News & Events

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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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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