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Open Days November 17th and 18th 2017

Please register your attendance: Our booking form will be available Monday 20th October  

Our detailed Open Day Guide will also be available Monday 20th October - It includes the times and locations of talks so that you can plan your day!

 

Welcome guide

Greetings from DCU at what is a very exciting time for us.  DCU is now Irelands’ fastest growing university and 2017 will see the completion of a significant transformation programme for the University, with the full incorporation of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (SPD), Mater Dei Institute of Education (MDI) and Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) within DCU. Accordingly, DCU Open Day activities will take place across both the Glasnevin and St Patrick’s campuses as outlined below.

In addition to the 6 degree courses in Education delivered by the DCU Institute of Education, the DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is now offering 14 subjects on the Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours degree. These DCU courses are adding to the more than 70 courses being offered to over 16,000 students across five faculties: DCU Business School, Engineering and Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences, DCU Institute of Education, and Science and Health.

Glasnevin Campus

The Glasnevin campus will be open to the public on Friday, 17th November 2017 between 10:00am and 3:00pm and on Saturday, 18th November 2017 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. 

St Patrick’s Campus

The St Patrick’s campus will be open to the public only on Saturday, 19 November 2017 between 9:30am and 3:30pm.*

* Please note that information on Education courses will be available on the Glasnevin campus on BOTH Friday, 17th and Saturday, 18th November 2017. 

Complimentary Bus to St Patrick’s Campus

A complimentary bus from the Glasnevin campus to the St Patrick’s campus will depart from outside the Helix on a rolling basis on BOTH Friday, 17th November and Saturday, 18th November. As the St Patrick’s campus is only open to the public on Saturday, 19th November, this will enable students to have the opportunity to visit the St Patrick’s campus on Friday, 18th November, take a 40 minute tour of the campus and be brought back to the Helix for pick up.

All Hallows Campus

Students taking the BA Arts (Joint Honours) degree may have lectures on the All Hallows campus. There will be an opportunity to visit the All Hallows campus on both days. Tours to the All Hallows campus will depart from the St Patrick’s campus at 11:00am and 1:00pm

 

What To Expect

DCU Open Days are open to all 6th year, 5th year and transition year students, prospective mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers and parents. Our Open Days will help your students to decide if DCU is right for them. Students will be able to get a feel for what it means to be a DCU undergraduate.

At our Open Days, your students can:

• Explore the campuses and facilities and get a taste of student life.

• Attend course information talks to find out more about the degree they would like to study.

• Meet current students and members of academic staff.

Course Presentations

There are a number of infromation sessions that will take place on both campuses. DCU offers over 70 undergraduate degree courses in Business, Engineering, Arts, Humanities, Education, Science, Health and Computing. The presentations will cover course content, choices within degrees, the differences between similar degree courses, work placements and career prospects. Each presentation will be 30-45 minutes in duration and will be repeated throughout each day. A full timetable will be available online 4 weeks before the open days.

The Parent’s Perspective

Parents play a key role in supporting their son/daughter throughout both their decision-making process and life at university. This advisory session, presented by DCU Student Support and Development, will provide guidance to parents on how they should approach their son/daughter’s path to third-level education. It will examine the costs involved in attending college and also the supports available to students. Furthermore, it will highlight what parents should look out for and how to tackle any issues that may arise. 

Student Life at DCU

This talk will be delivered by the Students’ Union and will look at everything your student needs to know on how best to transition into university life. DCU students will discuss student life because going to university means more than just attending classes - it’s also about time-management, increased personal responsibility and social challenges such as making new friends and getting involved in sports, clubs and societies. Our Students’ Union will offer sound advice on successfully making that transition.

Sport and Elite Sport Opportunities in DCU

At DCU we believe in a ‘Sport for All’ philosophy. Why? Because developing as an individual is not just about books and learning and that’s why we:

  • Promote participation in sport
  • Encourage the development of sports clubs
  • Support elite sportspersons
Disability and Learning Support Service

The Disability and Learning Support Service will be hosting an information session on admission routes and supports available for prospective students, parents and guidance counsellors.

DCU Glasnevin Campus

What’s happening on the St Patrick’s campus!

