Attending DCU 2020/21 - Staff - Staff Supports

Attending DCU 2020/21: Everything Staff Need To Know

Staff Supports

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COVID-19 Guide For DCU Staff

For DCU staff, your first port of call should be to read the full detail of the measures put in place across our campuses along with substantial additional information in the Staff COVID-19 Guide.

Areas covered in the guide include - but are not limited to - face-to-face teaching, health declarations, timetabling, face coverings, cleaning and disinfection, ventilation and the winter flu vaccine support scheme.

DCU Human Resources

The Human Resource department has staff dedicated to working with staff that have concerns regarding COVID-19 and in particular feel they may fall with the high or very high risk groups as defined by the HSE.

More details are available in the Return to Working on Campus policy document for DCU staff.

The DCU HR website also has a section dedicated to issues around Covid 19 as it relates to the University here.

Among the areas covered is the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential support service for all DCU employees and their immediate families (18+) who are experiencing personal and work related issues, now provided by Spectrum Life. For more information click here.

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Mental Health And Wellbeing

We wanted to share this guide from Mental Health Ireland and See Change on returning to work 'A New Reality living with COVID, the pocket guide to returning to the workplace'. Although many of us are not returning just yet, you will find good information on mental health and practical advice.

For more information on your mental health visit the HSE's Your Mental Health website.


Winter Flu Vaccination Support Scheme

Getting a Winter Flu vaccine this year could be vital to both help protect the health system cope with any additional strain caused by Covid-19 and also help protect individuals themselves from contracting the flu at time of increased personal risk with COVID-19.

DCU for the first time is putting in place a scheme that will make available free of charge the flu vaccination to all full-time members of staff including full-time members of staff in the DCU campus companies and all full-time postgraduate research students. Further information on this years flu vaccine is available from the HSE here.

The free Flu Vaccination will be provided by Pharmhealth, our local Pharmacy, based on the Glasnevin campus.  Michael Geaney and his team will also be providing a vaccination service on the St. Patrick’s Campus which will be scheduled according to demand.

To register for a free flu vaccination, please email Paula Hennessy at

Should you be eligible for the free vaccination, Paula will provide further details on next steps to booking your flu vaccination.


Student Support & Development

SS&D have resources available that are aimed at staff supporting students through their studies at the University. For more information click here.

IT Services

As a member of staff you should be able to find everything you need to know on the Information Systems Services (ISS) page.
Should you require further assistance, you can check out the ISS Knowledge Base or log a support ticket.

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Useful Contacts


DCU COVID-19 Helpline

The DCU COVID-19 Helpline is available to provide information and help with any COVID-19 related queries staff or student may have.  

You can contact the Helpline by:

The Helpline is operational 9-6pm Mon-Fri. Out of hours you will be asked to leave a voicemail – the Helpline is monitored on a regular basis out of hours.

DCU Health Centres

  • Glasnevin Campus Student Health Centre, Henry Grattan Building
    Tel 01 700 5143 / 5766
  • St Patrick's Campus Student Health Centre, Block A
    Tel 01 700 9215
  • Out of hours GP services:
    North Dublin D-Doc   Phone 1850 22 44 77  
    Monday to Friday 6:00pm - 8:00am         
    Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays 24 Hours

Student Support & Development

Student Advice Centre: 01-700 7165

DCU Security

Security Control Centre 24/7: 01-7005999


For more contact information click here.