Excellence and Opportunity

DCU Shortlisted for Two Times Higher Education Awards

Two DCU initiatives supported by philanthropy are through to the final round of the Times Higher Education Awards: the STEM Teacher Internship (STInt) programme and the Bachelor of Education – Irish Sign Language Pathway. Bachelor of Education – Irish Sign Language (ISL) Pathway The Bachelor of Education – ISL Pathway is a pathway into primary...
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Supporting Excellence and Opportunity in a New Academic Year

DCU’s campuses are alive with activity this week, as students make their return for a new academic year. Over 19,000 students have arrived on campus to begin or continue their university journey, enjoying Clubs and Socs Fairs, campus tours and the many other orientation activities on offer. Already, this year’s Freshers are discovering new friendships...
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Powering a Greener Future

DCU’s Excellence and Opportunity Fund enables talented students to pursue doctoral research that makes an impact. In this video, final-year PhD students Lauren Kearney and Katie O’Rourke share how that support is helping them to take on some of our world’s most pressing challenges: tackling global warming and protecting biodiversity. Through the Excellence and Opportunity...
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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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DCU Access Students Embark on Digicel Internships in Jamaica

DCU Educational Trust is delighted to continue its partnership with Digicel to provide DCU Access Students with unique summer internships. This summer, three students will head to the Caribbean to complete a ten-week work placement with Digicel. Through this partnership, which has been running since 2011, DCU Access students Amy McMahon, Austin Ackim Phiri and...
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Making a Difference – Mellisa’s Story

Mellisa is a final-year student studying Nursing (Mental Health) in DCU. She left Zimbabwe in 2016, when the country was under the regime of Robert Mugabe. As she completes her final nursing placement, she reflects on how far she has come with the help of the University of Sanctuary programme. “I came to Ireland from...
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Students at graduation

DCU Access to Offer First PhD Scholarship

DCU is accepting applications for a fully funded four-year PhD with a €19,000 annual stipend, supported by DCU Access. This is the first time the service has offered support at PhD level. The Access service is in a position to offer the scholarship following a donation to DCU Educational Trust. DCU Access has previously provided...
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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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