Transforming student lives

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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Leaders in Knowledge Creation

At DCU, we are committed to maintaining and building our competitive position in terms of academic excellence and our international research profile. The Leaders in Knowledge Creation project enables us to attract and retain the best academic talent through promotion, retention and strategic appointments. Since the launch of Shaping the Future in October 2015, our...
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DCU Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR)

Launched by Hilary Clinton in 2012, DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction has played an active and widely respected role in supporting the Northern Ireland peace process and in bringing the lessons from the Irish peace process to other regions in conflict, working with DCU’s leading experts on these regions to ensure that...
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DCU Institute of Education

Our future prosperity and the quality of our shared society rely heavily on the quality of our education system. DCU’s Institute of Education is the first faculty of education in an Irish university, created in 2016 following the incorporation of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and the Church of Ireland College...
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