News & Events

20
May

DCU Access to the Workplace reaches new highs for 2021

Following a challenging year for internship programmes in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DCU’s Access to the Workplace programme has rebounded from placing 14 Access students last summer, to offer a new record of 86 Access to the Workplace internships in 2021. On Thursday, 20th May, over 140 participating students and companies joined a...
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18
May

DCU – A Leader in Widening Participation

In this piece, Dr Claire Bohan, Director of Student Support and Development, explains DCU’s long history of commitment to widening the participation of underrepresented groups in higher education and its ambitious plans for the future. Since its formal establishment as a university in 1989, DCU has always been a leader in widening the participation of...
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18
Mar

Introducing the DCU Centre for Climate and Society

The newly established DCU Centre for Climate and Society is Ireland’s first academic research centre devoted to leading societal responses to climate change. Its creation follows the launch of an innovative MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society at DCU in 2018. Like the hugely popular master’s course, the Centre builds upon DCU’s academic...
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18
Mar

DCU Memorial Scholarships Ceremony takes place online for 2021

Memorial scholarships are an important part of how the DCU community remembers our past students, staff and friends who played an important role in the life of the university. Each year, DCU Educational Trust honours those remembered through memorial scholarships by celebrating their life and legacy at DCU Educational Trust’s annual Service of Remembrance and...
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16
Mar

Write to Read – Reading Together While Staying Apart

Since 2012, Write to Read has worked with teachers in some of Ireland’s most disadvantaged communities to narrow the literacy achievement gap that exists between affluent and disadvantaged communities by supporting children to develop as readers, writers and thinkers. With research by the Educational Research Centre showing that almost 1 in 5 children in the...
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27
Jan

Leading businesses to provide DCU Access students with virtual or hybrid internships

Over 180 business leaders attended a virtual event hosted by DCU Educational Trust on Wednesday, 20th January, to hear about building diverse talent pipelines, the role of internships, and virtual or hybrid work placements as a valuable experience for both interns and companies in a Covid-19 world. The event marked the launch of DCU’s 2021...
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26
Jan

ISTAT Partners with DCU to Support the Future of the Aviation Industry

Despite challenging times for the global aviation industry, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) has made a major commitment to supporting DCU Access students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in aviation. In 2020, ISTAT pledged to support four first year DCU Access students studying Aviation Management for the duration of their...
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10
Dec

DCU Projects Receive Funding from ReThink Ireland Boost-it Fund

DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme and DCU’s Changemaker Schools Network Programme have received additional funding from ReThink Ireland’s “Boost-it” Education and Mental Health Fund, which was established to support existing Rethink Ireland awardees to stay engaged with young people for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis and beyond. Both programmes were also recipients of...
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10
Dec

Microsoft Ireland, Norma Smurfit and William Kelly Receive DCU Leadership Awards for 2020

Microsoft Ireland Managing Director, Cathriona Hallahan, and philanthropist Norma Smurfit were awarded the Corporate Leadership Award and Individual Leadership Award respectively at DCU Educational Trust’s Leadership Circle Event on Wednesday 2nd December. Dean of Teaching and Learning at DCU, William Kelly, was also awarded the Staff Leadership Award at the virtual event. The annual DCU...
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13
Oct

DCU’s 22nd Access Orientation goes online to welcome 320 new students

After a difficult year for the Leaving Certificate class of 2020, DCU’s Access Programme was delighted to welcome 320 new first year Access students to DCU this September. For the first time in its 22-year history, the Access Orientation Programme was delivered entirely online due to current Covid-19 restrictions. The orientation is a critical support...
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18
Sep

New NTR Foundation Return-to-Work Scholarship for MSc in Climate Change

Dublin City University is delighted to announce the creation of a new NTR Foundation Return-to-Work Scholarship that will support an individual to complete DCU’s MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society, commencing in October 2020. The scholarship recipient will receive full fee support and a modest stipend to assist with educational expenses and living...
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17
Jul

Free copies of new DCU history book for supporters

DCU Educational Trust is pleased to have ten free copies of a new book, which chronicles the history of DCU over the past 40 years to give away to our supporters. The book, Dublin City University, 1980 – 2020: Designed To Be Different, by Dr. Eoin Kinsella is also available to purchase from the DCU...
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17
Jul

DCU announces The Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education

Dublin City University has announced details of The Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education. The Chair was launched on 10th July by the new Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris at DCU’s Institute for Education on its St. Patrick’s Campus. The Chair will be the first in Ireland to...
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19
Jun