Exhibition Area

The Exhibition Area is located in The Helix with Information Points for you to ask questions or to find out more about DCU. Students will have an opportunity to meet representatives from the following areas:

• Student Support and Development      Careers Service 

 Sports Academy    Sport Scholarships      Accommodation 

 Admissions       Mature Student Information     Disability and Learning Support Service 

 Access Service     DCU Business School        Faculty of Science and Health 

 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences *      DCU Institute of Education 

 Faculty of Engineering and Computing     International Office      DCU Connected - Online Education   

* Information on the Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours course will be presented on both the St Patrick’s and the Glasnevin campuses

So whether your students have questions about what career a DCU degree can direct them towards, sports scholarships or work placement opportunities, make sure they stop by the Exhibition Area. Academic and support staff will be available in the Exhibition Area to offer individual advice and to answer specific queries about courses.

Course Presentations

Presentations will cover course content and choices within degrees. Presentations will be repeated throughout the day and a full timetable will be available closer to the date.

Guidance Counsellors/Teachers’ Welcome

A welcome session with President of DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith, will provide you with up-to-date information about new courses and developments at DCU. You will also have the opportunity to meet informally with academics and Student Support and Development staff.

Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival and you are welcome to attend a buffet lunch immediately following your welcome session. Please feel free to invite your colleagues to attend this briefing. You can register your attendance online or on the enclosed booking form.

Explore the Glasnevin Campus

It is important that your students get a feel for the Glasnevin campus. DCU Student Ambassadors will provide guided tours of campus, which will take place at regular intervals throughout Friday and Saturday. Highlights include, student accommodation*, our award winning sports centre and the beautiful three-storey John and Ailleen O’Reilly Library.

*Please note that specific tours of student accommodation will start from the Accommodation information stand located in the exhibition area of The Helix.

Tours of the Glasnevin campus will depart from the ‘DCU Letters’ opposite the main entrance of The Helix at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm – the tour will take approximately 40 minutes.

Complimentary Bus to St Patrick’s Campus

A complimentary bus from the Glasnevin campus to the St Patrick’s campus will depart from outside the Helix on a rolling basis on BOTH Friday, 18th November and Saturday, 19th November. As the St Patrick’s campus is only open to the public on Saturday, 19th November, this will enable students to have the opportunity to visit the St Patrick’s campus on Friday, 18th November, take a 40 minute tour of the campus and be brought back to the Helix for pick up. The last bus to depart the St Patrick’s campus will be at 2:30pm on both Friday, 18th November and Saturday, 19th November.

Subject Specific Tours

Faculties will offer tours and/or demonstrations in their laboratories and lecture theatres. More information can be obtained at their talks and in the exhibition area.

Information Points

To help and assist you and your students, there will be two Open Day Information Points on the Glasnevin campus for enquiries. The first will be located in the foyer of the Research and Engineering Building, which is accessed via the Collins Avenue entrance. The second will be in the Exhibition Area, which is located in The Helix. At the Information Points, copies of the Prospectus and the Open Day Guide highlighting the location and times of course presentations, and map of the Glasnevin campus will be given to you and your students.

On the day, look out for our Student Ambassadors and members of staff who will be pleased to help you and direct to the Open Day Information Points.

Parking

If you are coming by coach, please ask the coach driver to drop you and your students at the Collins Avenue Entrance. To ensure your smooth arrival, we would appreciate it if you could indicate how you will be travelling to Open Days on the Event Booking Form.

Please note that the Glasnevin campus is well serviced by public transport and we have a number of NEW transport links to DCU. These links and directions to the Glasnevin campus can be found at HERE.

If travelling by car, please park in Car Park 1 – the multi-storey car park, which is the first building on the right hand side (after the small roundabout) - please use the Collins Avenue entrance for access to the multi-storey car park. 

Catering Facilities

Light refreshments will be available to purchase in The Helix and there will be a selection of hot food, drinks (including Starbucks in-house coffee) and snacks to purchase in the main Student Restaurant, located between Albert College and the Henry Grattan Building; and from Zest Café located in the Foyer of the University Sports Complex. The Spar supermarket will also be open.

