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Upcoming Events

International Chapter San Francisco Reception

Date:  Monday 9th March 2020         
Time:  6.00pm - 8,00pm  
Venue: 
 The Consulate General of Ireland, 100 Pine St., Suite 3350, San Francisco, CA 94111

Register to attend 

International Chapter Washington D.C Breakfast

Date:  Thursday, 12th March 2020    
Time
:  7.30am-8.30am
Venue:
 Founding Farmers Restaurant. Washington, D.C. 20006

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International Chapter New York Reception

Date:  Thursday, 12th March 2020        
Start Time
:  6.00pm-8.00pm  
Venue:  The Consulate General of Ireland, 345 Park Ave, New York, NY 10154

Register to attend 

International Chapter St. Patrick's Day Parade Paris

Date:  Saturday, 14th March 2020       
Start Time
:  12.30pm-3.00pm 
Venue:  
Centre Cultural Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, France

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Alumni Reunion - Class of 1995 celebrating their 25th anniversary year 

Date: Friday 23rd May 2020          
Cost
: €45 per person   Book your ticket here.
Venue: 
DCU St Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 

The 25th anniversary reunion of classmates of BEd In-Service who graduated in 1995 will take place on the evening of Friday, 23rd May, 2020. We would be delighted to meet as many classmates as possible on this very important occasion to renew old acquaintances and reminisce about the special time together in the college 25 years ago.

If you are a member of this graduating class and wish to attend, or be notified of further event details, get in touch with the alumni office to update your details by email alumni@dcu.ie or telephone +353 01 7008689   

Update details here to receive event details. 

Alumni Reunion - Class of 1970 celebrating their 50th anniversary year 

Date: Friday 21st, August 2020          
Cost
: €45 per person   Book your ticket here.
Venue: 
DCU St Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 

The 50th anniversary reunion of classmates of St Patrick's Training College (as it then was) who graduated in 1970 will take place on the evening of Friday, 21st August 2020. We would be delighted to meet as many classmates as possible on this very important occasion to renew old acquaintances and reminisce about the special time together in the college 50 years ago.

If you are a member of this graduating class and wish to attend, or be notified of further event details, get in touch with the alumni office to update your details by email alumni@dcu.ie or telephone +353 01 7008689   

Update details here to receive event details. 

Previous Events

Carol Service Alumni Reception Date: 11th December  Venue: DCU St. Patrick's Campus

Carol Service Alumni Reception

Date: Wednesday 11th December at 6:30pm

Venue: Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel at DCU St Patricks Campus, Drumcondra.

You are warmly invited to join us for this year’s Carol Service, which will take place on Wednesday 11th December at 6:30pm  in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel at DCU St Patricks Campus, Drumcondra.

University Chaplain, Fr Paul Hampson, will lead the Service and traditional carols will be led by an array of award-winning DCU Choirs and performers. Please register to reserve your seat at this enjoyable festive evening.  There will be a mulled wine and mince pie reception directly after the service.

Register to attend..

Washington D.C. Area Meetup Date: 9th December Venue: Washington Blvd, Arlington

Join us for the inaugural event of the DCU Alumni Washington D.C. International Chapter!

Date: Monday, 9th December, 6pm -8pm 

Venue: O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 3207 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Join your fellow DCU DMV community members for a fun-filled happy hour at O'Sullivans in Clarendon on Monday, December 9th. This is the first of many DCU Social and Professional Events for DCU Alumni in Washington DC.

Help us share the event online and let's get the band back together!

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BECE Graduate Network Launch 

Date: Friday, 22nd November 2019  

Venue: DCU St Patrick's Campus

The Alumni Office in collaboration with the BECE team would also like to facilitate the development of the BECE graduate network to support and advocate on behalf of DCU, BECE graduates now and into the future. The launch of the network will take place in the Seamus Heaney Theatre, St. Patrick's Campus on the 22nd of November at 7.30 pm. 

The evening presents an opportunity to stay connected with fellow graduates, engage in CPD programmes and keep up to date with the ongoing changes in the profession. We look forward to welcoming you back as graduates and leaders in the field of Early Childhood Education. 

Register here..

