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Impact Stories

Hannah’s Story

Discover how DCU’s Access programme helped journalism student Hannah Kelly to become the second person in her family to attend university.
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Encouraging older people to engage with campus life

In 2012, DCU became the world’s first Age-Friendly University
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Forging stronger links between Ireland and India

With seed funding from DCU Educational Trust, the Ireland India Institute established a presence in 2016 and won a €3.8 million EU Horizon 2020 grant to lead the Global India Education Training Network (ETN) to explore India’s emergence as a global and regional power and its relationship with the EU, through a world class doctoral...
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George Mihailescu in his lab

George’s Story

George Mihailescu is a third year Physics with Biomedical Science student at DCU. After moving to Ireland, George’s parents settled in Dublin’s inner city where he was born and spent his early years before moving to west Dublin where he still lives today. “Just six of my secondary school classmates went to university, most of...
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CitySwifter

CitySwifter is a transport technology platform that enables commuters and event attenders to crowd-source transport. It was set up in 2016 by three friends from Longford – Brian O’Rourke, Alan Farley and Seán Byrne. Brian O’Rourke explains how the UStart student accelerator helped: “We already had the broad concept and our core team in place...
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What University Means to Me: DCU Access Students

DCU Access students past and present describe how higher education is changing their lives.
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