What We Do | Student Recruitment

What We Do                                      

As your first point of contact with DCU, we offer:

School visits

School visits are an important part of a student's decision-making process as it helps them to make a more informed choice. We work closely with career guidance counsellors nationwide, organising visits at a time convenient to your school. There are various types of talks available too, depending on your requirements. One option is a general talk on third-level life and a general overview of our courses. We can also give tips on choosing the most appropriate degree course and how to prepare for university life.

Alternatively, we can concentrate on specific courses or disciplines. This visit can be combined with the general talk presented by one of our staff, or it can be a stand-alone, subject-specific presentation given by a knowledgeable member of staff.

We can also bring additional literature and we are always happy to answer any specific queries you may have.

Open Days

DCU is a multi campus university so open days are a great chance to see the different campuses, to find out about courses, scholarships and employment prospects, meet academic staff and explore our outstanding facilities, including an indoor sports arena on our Glasnevin campus, a 25-metre swimming pool and sports facilities. You can talk to current DCU students about study, sports, clubs and societies to give you a real taste for DCU life. We also hold general talks on university life, which will benefit you no matter where you decide to study.

We encourage schools, students, parents, guidance counsellors and teachers to attend the Open Days because they provide an opportunity to experience DCU and get a feel for the campus.

Our next Open day will take place in November 2019.

Information session for guidance counsellors

An information session for guidance counsellors is an integral part of our November Open Day, where the School Liaison team and faculty members discuss admissions, CAO changes, DCU courses and graduate opportunities. Contact us at studenthelp@dcu.ie if you would like to attend. 

Campus tours

If you can't make the Open Days, the School Liaison team can still welcome your group to DCU (including tours of our Drumcondra and Glasnevin campuses). Simply contact us in advance to arrange your visit. Our guided tours includes visiting the accommodation facilities, the University Sports Complex, the library, 'The Hub' student centre, restaurants, The Helix and much more!

Career fairs/exhibitions

There are many career fairs/exhibitions around the country arranged by schools and local organisations, we attend as many of these as possible.

Student Blogs

Click here for all the latest insights and experiences from our students. Includes daily routines, clubs and society life, class timetables and general thoughts on their day to day routines. 

 You can get in touch anytime on studenthelp@dcu.ie