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
4. Starting your course
2 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
3 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
4 What does it mean to be an independent learner?
Studying at university involves a lot more independent (self) study than in secondary school. Dr Marc Fabri, project lead for Autism&Uni, shares his expectations of students working as independent learners at university.Full article
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 How can the Library help you?
The Library isn’t just somewhere you can get books. It’s somewhere you can do your work on your own or with others, escape sensory overload and get some help with studying. This section of the toolkit will introduce our library and the services it can offer you.Full article