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For TY Students

Transition Year is a great opportunity for you to explore your future options and find out what interests, excites and inspires you! It’s never too early to start thinking about the next step on your student journey and we have put together some information that we hope will guide you!
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Don't be afraid to reach out with questions, we're here to help!

Research DCU courses

Read through the DCU Prospectus and our full list of courses. Note the subject requirements of courses that appeal to you.

Researching the course you are interested in is so important. Click HERE to view a short video on how to research the 'modules' (subjects) you will be studying each year of your course and if the module is exam based, continuous assessment or a combination of both!

See what students and lecturers have to say about their courses. Visit us at an Open Daychat to a current student or take a look at the podcasts, blogs and event recordings on our CAO Hub.

Think about what interests you, both in school and at home. What subjects do you like in school? Which school trips did you enjoy the most? If you went on work experience, did you enjoy it or hate it? These questions can help you figure out which courses to consider.

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There's something for everyone in DCU's Clubs and Societies!

Check out our Clubs and Societies

College isn't all about studies! DCU has more than 130 unique Clubs and Societies for students to explore! They are a great way to make friends, try new hobbies, relax after lectures and make the most of your university experience!

Check out the full list of the Clubs and Societies and look out for any that interest you. While you will not be able to join any events until you are a in college, most have an Instagram which you can follow to stay up to date with them!

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TY programmes are a great way to learn about something new!

Get involved in TY opportunities!

DCU runs a variety of short programmes aimed at TY students! These include:

ComputeTY - A week long experience where students learn how to programme, be creative, and innovative in the world of technology. 

AI in My Life - Ran by the Adapt Centre, this free workshop programme allows students to learn about AI, contribute to cutting-edge research and consider the role of AI in lives and societies.

Access Programmes & Workshops - DCU Access offers a variety of short courses to our 25 linked schools to give students a taste of different subjects. These include Multimedia, Coding, and STEM programs. To learn more about our Outreach programmes, use this link to contact our Access Officer.

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DCU has three academic campuses for you to explore!

Visit our Campuses

This is the best way to get a sense of life at DCU. Visiting us on a campus tour or an Open Day will help you see all of our facilities, hear about student life and support services and ask your guides any questions you have.

Campus Tours can be organised by contacting

We also have virtual campus tour videos available on our CAO Hub.