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Telethon

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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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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Daniel Harvey – Access Student

Daniel Harvey is a final year Business Studies student in DCU who has overcome significant setbacks to completing his degree that included a near fatal accident and the death of a parent. Daniel has been supported in his studies by the DCU Access Programme and he is now sharing his story to raise awareness about...
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Fiona Kelly – Access Donor

Fiona Kelly is a DCU graduate and donor to the DCU Access Programme. In this video, she explains how she was inspired to support the programme after speaking with a student caller during a recent Access Telethon.
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Colette Keogh – Access Officer

For many DCU Access students coming to university can be a challenge. Access Post-Entry Support Officer, Colette Keogh, explains why and how the Access Programme helps students to overcome personal, financial and academic challenges to fulfil their potential.
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