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DARE/DLSS Orientation

Ready Set DCU

Last Updated: 10th June 2021
September 2021 - It is our hope to run this event on-site in September 2021,  but this may change due to Covid restrictions. We will update this page as necessary.


What is Ready, Set, DCU?

Ready, Set, DCU is a unique 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 on which course you are taking will determine which Session you are to attend, please see below:

  • Monday 13th September 2021 for those on Business or Humanities Programmes: Glasnevin Campus 10.30 - 4pm


  • Tuesday 14th September 2021 for those on Science, Health, Computing or Engineering Programmes: Glasnevin Campus 10.30 - 4pm


  • Tuesday 14th  September for those on the Institute of Education programmes: St. Patrick's Campus 10.30 - 4pm


Parents Information Talk - Monday 13th September September @ 1pm ( online) repeated on Tuesday 14th September @ 6pm (online)


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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