Accessibility

Access Service

Ireland’s Largest Access Outreach Programme

Schools OutreachHere at DCU Access we recognise the critical importance of a long term strategic approach which provides supports that address educational disadvantage. We seek to inform and proactively contribute to the creation of national policy on equity of access to higher education through collaborative engagement, informed practice and research.

Our activities are targeted at students attending DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity to Schools) schools in North Dublin which are linked to DCU, students from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds who also have a physical, sensory or learning disability, students from low-participation neighbourhoods in North Dublin where 5% or less of the population hold a third level degree or equivalent (*Census 2011), black and minority ethnic students, students from the Traveller community, and students in care or who are young carers. People who fall into one or more of these categories are statistically less likely to go on to higher education. DCU Access outreach initiatives seek to address this disparity by offering support to those facing barriers to higher education.

This website details the programmes we run in linked primary schools and secondary schools and will be particularly helpful for prospective students, teachers and parents/guardians.

For a summary of our programmes, download our information booklets:

Schools Outreach Programme

Schools Outreach

UniTY Programme

UniTY Programme

UFirst Programme

UFirst Programme

 

Linked Schools

If you wish to check if your school is linked to the DCU Access programme please refer to the list below:

Primary Schools
  • Mary Queen of Ireland, Toberburr, St Margarets, Co Dublin
  • Holy Spirit BNS, Sillogue Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11
  • Holy Spirit GNS, Sillogue Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11
  • Mother of Divine Grace NS, Ferndale Ave, Ballygall, Dublin 11
  • Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11
  • St Brigid's Senior GNS, Wellmount Ave, Finglas , Dublin 11
  • St Canice's Boys NS ,Glasanaon Road ,Finglas East, Dublin 11
  • St Canice's GNS, Seamus Ennis Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • St Joseph's GNS, Barry Ave, Finglas West, Dublin 11
  • St Joseph's SNS, Balcurris Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11
  • St Kevin's N.S, Barry Avenue, Finglas West, Dublin 11
  • St Malachy's MNS, St Helenas Road, Finglas South, Dublin 11
  • SN Naomh Feargal, Finglas West, Dublin 11
  • SN Naomh Finnin, Glenties park, Rivermount, Dublin 11
  • Gaelscoil Ui Earcain, Glananaon Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Our Lady Immaculate SNS, Darndale, Dublin 17
  • St Francis Senior School, Clonshaugh Drive ,Priorswood, Dublin 17
  • St Joseph's National School, Macroom Road, Bonnybrook, Dublin 17
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Fairview, Dublin 3
  • Our Lady of Consolation, Colins Avenue East, Donnycarney, Dublin 5
  • Scoil Chaitriona, Measc Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 5
  • Scoil Fhursa, Cromcastle Green, Kilmore West, Dublin 5
  • Scoil Ide, Cromcastle Green, Kilmore West, Dublin 5
  • St Brendan's BNS, McAuley Road, Artane, Dublin 5
  • St John of God GNS, Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5
  • Scoil Chiarain, Collins Ave East, Donnycarney, Dublin 5
  • St Eithne's Senior GNS, Edenmore, Raheny, Dublin 5
  • St Malachy's Boys NS, Edenmore, Raheny, Dublin 5
  • St Catherine's Senior School, 7 Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
  • Christ the King Boys NS, Annaly Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
  • Christ the King Girls NS, Annaly Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
  • St Finbar's NS, Kilkieran Road, Cabra West, Dublin 7
  • St Gabriel's NS, Cowper St, Dublin 7
  • Gaelscoil Baile Munna, Coultry Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9
  • Our Lady of Victories BNS, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9
  • Our Lady of Victories GNS, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9
  • Virgin Mary BNS, Shangan Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9
  • Virgin Mary GNS, Shangan Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9
Secondary Schools
  • Beneavin De La Salle College, Beneavin Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Chanel College, Coolock, Dublin 5
  • Colaiste Dhulaigh, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17
  • Colaiste Eoin, Cappagh Road, Dublin 11
  • Cabra Community College, Kilkiernan Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
  • Grange Community College, Grange Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13
  • Margaret Aylward CC, The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9
  • New Cross College, Cappagh Road, Dublin 11
  • Mercy College, St. Brendan's Drive, Malahide Road, Dublin 5
  • Plunket College, Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9
  • Pobalscoil Rosmini, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
  • St Aidan's CBS, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9
  • St David's CBS, Artane, Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5
  • St Mary's Holy Faith Glasnevin, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
  • St Mary's Holy Faith, Killester, Brookwood Meadow, Killester, Dublin 5
  • St Vincent's CBS, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
  • St Finian's Secondary School, Castlefarm, Swords, Co. Dublin
  • St Kevin's College, Ballygall Rd East, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • St Michael's Holy Faith, Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • The Donahies Community School, Streamville Road, Dublin 13
  • Trinity Comprehensive, Main Street, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9