News & Events

10
Aug

Enterprise Holdings Take to the Sky for DCU’s Exoskeleton Programme

On 6th July, 17 members of the Enterprise Holdings team took part in a sponsored sky dive which raised over €6,000 for the DCU Exoskeleton Programme.  The programme, which is a physiotherapist led service, allows people with reduced mobility due to paralysis to walk again wearing a robotic suit (exoskeleton) created by Ekso Bionics. The...
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27
May

How Messiness, Imagination and Group Work Can Help Young Students Have More Positive Experiences of STEM Subjects

Giving children a sense of the messiness of the world, and showing them how to solve problems with STEM-related reasoning is key to giving young students the best early start with STEM, according to Professor Hamsa Venkat, an expert in mathematics education who this year has taken up the newly created Naughton Family Chair in...
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24
May

DCU Access Students Take Off with Digicel Internship in St. Lucia

DCU Educational Trust is delighted to continue its partnership with Digicel to provide a completely unique summer internship experience for DCU Access students. For the first time since 2019, two final year students who have just completed their university courses will head to the Caribbean this June to complete a ten week marketing work placement...
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24
May

“FLOURISH increased my physical activity for the week but I would say it was even more beneficial for my mental health”

Improved sleep, nutrition and understanding of their personal health and fitness data were among the positive outcomes and findings in a report published today on the FLOURISH module in Dublin City University. Led by Prof Alan Smeaton from the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, FLOURISH is a module for second year students in...
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06
May

President Higgins Addresses Ireland’s Response to Climate Change at DCU’s Centre for Climate & Society Inaugural Conference

Dublin City University welcomed President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, to the DCU St. Patrick’s campus today (Thursday 5 May) for a keynote address on climate change, marking the DCU Centre for Climate and Society inaugural conference. President Higgins’s speech focused on the role of education, finance, and other sectors in Irish society in our transition to...
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27
Apr

DCU Access to the Workplace Interns Prepare for a Hybrid Experience in 2022

Today, DCU hosted a special event in The Helix to mark the start of its award-winning Access to the Workplace Programme for 2022. The programme aims to provide up to 100 professional internships for DCU Access students this summer, with 86 placements confirmed to date. Mirroring trends in the wider economy, the programme is experiencing...
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11
Mar

DCU Memorial Scholarship Ceremony takes place on the All Hallows Campus

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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10
Mar

DCU Sports and Wellbeing announces new partnership with Decathlon Ireland

Dublin City University and Decathlon Ireland have today announced a new three-year partnership that will see the leading sports retailer support sport and wellbeing activities at DCU from 2022 to 2024. Through the partnership, Decathlon will make an annual philanthropic contribution to enable the work of DCU Sports and Wellbeing in providing over 150 of...
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08
Mar

Deloitte becomes founding partner to DCU Centre for Climate and Society

Dublin City University’s Centre for Climate and Society has announced Deloitte as a founding partner. The Centre is Ireland’s first academic research centre devoted to leading societal responses to the climate crisis and has been established with the support of Deloitte. As part of a three-year commitment, the leading professional services firm will commit €176,000 annually to enable the...
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15
Feb

Getting STEM Education off to a Great Start

Tús maith, leath na hoibre. The Irish saying that ‘a good start is half the work’ is an apt motto for building students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and maths. That’s because what and how children learn about maths and science in primary school shapes not only their competence but also their interest (or lack...
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07
Feb

Deloitte, the Naughton Family and Christine Loscher Win DCU Leadership Awards for 2021-22

Deloitte Ireland and leading Irish philanthropists Martin and Carmel Naughton were announced as the winners of the prestigious DCU Corporate Leadership and Individual Leadership Awards for 2021-22 respectively at DCU Educational Trust’s annual Leadership Circle Event on 3rd February. Leading immunologist, Professor Christine Loscher, was also awarded the DCU Staff Leadership Award at the event,...
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01
Feb

Teachers Inspire Desmond Award Recipients Announced

Teachers from Skerries, Co. Dublin, Virginia, Co. Cavan, Tulla, Co. Clare and Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny were today announced as recipients of the Teachers Inspire Desmond Award. Claire Duffy, Una Smith, Donna Fitzgerald and Liz Kett received the award, designed by contemporary sculptor Sandra Bell, in recognition of their contribution to learning and Irish society. Organised...
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04
Jan

Ballymore Announces Sponsorship of DCU’s Gaelic Football Teams

Ballymore has today announced its sponsorship of Dublin City University’s Gaelic football teams for the 2021-22 season. Ballymore is a property developer with vast and varied experience, acknowledged as pioneers of some of Europe’s largest regeneration projects. It is owned by Sean Mulryan. DCU Dóchas Éireann is the largest third level Gaelic Games club in...
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10
Dec

DCU Access to the Workplace Programme Launched for 2022

On Wednesday, 8th December, Dublin City University hosted a special online event entitled “Creating Workplaces Where Talent Belongs” to mark the launch of the DCU Access to the Workplace Programme for 2022. DCU Access to the Workplace was launched in 2019 as an additional support to enhance the career prospects and social mobility of DCU...
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06
Dec

DCU’s Access Programme and JPMorgan Chase launch Step Up in STEM

Photo (L-R) Sophie Phipps, Kelsey Scully, David Ogunniyi, Dylan Nolan, Sarah Proudfoot Dublin City University Access and JPMorgan Chase have today (December 6th) announced the new Step Up in STEM programme. Research shows that women and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are consistently underrepresented on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) courses, and as a...
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03
Dec

Sandra Bell’s Teachers Inspire sculpture unveiled on DCU’s St. Patrick’s campus

(L-R) Sculptor Sandra Bell at the Teachers Inspire sculpture with Claire Whelehan, DCU Educational Trust, Mr. Dermot Desmond, Prof. Anne Looney, Executive Dean of the Institute of Education in DCU, Prof. Daire Keogh, President of DCU and Derek Bell A new sculpture, Teachers Inspire by sculptor Sandra Bell, was unveiled at Dublin City University’s St....
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27
Oct

Leaders of Four Digicel Foundations in the Caribbean Visit DCU

This week, Dublin City University welcomed the chief executives of four Digicel Foundations in the Caribbean to the university’s Glasnevin Campus. The CEOs, who lead foundations working to create social change in Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago and Papua New Guinea, were visiting DCU to access insights from leading DCU researchers on creativity and social...
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08
Oct

New Virtual Reality Leadership Lab in Memory of Colm Delves puts DCU at the Cutting Edge

A state-of-the art mixed reality leadership lab designed to develop next generation leaders was officially launched at Dublin City University today in memory of Colm Delves. The lab was established with philanthropic support from Digicel, to honour business leader and DCU alumnus Colm Delves who made a long lasting contribution to the university through support...
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01
Oct

DCU’s CARPE Centre Extends Research Partnership with Prometric

Dublin City University’s Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Professional Practice in Education (CARPE) and Prometric LLC (Prometric), a global leader providing end-to-end assessment services and solutions to certification and licensure bodies and educational institutions worldwide, have announced that they are extending their research partnership through December 2023. CARPE was established in 2015, with support from...
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24
Sep

Re-imagining Education and Philanthropy in the New Normal – Professor Daire Keogh 

Following almost two years of disruption to education and society more generally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are finally returning to university campuses across Ireland for in-person teaching and learning activities this September. Amidst a palpable sense of hope and excitement on DCU campuses, Professor Daire Keogh, President of DCU reflects on what this...
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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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