DCU is home to over 12,000 of Ireland’s best and brightest students. Here we are at the Hub, the heart of DCU and at the core student life. We have the offices of the Student Union, clubs, and societies, the college bar as well as a performance space and a printing office. In 2016, construction began on a new extension to the Hub. This consist meeting rooms, storage space for clubs and societies along with performance spaces. DCU Sport offers State of the Art facilities providing health and wellness for people of abilities. As a student, you have access to a five-a-side soccer centre, a pool, a sauna, a steam room, a spa pool, sports hall, and studios, as well as a fitness centre with over 100 pieces of equipment. DCU works with its students and that’s why it’s won Sports centre of the year three times in a row. DCU Library is one of the best – oh sorry! The John and Aileen O’Reilly Library is the educational focal point for DCU. It has over twelve hundred seats, 18 collaborative study rooms, along with four hundred computer workstations. Students can rent laptops for free downstairs at the service stations.
Nursing Students have full use of the facilities here in DCU. The Nursing Skill centre is the perfect place to come and practice all you’ve learned and DCU state of the art labs ensure you have everything you need right at your fingertips. All health science students will be walking through these halls every day. The faculty of Science and Health offers over twenty honors degree courses from Chemical Sciences to Athletic Therapy and training Psychology to Sports Science and many more. The latest advances in research and associated technology continually inform teaching and a student focus approach facilitates a real sense of community and collaboration attracting talented ambitious students. If you’re anyway interested in Humanities, the Henry Grattan building is for you from Law, Languages, and Communications to FIONTAR – you can have access to things like the Mac labs, the PC labs, the television studio and the radio studio.
Here we are at the Helix, home to countless shows and TV Programmes where you’ll be on the very first day of orientation. You’ll be amongst your peers but don’t be nervous – that’s why we have the Student Support Centre and the interfaith centre. If engineering is your interest, DCU’s host of engineering courses will meet your needs perfectly! Not only that, but the Engineering Society thrives in DCU. There are plenty of events for incoming students, such as a Scavenger Hunt to help you fit in and mix with your class. The mechanical and manufacturing workshop if the key location for mechanical students. If you have an idea for a business DCU is the Home of Enterprise setting up Ireland’s first-ever student accelerator program.
With a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, DCU business school really is the best business. Of course, it’s not all about work! The enterprise society and accounting and finance society take students out of the books and allow them to engage in practical activities If you’re looking for a future in the booming Tech industry, then you’ll be right here. Students spend time between labs and DCU’s award-winning Red Brick society where like-minded people can come together. Red Brick is also responsible for keeping DCUFM online, as well as a host of other jobs, which help students gain real-world experience. So you’ve finished days work, you’ve been to the gym, and you’re ready to just hang out. DCU is only 10 minutes away from Dublin City Centre or you can stay in the middle of DCU life, especially if you’re living on campus or in any student accommodation nearby.
There are thousands of beds on campus, many of our International students stay here, making up 18% of our population and coming from over a hundred 114 different countries. There are three places to stay here on Campus – Lark field, Hampstead and College Park. Each of them has their differences but they’re all right here in the heart of DCU. The DCU Student Union hosts various events throughout the year, between that, clubs and societies. There’s so much to do here on a daily basis. Belvedere House in St.Patricks Campus, Drumcondra, was built in the sixteen-forties. It’s been the backbone of the Irish education system since then with over 2,500 students in attendance every year.