Schools Programmes | Access

The aim of our Outreach programme in DCU is to promote further education and increase the progression rate of the most under-represented students at third level institutions.

The Outreach team works with local schools and communities and offers a range of initiatives to 22 schools linked to DCU and other groups in the broader community. 

With collaboration and support from other DCU departments, corporate and community organisations, we  endeavour to make access to third-level education a reality for students with fewer opportunities to go to college.

The purpose of our programmes are to:

  • Raise the aspirations of students experiencing financial and social adversity and


  • Promote and increase progression to third-level education.


We operate a Cycle of Engagement offering students opportunities to engage with DCU from the Junior cycle right through to the Leaving certificate.

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

In 2019-20, the Outreach team offered 17 programmes to our 22 linked schools. Details on our programmes are available here.



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

Secondary Schools

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