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Background to Our DCU

The last eight years has seen a period of dramatic growth for the University with an increase of over 50% in both staff and student numbers and an expansion to a multi-campus environment (following the incorporation of St Patricks College Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education in to the University in 2016).   

In this context, Goal 5 – Value and Develop our Staff Community of the University's Strategic Plan outlines how the University will foster the development of a new staff community, by undertaking a comprehensive consultation programme focussing on culture, identity and the lived experience of staff. 


LATEST NEWS - Our DCU Fuse - 20th & 21st October 2022

We are delighted to invite colleagues across DCU to participate in two events on 20th & 21st October to provide staff with the opportunity to, not only share ideas on how to enrich the staff experience at DCU, but also to discuss the key pillars of our new strategic plan 2023 - 2028. See Strategy Overview Here

Thursday, 20th October 2022

Join one of several informal coffee mornings on DCU's teaching campuses, which will be hosted by members of the University's Senior Management Team. 

Friday 21st October 2022

Participate in a number of online conversations on Our DCU Fuse platform, which will be hosted by members of the University's Senior Management Team.


 Our DCU Update 2021/2022

Value and Develop our Staff Community remains a key strategic pillar in the updated University Strategy 2021 with the ongoing implementation of Our DCU Plan being highlighted as a key strategic priority.

In that context and to maintain the vibrancy of Our DCU Framework and Our DCU Implementation Plan, the HR department is facilitating a follow up consultation programme with staff which will once again include a series of workshops, a staff survey and an on-line Fuse event.  The overall aim is to publish and communicate an updated Framework and Implementation Plan by the end of 2022.