Excellence and Opportunity

Aircastle – Bridging Communities with the DCU University of Sanctuary Programme

Sarah Clarkin is Executive Vice President, Legal and a director of Aircastle (Ireland) Limited. In this piece, she explains what has inspired the leading aviation company to support the DCU University of Sanctuary programme since 2018. Can you tell us a bit about Aircastle’s connection with DCU? We reached out to Dublin City University in 2018...
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Veronica Guerin Scholarship winners

Veronica Guerin Washington Scholarship Announced

Two DCU journalism students have been awarded the 2023 Veronica Guerin Washington Scholarship. This scholarship was established by DCU’s School of Communications and Mediahuis Ireland (formerly Independent News & Media) in memory of investigative journalist Veronica Guerin who was murdered in 1996. In 2022/23, the scholarship will allow two DCU journalism students to complete their...
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Eleanor Meritt

Eleanor Meritt – Looking to the Future

Eleanor Meritt is a Senior Vice President at Oracle in Silicon Valley. She completed her undergraduate degree in Computer Applications at DCU in 1990 and began working with Oracle as a Software Developer in the same year. In 2021, America’s National Diversity Council recognised Eleanor as one of America’s Most Powerful Women in Technology. She shares...
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Michael Alake

Michael’s Story

Michael Alake is a first year Engineering student in DCU. In this piece, he describes how the DCU Access programme has helped him on his education journey. “I grew up living with my dad and my sister in Athboy. It’s always been the three of us. My sister moved out recently, so it’s just me...
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Ella Bergin

Ella’s Story

Ella Bergin is a second-year DCU student in Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering. She was encouraged to pursue engineering by her Physics teacher, who was also an Access student. Today, the DCU Access programme is helping her to achieve her goals. “I grew up in Whitehall as the youngest of three. I have an older brother...
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Nikodem Kawonczyk

Niko’s Story

Nikodem Kawonczyk is a second year BCL (Law and Society) student in DCU. In this piece, he explains how Access has helped him to achieve excellence in third level education.  “I went to the same school in Monaghan Town for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert. It was a good school with a high college acceptance...
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Jodie Kearney

Jodie’s Story

Jodie Kearney loves looking at life under the microscope. In this piece, she shares how the ICON Access Scholarship is helping her to achieve her dream of studying Genetics and Cell Biology at DCU.  “I was born in Ballymun. Some people might think it’s not the best place to live, but it did me well so...
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Lauren Kearney - Harvesting Solar Energy for Hydrogen Fuel

Lauren Kearney – Harvesting Solar Energy for Hydrogen Fuel

Lauren Kearney is a PhD candidate in DCU’s School of Chemical Sciences. She explains how support from DCU’s Access Programme as an undergraduate student, and today from the Sinéad Strain STEM Scholarship have enabled her to pursue her passion for science, and research for a cleaner, greener world. “Growing up, it was just me and...
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Doctoral Research Opportunities

Our doctoral students play a vital role in driving forward research that transforms lives and societies. Whether it is developing new sources of sustainable energy, learning lessons from conflict around the world or addressing global health challenges, we want to empower the brightest minds to advance innovation and discovery at DCU. Philanthropic funding is critical...
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President Dáire Keogh and graduates including pilot Lisa Cusack, Dublin GAA star Paddy Andrews, Thomas O’Dowd, President of DCU Students Union, and student Queen Lawal

DCU Alumni Launch Excellence and Opportunity Spring Appeal

Today, DCU Educational Trust launched a Spring Appeal calling on alumni to support the university’s Excellence and Opportunity fund. President Dáire Keogh was joined by graduates including pilot Lisa Cusack, Dublin GAA star Paddy Andrews, Thomas O’Dowd, President of DCU Students Union, and student Queen Lawal, who came together to show their support for the...
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