By Aoife Reilly
A new website set up by DCUSU is offering discounts to students and promoting entertainment and events around the DCU campus.
Greatcraic.ie is a commercially driven website providing DCU students with a huge variety of offers and discounts as well as keeping them up to date with the social happenings of DCU. DCUSU has created the “fun and relaxed” website that is relevant to DCU students in the hope of engaging more with students.
Taking over from Campus magazine, greatcraic.ie will document the social events of DCUSU and will feature reviews, guides and photos, which will be updated on a weekly basis. It will be a key player in promoting on-campus entertainment and activities and in keeping students informed on events around DCU.
Greatcraic.ie will also contain feature articles on topics related to student life such as love, study and money.
Understanding the financial burden studying has on students, greatcraic. ie also provides students with exclusive offers on products and services, both on and off campus. Using their smartphones students download a voucher from the website and present it in store to avail of the offer, along with a valid DCU Student ID. One can also print their voucher and give the hard copy to the retailer instead. Starbucks and Lucozade are just some of the products included in the offers.
Editor of greatcraic.ie, Emer Fitzgerald, said “We wanted to build a new publication to communicate more effectively with the general student body and to promote the events and entertainment that DCUSU passionately organises on a daily basis.”
With the official launch on October 3, greatcraic.ie went online on Monday, September 26. It is the first University e-zine in Ireland and hopes to improve the relationship between students and the Student Union.