Gemma’s Story

Gemma Treacy from Cloghran is a final year Multimedia student in DCU. After having her daughter at the age of 15, Gemma was determined to attend university and worked hard to secure her place in DCU. In this piece, she explains how DCU’s Access Programme has helped her to overcome some challenges she has faced...
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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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Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology, Fidelity Investments. Picture by Shane O'Neill, SON Photographic.

Fidelity Investments Ireland – Enabling Access students to ‘Blaze Their Own Trail’

Fidelity Investments Ireland are longstanding supporters of the DCU Access Programme. In this piece, Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology with Fidelity Ireland explains how their support for Access scholarships resonates with their core values of diversity and inclusion. Lorna has over 25 years of experience working in the financial services and telecommunications sectors. She has held...
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Glory Joseph, Business studies student , Eromonsele Clements, Mechatronic enjineering student, Amy Nannery, Law and Politics student , Ben Clarke, Compueter Applications student and Lauren Heffernan, DCU Mechatronic Engineering student all pictured at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme for 2020 in DCU’s Glasnevin campus today, 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

DCU Plans to Double Number of Placements on Access to the Workplace Programme in 2020

Dublin City University has announced plans to double the number of summer work placements on offer to students from disadvantaged backgrounds through its Access to the Workplace Programme to 100 in 2020. Results shared today from an evaluation of the programme’s pilot in 2019 show that 39 participating companies provided 50 DCU Access students with...
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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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Google’s Lorraine Twohill joins DCU for Silicon Valley Tech Talk

A Fireside Chat on ‘The Talent Needs of Tech: How Should Universities Respond?’ On 12th November 2019, DCU hosted its first Tech Talk in Silicon Valley when distinguished graduate Lorraine Twohill, Chief Marketing Officer at Google, joined DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith for a fireside chat. During a wide-ranging conversation, Lorraine provided valuable insights on...
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Christopher Murray – A Lifelong Connection to DCU

Software designer and developer Christopher Murray graduated from DCU, or the National Institute for Higher Education as it was then known, with a degree in Applied Physics in 1986. He has maintained a strong relationship with his alma mater since that time and is a longstanding supporter of Access scholarships at DCU. What inspired you...
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Shaping the Future Campaign raises €75 million for DCU

Dublin City University has raised €75 million since the launch of it Shaping the Future capital campaign in October 2015 to raise funds to support a range of inspiring university projects. The money raised in the ambitious fundraising drive has enabled the university to address major contemporary issues, such as tackling global challenges of providing...
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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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