News & Events

05
Oct

Partner with DCU to Provide Sanctuary to Asylum Seekers

Eight asylum seekers and refugees have begun their studies in DCU as part of our University of Sanctuary programme this semester, which is now in its second year. In December 2016, DCU became Ireland’s first ever ‘University of Sanctuary’ highlighting our commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees into higher education and fostering a culture...
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28
Sep

DCU opens its €15 million state-of-the-art student centre funded by both students and donors

September 2018 saw the opening of DCU’s brand new, state-of-the-art student centre, the ‘U’. The space, which is a magnificent facility where students can engage with the cultural, social, entrepreneurial and international aspects of university life, was officially opened by President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. The development of the centre has been made possible...
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12
Sep

317 new Access Scholarship students join DCU

This semester, 317 new DCU Access Scholarship students entered their first year in university. DCU has approximately 1,300 Access students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level across the University. Given that many Access students are the first in their family to attend university, as well as the fact that they come from communities where very...
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06
Aug

DCU Educational Trust announces new Director of Development

In June this year, Rachael Dunne joined the DCU Educational Trust team as Director of Development from her role as Head of Corporate and Major Donor Fundraising with Concern Worldwide.  Prior to her move into the not-for-profit sector, Rachael had an extensive career in financial services and trained as an accountant with KPMG. Rachael is...
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11
Jul

Family dynamics at the heart of DCU Centre for Family Business

Just weeks after renewing their commitment to the DCU Centre for Family Business, AIB hosted a seminar on family business in their HQ in Ballsbridge. In a seminar entitled Family Dynamics in Business Succession Planning, almost 100 people gathered on Tuesday July 3rd to listen to an array of experienced business leaders and academics, alongside...
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29
Jun

UrbanVolt Scholarship Deadline Extended to 13th July

The deadline for the 2018/19 UrbanVolt Master’s Scholarship programme at DCU has been extended until 13th July 2018. The scholarship is open to students wishing to pursue a master’s programme in Engineering, Computing or Business at DCU and the successful recipient will receive full fee support for a full-time taught master’s degree programme. This is...
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22
Jun

New NTR Foundation Scholarship to Develop Climate Change Leaders

Dublin City University and the NTR Foundation are calling on recent Access graduates with an interest in climate change, policy-making and society to apply for the 2018/19 NTR Foundation MSc in Climate Change Scholarship at DCU. Two successful recipients will receive full fee support for the new taught MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and...
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Dublin City University has announced a new agreement which will see AIB and PwC extend their support for DCU’s Centre for Family Business to 2021. Pictured at an event in Huguenot House, St Stephen’s Green to announce the partnership extension are: (L-R) Catherine Moroney, Head of Business Banking, AIB; Paul Hennessy, Family Business Leader, PwC; Dr Eric Clinton, Director, DCU Centre for Family Business; Professor Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University. Credit: Julien Behal Photography.
21
Jun

AIB and PwC extend support for DCU’s Centre for Family Business to 2021

Dublin City University has announced a new agreement which will see AIB and PwC extend their support for DCU’s Centre for Family Business to 2021. The agreement will enable the Centre to expand its work to support Irish family businesses through research, events, publications and a new Connectivity Project, a peer-to-peer mentoring programme that will...
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MDCCE and Presentation Sisters Partnership Announcement - Feature
11
Jun

New Partnership to Enable Adult Religious Education and Faith Development Research

DCU’s Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education and the Presentation Sisters have announced a three-year partnership to enable research into community-based adult religious education and faith development in Ireland today. Over three years from September 2018, a postdoctoral researcher based at the Centre will provide a broad picture of current provision in adult religious education...
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DCU students participating in the Bennett Hospitality Internship Programme for 2018 - Eric Shekleton, Laura Breen, Mark Prunty and Emma Lockwood
08
Jun

DCU Students Depart for Bennett Hospitality Internship Programme in South Carolina

Four Dublin City University final year students have been offered a place on the prestigious Bennett Hospitality Internship Programme in the United States. Emma Lockwood, Laura Breen, Mark Prunty and Eric Shekleton, flew out to Charleston, South Carolina on Friday 1st June to begin a summer internship with the Bennett Hospitality group. The Bennett Hospitality...
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30
May