DCU Business School Alumni Reception with Guest Speaker Professor Theo Lynn, Irish Institute of Digital Business Centre Director

Disrupting Finance: FinTech and Strategy in the 21st Century

Technologies such as mobile and cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain are resulting in significant disruptive changes to the financial services sector, not least opening up the sector to increased competition and empowering customers in ways unthinkable just a decade ago. Join us to hear Guest Speaker Professor Theo Lynn discuss the challenges and opportunities of FinTech.

Alumni will also enjoy networking opportunities, connecting and re-connecting with each other and DCU.

When: November 13th 6pm - 8pm

Where : PwC One Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, North Wall, Dublin 1

Please register your attendance


Contact: Caroline Enright, Alumni Relations, DCU Business School caroline.enright@dcu.ie   

San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Meetup 

DCU will host an event for Alumni (plus guests) and the wider tech community on the 12th November in the San Francisco Bay area. DCU Alumna, and recipient of the 2019 Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award, Lorraine Twohill, Chief Marketing Officer, Google LLC. will join the President, Prof Brian MacCraith, for what promises to be an enlightening Fireside Chat event, discussing the changing nature of talent for the tech industry.

Final details are being confirmed for this event that will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 12th November. This will be a strictly invite-only event so please take a minute to update your contact details (below) if you would like to receive an invitation.

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DCU and PNU Graduation Events

We're looking forward to welcoming you to DCU in a few weeks for your graduation!
 
We're pleased to invite you to a number of graduation events which we hope you'll enjoy. These events are designed to welcome you to DCU, celebrate your graduation and allow you to see this beautiful country.
 
Campus Tour 
Thursday 7th November, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Third floor  (Room Q 303/304) of DCU Business School for a campus tour and opportunity to meet DCU students and staff.

Graduation Celebration Dinner
Friday 8th November, 6pm
Following your graduation ceremony, DCU Deputy President Professor Daire Keogh will host DCU and PNU students along with 2 family members at a graduation celebration dinner at the 1838 restaurant. Note that places are limited and registration is essential.
 
Cultural Day Tour (optional activity)
Saturday 9th November
We would like to invite you to join us on a tour of our beautiful home! The Wild Rover tour will pick you up from DCU on the morning of Saturday 9th November and transport you through the rugged gems of the East Coast of Ireland. From Kilkenny, a charming medieval city, and the vast expanse of the Wicklow Mountains, to the glacial valley Glendalough. 

Please ensure that you register for any activities you intend to attend, noting that the graduation dinner is strictly by RSVP only.

 
Register here to attend Graduation Events 

Structured Mentorship Programme Opening Ceremony

Date: Thursday, 24th October 2019     

Venue: DCU Glasnevin Campus

The Opening Ceremony will take place on 24th October at 6pm. Mentors and Mentees will meet for the first time at this event. Email alumni@dcu.ie to register to attend.

About the programme
The DCU Structured Mentorship Programme is a joint initiative, co-organised by DCU Alumni and DCU Careers Service. The programme runs for six months each academic year between October and March and pairs second-year students with alumni Mentors for the purpose of career and personal development. 

Alumni and students are matched based on their areas of professional expertise, DCU course and areas of interest. Mentors will have the option of choosing their own Mentee again this year via our Loop system. Alumni Mentors are asked, if possible, to provide their student Mentee with a work-shadowing day as part of the programme.

New for 2019/20
We are also seeking mentors that have a track record in performance sport, that can mentor students in career and personal development, as well as their sporting careers.  The mentor will share expertise on achieving excellence in both their sport and studies, managing a dual career and managing transition in sport alongside their professional career development.
 

For further details on this mentorship programme please email alumni@dcu.ie

Graduate Law Mentorship Programme Opening Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, 24th September 2019     

Venue: DCU Moot Court, Law and Government, Henry Grattan Building, DCU Glasnevin Campus

The Opening Ceremony will take place on 24th September at 6:30pm. Mentors and Mentees will meet for the first time at this event. Email alumni@dcu.ie to register to attend.

About the programme

The Graduate Law Mentorship programme is a joint initiative, co-organised by the DCU School of Law and Government, DCU Careers Service and DCU Alumni Office. The programme runs for eight months each academic year between September and April and pairs recent graduates with more senior law graduates (eg, trainee solicitor, solicitor, barrister, those employed elsewhere in the legal field, or those who have chosen alternative careers outside of law). 

