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Transforming student lives

Access to the Workplace – Pietre & Jacobs

David Feighery, Director of Operations at Jacobs explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme while Access Student, Pietre O’Sullivan, describes how the Access to the Workplace Programme was an invaluable opportunity for him.
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Access to the Workplace – Bank of Ireland and Leela

DCU Access to the Workplace provides DCU Access students with a high quality internship during their summer break, hosted by leading Irish companies participating in the programme. In this video, Maria Maguire, Head of the Academy at Bank of Ireland, explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme while Access...
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Éanna De Buitléir – A Lasting Connection with DCU

Éanna De Buitléir is a DCU alumnus who has been supporting the university since 2016. He is now working in logistics in the humanitarian sector, with a French NGO based in Yemen. Despite the challenges that come with where he works today, Eanna has managed to continue to support DCU philanthropically and has always seen...
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Access to the Workplace – The Maples Group & Natasha

DCU Access to the Workplace provides DCU Access students with a high quality internship during their summer break, hosted by leading Irish companies participating in the programme. In this video, Patrick Quinlan, Partner at Maples and Calder, the law firm of the Maples Group in Dublin, explains why they were inspired to support DCU’s Access...
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New Virtual Reality Leadership Lab in Memory of Colm Delves puts DCU at the Cutting Edge

A state-of-the art mixed reality leadership lab designed to develop next generation leaders was officially launched at Dublin City University today in memory of Colm Delves. The lab was established with philanthropic support from Digicel, to honour business leader and DCU alumnus Colm Delves who made a long lasting contribution to the university through support...
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Arthur Cox – The Power of Diversity in the Workplace

Arthur Cox has supported DCU since 2008. This year they took part in the DCU Access to the Workplace Programme, having an Access student intern with them over the summer of 2021. In this piece, Anne Frain, Events and CRM Manager at Arthur Cox LLP, tells us about the benefits of taking part in the...
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Aimee’s Story: Becoming Ireland’s First Deaf Primary Teachers Using Irish Sign Language

In 2019, four students began their journey at DCU to become the first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language (ISL) in Ireland. Now in the third year of her studies on the Bachelor of Education – Irish Sign Language Pathway, Aimee Ennis McLoughlin, describes her journey so far and how her scholarship supported...
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Re-imagining Education and Philanthropy in the New Normal – Professor Daire Keogh 

Following almost two years of disruption to education and society more generally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are finally returning to university campuses across Ireland for in-person teaching and learning activities this September. Amidst a palpable sense of hope and excitement on DCU campuses, Professor Daire Keogh, President of DCU reflects on what this...
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Nathan’s Story

Nathan is one of 1,168 students currently supported by DCU’s Access Programme in the 2020/21 academic year. In this video, Nathan describes how the DCU Access Programme enabled him to pursue his dream of third level education.
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Harry Hartford – Levelling the Playing Field

Originally from north county Dublin, Harry Hartford now lives in Los Angeles where he is the President and Head of Fundamental Research at Causeway Capital, an investment management firm which he co-founded in June 2001. In this piece, he talks about what has inspired his support for DCU’s Access Scholarship Programme and shares his thoughts...
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