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Graduating DCU Access Students 2017 - Zainab Boladale, Andrew Byrne, Hannah Kelly, Jamie Farrell

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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Daniel Harvey – Access Student

Daniel Harvey is a final year Business Studies student in DCU who has overcome significant setbacks to completing his degree that included a near fatal accident and the death of a parent. Daniel has been supported in his studies by the DCU Access Programme and he is now sharing his story to raise awareness about...
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Colette Keogh – Access Officer

For many DCU Access students coming to university can be a challenge. Access Post-Entry Support Officer, Colette Keogh, explains why and how the Access Programme helps students to overcome personal, financial and academic challenges to fulfil their potential.
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DCU Access: The World is Full of Possibility

With the DCU Access Programme – the world is always full of possibility for talented young people – no matter who they are or where they come from. Watch our short video below to see how DCU Access has supported over 3,037 young people to pursue their dreams since 1990.
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Emma’s Story

Emma is an Access student in her final year studying for a BA in Law and Politics at DCU. In this piece, she explains what the opportunity to attend university means to her. “I didn’t always think that I would go to college – that just wasn’t the aspiration for most young people where I...
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Jamie’s Story

Jamie completed his BCL in Law and Society at DCU in 2017. His story represents the journey of many of our 1,285 Access students currently enrolled at the University. “Growing up as the eldest of six siblings in Ballymun, I wasn’t sure that law would be within my reach. But thankfully I got to experience...
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Michael’s Story

Michael is a 3rd year Marketing, Innovation and Technology student at DCU. In this piece, he explains the opportunities which the Access Programme and higher education have opened up for him. “Since occupying the role of Head of Marketing at my transition year mini company I knew that the business world was for me and...
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Cathal’s Story

Cathal is a Marketing, Innovation and Technology student at DCU. The eldest of three children from Athlone, he is now in his 3rd year. Cathal has worked on two DCU Access Telethons to raise funds for the Access programme and is passionate about giving back in whatever way he can. “I always knew that I...
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Hannah’s Story

Discover how DCU’s Access programme helped journalism student Hannah Kelly to become the second person in her family to attend university.
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George Mihailescu in his lab

George’s Story

George Mihailescu is a third year Physics with Biomedical Science student at DCU. After moving to Ireland, George’s parents settled in Dublin’s inner city where he was born and spent his early years before moving to west Dublin where he still lives today. “Just six of my secondary school classmates went to university, most of...
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