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What is Ready, Set, DCU?

Ready, Set, DCU is a unique one day orientation programme specifically to students entering DCU through the DARE scheme or students with a disability entering DCU as a first year in September.

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

  • Tuesday 11th September  

10am - 4pm (Lunch provided) Glasnevin Campus -  for those on Business or Humanities 

  • Wednesday 12th September 

10am - 4pm ( Lunch provided) Glasnevin Campus -  for those on Science, Health , Computing or Engineering Programmes 

  • Thursday 13th September 

10am - 4pm ( Lunch provided) St. Patricks Campus - for those on the Institute of Education programmes

You will receive more detailed information from us in an email on Monday 27th August.

What will I gain from it?

Ready, Set, DCU is an opportunity to meet your classmates and make friends with students who also have the experience of studying with a disability. 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. All students who attend Ready, Set, DCU will receive an e-certificate for their Loop Portfolio - a record of achievements that students build during their time in DCU.

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 we will contact you directly to offer you a place on the programme.

If you are a FETAC student with a disability and would like to attend please send us an email.

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