DCU had been in 79 th place last year but has since moved up to 74 th in the world after the

latest assessment by the Higher education organisation.
DCU News

DCU rises in world university rankings

April 19, 2017

DCU have jumped 5 places in the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings for 2017. DCU had been in 79th place last year but has since moved up to 74th in the world after

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Students' Union

Manus McLoughlin SU Spread

April 19, 2017

With the year coming to an end, Manus McLoughlin, the first ever Vice President for Education and Placement in DCU spoke to The College View about his highs and lows of the year.  McLoughlin said that

A a 22-year-old student remains critically ill in hospital after suspected ecstasy consumption
University News

Ecstasy use among Students at an all-time high

April 19, 2017

Gardaí fear that ecstasy use among second and third level students has reached an all-time high. Last week, a 22-year-old college student was left in critical condition in Sligo University Hospital following a night out

The current ban has been in place for the past 90-years.
National News

Good Friday ban to be lifted

April 19, 2017

A number of DCU students have said that the 90 year-old ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday is archaic and illogical. The Government is currently moving to lift the ban with the change

DCU’s own Hybrid Student Media Awards, run by the Media Production Society, took place on the 10th of April.
Events

DCU students represent in media awards

April 19, 2017

Last Thursday saw the end of a slew of April student award ceremonies with the Board of Irish College Societies Awards in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. DCU’s own Hybrid Student Media Awards, run by the

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DCU News

Social Innovation and Design Thinking project in Eindhoven

April 19, 2017

DCU staff and students recently travelled to Eindhoven in The Netherlands to take part in a project  led by the Glasgow Caledonian University called the Strategy for Change social innovation training programme. DCU’s Office of

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National News

New top up app for Leap Card users

April 19, 2017

A Leap Card app update will allow users to top up their cards by mobile rather than in a shop, according to the National Transport Authority. This new development will benefit commuters who previously had

The campaign is organised by the ESHTE.
DCU News

It Stops Now campaign comes to DCU

April 19, 2017

DCU has lent official support for the It Stops Now campaign which aims to prevent sexual harassment and violence in third level education.

VP for Welfare and Equality Cody Byrne.
Students' Union

Cody Byrne SU spread

April 19, 2017

From organising protests against rising college fees to battling Hazelwood student apartments over rent and deposits, Byrne says that he has had a very busy term.

James Donoghue says goodbye to DCU after two years working for the SU.
Students' Union

James Donoghue SU Spread

April 19, 2017

As the college year comes to an end, former Education Officer and current Academic Affairs Officer, James Donoghue, spoke to The College View about his experience working with the Student Union over the past year.

New app launched to help students get a taxi home on night out
University News

New app to help students get home safely

April 19, 2017

A new student service, Dash (Driving All Students Home), is making its way across the country by allowing students to get taxis even when they have no cash, bank card or phone on them while

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Students' Union

Eimear Maguire SU Spread

April 19, 2017

With the academic year drawing to a close, outgoing Vice President for Engagement and Development Eimear Maguire reflected on her biggest challenges; the incorporation and finding her feet in the newly created position. “It was always

1,100 students are to receive maintenance grants.
University News

Maintenance grants for postgraduate students.

April 19, 2017

The department of education have announced new changes for postgraduate and mature students being implemented in the 2017/2018 academic year on the 3rd of April.

Students' Union

Dylan Kehoe SU Spread

April 19, 2017

DCU Students’ Union President Dylan Kehoe said Wednesday that he is leaving his SU office with high hopes for his successor Niall Behan after the “tough year” the Union has dealt with in relation to

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Blogs

Free use of St. Pat’s gym in lead up to exams

April 19, 2017

The gym on St. Patrick’s campus was made completely free for the final three weeks of this semester in a bid to alleviate the stress of exams for students. Initially, a number of requests had been

The Careers Services will conduct a full assessment of the scheme in order to expand and improve on it.
University News

Number of applications for Mentorship Programme Increases

April 19, 2017

The DCU structured mentorship programme received nearly twice as many applicants this year than in 2016 says Head of DCU careers services, Yvonne McLoughlin. The programme, which aims to pair second-year students with alumni mentors

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Health

DCU STEM projects receive millions in funding

April 19, 2017

Three projects from DCU were awarded funding this month from the Science Foundation Ireland for research projects in the areas of sciences, technology, engineering and maths. (STEM)   Each project is currently being led by