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Access to the Workplace

Chloe’s Story

Chloe Ward is a third year student from Coolock, Dublin, studying Computer Applications at DCU. In this piece, she describes why she decided to pursue third level education, her experience of a virtual work placement on this year’s Access to the Workplace programme and what it means to her to be an Access Ambassador. “I...
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Mason Hayes & Curran – Addressing Educational Disadvantage

Mason Hayes and Curran LLP first began supporting the DCU Access Programme in 2009. Since then, they have gone on to partner with the DCU Access to the Workplace programme. In this piece, Paul Rochford, Education Partner at Mason Hayes and Curran, shares Mason Hayes and Curran’s motivation for supporting equal access to education in...
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eShopWorld – Engaging with Local Communities

eShopWorld began supporting the DCU Access Programme in 2019, and has subsequently become a partner of the DCU Access to the Workplace programme. In this piece, Sharon Scally, Head of HR at eShopWorld, speaks about eShopWorld’s commitment to their local community and their first years’ experience of hosting a student placement as part of the...
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DCU Access to the Workplace wins Best Business and Third Level Institution Collaboration at the 2020 Education Awards

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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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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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

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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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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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

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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Access to the Workplace: Lauren & Vodafone

Head of Talent at Vodafone, Claudine McMahon, explains why Vodafone were inspired to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace programme while Access student, Lauren Heffernan, describes how the Access to the Workplace programme was an invaluable opportunity for her.
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Access to the Workplace – PwC & Emmanuella

In this video, PwC People Partner, Emma Scott, explains how supporting the Access to the Workplace programme allows the company to identify key talent who may not have had the same opportunities as other candidates. Access Student, Emmanuella Oko, also talks about the key teamwork and communication skills she has developed through her work placement...
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