Getting Started at DCU

A warm welcome to all new students to Dublin City University and to the DCU Psychology Skills Hub.

This section of the Hub provides all new Psychology students with guidance and useful resources to help settle into university life at DCU at ease.

DCU Academic Calendar 2022 - 2023

The DCU Academic Calendar provides a complete overview of the upcoming academic year, including all important dates. These include registration dates, semester dates, study period dates, exam period dates and academic breaks during the year. Students can access the DCU Academic Calendar 2022 - 2023 here.

Full List of Modules

To access the full list of Psychology modules, and all other modules, offered by DCU, students can visit the registry page here.

This page provides students with relevant information about all modules, including:

  • A description of each module
  • The module coordinator(s) and teacher(s)
  • The semester(s) in which the modules take place,
  • The module learning outcomes
  • The workload and structure of each module
  • Reading lists for each module

Open Timetables

Open Timetables is the official site for DCU academic timetables. DCU students can access information about their modules, including the dates and times that the modules take place, as well as the locations of the classes. You can access Open Timetables here.


Loop is DCU’s online learning platform. Loop is home to all the modules that students have enrolled in and allows students to access course content, as well as connect with their teachers and fellow classmates.

Loop provides students with a number of important resources including:

  • Learning materials (e.g. lecture notes and slides, useful weblinks)
  • Course overviews for each modules
  • Assignment details and assessment criteria

DCU students can login to Loop here. On the Loop website, students can access further support on how to use Loop.

Using the Library

DCU Library has helpful information and resources online to help new DCU students get acquainted with using the libraries. Students can access this information here.

DCU Student Apps

For more useful resources to help getting started at DCU, visit the DCU Student Apps page by DCU Information Systems Services.