Uaneen Module: DCU's Leadership & Engagement Module

Uaneen Module: DCU's Leadership & Engagement Module

DCU is the first Irish third-level institution that formally recognises and rewards the achievement of holistic education by accrediting a module in extra-curricular activities.   Taking this Award helps you enhance your employability. By completing the module, you will help yourself to identify your leadership skills as you will have had the opportunity to think about the positive characteristics and strengths you have gained through your involvement. The module will allow you to demonstrate and articulate your proactive learning and development through your extracurricular activities.

The Uaneen Award is a unique scheme that formally recognises the work done and learning acquired by students within University and outside clubs, societies, community work, and extra-curricular activity in general. Depending on your degree programme, the Uaneen Award can be either a contributing 5-credit elective or a non-contributing optional additional 5-credit module. In both cases, successful completion means that you will be awarded credits that are included in the degree parchment. The Uaneen Award is managed and administered by DCU's Office of Student Life and is endorsed by IBEC. The Uaneen Award is only available to final-year students and is a year-long programme. 

The Uaneen Award requires you to demonstrate your reflective learning arising from participating in those activities through a portfolio.  The Uaneen Award can only be taken in the final year and is a full year-long module and not an option in semester two of any academic year.

No work for any commercial entity, whether paid or unpaid, is accepted as part of the Uaneen Award.  Information Sessions, workshops, tutorials, and peer learning classes are held annually for final and non-final year students. The employer’s organisation IBEC works in cooperation with DCU in facilitating these awards.

Further information:

Sandra McCormack

T:  +353 1 700 6163






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