The objective is to provide encouragement and support for graduates in considering/ planning next career steps - eg applications for internships/ traineeships, or in seeking other alternative opportunities as law graduates. As a mentor, it is a great opportunity to give back and offer any guidance, advice or insights.

Registration for the 2019/20 programme is open and will close at 5pm on Friday 13th September! 

All Ireland Final Brunch

Date and Time: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 12pm sharp 

Registration Link: Register here

Venue: DCU St Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra 

Tickets: Free of Charge

A large panel of speakers will join us on the day, some of these include:

Barry Lenihan (Event MC), Sinéad Finnegan (two time All Ireland winner with Dublin), Cathal Cregg (International Rules star and Multiple Connacht winner with Roscommon), Eamon Donoghue (Irish TImes Sports Journalist) and Darragh Maloney (RTE Match Commentator).

Join us for this year's Alumni Office All Ireland Football Final Brunch and Entertainment on the DCU St Patrick’s Campus, just 15 minutes’ walk from Croke Park stadium.

Those with or without match tickets are welcome to attend the brunch and enjoy the big game build up. We are offering match parking, a bite to eat and the opportunity to hear the views of an expert panel of guests, 

To book in*, just click the tickets tab in the registration link and we will have a place waiting for you.

 *Access to parking is not available without a booking

Alumni Match Ticket Competition 

Congratulations to DCU Alumna, Olivia Callan, winner of the 2019 All Ireland Alumni Match Tickets Competition. Olivia will be presented with her tickets at the All Ireland Brunch.

Alumni Reunion  Class of 1969 celebrating their 50th anniversary year 

Date: Friday 23rd, August 2019          
Cost
: €45 per person   Book your ticket here.
Venue: 
DCU St Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 

The 50th anniversary reunion of classmates of St Patrick's Training College (as it then was) who graduated in 1969 will take place on the evening of Friday, 23rd August 2019. The organising committee of Jimmy Kavanagh, Maurice Daly, Michael Creedon, Pat Cahill, Richard Byrne, Pádraig Ó Donnabháin, and other volunteers would be delighted to meet as many classmates as possible on this very important occasion to renew old acquaintances and reminisce about the special time together in the college 50 years ago.

If you are a member of this graduating class and wish to attend, or be notified of further event details, get in touch with the alumni office to update your details by email alumni@dcu.ie or telephone +353 01 7008689   

Update details here to receive event details. 

International Chapter Saudi Arabia Reception 

Date:  Wednesday 17th, April 2019          

Start Time:  19:00pm  - 21:00pm  
Venue: 
Embassy of Ireland, Diplomatic Quarter, P.O. Box 943449, Riyadh 11693, Saudi Arabia

The Deputy President of Dublin City University, Professor Daire Keogh and Executive Dean of DCU Business School, Professor Anne Sinnott, will host an Alumni Reception. 
Register to attend

International Chapter Abu Dhabi  Reception 

Date: Thursday 2nd, May 2019          
Start Time: 18:00  - 20:00
Venue: Embassy of Ireland, UAE, Al Yasat Street off 6th Street, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 61581

The Executive Dean of Dublin City University Insitute of Education, Dr Anne Looney, will host an Alumni reception. 
Register your interest to attend

International Chapter New York Reception

Date:  Friday 15th, March 2019         
Start Time:  18:00pm  - 20:00pm  
Venue: 
 St Patrick's Bar and Grill, 22 West 46th Street, New York, NY 100386 

Featuring a performance of traditional Irish songs and dance tunes by DCU Music students led by Dr Róisín Blunnie and Dr Seán Doherty  
Register to attend
 

International Chapter Paris St Patrick's Day Parade

Date:  Sunday 17th, March 2019          
Start Time
:  Arrival for 12pm. Parade departs at 1pm. Starting from and returning to  Centre Culturel  Irlandais
Venue:
 Centre Cultural Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, France  
Register to attend

International Chapter San Francisco Reception

Date:  Monday 11th, March 2019          
Start Time
:  18:00pm  - 19:30pm   
Venue:  The Consulate General of Ireland, 100 Pine St., Suite 3350 San Francisco, CA 94111  
Register to attend 

International Chapter Washington Reception

Date:  Thursday 14th, March 2019          
Start Time
:  07:30am - 08:30am   
Venue:  
Founding Farmers Restaurant, 1924 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006  
Register to attend

DCU Alumni Annual All Ireland Football Final Brunch

Date:  Sunday 2nd, September 2018          
Start Time
:  12:00pm        
Venue
:  DCU St Patrick’s Campus   
Register to attend

Join us for this year's Alumni Office All Ireland Football Final Brunch and Entertainment on the DCU St Patrick’s Campus. We are delighted to confirm an all alumni panel of speakers, joined by Darragh Maloney from RTE and you will also hear from some of the parents of our graduates participating in the All Ireland Final!

