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Transforming student lives

Cathal’s Story

Cathal is a Marketing, Innovation and Technology student at DCU. The eldest of three children from Athlone, he is now in his 3rd year. Cathal has worked on two DCU Access Telethons to raise funds for the Access programme and is passionate about giving back in whatever way he can. “I always knew that I...
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Hannah’s Story

Discover how DCU’s Access programme helped journalism student Hannah Kelly to become the second person in her family to attend university.
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DCU Annual Fund

Each year DCU alumni and friends give generously to the DCU Annual Fund to support Access scholarships, sports scholarships, research activities and academic excellence. Regular gifts through the Annual Fund are vital to ensure we can continue to provide life-changing scholarships for our students. If you share our passion for transforming lives and society through...
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Access: Pathways to Brighter Futures

We believe that talented youth should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential in life, no matter who they are or where they come from. This is why we operate the largest access programme of any university in Ireland with just under 1,200 Access students enrolled at DCU in 2019/20. Our Access Programme encourages young...
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Visual Arts Initiative

Pablo Picasso once said, “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  We believe that art in all its forms enriches the student experience and develops the rounded individual. The DCU collection includes 300 art pieces displayed on campus, with significant pieces including the 1911 Memorial by Michelle Rogers and Knock-a-Lough, by...
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Student Leadership and Life-skills Centre

At DCU, we seek to develop well-rounded graduates who will be sought after by employers and who can make a significant impact on society. Located in the new Student Centre, the Student Leadership and Life-Skills Centre will support our students in their personal and professional development. It will offer programmes to develop the skills and...
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DCU Student Centre

One of the major successes of the Shaping the Future campaign so far, in 2016 construction commenced on the development of our new €14 million Student Centre  to significantly enhance the on-campus experience for students at DCU. The new DCU Student Centre will be an iconic building at the heart of our Glasnevin campus where...
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George Mihailescu in his lab

George’s Story

George Mihailescu is a third year Physics with Biomedical Science student at DCU. After moving to Ireland, George’s parents settled in Dublin’s inner city where he was born and spent his early years before moving to west Dublin where he still lives today. “Just six of my secondary school classmates went to university, most of...
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DCU Bank of Ireland Sports Academy

At DCU, we are committed to enabling talented young men and women to excel in both academic and sporting fields, and to making a positive impact on the future of Irish sport. Driven by a highly skilled team, the DCU Bank of Ireland Sports Academy promotes, supports and coaches students participating in Gaelic games and...
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Learning Futures Labs

The pace of technological change is rapid and we must continuously innovate to teach and prepare students for tomorrow, today. Our Learning Futures Labs will use technological advances to move our students’ learning environment away from traditional lecture halls. Instead, we will develop classrooms with modern flexible furniture and the latest digital technology to foster...
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