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
Settling into DCU
2 DCU Student’s Union
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
3 Healthy living
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
4 Welcome to DCU
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
5 Telling people in university that you are autistic
This article is around the issues of telling people that you are autistic – also known as ‘disclosure’ or ‘declaring a disability’.Full article
6 How to manage exams
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
7 Talking to others about autism
By talking about your autism and advocating for yourself, you make an important step towards feeling comfortable with others. This activity introduces the advantages of being open about your autism, and give some practical tips.Full article
8 Meeting people at university
Many students find meeting new people and making friends amongst the most exciting but also most difficult aspects of starting university. This activity should help you to get started.Full article
9 What are lectures really like?
Lectures at university can be quite different from lessons at school and college, particularly when you are taught in a big group. This activity will help you to make the most out of lectures.Full article
10 What is group work really like?
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
11 What are assessments, and how do you survive them?
This section will look at different forms of assessment in DCU. It will give you some practical ideas on how to prepare for them, and how to get the most out of them.Full article
12 How to Reduce Anxiety and Stress
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