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DCU Sport

Time never stops at DCU…and neither do our student athletes! Get a flavour of a day in the busy lives of DCU’s performance athletes and student community, and of how DCU Sport is helping them to excel in their studies, sport and life.
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Turning Our Lives Around – Amy’s Story

DCU’s Excellence and Opportunity Fund creates an open door for bright minds to excel at DCU. In this video, first year Law and Society student Amy Harrison describes how it enabled her to pursue her dream of third level education after family complications affected her secondary school experience.
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Kate Kenny – Dynamic Student and Athlete

DCU student Kate Kenny plays for DCU’s O’Connor-cup winning football team and the Ashbourne-cup winning camogie team, while studying the Integrated Masters in Biomedical Engineering. In this piece, she explains how DCU Sport and being around like-minded people is helping her to balance and excel at both. Can you tell us how you first got...
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Teachers Inspire Award

Louise O’Neill Presents the Teachers Inspire Award to Four Teachers who Transformed the Lives of their Students

On Thursday, 25th of May 2023, four inspiring teachers from across Ireland received the prestigious Teachers Inspire Ireland Desmond Award. At a special ceremony in Dublin City University, hosted by RTÉ Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Ruairí Farrell (Principal of Greystones Community College, Co. Wicklow), Jennifer Hutton (teacher at St. Fiacc’s National School, Graigecullen, Co. Carlow), Gemma...
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DCU Access to the Workplace Programme 2023 Kickstart Event Hosted in the Helix

This week, DCU hosted a special event in The Helix to mark the start of its award-winning Access to the Workplace Programme for 2023. DCU Access to the Workplace was launched in 2019 as an additional support to enhance the career prospects and social mobility of DCU Access students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This kickstart...
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Dr. Seamus Mc Dermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship awarded to Oscar Bourke

Inaugural Dr Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship Awarded at DCU

The inaugural Dr Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship was awarded to first year Business student Oscar Bourke at a hackathon event in DCU Business School on Thursday, 30th March. The scholarship was created thanks to a generous philanthropic donation from The Liffey Trust and was presented by the Trust’s founder, Dr Seámus McDermott. Oscar, who has...
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Veronica Guerin Scholarship winners

Veronica Guerin Washington Scholarship Announced

Two DCU journalism students have been awarded the 2023 Veronica Guerin Washington Scholarship. This scholarship was established by DCU’s School of Communications and Mediahuis Ireland (formerly Independent News & Media) in memory of investigative journalist Veronica Guerin who was murdered in 1996. In 2022/23, the scholarship will allow two DCU journalism students to complete their...
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Michael Alake

Michael’s Story

Michael Alake is a first year Engineering student in DCU. In this piece, he describes how the DCU Access programme has helped him on his education journey. “I grew up living with my dad and my sister in Athboy. It’s always been the three of us. My sister moved out recently, so it’s just me...
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Ella Bergin

Ella’s Story

Ella Bergin is a second-year DCU student in Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering. She was encouraged to pursue engineering by her Physics teacher, who was also an Access student. Today, the DCU Access programme is helping her to achieve her goals. “I grew up in Whitehall as the youngest of three. I have an older brother...
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Nikodem Kawonczyk

Niko’s Story

Nikodem Kawonczyk is a second year BCL (Law and Society) student in DCU. In this piece, he explains how Access has helped him to achieve excellence in third level education.  “I went to the same school in Monaghan Town for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert. It was a good school with a high college acceptance...
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