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DCU Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Memorial Scholarships Celebrate Memory of Deceased DCU Students and Friends

Past students, staff and friends of DCU were remembered at a special Memorial Scholarships event in The Helix at DCU this week. Seventeen students were presented with memorial scholarship awards named in honour of 13 individuals who have played a key role in the life of the University and in Irish society. Amongst those honoured...
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Paul Kane DAA with students George Mihailescu, Uduak George Umo, Sidney Adeleye and Daniel Harvey and Natalie Walker CEO DCU Educational Trust.

Dublin Airport Community Fund Supports DCU Access Programme

We were delighted to join the daa in December with some of our Access students for a special event to celebrate the first allocation from the Dublin Airport Community Fund which includes support for DCU’s Access Scholarship Programme. The €10 million fund will see Dublin Airport invest €400,000 each year for the next 25 years...
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Over €3 million raised to transform lives and society in 2017

In 2017, our incredible supporters helped us to raise over €3 million in new pledges for projects to transform not only the future of our students’ education, but also the future of our country and our society. Last year, you gave generously to a wide range of projects that included supporting young people from disadvantaged...
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Ciaran Clancy - Neogen

Neogen – Supporting DCU Access Students

Creative, print and signage company Neogen was established by DCU graduate Ciaran Clancy and his business partner Julian McDermott in 2004. In this interview, Ciaran describes how the company came to support DCU’s Access Scholarship Programme and what continues to impress him about DCU students today. What inspired Neogen to support DCU’s Access Programme? We...
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Access Graduate Ray Moran is Aiming High

Access graduate Raymond Moran grew up in an area where it wasn’t the norm to progress to higher education. Today he has a BSc in Genetics and Cell Biology and a PhD in Molecular Evolution and is aiming to win a Nobel prize. In this video, he explains how the support of the DCU Access...
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Top of her game: Sarah Rowe

In September 2017, DCU PE and Biology student Sarah Rowe took to the field with Mayo to contest the LGFA Senior All-Ireland Final in Croke Park. In this interview, she shares the secrets behind her success and how the DCU Bank of Ireland Sports Academy has helped her to excel academically and in sport. Growing...
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Graduating DCU Access Students 2017 - Zainab Boladale, Andrew Byrne, Hannah Kelly, Jamie Farrell

Sky is the limit for graduating Access Scholars

There were smiles and celebrations aplenty on DCU’s Glasnevin campus last week as our 2017 graduates gathered with friends and family in The Helix for their graduation ceremonies. Amongst them were 221 graduating Access Scholars for whom this event was possibly all the sweeter for the barriers which they have overcome in order to claim...
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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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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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DCU Access: The World is Full of Possibility

With the DCU Access Programme – the world is always full of possibility for talented young people – no matter who they are or where they come from. Watch our short video below to see how DCU Access has supported over 3,037 young people to pursue their dreams since 1990.
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