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Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology, Fidelity Investments. Picture by Shane O'Neill, SON Photographic.

Fidelity Investments Ireland – Enabling Access students to ‘Blaze Their Own Trail’

Fidelity Investments Ireland are longstanding supporters of the DCU Access Programme. In this piece, Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology with Fidelity Ireland explains how their support for Access scholarships resonates with their core values of diversity and inclusion. Lorna has over 25 years of experience working in the financial services and telecommunications sectors. She has held...
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Christopher Murray – A Lifelong Connection to DCU

Software designer and developer Christopher Murray graduated from DCU, or the National Institute for Higher Education as it was then known, with a degree in Applied Physics in 1986. He has maintained a strong relationship with his alma mater since that time and is a longstanding supporter of Access scholarships at DCU. What inspired you...
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Ornua – Creating a University of Sanctuary Scholarship

In 2018, Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products and owner of the iconic Kerrygold brand, announced their support for a scholarship to enable an asylum seeker to complete an undergraduate degree through DCU’s University of Sanctuary initiative. In this piece, Shane Barry, HR Business Partner with Ornua, describes what motivated the company to support...
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Deutsche Bank – Supporting Write to Read to Improve Children’s Literacy Outcomes

In 2012, Deutsche Bank staff decided to support a little known literacy research project with a big aim—to improve literacy outcomes for children in disadvantaged schools and communities in Ireland. The project, Write to Read, was inspired by award winning doctoral research by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education. This research had demonstrated...
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NTR Foundation Scholarships recipients for 2018/19 pictured with Vicky Brown of NTR Foundation and Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU

NTR Foundation – Supporting Future Climate Change Leaders

The NTR Foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation, founded in 2008 by NTR plc, a leading investor and asset manager of renewable energy projects. In 2018, the Foundation announced a new partnership with DCU Educational Trust to offer two scholarship opportunities to enable recent Access graduates to undertake a new taught Master’s programme in DCU...
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PwC – Supporting DCU for over 20 years

PwC has been a longstanding supporter of DCU for over 20 years. In a recent interview with Ronan Furlong, Partner PwC Ireland, he explains what motivates them to support DCU in its mission to transform lives and societies through education, research, innovation and engagement. What is it that inspires PwC’s continued partnership with the University?...
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Supporting DCU Access Students – Irish American Partnership

The Irish American Partnership has continued to support the DCU Access Programme since 1998. In a recent interview with Therese Murphy from the Irish American Partnership, she explains what motivates them to support DCU’s Access Programme. DCU has approximately 1,300 Access students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level across the University. 1. What inspired the...
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Ger McDonnell Access Scholarship Programme – A legacy of supporting DCU students

DCU boasts many notable graduates- media personalities, academics, sports stars adorn the long list of alumni who have used DCU as a springboard for their careers. Among them sits Ger McDonnell. Ger graduated in the Class of 1993 with a degree in Electronic Engineering. He moved to Alaska to combine his professional life as an...
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Robert Mulhall accepts DCU Corporate Leadership Award on behalf of AIB

AIB – Supporting Ireland’s future economic development through DCU

Robert Mulhall is a DCU graduate and currently Managing Director – Consumer Banking Ireland with AIB. In this article, he explains what has inspired AIB to support DCU’s Centre for Family Business and Ireland’s first Chair in Data Analytics at DCU. AIB has been a longstanding supporter of DCU. What is it that inspires AIB’s...
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Ciaran Clancy - Neogen

Neogen – Supporting DCU Access Students

Creative, print and signage company Neogen was established by DCU graduate Ciaran Clancy and his business partner Julian McDermott in 2004. In this interview, Ciarán describes how the company came to support DCU’s Access Scholarship Programme and what continues to impress him about DCU students today. What inspired Neogen to support DCU’s Access Programme? We...
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