HSE confirm second case of meningitis in DCU students


A second case of meningococcal disease (meningitis) has been discovered in a DCU student this week, according to the HSE.

The HSE and HPSC have confirmed that they are investigating two cases of meningococcal meningitis.  As both cases came to the attention of the HSE, they urged DCU Student Support & Development to contact all DCU students to inform them of the risk.


DCUSU offers helping hand for mental health

Counselling services on DCU Glasnevin campus

DCU Students’ Union Mental Health Week, promoted as ‘Helping Hands Week’, is taking place across the DCU campuses this week. 

Organised by DCUSU Welfare Officer Cody Byrne, he said that “this is the week students drop out the most. We want them to stop dropping out because they’re lonely”.


DCU Enactus Society represents Ireland at World Cup in Toronto

Enactus HeadstARTS programme engages with individuals with intellectual disabilities

DCU Enactus Society competed in the 2016 Enactus World Cup in Toronto, Canada, last month representing Team Ireland.

While there were just five members of the society giving their 17 minute presentation, 53 members from different branches of the society traveled to Toronto as part of Team Ireland.


DCU Clubs & Socs grant application process changes

The process of the Clubs & Socs grant application has changed

The grant application of the DCU Students’ Union subsidised budget process for DCU’s clubs and societies have changed this year.

DCU Clubs & Societies and the SU are now placing a focus on how clubs and societies are funded and how they are developed by the students who run them.


DCUSU Marquee cost over €20,000 to rent

DCUSU erected a marquee on Glasnevin campus to host events during first month

The DCU Students’ Union marquee, situated in the mall on the Glasnevin campus, cost approximately €25,000 to rent for the four week period it was in place, according to DCUSU President Dylan Kehoe.

As the reconstruction on the Hub has commenced, DCUSU rented the marquee from David’s Marquee Hire to facilitate clubs and society events during the first four weeks of semester one.