Mature Students Support Service

Online Resources


Online resources offer a wealth of information ready and waiting for you!  

What resources are available to assist you in making an application to DCU?

DCU Mature Student Guide 

Our guide details the supports and learning resources that are available to you in DCU.

Preparing your Finances 

This booklet offers information on the types and sources of financial support while in DCU.

DCU Mature Applicant Interview Guide 

Once you have been selected for an interview this booklet outlines what to expect and how to prepare for your DCU course interview.  


You have your DCU course offer, what next?

You will want to begin your academic preparation over the summer months.  Your Mature Student Officer will email you with details of the Head Start Programme.  You will need your DCU log in details to access this programme.   

Discover DCU is a series of 8 short interactive courses designed to help get you settled in and introduce you to the tools and skills you need to succeed at university. Work through each of the courses at your own pace and complete the simple activities to finish each course.  You will need your DCU log in information.  


You have registered for your course at DCU.  Where can you find your online supports?

You will find an excellent range of supports on your Loop page.  We recommend you spend time accessing these supports.

Discover DCU  continues to offer excellent support and information throughout your first year in DCU.  You must have your DCU login information to access the online modules.

The Student Learning page offers a range of online information.  You can access information on academic writing, study skills, exam preparation and citing & referencing.