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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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Access to the Workplace – Faruq & Arachas

Declan Troy, Commercial Account Director at Arachas explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme while Access Student, Faruq Raji, describes how the Access to the Workplace Programme was an invaluable opportunity for him.
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Yongda Li – Searching for Life on Mars

Yongda Li is searching for life signatures on Mars through his doctoral research in DCU’s School of Biotechnology. He hopes that one day, his simple, low cost and effective tests will be deployed on a mission to Mars. In this piece, he describes how support from the Orla Benson Memorial Scholarship is helping to advance...
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Jennifer Dunne – Excelling in Sport and in Life

Dublin Ladies footballer Jennifer Dunne, is in her 4th and final year of studying a Bachelor of Education at DCU. Jennifer is now the recipient of the Paddy J Wright Sport Memorial Scholarship for two years running. In this piece, she describes how the scholarship has helped her to juggle her final year studies and...
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Access to the Workplace – Pietre & Jacobs

David Feighery, Director of Operations at Jacobs explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme while Access Student, Pietre O’Sullivan, describes how the Access to the Workplace Programme was an invaluable opportunity for him.
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Access to the Workplace – Bank of Ireland and Leela

DCU Access to the Workplace provides DCU Access students with a high quality internship during their summer break, hosted by leading Irish companies participating in the programme. In this video, Maria Maguire, Head of the Academy at Bank of Ireland, explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme while Access...
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Access to the Workplace – The Maples Group & Natasha

DCU Access to the Workplace provides DCU Access students with a high quality internship during their summer break, hosted by leading Irish companies participating in the programme. In this video, Patrick Quinlan, Partner at Maples and Calder, the law firm of the Maples Group in Dublin, explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s Access...
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Aimee’s Story: Becoming Ireland’s First Deaf Primary Teachers Using Irish Sign Language

In 2019, four students began their journey at DCU to become the first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language (ISL) in Ireland. Now in the third year of her studies on the Bachelor of Education – Irish Sign Language Pathway, Aimee Ennis McLoughlin, describes her journey so far and how her scholarship supported...
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Nathan’s Story

Nathan is one of 1,168 students currently supported by DCU’s Access Programme in the 2020/21 academic year. In this video, Nathan describes how the DCU Access Programme enabled him to pursue his dream of third level education.
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Steven’s Story – Giving Back as an Access Graduate

Steven Colgan graduated from DCU with a degree in Economics, Politics and Law in 2013. During his time in university, Steven was supported by DCU’s Access Programme. Today, he works as a solicitor with law firm DWF, where he is actively engaged in supporting DCU Access students through the company’s partnership with the DCU Access...
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