Information for Parents/Guardians

Information for Parents/Guardians

Helping your son or daughter to select their college and course can be stressful during normal circumstances but during the current crisis this is even more daunting for many.  We understand imagining the future beyond a time of social distancing and COVID-19 is difficult, not only will DCU continue helping students to make an informed decision on university and college choices but we will also look at how we can support parents and guardians at this time.  

Many parents and guardians have had to step into the role of motivator, teacher, and counsellor.  You cannot be expected to have all the answers so we want to help, for example if you missed our live’ online Q&A information sessions that took place April 20th-24th, you can click HERE to find out what questions were asked and answered. We cannot physically meet with you at the moment to provide face to face information on the courses we offer in DCU. Instead, DCU staff and students have provided short video presentations explaining what each course is about. Click HERE to find out more. DCU Student Ambassadors are 'live' online each day between 2-3pm, Monday to Friday and who better to ask a course related question than the students who are studying them. You can join the conversation HERE. We're also available to answer your questions in relation to all things DCU on any of our social media channels so let us know what we can do to help.

You can email us directly with any questions you may have at:

DCU CAO Virtual Open Days

If you missed our virtual open days, you can access all the recordings HERE.

Campus Tour

Unfortunately, you cannot physically visit us at the moment, but you can familiarise yourself by taking a virtual tour of our three beautiful campuses HERE.

DCU App #ForYou

This 'one-stop-shop' provides you with everything you need to know about DCU in one location. From 'live' event schedules, course information, videos, podcasts, blogs, frequently asked questions to links for information on access routes to DCU, sport and wellbeing, autism friendly university, scholarships and so much more!

Download the DCU #ForYou App nowAvailable from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. You can find out more HERE.


Digital Learning at DCU

Prof Mark Brown, Director of the DCU National Institute for Digital Learning and students Aisha Siwar and Mark Barry tell us about DCU's long history with digital learning and what to expect in the upcoming academic year. You can watch this short video HERE.


Online Physics Tutorials for Leaving Cert Students

To help physics students whose studies have been affected by the Covid-19 national shutdown, Dr. Rob O'Connor is posting daily physics tutorial videos to YouTube.

Daily tutorials cover a wide range of introductory physics topics from mechanics to wave motion to thermodynamics. They are focused on problem solving, and each one is dedicated to working through a problem from the end-of-chapter questions found in physics textbooks. The problems are chosen so that they take in a wide range of skills and concepts from the topic. They should be of benefit to anyone studying physics either for the Leaving Cert, or in the first year of a science degree in University. You can find the link to the tutorials HERE.


DCU Institute of Education 'From A Distance' Series

Dublin City University's Institute of Education is launching a new Facebook Live series aimed at parents of school-age children learning from home during the COVID-19 restrictions.

'From A Distance? How COVID 19 is changing how we think about education, schooling and learning' will start this week on DCU's main Facebook page

Thinking and talking about education, learning and schooling during and after Covid 19. What happens next?


Anti-Bullying Centre at DCU launches free online resources to support young people and parents to stay safe online

The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at DCU has made all of its resources, supports and guides available free of charge to help young people stay safe online and to support parents and educators who may be concerned. Read more HERE.


Balancing the 'school day' with work and exercise

Great advice from Dr Sarah Jane Belton, Head of School, DCU School of Health and Human Performance for parents working from home and how to balance the 'school day' with work and exercise for family: or you can watch the video HERE

Advice for parent/guardian of incoming first year DCU students

As the Parent or Guardian of an incoming First Year, we hope and trust that this new ‘student’ will find university life to be inspiring and fulfilling over the coming years! It’s a truly exciting journey and one that is full of new opportunities and openings. Click into the expert advice from the DCU Student Support and Development team: