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Anna Sheeran

How Can Schools Empower Children as Future Leaders?

Fiona Collins is Network Coordinator of the DCU Changemaker Schools Network in DCU Institute of Education, and an advocate for social justice and children’s rights in education. Here, she shares how this network of progressive schools empowers children to lead change in their homes, schools and communities.  When did you first become involved in the...
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Supporting Creative Students to Thrive – DCU Arts Bursaries Awarded

Nine talented students have received a DCU Arts Bursary Award for 2023/24 to invest in their chosen fields of excellence, which range from visual arts and photography to music. The bursaries were awarded by DCU’s Office of Student Life, with support from DCU Educational Trust. Established in 2009, the Arts Bursary promotes excellence in arts...
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Equinix and DCU Anti-Bullying Centre Launch a New Partnership

Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company ®, is partnering with Dublin City University’s Anti-Bullying Centre to support vital research in anti-bullying. In this piece, Peter Lantry, Equinix’s Managing Director for Ireland, and Prof James O’Higgins Norman, Director of DCU Anti-Bullying Centre and UNESCO Chair in Bullying and Cyberbullying, discuss their shared goal of a world...
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Caitlin’s Story

Caitlin used to pass DCU on the bus and dream of going inside. Here, she shares how support from the DCU Access Programme helped her achieve her ambitions. After graduation, she hopes to inspire other young people to fulfil their potential through her career as a teacher. “I grew up in a pretty busy home...
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Dr Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship Awarded at DCU

The Dr Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship for 2024 was awarded to first-year student Giada Mazzini at a hackathon event in DCU Business School on Thursday, 21st March. The Global Business student was selected from over 700 applicants for the scholarship, which was created thanks to a generous philanthropic donation from The Liffey Trust in 2023....
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Dr David Dowling – A Leader in Vaccine Development

DCU Access graduate Dr David Dowling is now a leading vaccinologist with Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In conversation with Professor Christine Loscher, Head of DCU School of Biotechnology, Dr Dowling shares how the DCU Access Programme gave him an opportunity to plan his future and achieve his ambitions. He also discusses some...
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Shaping the Future of Paralysis Treatment

The DCU Exoskeleton Programme is a research-driven initiative that is shaping the future of paralysis treatment. Supported by philanthropy, the programme allows people with reduced mobility due to paralysis to access supported walking sessions in an exoskeleton suit, offering users a range of health benefits and giving researchers new insights into how this technology can...
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KPMG, Community Foundation Ireland and Professor Noel O’Connor Win DCU Leadership Awards for 2023-24

KPMG and DCU’s many anonymous donors, as represented by Community Foundation Ireland, were announced as the winners of the DCU Corporate Leadership and Individual Leadership Awards for 2023-24 at DCU Educational Trust’s annual Leadership Circle Dinner on 1 February. Professor Noel O’Connor, CEO of Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics and Full Professor in Electronic...
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Peter Grogan – Student and Footballer

Bohemians footballer and Ireland Schools International Player of the Year Peter Grogan is a first-year Sport Science and Health student at DCU. Here, he recounts the highlights of his football career so far, and shares how the Joseph Anthony Lynch Memorial Sports Scholarship is helping him achieve his goals in sport and in university. “I...
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Joanna’s Story

Joanna Ozougwu is a third-year DCU student in Mechatronic Engineering, whose success in university encouraged her mom to return to education.  Here, she shares how the DCU Access Programme is helping her to achieve her goals. “I grew up in Clondalkin as the second oldest of five. In school, my highest grades were always in Maths,...
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