News & Events

Joe Quinsey, CEO, DCU Educational Trust
29
Nov

Meet our new CEO, Joe Quinsey

Joe Quinsey has just taken to the helm at DCU Educational Trust this November. As CEO, he will lead the organisation at an exciting time as it seeks to build meaningful partnerships with DCU’s supporters that will further the university’s mission to transform lives and societies. As a DCU graduate, Joe comes to the Trust...
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Glory Joseph, Business studies student , Eromonsele Clements, Mechatronic enjineering student, Amy Nannery, Law and Politics student , Ben Clarke, Compueter Applications student and Lauren Heffernan, DCU Mechatronic Engineering student all pictured at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme for 2020 in DCU’s Glasnevin campus today, where DCU announced plans to double the number of summer work placements on offer to students from disadvantaged backgrounds through the programme to 100 next year. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
27
Nov

DCU Plans to Double Number of Placements on Access to the Workplace Programme in 2020

Dublin City University has announced plans to double the number of summer work placements on offer to students from disadvantaged backgrounds through its Access to the Workplace Programme to 100 in 2020. Results shared today from an evaluation of the programme’s pilot in 2019 show that 39 participating companies provided 50 DCU Access students with...
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DCU Access students Gemma Treacy and Seán McElwain pictured together with Jason Sherlock, Associate Director with DCU Educational Trust and Fiona Hudson from DCU’s Access Service at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme in DCU’s Glasnevin campus today. The programme will see 30 leading Irish companies provide an internship for up to 45 DCU Access students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds this summer. (L-R) Gemma Treacy, DCU Access student, Jason Sherlock, DCU Educational Trust, Fiona Hudson, DCU Access Service, Seán McElwain, DCU Access student. ***NO FEE*** Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography
12
Nov

Vodafone CEO, Anne O’Leary to speak at DCU Access to the Workplace 2020 Launch

DCU Educational Trust is pleased to announce that Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland, will join us as a special guest at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme for 2020. The event takes place on DCU’s Glasnevin campus on Wednesday, 27th November from 10.30am to 12.30pm. DCU launched the Access to the...
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12
Nov

Google’s Lorraine Twohill joins DCU for Silicon Valley Tech Talk

A Fireside Chat on ‘The Talent Needs of Tech: How Should Universities Respond?’ On 12th November 2019, DCU hosted its first Tech Talk in Silicon Valley when distinguished graduate Lorraine Twohill, Chief Marketing Officer at Google, joined DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith for a fireside chat. During a wide-ranging conversation, Lorraine provided valuable insights on...
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04
Nov

Jefferson Smurfit Foundation Donates Facsimile Edition of Book of Kells to DCU

The Book of Kells is ranked as one of the best-known art treasures in the world, while simultaneously representing an important part of Ireland’s heritage whose visual beauty has become part of the national imagination. Visitors from all over the world make their way to Trinity College Dublin to see this work of art on...
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15
Oct

Vodafone, Michael Dwyer and Professor Daire Keogh are receipients of DCU Leadership Awards

Vodafone Ireland and businessman Michael Dwyer are this year’s recipients of the prestigious DCU Leadership Awards. DCU Deputy President Daire Keogh was also named as a recipient of the awards, which were announced during the annual DCU Leadership Circle Dinner, hosted by DCU’s Educational Trust on Friday October 11th in the university. Accepting the Corporate...
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Picture shows l-r, Aimee Ennis McLoughlin (Dublin); Aisling O'Halloran (Galway) and Sinéad Leahy (Cork). Four students who communicate through Irish Sign language (ISL) registered at Dublin City University today to become Ireland’s first primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language.  The students Kevin Dudley (Dublin), Aimee Ennis McLoughlin (Dublin), Sinéad Leahy (Cork), Aisling O'Halloran (Galway) have been supported with scholarships by Folens and the Catholic Institute for Deaf People and will begin the full-time four-year undergraduate course next week (Monday, September 23rd). JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. NO FEE.
17
Sep

First Students Begin New Irish Sign Language Primary Teaching Pathway

Four students who communicate through Irish Sign language (ISL) have registered at Dublin City University to become Ireland’s first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language. Provided by DCU’s Institute of Education, four places were made available on the Bachelor of Education programme, which enables Deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish...
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05
Sep

Shaping the Future Campaign raises €75 million for DCU

Dublin City University has raised €75 million since the launch of it Shaping the Future capital campaign in October 2015 to raise funds to support a range of inspiring university projects. The money raised in the ambitious fundraising drive has enabled the university to address major contemporary issues, such as tackling global challenges of providing...
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01
Aug

