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Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology, Fidelity Investments. Picture by Shane O'Neill, SON Photographic.

Fidelity Investments Ireland – Enabling Access students to ‘Blaze Their Own Trail’

Fidelity Investments Ireland are longstanding supporters of the DCU Access Programme. In this piece, Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology with Fidelity Ireland explains how their support for Access scholarships resonates with their core values of diversity and inclusion. Lorna has over 25 years of experience working in the financial services and telecommunications sectors. She has held...
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Glory Joseph, Business studies student , Eromonsele Clements, Mechatronic enjineering student, Amy Nannery, Law and Politics student , Ben Clarke, Compueter Applications student and Lauren Heffernan, DCU Mechatronic Engineering student all pictured at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme for 2020 in DCU’s Glasnevin campus today, where DCU announced plans to double the number of summer work placements on offer to students from disadvantaged backgrounds through the programme to 100 next year. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

DCU Plans to Double Number of Placements on Access to the Workplace Programme in 2020

Dublin City University has announced plans to double the number of summer work placements on offer to students from disadvantaged backgrounds through its Access to the Workplace Programme to 100 in 2020. Results shared today from an evaluation of the programme’s pilot in 2019 show that 39 participating companies provided 50 DCU Access students with...
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DCU Access students Gemma Treacy and Seán McElwain pictured together with Jason Sherlock, Associate Director with DCU Educational Trust and Fiona Hudson from DCU’s Access Service 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) Gemma Treacy, DCU Access student, Jason Sherlock, DCU Educational Trust, Fiona Hudson, DCU Access Service, Seán McElwain, DCU Access student. ***NO FEE*** Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

Vodafone CEO, Anne O’Leary to speak at DCU Access to the Workplace 2020 Launch

DCU Educational Trust is pleased to announce that Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland, will join us as a special guest at the launch of DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme for 2020. The event takes place on DCU’s Glasnevin campus on Wednesday, 27th November from 10.30am to 12.30pm. DCU launched the Access to the...
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Access to the Workplace: Lauren & Vodafone

Head of Talent at Vodafone, Claudine McMahon, explains why Vodafone were inspired to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace programme while Access student, Lauren Heffernan, describes how the Access to the Workplace programme was an invaluable opportunity for her.
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Christopher Murray – A Lifelong Connection to DCU

Software designer and developer Christopher Murray graduated from DCU, or the National Institute for Higher Education as it was then known, with a degree in Applied Physics in 1986. He has maintained a strong relationship with his alma mater since that time and is a longstanding supporter of Access scholarships at DCU. What inspired you...
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Picture shows l-r, Aimee Ennis McLoughlin (Dublin); Aisling O'Halloran (Galway) and Sinéad Leahy (Cork). Four students who communicate through Irish Sign language (ISL) registered at Dublin City University today to become Ireland’s first primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language.  The students Kevin Dudley (Dublin), Aimee Ennis McLoughlin (Dublin), Sinéad Leahy (Cork), Aisling O'Halloran (Galway) have been supported with scholarships by Folens and the Catholic Institute for Deaf People and will begin the full-time four-year undergraduate course next week (Monday, September 23rd). JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. NO FEE.

First Students Begin New Irish Sign Language Primary Teaching Pathway

Four students who communicate through Irish Sign language (ISL) have registered at Dublin City University to become Ireland’s first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language. Provided by DCU’s Institute of Education, four places were made available on the Bachelor of Education programme, which enables Deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish...
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University of Sanctuary

Dublin City University’s designation as Ireland’s first ‘University of Sanctuary’ is a point of great pride for a university community that has long been committed to transforming lives and societies. The refugee crisis in Europe of recent years has posed serious challenges in terms of the role and response of a modern, engaged, European 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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Ornua – Creating a University of Sanctuary Scholarship

In 2018, Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products and owner of the iconic Kerrygold brand, announced their support for a scholarship to enable an asylum seeker to complete an undergraduate degree through DCU’s University of Sanctuary initiative. In this piece, Shane Barry, HR Business Partner with Ornua, describes what motivated the company to support...
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A Second Chance in Life – Sisa’s Story

Sisa Bhebhe came to Ireland from Zimbabwe in 2013 as an asylum seeker. In September 2018, Sisa was able to commence a degree in Accounting and Finance at DCU, thanks to a University of Sanctuary Scholarship supported by Ornua. In this piece she explains what this opportunity has meant to her. “I am a big...
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