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Transforming student lives

Nathan’s Story

Nathan Burke is a second year Law and History student from Coolock. In this piece, Nathan explains how the DCU Access Programme has given him the opportunity to show his family and friends that, with the right supports, you can go to university no matter who you are or where you come from. “I grew...
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Martin’s Story – Access Graduate

Martin Lynch graduated from DCU with a Bachelor in Business Studies in 2009. Since then, Martin has completed a MSc in International Marketing Practice at UCD Smurfit and has also worked with globally recognised Irish organisations. In this piece, Martin describes how the DCU Access Programme has helped him fulfil his potential in life. “I...
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Victoria’s Story

Victoria O’Toole is a final year Law and Society student at DCU from Co. Wicklow. In this piece, Victoria explains how the DCU Access Programme has supported her in her dreams of pursuing third level education. “I was never really aware of the social divide in Ireland until I got to secondary school. I soon...
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Deloitte – Enabling People to Excel

Deloitte has a long history of collaboration with DCU since 2007, supporting many initiatives throughout the years including the creation of an Endowed Access Scholarship Fund, support for women’s rugby and most recently support for research into virtual and hybrid internships. In this piece, Sinead Gogan, Chief Human Resource Officer with Deloitte, explains why the...
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Dr Tim Mahony Memorial Scholarship – supporting arts and culture at DCU

Dr Tim Mahony, Founder and Chairman of Toyota Ireland, was one of Ireland’s foremost business figures and a leading philanthropist. His lifelong love of music, education and Irish culture lay behind his generous support of a vast array of cultural and educational initiatives, including The Helix, where the main auditorium is named ‘The Mahony Hall’....
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DCU Memorial Scholarships Ceremony takes place online for 2021

Memorial scholarships are an important part of how the DCU community remembers our past students, staff and friends who played an important role in the life of the university. Each year, DCU Educational Trust honours those remembered through memorial scholarships by celebrating their life and legacy at DCU Educational Trust’s annual Service of Remembrance and...
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Access to the Workplace 2021 Event Launch: Re-imagining future talent in the workplace

To celebrate the launch of the DCU Access to the Workplace Programme 2021, listen to our expert panel of speakers to discuss “Re-imagining future talent in the workplace: Diversifying and maintaining your talent pipeline in a virtual or hybrid world.” Speakers include: Jim Gavin, six-time All-Ireland winning former Dublin Men’s Senior Football Manager and Assistant...
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Write to Read

Ireland suffers from a sizeable literacy achievement gap between children in low and high socio-economic status communities. Research by the Educational Research Centre shows that almost 1 in 5 children in disadvantaged schools leave primary school reading at or below the 10th percentile of standardises tests of reading achievement. At this level, a child would...
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Blayne’s Story – Access Graduate

Blayne Walsh graduated with a BSc in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science from DCU in 2011. Since then, he has gone on to work with leading pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Allergan. In this piece, Blayne explains how the support he received from the DCU Access Programme helped him to get to where he is...
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Leading businesses to provide DCU Access students with virtual or hybrid internships

Over 180 business leaders attended a virtual event hosted by DCU Educational Trust on Wednesday, 20th January, to hear about building diverse talent pipelines, the role of internships, and virtual or hybrid work placements as a valuable experience for both interns and companies in a Covid-19 world. The event marked the launch of DCU’s 2021...
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