are gifting one student, through the University of Sanctuary at Dublin City University, a scholarship to complete an undergraduate degree. Sisa Bhebhe from Zimbabwe, the recipient of the...
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20
Nov

Sensory Pods Unveiling

Dublin City University is proud to unveil three sensory pods in locations across the University’s three campuses, which were generously donated by the Lions Clubs Ireland. The pods will serve as designated quiet zones as part DCU’s Autism-Friendly University initiative. Each pod allows students on the spectrum to control their environment and de-stress in a...
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01
Nov

Beauchamps extend support for DCU’s National Centre for Family Business to 2021

Dublin City University has announced a new sponsor for the DCU National Centre for Family Business. The Irish commercial law firm Beauchamps will join AIB and PwC to extend their support for the Centre to 2021. This support will enable the Centre to expand its work to support Irish family businesses through research, events, publications...
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15
Oct

Friends and supporters of Dublin City University honoured at Leadership Circle Dinner

On 12th October, friends and supporters of Dublin City University joined the DCU Educational Trust for its annual Leadership Circle Dinner; a night of thanks which celebrates the ways in which the generosity of the University’s leading donors helps to transform lives and societies through education. The evening, hosted by the Trust’s Director of Development,...
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05
Oct

Partner with DCU to Provide Sanctuary to Asylum Seekers

Eight asylum seekers and refugees have begun their studies in DCU as part of our University of Sanctuary programme this semester, which is now in its second year. In December 2016, DCU became Ireland’s first ever ‘University of Sanctuary’ highlighting our commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees into higher education and fostering a culture...
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28
Sep

DCU opens its €15 million state-of-the-art student centre funded by both students and donors

September 2018 saw the opening of DCU’s brand new, state-of-the-art student centre, the ‘U’. The space, which is a magnificent facility where students can engage with the cultural, social, entrepreneurial and international aspects of university life, was officially opened by President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. The development of the centre has been made possible...
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12
Sep

317 new Access Scholarship students join DCU

This semester, 317 new DCU Access Scholarship students entered their first year in university. DCU has approximately 1,300 Access students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level across the University. Given that many Access students are the first in their family to attend university, as well as the fact that they come from communities where very...
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