Widening Participation

Widening Participation

Widening Participation (WP) aims to promote inclusion and diversity by encouraging, advising and supporting individuals from under-represented groups who would like to access and complete a course at university. DCU is strategically committed to realising educational opportunity for all and actively engages with education providers to develop enhanced entry routes to DCU programmes. DCU aspires to increase the number of under-represented students in the University to ensure that our student body reflects the diversity of Irish society.

Our under-represented groups are:

  • Students progressing to university from lower socio-economic groups
  • Mature students
  • Students progressing to university from Further Education Centres
  • Students with a disability
  • Irish Travellers
  • Ethnic minorities

If you are the first in your family to go to university or new to living in Ireland, you may be unsure where to start the process. If you have any questions about becoming a DCU student, be sure to get in touch with us.

For further information:

DCU Widening Participation



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