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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.

It takes place the week before the main student orientation at DCU.

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 or mature 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