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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...
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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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Access to the Workplace 2024 – Talent to Take on the Future

    This December, DCU launched Access to the Workplace 2024 at PwC in Spencer Dock. The event, Talent to Take on the Future, explored how organisations can build a workforce that is ready to embrace the challenges of the future. The award-winning Access to the Workplace programme provides professional summer internships for DCU Access students from...
  • Grace Colley – Developing Targeted Cancer Treatments

    Grace Colley is working to develop more targeted and effective treatments for breast cancer patients through her doctoral research in DCU’s School of Biotechnology. In this piece, she describes how support from the Orla Benson Memorial Scholarship is helping her advance and share this much-needed research. “I first developed my interest in research in DCU,...
  • DCU Access to the Workplace: Queen and Pinsent Masons

    DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme aims to improve the employability and earning potential of disadvantaged students as well as support them to grow their connections and network and ultimately their social capital by increasing early access to employment opportunities and professional networks. Queen Lawal, a second year DCU student in Politics and Law, spent...
  • Rhys Doyle – Unlocking the Potential of Nuclear Fusion

    DCU’s Excellence and Opportunity Fund provides transformative student scholarships and enables talented students to pursue doctoral research that makes an impact. In this video, PhD student Rhys Doyle shares how the DCU Access Programme gave him the emotional and financial support he needed to excel in university, even when faced with difficult choices. Now in...
  • Federica Fazio – Understanding Mutual Defence in a Time of War

    Federica Fazio developed an interest in international relations at an early age. In light of the war in Ukraine, her doctoral research into European mutual defence commitments is both timely and essential. In this piece, she describes how the Paddy Moriarty Memorial Scholarship is helping her to excel as a PhD candidate in DCU’s School...
  • Adam’s Story

    Adam McLoughlin is a second year Marketing, Innovation and Technology (MINT) student from Ballymun. Growing up, he didn’t see many people from his area going on to university, but he was determined to go. In this piece, he describes how schemes and supports like the DCU Access Programme are helping to change these patterns as...
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    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.