DCU partners with AIB to appoint Ireland’s first Chair in Data Analytics

In keeping with its reputation for developing expertise in areas of major technological significance, Dublin City University has announced the appointment of Professor Tomas Ward as AIB Chair in Data Analytics in DCU’s School of Computing. This new chair position, the first of its kind in Ireland, has been made possible through the support of...
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New DCU Educational Trust Team Members Jason Sherlock and Tara Byrne
17
May

DCU Educational Trust Welcomes New Team Members

We were delighted to recently welcome two new members to the DCU Educational Trust team with well-known sporting personality, Jason Sherlock, joining us as Associate Director and local woman Tara Byrne joining us as Office Assistant. In addition to his pursuits as a selector with Dublin’s All-Ireland-winning football team, Jason comes to the Trust with...
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Niall Behan and DCU President, Prof Brian MacCraith are joined by DCU students and staff for a sneak preview of the new DCU Student Centre
16
May

A Sneak Preview of DCU’s New Student Centre

This May, DCU students were given a sneak preview of their new Student Centre which will be officially opened for the start of the 2018/19 academic year this autumn. Attendees at the preview event had the opportunity to view the main auditorium area of the Centre and to get a sense of the design, scale...
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DCU Arts Bursary recipients 2017/18
10
Apr

DCU Recognises Talented Students with Art Bursary Awards

The talents of Dublin City University students were recognised at a special event on DCU’s St Patrick’s Campus recently when ten students were awarded with an arts bursary to help them pursue excellence in their chosen fields of music, photography, videography and visual arts. The bursaries were awarded by DCU’s Office of Student Life, with...
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Rachel Petrie from Oath with DCU Access student volunteers at the Oath DCU Access Maths Quiz
16
Mar

Oath Access Maths Quiz Puts Students to the Test

Last week, the DCU Access Programme welcomed 15 teams of second year students representing six north Dublin linked secondary schools for the first in a series of two Access Maths Quizzes, kindly sponsored by media giant Oath. The maths quizzes are a key part of efforts by DCU’s Access Programme to encourage students from socio-economically...
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Laura Brady, recipient of the 2017/18 UrbanVolt scholarship and Edel Kennedy, Head of Marketing with UrbanVolt announce the UrbanVolt Scholarship for 2018/19
15
Mar

DCU and UrbanVolt Renew Scholarship Partnership for 2018/19

Dublin City University and UrbanVolt are seeking motivated students with an innovative and entrepreneurial mind set to apply for the 2018/19 UrbanVolt Master’s Scholarship programme at DCU. The scholarship is open to students wishing to pursue a master’s programme in Engineering, Computing or Business at DCU. The successful recipient will receive full fee support for...
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Google marketing chief Lorraine Twohill creates an endowed Access scholarship at DCU
12
Mar

Google Marketing Chief Creates Endowed Access Scholarship

Lorraine Twohill, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at technology giant, Google, has gifted an endowed scholarship to Dublin City University to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in accessing a university education. Lorraine graduated from DCU with an Honours degree in International Marketing & Languages and is currently responsible for Google’s worldwide marketing function.  The...
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DCU Allergan Innovation Award 2017/18 - Francis Bates presents award to Arabelle Cassedy, a doctoral researcher in DCU's School of Biotechnology
19
Feb

Allergan Innovation Award Winner Wants to Improve Early Diagnosis of Heart Attacks

Arabelle Cassedy, a PhD candidate in Dublin City University’s School of Biotechnology, has been announced as the winner of the DCU Allergan Innovation Award for 2017/18. The award will provide Arabelle with a bursary of €5,000 to further her research to develop antibodies that allow for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of heart attacks in...
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Morgan McKinley DCU Access Announcement
15
Feb

Uniting to Transform Lives – DCU and Morgan McKinley

DCU Educational Trust is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading global recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley which will see the company support DCU’s Access Scholarship Programme for the next four years. This partnership successfully marries DCU’s mission to transform lives and society through education, research, innovation and engagement with Morgan McKinley’s stated purpose of...
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DCU Memorial Scholarship Recipients
09
Feb

Memorial Scholarships Celebrate Memory of Deceased DCU Students and Friends

Past students, staff and friends of DCU were remembered at a special Memorial Scholarships event in The Helix at DCU this week. Seventeen students were presented with memorial scholarship awards named in honour of 13 individuals who have played a key role in the life of the University and in Irish society. Amongst those honoured...
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