Jason Sherlock appointed as new Director of Development

DCU Educational Trust has announced the appointment of Jason Sherlock as the organisation’s new Director of Development. Jason has worked with the Trust since March 2018 in the role of Associate Director.  Since joining the team, Jason has played a leading role in developing exciting new initiatives such as the DCU Access to the Workplace...
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09
Jul

NTR Foundation Renews Support for MSc in Climate Change Scholarships

After a successful first year, Dublin City University and the NTR Foundation are delighted to announce that they are once again going to provide two scholarships to recent Access graduates to complete the MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society at DCU. The scholarship recipients will receive full fee support for the Masters, together...
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21
Jun

DCU Alumni Raise Over €79,000 for Access Scholarships

From 20th May to 8th June, we reached out to DCU alumni to reconnect and raise funds for the University’s Access Scholarship Programme. Over three weeks, our team of 27 student callers spoke to an impressive 523 DCU graduates who kindly pledged over €79,000 to support Access scholarships in the coming years. This support comes...
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09
Jun

World’s Leading Experts Come Together To Tackle Bullying

From 4th to 6th June, close to 1,000 participants descended on Dublin City University’s Glasnevin campus to attend the World Anti-Bullying Forum. The three-day event was organised by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at DCU, in partnership with FRIENDS, International Bullying Prevention Association and UNESCO, with support from Dublin City Council and Vodafone....
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31
May

DCU’s Write to Read Project Receives Engage and Educate Award

Write to Read, a project developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education, has been announced as one of five winners of the Engage & Educate Fund for 2019. The Engage & Educate Fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran and the Department of Rural...
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Telethon student callers 2019
20
May

Our 2019 Access Telethon is Now Live!

Dublin City University Educational Trust’s annual telethon to raise critical funds for Access scholarships at DCU begins tonight. Over the next three weeks, from 20th May to 8th June, a team of 27 DCU student callers will be reaching out to DCU alumni to discuss the latest news and events at the university and asking...
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Teachers Inspire Launch
17
May

DCU Launches New Teachers Inspire Initiative

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University has launched a major national initiative to recognise the transformative role of teachers. This is the first time that a national campaign will highlight the enormous contribution made by teachers in Irish society. The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD joined with the President...
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   Brian Leonard from PwC and Karena Flynn Thai from Pigsback.com pictured together with Professor Brian MacCraith, President, DCU and DCU Access students Gemma Treacy and Seán McElwain at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme in DCU’s Glasnevin campus today. The programme will see 30 leading Irish companies provide an internship for up to 45 DCU Access students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds this summer. (L-R) Brian Leonard, PwC, Gemma Treacy, DCU Access student, Karena Flynn Thai, Pigsback.com, Professor Brian MacCraith, President, DCU. ***NO FEE*** Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography
15
Apr

DCU Launches New Access to the Workplace Programme

Today, Monday 15th April, Dublin City University hosted a special event entitled ‘Accessing Your Future Talent’ to mark the launch of the new DCU Access to the Workplace Programme. This pilot initiative will provide up to 50 DCU Access students with a high quality work placement this summer, hosted by over 35 leading Irish companies...
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03
Apr

Supporting the Arts

The talents of Dublin City University students were recognised at a presentation ceremony in the U, on DCU’s Glasnevin campus this week when nine students were awarded with an arts bursary to help them pursue excellence in their chosen fields of music, writing, videography, photography, visual arts, dance, and filmmaking. The bursaries, established in 2009,...
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Access to the Workplace Launch
27
Mar

Accessing Your Future Talent – Celebrating the Launch of DCU Access to the Workplace 2019

On Monday 15th April, Dublin City University will host a special opening event entitled ‘Accessing your Future Talent,’ to celebrate the launch of the new DCU Access to the Workplace Programme. The DCU Access to the Workplace Programme is a pilot scheme initiated by DCU in 2019 to give 50 Access students the opportunity to...
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DCU Allergan Innovation Award 2018/19 - L-R: Prof Paul Cahill, DCU; Francis Bates, Allergan; Eoin Corcoran, Allergan Innovation Award Recipient 2018/19; Rachael Dunne, DCU Educational Trust
26
Mar

Allergan Innovation Award Winner Has a Sweet Solution for Heart Disease

Eoin Corcoran, a PhD candidate in Dublin City University’s School of Biotechnology, has been announced as the winner of the DCU Allergan Innovation Award for 2018/19. The award will provide Eoin with a bursary of €5,000 to further his research into the role of stem cells and a process called glycosylation in the development of...
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12
Mar

DCU Hosts Annual Memorial Scholarships Ceremony

Past students, staff and friends of DCU were recently remembered at the annual Memorial Scholarships event held in The Helix at DCU. Thirteen students were presented with memorial scholarship awards named in honour of 12 individuals who have played a key role in the life of the University and in Irish society. Amongst those honoured...
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