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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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NTR Foundation Scholarships recipients for 2018/19 pictured with Vicky Brown of NTR Foundation and Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU

NTR Foundation – Supporting Future Climate Change Leaders

The NTR Foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation, founded in 2008 by NTR plc, a leading investor and asset manager of renewable energy projects. In 2018, the Foundation announced a new partnership with DCU Educational Trust to offer two scholarship opportunities to enable recent Access graduates to undertake a new taught Master’s programme in DCU...
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Access to the Workplace Launch

Accessing Your Future Talent – Celebrating the Launch of DCU Access to the Workplace 2019

On Monday 15th April, Dublin City University will host a special opening event entitled ‘Accessing your Future Talent,’ to celebrate the launch of the new DCU Access to the Workplace Programme. The DCU Access to the Workplace Programme is a pilot scheme initiated by DCU in 2019 to give 50 Access students the opportunity to...
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DCU Hosts Annual Memorial Scholarships Ceremony

Past students, staff and friends of DCU were recently remembered at the annual Memorial Scholarships event held in The Helix at DCU. Thirteen students were presented with memorial scholarship awards named in honour of 12 individuals who have played a key role in the life of the University and in Irish society. Amongst those honoured...
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Sky is the limit for Access Graduate Emma Lockwood

Emma is an Access student who recently graduated with a BA in Law and Politics at DCU and is now studying for her LLM (Master of Laws) at DCU. In this piece, she explains the impact the Access Programme has had on her education. “I came to DCU in 2015 on the Access Programme and...
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Supporting DCU Access Students – Irish American Partnership

The Irish American Partnership has continued to support the DCU Access Programme since 1998. In a recent interview with Therese Murphy from the Irish American Partnership, she explains what motivates them to support DCU’s Access Programme. DCU has approximately 1,300 Access students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level across the University. 1. What inspired the...
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Ger McDonnell Access Scholarship Programme – A legacy of supporting DCU students

DCU boasts many notable graduates- media personalities, academics, sports stars adorn the long list of alumni who have used DCU as a springboard for their careers. Among them sits Ger McDonnell. Ger graduated in the Class of 1993 with a degree in Electronic Engineering. He moved to Alaska to combine his professional life as an...
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