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Your University Life

This is DCU

University life is all about developing expert knowledge in a subject area that you are passionate about but it should also be a time of growth and a time to develop skills to reach your full potential. Become the best graduate that you can become and take advantage of the incredible range of opportunities – there is something for everyone.

Here you will find lots of information related to the student experience, including supports  available to make your student experience at DCU a good one.


Your first stop should be MyDCU in our learning portal Loop. MyDCU is a new and exciting addition to Loop. Here you will find all the supports and elements from DCU Student Support & Development, the Office of Student Life, Clubs & Societies and DCU Students’ Union.

Clubs and Societies

DCU offers vibrant and exciting social, sporting and developmental opportunities through over 140 Clubs and Societies.  Clubs and Societies are the heartbeat of student life on campus and offer opportunities to try new activities. learn new skills, represent DCU in competition, and to make friends and memories. 

Societies cater for arts, music, culture, volunteering, politics and general interest, while clubs offer sport and physical activity opportunities from beginners to competitive athletes.  if you can't find what you're looking for, you can even start your own club or society.  For more information on DCU Clubs & Societies, and to join online visit www.dcuclubsandsocs.ie


Student Support and Development offers a range of opportunities and supports to help students make the most of their university experience, irrespective of the students starting point or prior educational experience. Your journey through university should be one of new learning, skills development, personal fulfilment and new opportunities, and the diversity of the services SS&D offer reflects the complexity of this journey.

Mental Health And Wellbeing

Your mental health and well-being is of paramount importance to us.  There are an extensive range of services and supports available for you both on-line and in person from the Student Support and Development Team to help you through challenging times.

Please see the Student Support and Development site for further detailed information on:

  • Counselling and personal development
  • Life Coaching
  • The Student Health Centre
  • Personal Finances and supports
  • Sports and Wellbeing
  • Chaplaincy
  • Disability and Learning Support Service
  • Student Clubs and Societies

Information on DCU's counselling and personal development service can be found here

DCU Healthy is our whole campus initiative to support the health and wellbeing of the whole community, including students and staff. We are already doing lots to support wellbeing but bringing this altogether and strengthening this work is the focus of DCU Healthy. Click here for more information on DCU Healthy.