In DCU Access, we operate a Cycle of Engagement offering post-primary students opportunities to engage with DCU from the Junior cycle right through to the Leaving certificate. Once in DCU, Access students receive a range of post-entry support and have an opportunity to support their younger peers as student ambassadors.

Student Life Cycle of Engagement diagram

Student Life Cycle of Engagement

The aim of our Outreach programme in DCU is to promote and increase the progression to third level education, of students most under-represented in 3rd level.

With the collaboration and support from other DCU departments, corporate and community organisations, we aim to make educational equity of access to third-level education a reality for students with fewer opportunities.

The purpose of our programmes is to:

  • Raise the aspirations of students experiencing financial and social adversity 
  • Promote and increase their progression to third-level education.

Our team of Student Ambassadors plays an invaluable part in supporting our programmes and acting as positive role models to their younger peers. 


If you wish to check if your school is linked to the DCU Access programme please refer to the list below:

Secondary Schools

  • Beneavin De La Salle College, Beneavin Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Cabra Community College, Kilkiernan Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
  • Chanel College, Coolock, Dublin 5
  • Coláiste Dhúlaigh, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17
  • Coláiste Eoin, Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Dublin North East Educate Together, Grange, Dublin 13
  • Grange Community College, Grange Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13
  • Margaret Aylward Community College, The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9
  • Marino College Second Level, 14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3
  • Mercy College, St. Brendan's Drive, Malahide Road, Dublin 5
  • New Cross College, Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Our Lady of Mercy College, Beaumont Rd, Beaumont, Dublin 9
  • Pobalscoil Neasain, Baldoyle, Dublin 13
  • Rosmini Community School, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
  • St. Aidan's CBS, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9 
  • St. David's CBS, Artane, Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5
  • St. Finian's Secondary School, Castlefarm, Swords, Co. Dublin
  • St. Kevin's College, Ballygall Road East, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • St. Mary's Holy Faith Glasnevin, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
  • St. Mary's Holy Faith Killester, Brookwood Meadow, Killester, Dublin 5
  • Scoil Chaitriona, St Mobhi Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
  • St. Michael's Holy Faith, Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • St. Vincent's CBS, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
  • The Donahies Community School, Streamville Road, Dublin 13
  • Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9