Excellence and Opportunity

Ciara Furlong – Finding New Ways to Treat Illness

Ciara Furlong is a PhD candidate in DCU’s School of Biotechnology. In this piece, she explains how support from the...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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Chantel’s Story

DCU Access students embody DCU’s mission to transform lives and societies. In this video, final year Analytical Science student Chantel...
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Nathan M’s Story

Nathan Murphy is in his second year studying a BA in Politics and Law (Joint Honours) at DCU. In this...
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Nabin’s Story

The DCU Access Programme gives students the opportunity to fulfil their potential in life, no matter who they are or...
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Martin’s Story – Access Graduate

Martin Lynch graduated from DCU with a Bachelor in Business Studies in 2009. Since then, Martin has completed a MSc...
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Victoria’s Story

Victoria O’Toole is a final year Law and Society student at DCU from Co. Wicklow. In this piece, Victoria explains...
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Access to the Workplace 2021 Launch: Re-imagining Future Talent in the Workplace

To celebrate the launch of the DCU Access to the Workplace Programme 2021, listen to our expert panel of speakers...
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Blayne’s Story – Access Graduate

Blayne Walsh graduated with a BSc in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science from DCU in 2011. Since then, he has gone...
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Chloe’s Story

Chloe Ward is a third year student from Coolock, Dublin, studying Computer Applications at DCU. In this piece, she describes...
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Lauren’s Story

Lauren Ormsby is a third year student at DCU studying Early Childhood Education. In this piece, Lauren describes how the...
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Primary Teaching Through Irish Sign Language – Kevin’s Story

In 2019, four students began their journey to becoming the first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language (ISL)...
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Eromonsele’s Story

Eromonsele Clements is a third year Mechatronic Engineering student at DCU. In this piece, he describes how the DCU UFirst...
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Evan Comerford – Excelling On and Off The Field

Playing with Dublin’s minor team, u21 team and senior football team over the last seven years, DCU student, Evan Comerford,...
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Ciara’s Story – Access Graduate

Originally from Dublin, Ciara Conran graduated from DCU with a BSc in Education and Training in 2010. Now, working as...
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Entrepreneurship at DCU – CitySwift

CitySwift is just one of the successful businesses that has passed through DCU’s UStart programme. Brian O’Rourke, founder and Chief...
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Entrepreneurship at DCU – GiveBack.ie

Launched in 2018, GiveBack.ie is a passive way to raise funds to end street homelessness in Dublin. By downloading the...
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Amy’s Story

Originally from Cavan, Amy is currently studying a Masters in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society in DCU after graduating...
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Sarah’s Story

Sarah is currently studying a Masters in Social Media Communications after graduating with a BA in Communications Studies at DCU....
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Chloe’s Story

DCU Access students embody DCU’s mission to transform lives and societies. Chloe Fowler is just one of these students, who,...
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Finding Sanctuary: Anne’s Story

Anne came to Ireland from Nigeria to seek asylum in 2016. She has lived in the direct provision system since...
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Kim’s Story

After several family bereavements, Kim wasn’t sure if she would make it to university. In this piece, Kim explains how...
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Jason’s Story

Jason is a second year student, completing a BA in Religious Education and History at DCU. In this piece, he...
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Gemma’s Story

Gemma Treacy from Cloghran is a final year Multimedia student in DCU. After having her daughter at the age of...
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Access to the Workplace: Lauren & Vodafone

Head of Talent at Vodafone, Claudine McMahon, explains why Vodafone were inspired to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace programme...
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A Second Chance in Life – Sisa’s Story

Sisa Bhebhe came to Ireland from Zimbabwe in 2013 as an asylum seeker. In September 2018, Sisa was able to...
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DCU Access Students Enjoy Digicel Summer Internships

Digicel and DCU Educational Trust have collaborated for a number of years to provide unique work experience for final year...
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James’ Story

James McDonald grew up in Ballymun and from an early age hoped to attend the university that he could see...
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Casey’s Story

Casey McHugh is in her second year studying the BA in Communications Studies at DCU. She is from a small...
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Claire’s Story

Claire Joyce is in her third year studying Irish and Geography at the DCU Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences....
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Sean’s Story

Sean Trimble comes from a north Dublin community where just 15% of students progress to third level education. With the...
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Joy Newton - NTR Scholarship recipient for 2018/19

Joy Newton – Addressing Climate Change

Joy Newton from Co. Sligo, a graduate of DCU’s BA in Communications Studies, is one of the two NTR Foundation...
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Sky is the limit for Access Graduate Emma Lockwood

Emma is an Access student who recently graduated with a BA in Law and Politics at DCU and is now...
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Memorial Scholarship Recipients 2017-2018

Time spent at DCU has a special place in the hearts of many students, staff and alumni. Through a memorial...
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Washington Ireland Programme: Diana’s story

Diana Oprea moved from Romania to Ireland in 2011 and settled in Rush, Co. Dublin with her family. She is...
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Laura Brady - UrbanVolt scholarship recipient 2017/18

Laura Brady – UrbanVolt Scholar

Twenty-two year old Laura Brady from Drumhillock in County Monaghan was the inaugural recipient of the UrbanVolt postgraduate scholarship in...
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Shepherd’s Story

Shepherd moved to Ireland in 2007 from Zimbabwe, fleeing political persecution and violence under the regime of Robert Mugabe and...
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Access Graduate Ray Moran is Aiming High

Access graduate Raymond Moran grew up in an area where it wasn’t the norm to progress to higher education. Today...
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Daniel Harvey – Access Student

Daniel Harvey is a final year Business Studies student in DCU who has overcome significant setbacks to completing his degree...
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DCU Access: The World is Full of Possibility

With the DCU Access Programme – the world is always full of possibility for talented young people – no matter...
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Emma’s Story

Emma is an Access student in her final year studying for a BA in Law and Politics at DCU. In...
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Jamie’s Story

Jamie completed his BCL in Law and Society at DCU in 2017. His story represents the journey of many of...
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Michael’s Story

Michael is a 3rd year Marketing, Innovation and Technology student at DCU. In this piece, he explains the opportunities which...
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Cathal’s Story

Cathal is a Marketing, Innovation and Technology student at DCU. The eldest of three children from Athlone, he is now...
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Hannah’s Story

Discover how DCU’s Access programme helped journalism student Hannah Kelly to become the second person in her family to attend...
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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...
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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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