Student Life

Student Life

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  What is the night life like in DCU?

DCU Students Union run many events in each week during the semester so there are many options when your looking for social events on campus. Students also go in to the city centre and other areas of Dublin for social aspects.

Click here to see our Students Union recent video's of events happening on campus!

What is the food like on campus and is it expensive? 

There are several restaurants and cafes on the Glasnevin/ St Patricks campus which serve hot and cold food and have meal deals for students. Generally you will get a hot meal for €5. You also have a Londis and Pharmacy on the Glasnevin campus also. 

 If im studying on the St Patricks campus can I use the library and sports centre on the Glasenvin campus?

Yes, all facilities such as sports and accomondation are open for all DCU students to avail of. 

  What is the VIP Fresher about - and how do I apply?

The VIP Fresher is a competition open to all incoming first year students applying via the CAO. All you have to do is make a 2 minute video clip or make a photo collage telling us: your name, your school and why you want to be the VIP fresher and send the video/collage to us at before the deadline of August 3rdd 2018. The best video or collage could win a number of great prizes including: Free accommodation on campus, free food on campus at the spar shop and canteen, free gym membership, free car parking, free domino pizza and much much more. Please note that all prizes are for your first year on campus only (Dont worry we dont show anyone apart from the judges your video/collage). Click here for all information. 

  Is there sports that I can play in DCU and what sort of clubs and societies can I get involved in? 

In DCU we have over 120 different clubs and societies. You can join as many as you like if you have an interest in them. We have sports pitch's which are floodlit (both astro and grass), an athletics running track (and other athletics facilities), a 25 metre pool and sports centre, an indoor sports arena, as well as squash and racket ball courts... You are more than welcome to come to campus and get a tour of these facilities if you contact

  What supports are there as a DARA student ? 

The Disability and Learning Support Service coordinates a range of supports for students who are registered with the service . You can find out more by visiting the following link: Here is the link to the people who work in the service if you wish to contact any of them for more detailed information:



  Is DCU all the one campus?

 DCU is a multi campus university - the Glasnevin, St Patrick's and All Hallows campuses. The St Patrick's campus is where the Education courses are taught and some of the subjects from the BA Joint Honours degree. There is a 20-25 minute walk between the campuses but there are buses available to go between them also.

Click here to see maps of all of our campuses

  What Is there parking on the DCU Glasnevin campus - I will be a commuting student

There is a student car park on the Glasnevin campus and you can always get a space once it's before 8.30am during semester time. There is also a paid car park on Glasnevin campus too. 

  Are there libraries in DCU and if do they wifi and work stations?

We have a brand new state of the art four floor library on our St. Patrick's Campus which complements the existing library on the Glasnevin campus. There is free wifi, work stations as well as desktop computers. 

  What are the most popular locations for students to rent that go to DCU?

DCU does have on-campus accommodation (see below). If you dont get that the Accommodation office has a webpage with information on off-campus accommodation

  How do I apply for on campus accommodation?

You can apply here online. Applications are open February 27th until March 27th . Our campuses would have both undergraduate and postgraduate students.



  What is INTRA and what courses does it apply to?

The INTRA work placement is a really valuable and enjoyable part of DCU.

INTRA means Intragrated Training and is offered with the majority of our undergraduate coures. It ranges from 2 months to a full year and can be paid or unpaid. It is an opportunity to see what the working world in your chosen field is like in reality. Most importantly it gives you a chance to work in a real life work environment which offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and form relationshops with companies. Click here for more.

 Is there some examples of where the students go on placement?

Yes they go to many places both here in Ireland and abroad. Click here for a number of videos of our students working in Dublin Airport, TV3, Ebay, LinkedIn and much more...


Sports & Sports Scholarships

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 How much is it to join the gym in the sports centre?

It costs €295 for the academic year for a student to join. This price includes access to all facilities and classes (such as Spin, core, TRX and kettlebells) on both the Glasenvin and St Patricks campuses.

 I don't play for a team, can I still join?

Of course. DCU Sport caters for all abilities and interests. Whether you want to go to the swimming pool or sauna, or want to use the gym or the cardio area. Sport in DCU is for all abilities and interests (Click here fro a full list of clubs and societies/ trainng times ).

Are there sports facilities in DCU? 

DCU facilities are spread across our two campuses and include a superb sports complex and a 25 metre pool together with a huge range of Sports Clubs and Societies (over 40). The Sports Developement Services ensures there are sports activities for all students.  The DCU Sports arena also hosts a number of sports such as superleague basketball and the sports grounds include an all weather(which is floodlight), 4 grass pitch's (one is floodlight), 5 lane sprint track, Click here for the full range of activities and facilities available. 

 Are beginners welcome for all sports? Is there different level teams or groups of people that train and do it for fun rather than full on competition?

All the sporting clubs welcome beginners and there are different level teams to play for. Competitions do take place but you can also just train for fun.

  What kind of sports scholarships does DCU offer? Are they open to all sports? 

We offer a two types of sports scholarships which require you to download a form online and send it to DCU:

1. Points concession scholarship: If successful it entitles the candidate an opportunity to study a course on a reduced number of points. Click here for more information  (Closing date is May 1st of each year)

2. General sports scholarship: Click here for all infromation (closing date is May 1st of each year)

All sports scholarships are available to apply for all sports recognised by sport Ireland.