Supporting the Arts – 18 DCU students receive Arts Bursary Award

Eighteen students have received a DCU Arts Bursary Award for 2019/20 to invest in their chosen fields of excellence, which include literature, music, visual arts, dance, videography and photography. The bursaries were awarded by DCU’s Office of Student Life, with support from DCU Educational Trust. The Arts Bursary was established in 2009 to promote excellence...
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02
Jun

#GiveBack2UandDCU social media wellbeing challenge launched to raise funds for students

DCU Educational Trust is calling on DCU friends and alumni to take part in a new social media wellbeing challenge to raise funds for DCU students facing financial challenges and hardship due to the recent Covid-19 global pandemic. Former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, former Dublin senior footballer, Bernard Brogan, and TodayFM presenter, Matt Cooper will be...
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20
May

BT Ireland to match first €25,000 donated to new DCU Covid-19 Student Emergency Fund

DCU has launched a new DCU Covid-19 Student Emergency Fund in response to the challenges and financial hardship facing students due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Leading communications services company, BT Ireland, has partnered with DCU to match the first €25,000 donated to the fund, meaning that DCU friends and alumni who support the appeal...
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27
Apr

DCU pays tribute to Colm Delves, former Digicel CEO and DCU Educational Trust Council Member

Dublin City University wishes to expresses its sadness at the death of the former CEO of Digicel Group, Colm Delves. As a member of DCU’s alumni community, Colm had maintained close connections with the University and served on the DCU Educational Trust Council of Trustees since 2018. Colm was a well-known business leader, admired for...
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21
Apr

Jacobs and Ark Life show Corporate Social Responsibility is still strong in face of Covid-19

DCU Educational Trust is delighted to announce that Jacobs and Ark Life are the latest companies to support DCU’s Access Programme, and both plan to provide work placement opportunities for students through the DCU Access to the Workplace Programme in 2020. These announcements come as welcome news for DCU Access students and demonstrate that in...
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DCU Access to the Workplace wins Best Business and Third Level Institution Collaboration at the 2020 Education Awards
24
Feb

Education Awards Success for DCU Access to the Workplace

DCU Access to the Workplace has been announced as the winner of the Best Business and Third Level Institution Collaboration category at the Education Awards for 2020. The announcement was made at a special awards ceremony in the Ballsbridge Hotel on Thursday, 20th February. Established by DCU Educational Trust and DCU’s Access Service in 2019,...
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19
Feb

Three DCU Projects Announced as Awardees of the Social Innovation Fund Ireland Children and Youth Funds

Social Innovation Fund Ireland announced the Awardees of their 2019 Children and Youth Funds at a special awards ceremony today. Three DCU projects are included amongst the 14 awardees of the €9.5 million fund, which is made up of 50% private philanthropic funding, self-raised by 14 Awardees. The other half of the fund is supported...
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Eamonn Quinn announced as new chair of DCU Educational Trust's Council of Trustees
17
Feb

Eamonn Quinn announced as new Chair of DCU Educational Trust

DCU Educational Trust is pleased to announce that Eamonn Quinn has been appointed as Chair of the charity, which develops philanthropic relationships to support DCU in its mission to transform lives and societies. Eamonn replaces Larry Quinn, who served as Chair of the DCU Educational Trust Council of Trustees from 2009 until December 2019. A...
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17
Feb

Memory of Deceased DCU Students and Friends Celebrated at Memorial Scholarship Ceremony

Past students, staff and friends of DCU were remembered at a special Memorial Scholarships event in The Helix at DCU today. Twenty-one students were presented with memorial scholarship awards named in honour of 14 individuals who have played a key role in the life of the University and in Irish society. Amongst those honoured through...
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Students pictured at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme for 2020 in DCU’s Glasnevin campus 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
Jan

Become an Access to the Workplace Partner for 2020!

DCU Educational Trust are seeking new companies to partner with the exciting DCU Access to the Workplace Programme for 2020. Established by DCU Educational Trust and DCU’s Access Service in 2019, the programme enables students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to secure high-quality, fully paid, professional summer work experience in established workplaces. In its introductory year,...
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12
Dec

Introducing Fiona Hudson, our new Access to the Workplace Coordinator

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Access to the Workplace Coordinator, Fiona Hudson, who will play a key role in growing the programme in 2020 and overseeing its delivery and management. Well known for her exploits on the field as a former Dublin Senior Ladies footballer, Fiona brings a wealth of...
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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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