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DLSS Orientation

Last Updated: 17th August 2022


What is Ready, Set, DCU?

Ready, Set, DCU is a 1-day orientation programme specifically aimed at students entering DCU through the DARE scheme or students with a disability (under 23) entering DCU as a first-year in September.


Depending which course you are taking will determine which Session you are to attend, please see below:

  • Thursday 15th September 2022 for those on Business or Humanities Programmes:
    • Glasnevin Campus 10.00- 3pm


  • Friday 16th September 2022 for those on Science, Health, Computing or Engineering Programmes:
    • Glasnevin Campus 10.00- 3pm


  • Friday 23rd September 2022 for those on the Institute of Education programmes:
    • St. Patrick's Campus 10.00- 3pm



Parents Information Talk (Online): Thursday 15th September @ 7pm


You will receive more detailed information from us in an email after CAO offers.


What will I gain from it?

Ready, Set, DCU is an opportunity to meet your classmates ONLINE and make friends with students who also come through the DARE route. You can find out about how the Disability and Learning Support Service can support you during your time as a student at DCU, and you can get to know the staff team. 


Does it cost anything?

No. Free of charge!


How do I sign up!

If you have been offered a place at DCU and applied through the DARE scheme or declared you have a disability on the CAO we will contact you directly to offer you a place on the programme.

If you are a FETAC student with a disability or did not declare on the CAO you can still attend, just send us an email.

If you have any questions or queries you can contact us at


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