News & Events

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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Paul Kane DAA with students George Mihailescu, Uduak George Umo, Sidney Adeleye and Daniel Harvey and Natalie Walker CEO DCU Educational Trust.
29
Jan

Dublin Airport Community Fund Supports DCU Access Programme

We were delighted to join the daa in December with some of our Access students for a special event to celebrate the first allocation from the Dublin Airport Community Fund which includes support for DCU’s Access Scholarship Programme. The €10 million fund will see Dublin Airport invest €400,000 each year for the next 25 years...
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29
Jan

Over €3 million raised to transform lives and society in 2017

In 2017, our incredible supporters helped us to raise over €3 million in new pledges for projects to transform not only the future of our students’ education, but also the future of our country and our society. Last year, you gave generously to a wide range of projects that included supporting young people from disadvantaged...
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George Mihailescu in his lab
17
Nov

Our November Supporter Newsletter is now online!

Our November 2017 Supporter Newsletter is now online. Read about the latest news from DCU Educational Trust, The Campaign for DCU and see how our supporters are helping to transform lives and society. In this edition, to mark Science Week we focus on how philanthropy is improving STEM education in Ireland through the Irish American...
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Graduating DCU Access Students 2017 - Zainab Boladale, Andrew Byrne, Hannah Kelly, Jamie Farrell
10
Nov

Sky is the limit for graduating Access Scholars

There were smiles and celebrations aplenty on DCU’s Glasnevin campus last week as our 2017 graduates gathered with friends and family in The Helix for their graduation ceremonies. Amongst them were 221 graduating Access Scholars for whom this event was possibly all the sweeter for the barriers which they have overcome in order to claim...
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Mathias Urban
09
Nov

Leading Researcher Appointed as Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education

The President of Dublin City University, Prof Brian MacCraith has confirmed the appointment of Professor Mathias Urban as the new Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education at DCU’s Institute of Education. Professor Urban, currently Professor of Early Childhood Studies and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre at Roehampton University in London, will take up...
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23
Oct

Women in Family Business & Leadership Event

DCU Business School is proud to present the third event in its Women in Leadership series, ‘Flourishing in the Face of Adversity: Rebuilding Resilience in the Workplace’. This edition aims to address the unique challenges faced by our female leaders, and the inspirational ways in which these difficulties can be conquered. Three remarkable women join DCU to share...
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23
Oct

New Report on Monitoring Suicide Coverage

In March 2017, a team led by Dr Roddy Flynn of the Institute for Future Journalism and Media (FuJo) and DCU School of Communications made a successful bid to the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) to survey and analyse the operations of Headline, which monitors mental health and suicide reporting in Irish media. The...
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Andre Bastie of Happy Scribe
10
Oct

UStart Demo Day Winners Announced

The ten start-up teams supported by this year’s UStart student accelerator programme recently gathered at DCU’s Alpha Campus for the UStart Demo Day where the winners of the Best Start-up Opportunity and Best Pitch awards for 2017 were selected following a competitive pitching process. Demo Day marks the culmination of UStart, DCU’s accelerator programme which supports...
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21
Sep

Minister launches new Educational Disadvantage Centre report

Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, joined Dublin City University last night to launch a DCU-led report published by the European Commission on the development of a new tool to analyse the inclusiveness of education systems. International research indicates that school systems need to change in order to tackle early school leaving and...
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11
Sep

We welcome 360 new Access Scholarship students to DCU!

This week over 17,000 students will begin a new term in DCU, of these 360 will be new DCU Access students entering their first year in university. Starting university is an exciting time but it can also be a daunting experience – leaving behind familiar settings, friends and possibly even home to start anew. It...
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11
Sep

Help us to offer sanctuary to asylum seekers

This September, 15 asylum seekers and refugees will begin their studies in DCU as part of our University of Sanctuary programme. This is an important step in a journey that began last December when we became Ireland’s first “University of Sanctuary” for our commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and fostering a culture of inclusion. Each...
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