Find out more about the many routes into university, whether it be DCU or elsewhere.Full article
There are over 150 clubs and socs currently in DCU. Whether you’re vegan, love animals, Harry Potter fan or you have a passion for Ultimate Frisbee; you are likely to find a club or society to suit your interests.Full article
All students of DCU are automatically members of the DCU Students’ Union. DCUSU is there for you throughout your time at DCU. We provide opportunities, help create change, throw great events on campus and offer support when things go wrong.Full article
Specialisterne Ireland is a not-for-profit recruitment consultancy funded by Ability that promotes employment for people on the autism spectrum and similar challenges. DCU has partnered with Specialisterne Ireland as part of being an autism-friendly university.
DCU has become the world’s first designated autism-friendly university through a collaboration between DCU, AsIAm and Specialisterne Ireland (a specialist consultancy that recruits and supports people with Autism). But what does that mean?
DCU is comprised of 5 campuses, 3 academic campuses Glasnevin Campus, St. Patrick’s Campus and All Hallows Campus as well as DCU Sports Campus and DCU Innovation Campus. You may have to travel between campuses at some stage and this page will help you do so!Full article
DCU provide accommodation for incoming first years on both the DCU Glasnevin & DCU St Patricks Campuses. There are also a number of off-campus purpose built student accommodation options near DCU.Full article
This article focuses on the importance of healthy habits for wellbeing. The article provides useful tips and information regarding physical wellbeing, diet, responsible alcohol use, exercise and sleep. There is also information on the medical clinic and injury clinics in DCU provided.Full article
Dublin City University is located to the north of Dublin City. There are five campuses – three academic – DCU Glasnevin in Glasnevin, DCU St Patricks and DCU All Hallows both in Drumcondra, one innovation campus DCU Alpha and the DCU Sports Campus also both in Glasnevin. All campuses are within a 2.5 km radius of each other. All campuses are well serviced by public transport, with Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann providing excess of 20 routes to one or more of the campuses.Full article
Autistic individuals often struggle with sensory integration, this means they can be, at a given time, over or under sensitive to their sensory surroundings. Some may have particular noises, smells, visuals, textures or tastes which they cannot bear or that they really like e.g a person may find bright or flashing lights or loud music difficult to cope with. The environment can be a cause of discomfort. DCU is continually adapting the environment to make it more accessible to all.Full article
This post will help you read campus maps. It can definitely be tough to find your way around campus at first. None of the campuses are that big, so once you spend a little time here you will quickly figure things out. Initially though, everyone is confused, so don’t panic!Full article
DCU offers a range of services and supports for all students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or long term medical condition. This service is coordinated by the Disability & Learning Support Service.Full article
The Student Advice Centre is a one-stop shop where students of DCU can receive advice and guidance on all matters academic, personal, financial and professional.Full article
Congratulations on earning your place in DCU! We hope you feel a warm welcome into our DCU community. This webpage acts as a toolkit will hopefully provide you with the tools and tips needed to succeed in your time here in DCU.Full article
Choosing where to go to college can be extremely daunting. What makes DCU stand out from other universities? Beyond being the World’s first Autism-Friendly University there are many reasons why you should choose to study at DCU.
An overview of the funding and funded support available to you in your studies. Advice about how and when to apply for this support.Full article
Exams and assessments take place throughout the year for all students. This section looks at how to manage exams. This includes information about what to expect, how to prepare for an exam and practical tips to help you perform well.Full article
Working in a group with other students is part and parcel of university study. Quite a few people worry about it, and some have real problems with it. This activity looks at the main issues people have with group work and gives you some practical tips for your own study.Full article
Different people have different expectations and styles of working or living together. Sometimes that can lead to conflict. This article will help you recognise causes of conflict and proposes strategies to resolve it.Full article
It is normal to feel anxious when starting something new, like a university course, and everyone feels stress at difficult times of the year like exam periods or when there is a lot happening in their lives. It can sometimes be hard to relax. This activity is about helping you to manage these feelings and includes tips from other autistic students.Full article