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Student Experience and Facilities

The Colm Delves Leadership Lab at DCU

The Colm Delves Leadership Lab at DCU was established in 2021 with philanthropic support from Digicel. The creative learning space is the first of its kind in Ireland, developing next generation leaders.
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Mark Smyth – Excelling On and Off The Track

Sprinter and DCU Multimedia graduate, Mark Smyth, is the reigning Irish 200m champion and will compete with the Irish 4 x 100 m men’s relay team at the European Championships in Munich this summer. In this piece, he discusses how DCU Sports and Wellbeing has enabled him to combine high performance sport with academic success....
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Aoife O’Cuill – Succeeding in Sport and University

Distance runner, and DCU Accounting and Finance graduate, Aoife O’Cuill is currently completing a Masters in Accounting with DCU Business School. In this piece, she discusses how DCU Sports and Wellbeing has enabled her to combine high performance sport with academic success. What drew you to DCU as a student athlete? I was always a...
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Rory O’Connor – Aiming High in Sport and Life

Wexford senior hurler, and DCU Business Studies graduate Rory O’Connor has just completed a MSc in Finance with DCU Business School. In this piece, he discusses how DCU Sports and Wellbeing has enabled him to combine high performance sport with academic success. What are the main challenges for a student athlete trying to combine high...
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DCU Sports and Wellbeing

At DCU, we pride ourselves on both the promotion of sports and physical activity as an integral part of the student experience, the outstanding performances of our elite athletes supported through DCU Sports and Wellbeing, and the expertise of our School of Health and Human Performance in the science that underpins sport. DCU Sports and...
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Jennifer Dunne – Excelling in Sport and in Life

Dublin Ladies footballer Jennifer Dunne, is in her 4th and final year of studying a Bachelor of Education at DCU. Jennifer is now the recipient of the Paddy J Wright Sport Memorial Scholarship for two years running. In this piece, she describes how the scholarship has helped her to juggle her final year studies and...
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Evan Comerford – Excelling On and Off The Field

Playing with Dublin’s minor team, u21 team and senior football team over the last seven years, DCU student, Evan Comerford, has won an All-Ireland title with the u21 team alongside three All-Ireland titles with the senior football team. With all this at hand, Evan explains how he balances his college life with his sporting commitments....
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Sarah Torrans – Striking the Perfect Balance

Sarah Torrans is a third year General Nursing student at DCU from Knocklyon, Dublin. Sarah manages a busy schedule of completing her degree at DCU while also representing both DCU and Ireland on the hockey pitch. In this piece, she gives an insight into the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup, the 2021 Olympics and the...
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Nadia Power – Journey to Success

Nadia Power is a third year Marketing, Innovation and Technology student at DCU, who recently won bronze at the European Athletics u23 Championships 800m race in 2019. Achieving this sporting success is no easy feat and requires great determination and dedication. In this piece, Nadia talks about her sporting career so far, what the future...
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Future-Tech Building

In September 2018 the Department of Education and Skills revealed details of a €24million investment towards a new €50million, state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility at DCU. ‘Future-Tech’ the planned 10,000m² facility is a project that will further advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science, computing and engineering disciplines, with a capacity...
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