Booking Form

All Schools must register to attend Open Days. Please click here to register your school group.

Open Day Guide

This will be available 4 weeks prior to the event

 

St Patrick’s Campus

What’s happening on the St Patrick’s campus!

Exhibition Area

If your student is interested in our Education or Arts degree courses, then the St Patrick’s campus is the place to be. The Exhibition Area is located in the E and F Block with an Information Point in F Block for you to ask questions or to find out more about our courses.

Your students will have an opportunity to meet representatives from the following areas:

• Education - Early Childhood  • Education - Primary Teaching  • Education - Primary Teaching (Gaeltacht Applicants)

• Education – Primary Teaching (Restricted Entry)  • Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours *

• Post Primary Teacher Education – Religious Education & English  •Post Primary Teacher Education – Religious Education & History

• Post Primary Teacher Education– Religious Education & Music  • Education & Training Daytime Delivery Mode (Full-time) & Flexible Delivery Mode

• Student Support and Development  • Careers Service  • Students’ Union  • Accommodation  • Admissions  • Mature Student Information

• DARE (Disability and Learning Support Service)  • HEAR (Access Service)  • Subject Stands

* Information on the Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) course will be presented on both the St Patrick’s and the Glasnevin campuses

So whether your students have questions about what career a DCU degree can direct them towards or about placement opportunities, make sure they stop by the Exhibition Area. Staff from all faculties will be available in the Exhibition Area to offer individual advice and to answer specific queries about courses.

Course Presentations

Presentations will cover course content and choices within degrees. Presentations will be repeated throughout the day and a full timetable will be available at www.dcu.ie/openday closer to the date. 

Explore the St Patrick’s Campus

It is important that you get a feel for the St Patrick’s campus and Student Ambassadors will give guided tours of the campus at regular intervals throughout Saturday. Highlights include the West Building where all AV presentations will be provided via an 84” touchscreen and which features a state-of the art 500-seat lecture theatre. The new building also includes a large open space where students can relax and mingle. The four-storey Cregan library/resource centre, with its impressive views of Dublin, contains over 160,000 books and over 400 study spaces. Campus tours will also include student accommodation.

Tours of the St Patrick’s campus will depart from the reception area of the library at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm – the tour will take approximately 40 minutes.

Complimentary Bus to Glasnevin Campus

A complimentary bus from the St Patrick’s campus to the Glasnevin campus will depart from Car Park 1 (near the main reception) on a rolling basis on Saturday, 19th November. This will allow students to have the opportunity to visit the Glasnevin campus, attend a course presentation, talk to staff and students or take a campus tour. They will then be brought back to the St Patrick’s campus. The last bus to depart the Glasnevin campus will be at 2pm from outside the Helix.

Information Points

To help and assist you and your students, there will be an Open Day Information Point located on the ground floor of the F Block. At the Information Point, copies of the Prospectus and the Open Day Guide highlighting the location and times of course talks, and map of the St Patrick’s campus will be given to you and your students.

On the day, look out for our Student Ambassadors and members of staff who will be pleased to help you and direct to the Open Day Information Point. 

Parking

Please note that the St Patrick’s campus is well serviced by public transport. Further information can be found HERE.

There is limited parking available on the St Patrick’s campus with additional parking available on the All Hallows campus.

Catering Facilities

There will be a selection of hot food, drinks and snacks to purchase in the main Student Restaurant. 

Booking Form

All Schools must register to attend Open Days. Please click here to register your school group.

Open Day Guide

This will be available 4 weeks prior to the event

 

Open Day Enquiries

School Liaison Office, 

T +353 (0) 1 700 8510 / +353 (0) 1 700 8145

E studenthelp@dcu.ie

  

All information is correct at time of going to print. The information given in this publication is intended as a guide to persons seeking admission to Dublin City University and shall not be deemed to constitute a contract or the terms thereof between the University and an applicant or any third party, or representatives concerning same. Dublin City University is not responsible and shall not be bound by errors or omissions from this publication; the University reserves the right to revise, amend, alter or delete programmes of study and academic regulations at any time by giving such notice as may be determined by Academic Council in relation to such change.