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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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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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