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Planning Ahead

Preparing for Examination

Submission dates for Autumn and Spring conferrings

Deadline considerations for research students graduating in 2020

Guide to assist research students preparing for the viva voce (oral) examination

Viva cards are available to borrow from the GSO. The cards aim to help research students prepare for the viva examination by providing sample questions covering four key areas: introduction and context, methods, design and analysis, results and discussion and implications and utilisation.

DCU Careers Service

The DCU Careers Service is located in the Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus. See here for further information on the full range of services available to research students, or to make an appointment with a Careers Advisor.  

Online Tools and Reports


Online Career Planning Resources for Research Students


Some key points from the HEA report 'Graduate Outcomes Survey: Class of 2017' (HEA, 2019). See the HEA's full report here.

Graduation Arrangements

Graduation arrangements

Registry website