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Engaging with communities
Joe Quinsey, CEO, DCU Educational Trust

Meet our new CEO, Joe Quinsey

Joe Quinsey has just taken to the helm at DCU Educational Trust this November. As CEO, he will lead the organisation at an exciting time as it seeks to build meaningful partnerships with DCU’s supporters that will further the university’s mission to transform lives and societies. As a DCU graduate, Joe comes to the Trust...
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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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ANAM: A unique North Dublin Cultural Festival

In September 2017, DCU launched its strategic plan for 2017- 2022, ‘Talent, Discovery and Transformation’, which emphasised the University’s intent to develop significant initiatives in the areas of creativity and culture. One of the plan’s strategic goals outlines the University’s ambition to develop significant cultural engagements with the communities in the region of the University...
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Teachers Inspire Launch

Teachers Inspire

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University was delighted to launch a major national initiative in 2019 to recognise the transformative role of teachers and the enormous contribution they make in Irish society. Through a national advertising and publicity campaign, Teachers Inspire encouraged members of the public to share their personal story of...
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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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World’s Leading Experts Come Together To Tackle Bullying

From 4th to 6th June, close to 1,000 participants descended on Dublin City University’s Glasnevin campus to attend the World Anti-Bullying Forum. The three-day event was organised by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at DCU, in partnership with FRIENDS, International Bullying Prevention Association and UNESCO, with support from Dublin City Council and Vodafone....
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DCU’s Write to Read Project Receives Engage and Educate Award

Write to Read, a project developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education, has been announced as one of five winners of the Engage & Educate Fund for 2019. The Engage & Educate Fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran and the Department of Rural...
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Write to Read - Stephen Brett

Write to Read – Developing readers, writers and thinkers

Write to Read is a professional development model that supports teachers to deliver high quality literacy programmes for children. Developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy at the School of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education in DCU’s Institute of Education, the project currently works with 13 highly disadvantaged partner schools in Dublin. The project aims to...
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Deutsche Bank – Supporting Write to Read to Improve Children’s Literacy Outcomes

In 2012, Deutsche Bank staff decided to support a little known literacy research project with a big aim—to improve literacy outcomes for children in disadvantaged schools and communities in Ireland. The project, Write to Read, was inspired by award winning doctoral research by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education. This research had demonstrated...
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Teachers Inspire Launch

DCU Launches New Teachers Inspire Initiative

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University has launched a major national initiative to recognise the transformative role of teachers. This is the first time that a national campaign will highlight the enormous contribution made by teachers in Irish society. The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD joined with the President...
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