About the DCU Engage Student Award

 Your university journey is about more than getting a degree.


At DCU, there are lots of opportunities to develop valuable skills for life, outside of your course curriculum. That’s why the DCU Engage Student Award was created - to recognise and reward student extracurricular engagement and achievement.

Our award is endorsed by IBEC & is recognised by Ireland’s top employers. It allows graduates to highlight the additional skills that they have developed at University and is a great way to enhance your CV!

There are 3 levels of the award – Bronze, Silver & Gold (Uaneen). You can start at any level but we recommend starting at Bronze in First Year & building towards the final award.



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 BRONZE AWARD (new incoming students)


The prestigious DCU Engage Student Award provides our students with a recognised pathway for developing skills for university and career success.


The Bronze Award encourages incoming students to develop the keys skills required to a successful transition to University life. The skills have been developed to reflect the particular needs of our students. They include digital learning, resilience, goal setting, connecting and belonging, motivation, well-being and healthy living.


This Bronze Award consists of 2 stages and, once completed, students will receive the Bronze Engage Award, in recognition of their efforts in developing these key transition skills. 

Students should ideally start this during the First Semester of their First Year but can do it at any point during the academic year in First Year.


Students, to complete the Bronze Engage Award, you need:

  • 3 out 6 stages completed of DCU Life Skills 
  • 2 out 3 stages completed of DCU Community





Contact us:


For Bronze and Silver level queries please email engageaward@dcu.ie.

For Gold (Uaneen Award) queries please contact uaneen@dcu.ie.


A collaboration between Student Support and Development and the Office of Student Life.