DCU TY represents a unique five-way partnership between DCU, Second Level Schools and representative bodies from the Corporate Sector, Public Sector, and Third Sector in the Dublin Region.

DCU TY aims to provide innovative educational opportunities to Transition Year students residing in communities in Dublin which are currently underrepresented in higher education. The programme was designed to increase engagement in education and to raise motivation and career aspirations. DCU TY engages with DCU Access link schools, Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations both in Dublin and further afield.

Curriculum content was designed and developed by the Access Service at DCU through a collaborative process with Schools and a range of industry professionals together with a host of academics across multiple disciplines at DCU including the Department for Student Support and Development, the Center for Talented Youth of Ireland, the School of Communications and the DCU Institute of Education.

The following modules are offered to DCU Partner Schools:

  • Multimedia & Social Innovation (Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production Skills)
  • Step Up In Stem (A series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths workshops )
  • Smart Skills (App Design, Coding, and Testing)
  • AI in My Life ( Researching, Learning, and Discussing how Artificial Intelligence will effect students’ future)

Teacher Training is a core provision of the DCU TY Programme with training provided by the DCU Access Service at key stages throughout the academic year. Initially training will be delivered in DCU and then online during the academic year.

Additional Resources provided to Schools by DCU TY include the provision of workshops, materials, software, equipment and guest lectures from industry professionals.

Sincere Thanks for Your Support!

The DCU TY Programme would not have been possible without the support of many staff and students from across DCU and from the many voluntary, community and corporate organisations who gave generously of their time, expertise and resources to the Programme. Sincere thanks also to the dedicated and inspiring teaching staff, management and students of our Partner Schools. Your continuous commitment and unwavering support has enabled DCU TY to go from strength to strength!

DCU Access Team