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DCU Access Students Enjoy Digicel Summer Internships

Digicel and DCU Educational Trust have collaborated for a number of years to provide unique work experience for final year DCU Access students. Through this partnership, Access students have the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in a global company while also getting the chance to travel. Adam Swan and Shannon Clancy were selected to...
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NTR Foundation Renews Support for MSc in Climate Change Scholarships

After a successful first year, Dublin City University and the NTR Foundation are delighted to announce that they are once again going to provide two scholarships to recent Access graduates to complete the MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society at DCU. The scholarship recipients will receive full fee support for the Masters, together...
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James’ Story

James McDonald grew up in Ballymun and from an early age hoped to attend the university that he could see up the road. In this piece, he explains how Access scholarship support made it possible for him to graduate with a BSc in Enterprise Computing from DCU in 2018 and to undertake his MSc in...
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Casey’s Story

Casey McHugh is in her second year studying the BA in Communications Studies at DCU. She is from a small village in Co. Donegal. The route to university was not an easy one for Casey and she explains the challenges that she has overcome to attend third level education and how she is thankful for...
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Claire’s Story

Claire Joyce is in her third year studying Irish and Geography at the DCU Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. As a member of the Traveller community, she explains the challenges that she has overcome to attend third level education and what the support of the DCU Access Programme has meant to her. “Although they...
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DCU Alumni Raise Over €79,000 for Access Scholarships

From 20th May to 8th June, we reached out to DCU alumni to reconnect and raise funds for the University’s Access Scholarship Programme. Over three weeks, our team of 27 student callers spoke to an impressive 523 DCU graduates who kindly pledged over €79,000 to support Access scholarships in the coming years. This support comes...
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Telethon student callers 2019

Our 2019 Access Telethon is Now Live!

Dublin City University Educational Trust’s annual telethon to raise critical funds for Access scholarships at DCU begins tonight. Over the next three weeks, from 20th May to 8th June, a team of 27 DCU student callers will be reaching out to DCU alumni to discuss the latest news and events at the university and asking...
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Sean’s Story

Sean Trimble comes from a north Dublin community where just 15% of students progress to third level education. With the encouragement of his family and support of DCU’s Access Programme, today he is a second year Business Studies student in DCU. “In 2017, I became the first person in my family to attend university thanks...
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   Brian Leonard from PwC and Karena Flynn Thai from Pigsback.com pictured together with Professor Brian MacCraith, President, DCU and DCU Access students Gemma Treacy and Seán McElwain 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) Brian Leonard, PwC, Gemma Treacy, DCU Access student, Karena Flynn Thai, Pigsback.com, Professor Brian MacCraith, President, DCU. ***NO FEE*** Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

DCU Launches New Access to the Workplace Programme

Today, Monday 15th April, Dublin City University hosted a special event entitled ‘Accessing Your Future Talent’ to mark the launch of the new DCU Access to the Workplace Programme. This pilot initiative will provide up to 50 DCU Access students with a high quality work placement this summer, hosted by over 35 leading Irish companies...
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Joy Newton - NTR Scholarship recipient for 2018/19

Joy Newton – Addressing Climate Change

Joy Newton from Co. Sligo, a graduate of DCU’s BA in Communications Studies, is one of the two NTR Foundation scholarship recipients enrolled in the newly established MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society at DCU in 2018/19. In this piece, Joy tells us how her interest in climate change was piqued and why...
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