Those with or without match tickets are welcome to attend the DCU Alumni brunch and enjoy the big game build up.We are offering match parking, a bite to eat and the opportunity to hear the views of an expert panel of guests, MC Barry Lenihan- RTE, Fiona Hudson - Dublin Ladies, Shannon Quinn - Tyrone Ladies, and Enda Smith - Roscommon. Darragh Maloney from RTE will also join us from the audience, along with parents of our Alumni playing in the All Ireland Final.

Musical entertainment on the day will be provided by Claire, George and Ursula Mc Adam, all three are graduates of DCU. Straight from their successful ‘'Muintearas' series concert and participation as members of the winning Blackwater Céilí Band, which took first place in the Senior Céilí  Band competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.  A musical treat to enjoy!

Institute of Education Lecture by Professor Jim Spillane of Northwestern University

Date:  Tuesday 18th, September 2018         
Start Time:  18:00pm   
Register here

2018 DCU Alumni Award Winner Prof Jim Spillane of Northwestern University will deliver a lecture on the DCU St Patrick's Campus at 6pm on Tuesday 18th September on Developing Social Capital in School Systems: Educational Leadership, Infrastructure, and Instructional Improvement from a Distributed Perspective. Jim is one of the world's leading authorities on educational leadership and DCU was proud to honour his contribution to research and policy earlier this year at the ceremony in the Helix, although Jim was lecturing in China at the time! The lecture is open to all, and we look forward to presenting his Alumni Award to him in person at the event. 

DCU Alumni Berlin Irish Embassy Reception

Date:  Thursday 27th, September 2018          
Start Time
:  17:00pm - 18:00pm
Venue
:  Embassy of Ireland, Botschaft von Irland, Jägerstraße 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany  
Register to attend 

The Alumni Office is delighted to invite you to a gathering of DCU alumni for a drinks reception in The Irish Embassy in Berlin on Thursday 27th September.

Following the reception,  the DCU Brexit Institute will hold a special event at, in cooperation with, the Irish Embassy in Berlin. The event, which will be opened by Mr. Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to Germany, will focus on “Brexit and the Future of European Foreign Policy”

The event will feature the Keynote Address by Norbert Rottgen, the Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Katharina Gnath, from the Bertelsmann Stiftung; Jana Puglierin, from the German Council on Foreign Relations; and professor Federico Fabbrini, Director of the DCU Brexit Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Jochen Bittner, from the newspaper Die Zeit. The event is by invitation only.

Reunion Celebrations: Class of 1978

Date:  Saturday 29th, September 2018         
Start Time:  4:45pm     
Venue:  DCU St Patrick’s Campus

On Saturday, 29th September 2018, the Alumni Office will host the Class of 1978 40-year Reunion Celebrations on the St Patrick’s Campus. The event will provide an opportunity to re-unite with classmates, renew old friendships, and the occasion to return to your alma mater.  For additional event information email alumni@dcu.ie 

Register to attend

Alumni Carol Service Reception

You are warmly invited to join us for this year’s Carol Service, taking place on Wednesday 12 December at 6:30 pm in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel, DCU St Patrick's Campus.

University Chaplain, Fr Paul Hampson, will lead the Service and traditional carols will be led by an array of award-winning DCU Choirs and performers. Please register to reserve your seat at this enjoyable festive evening.  There will be a mulled wine and mince pie reception directly after the service.

We look forward to seeing you on the 12th!

Register here

Valentine's Day 2019 Alumni Competition

Are you a DCU Couple?

To celebrate Valentine's Day 2019 we are giving our alumni  couples the chance to win a three course meal for two in the 1838 Restuarant Glasnevin Campus. Simply complete the form below, sharing your story of when you met on campus.

We will make the draw at 5pm on Monday 11th February!

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