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Laeeq’s Story

When Laeeq heard that DCU offered opportunities to gain real-world internship experience while you study, he knew that this was the university experience he wanted. Here, the Business Studies student shares how support from the DCU Access Programme and the Endowed Colm and Paula Delves Scholarship helped him become the first in his family to...
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Enriching a Student’s Journey – Chartered Accountants Ireland and DCU Access to the Workplace

Francesca Fitzpatrick is Programme Officer for Chartered Accountants Ireland’s Thrive Wellbeing Hub. In this piece, she explains what motivates the largest and longest established accountancy body in Ireland to support DCU Access to the Workplace. What inspired Chartered Accountants Ireland to take part in DCU Access to the Workplace? At Chartered Accountants Ireland, we were...
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Caitlin’s Story

Support from the DCU Access Programme helped Caitlin pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. Now, she wants to inspire other young people from her area to reach their potential. “I grew up in a pretty busy home in Ballymun, where I was the third youngest of seven, along with my twin sister. My dream...
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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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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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New West Scholarship to Empower Students from Socio-economically Disadvantaged Communities with DCU Educational Opportunities

A new 4-year educational partnership between West Pharmaceutical Services and DCU will provide 180 students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships and educational opportunities, it has been announced. The new partnership with the DCU Access Programme features the creation of a new annual €45,000 scholarship fund by West to run for four years. Speaking on...
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Susan and Harry Hartford – Supporting DCU’s First Access PhD Scholarship

This year saw the creation of DCU’s first Access PhD Scholarship, thanks to support from Susan and Harry Hartford. Originally from north county Dublin, Harry Hartford now lives in Los Angeles, where he is the President and Head of Fundamental Research at Causeway Capital, an investment management firm which he co-founded in June 2001. In...
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The Sky is the Limit – Aaron’s Story

Growing up in foster care, Aaron dreamed of becoming a pilot. In this video, he shares how support from DCU’s Excellence and Opportunity Fund is helping him to achieve that dream. Now a second-year Aviation Management student, Aaron hopes to show other young people in care what they can achieve. Supported by the Excellence and Opportunity...
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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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Niall Whelan – Promoting Opportunities for All

Niall Whelan is a DCU alumnus and Principle Business Intelligence Analyst at Intapp. In this piece, he looks back on his time at DCU and shares why he’s proud to support the DCU Access Programme. Tell us a bit about your connection to DCU. I studied my Master’s in Electronic Engineering part-time at DCU, between...
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