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DCU Access to the Workplace reaches new highs for 2021

Following a challenging year for internship programmes in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DCU’s Access to the Workplace programme has rebounded from placing 14 Access students last summer, to offer a new record of 86 Access to the Workplace internships in 2021. On Thursday, 20th May, over 140 participating students and companies joined a...
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DCU – A Leader in Widening Participation

In this piece, Dr Claire Bohan, Director of Student Support and Development, explains DCU’s long history of commitment to widening the participation of underrepresented groups in higher education and its ambitious plans for the future. Since its formal establishment as a university in 1989, DCU has always been a leader in widening the participation of...
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Introducing the DCU Centre for Climate and Society

The newly established DCU Centre for Climate and Society is Ireland’s first academic research centre devoted to leading societal responses to climate change. Its creation follows the launch of an innovative MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society at DCU in 2018. Like the hugely popular master’s course, the Centre builds upon DCU’s academic...
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DCU Memorial Scholarships Ceremony takes place online for 2021

Memorial scholarships are an important part of how the DCU community remembers our past students, staff and friends who played an important role in the life of the university. Each year, DCU Educational Trust honours those remembered through memorial scholarships by celebrating their life and legacy at DCU Educational Trust’s annual Service of Remembrance and...
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Write to Read – Reading Together While Staying Apart

Since 2012, Write to Read has worked with teachers in some of Ireland’s most disadvantaged communities to narrow the literacy achievement gap that exists between affluent and disadvantaged communities by supporting children to develop as readers, writers and thinkers. With research by the Educational Research Centre showing that almost 1 in 5 children in the...
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Leading businesses to provide DCU Access students with virtual or hybrid internships

Over 180 business leaders attended a virtual event hosted by DCU Educational Trust on Wednesday, 20th January, to hear about building diverse talent pipelines, the role of internships, and virtual or hybrid work placements as a valuable experience for both interns and companies in a Covid-19 world. The event marked the launch of DCU’s 2021...
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ISTAT Partners with DCU to Support the Future of the Aviation Industry

Despite challenging times for the global aviation industry, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) has made a major commitment to supporting DCU Access students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in aviation. In 2020, ISTAT pledged to support four first year DCU Access students studying Aviation Management for the duration of their...
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DCU Projects Receive Funding from ReThink Ireland Boost-it Fund

DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme and DCU’s Changemaker Schools Network Programme have received additional funding from ReThink Ireland’s “Boost-it” Education and Mental Health Fund, which was established to support existing Rethink Ireland awardees to stay engaged with young people for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis and beyond. Both programmes were also recipients of...
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Microsoft Ireland, Norma Smurfit and William Kelly Receive DCU Leadership Awards for 2020

Microsoft Ireland Managing Director, Cathriona Hallahan, and philanthropist Norma Smurfit were awarded the Corporate Leadership Award and Individual Leadership Award respectively at DCU Educational Trust’s Leadership Circle Event on Wednesday 2nd December. Dean of Teaching and Learning at DCU, William Kelly, was also awarded the Staff Leadership Award at the virtual event. The annual DCU...
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DCU’s 22nd Access Orientation goes online to welcome 320 new students

After a difficult year for the Leaving Certificate class of 2020, DCU’s Access Programme was delighted to welcome 320 new first year Access students to DCU this September. For the first time in its 22-year history, the Access Orientation Programme was delivered entirely online due to current Covid-19 restrictions. The orientation is a critical support...
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