DCU in the Community is DCU’s community outreach centre located on Shangan Road in Ballymun.
We act as a bridge between the university - its staff, students and resources - and the local and regional community. Our mission is to promote social regeneration through education and enhance local community development and community resilience through the provision of flexible educational and lifelong learning opportunities.
We also aim to promote and embed civic engagement activities in DCU and in higher education sector in Ireland through our work with Campus Engage.
DCU in the Community is the flagship and most tangible expression of DCU’s commitment to civic engagement. Our activities include:
- Adult education and lifelong learning
- Widening access and participation
- Educational guidance and assistance with college and student finance applications
- Community engagement