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Access Service applications increase by 75%

November 28, 2012

Dublin City University’s Access Service, a group which helps prospective students who may not consider university as a viable option due to  financial or social reasons, says there has been a huge increase in interest

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Nobel Laureate urges students to act on climate change

November 28, 2012

Nobel Laureate (Nobel Prize winner), Professor Mario Molina has urged DCU staff and students to act collectively in response to the problem of global climate change. Speaking in the Helix last Wednesday, November 21st, as

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Students give their view on the grant system

November 28, 2012

A survey carried out by The College View has found that of the 47% of students who applied for a maintenance grant this year, 42% have received their first payment. A further 17% have received a letter

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Over 11% of DCU drop outs are due to financial issues

November 28, 2012

Over the past four years 130 students have dropped out of DCU due to financial problems. In the 2010-2011 academic year when the registration fee increased to €2,000, 38 students dropped out of their course

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Cash from campus bookshop stolen in robbery

November 22, 2012

Two men on bikes made off with a sum of money from the Hodges Figgis bookstore on campus today. The incident occurred at around 1.45pm this afternoon as shop takings were being moved from the

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SU Conveners could face impeachment

November 22, 2012

Two Student Union Conveners accused of breaching SU rules will find out on Wednesday evening if they could be removed from their positions. Science & Health Convenor Sarah ‘Flano’ Flanagan and Business Convenor Neil Mulhern

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DCU professor amongst top earner in Irish universities

November 14, 2012

Director of Biomedical Diagnostics at DCU, Professor Michael Berndt, is amongst the highest paid staff in Irish universities. Prof Berndt’s workings in DCU coincide with his role within the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) that

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Taoiseach praises Age-Friendly University initiative

November 14, 2012

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has praised the tremendous work done by DCU in developing an Age-Friendly University initiative. The initiative highlights the role that universities can play in responding to the various opportunities and challenges associated

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Business students unhappy with INTRA programme

November 14, 2012

Business students have expressed their unhappiness with the 12-month DCU INTRA placement programme, in which they work full-time for a company in a related field. The most common complaint was having to pay the full

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GAA players receive GPA scholarships through Ryan Academy

November 14, 2012

Seven Gaelic Players Association (GPA) hurlers and footballers received a Diploma in Professional Selling from Business Training Solutions International (BTSI) after completing a 40 week training period. The students completed a series of lessons based

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DCU student involved in innovative science book

November 14, 2012

DCU student Maria Delaney is one of the brains behind a new innovative science book launched recently. A Neutron Walks Into A Bar has been compiled by Maria, a Journalism masters student, who linked up

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MPS bring in the talent for media week

November 14, 2012

Ian Dempsey, Brian Dobson and Sean Moncrieff are just some of the speakers coming to DCU for Media Week 2012 running from 19th to 23rd November. Tracey Smyth, Media Production Society (MPS) events officer, said

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Almost 2,500 students graduate from DCU

November 14, 2012

Almost 2,500 students graduated from DCU last week with the ceremonies being held in the Helix. 14% of undergraduates were awarded a first-class honours degree with 15% of postgraduates leaving with a top level degree.

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Equality week launched by Students’ Union

November 14, 2012

This year’s Equality Week campaign aims to celebrate our differences but acknowledge our equality. The campaign was launched by the Students’ Union in The Hub on Monday with this year’s theme as “Fingerprints All of

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Large turnout expected at “hugely important” open days

November 14, 2012

The upcoming DCU open days are ‘hugely important’ to the university, according to DCU President Brian MacCraith. The dates have been set for this Friday and Saturday and prospective students are expected to turn out

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Movember events begin in DCU

November 14, 2012

Movember was launched in DCU on the 1st November with a ‘slave auction’ in The NuBar. DCU RAG Soc, Style Soc, MPS, Esoc, A&F society and DCU Rugby club were all involved in the auction

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Drinkaware campaign launched for DCU students

October 31, 2012

A new student campaign highlighting the consequences of embarrassing nights out has launched in DCU. The campaign is being run by drinkaware.ie, and it features images of students passed-out drunk on the toilet floor. On

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Students in 24-hour charity broadcast

October 31, 2012

DCUfm are staging a 24-hour charity broadcast this Wednesday, October 31st, in aid of the charity ‘Headstrong’, a non-profit organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland, which is supported by DCU Students’ Union. Third-year

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DCU Offer New Post Graduate Scholarship Exchange

October 31, 2012

DCU postgraduate student Barry Cannon has been selected as the first recipient of a new postgraduate scholarship and exchange programme. The programme, which was announced by Dublin City Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí, will offer